THOMAS, Raymond It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Raymond Clifford Thomas of St. Albert on April 9, 2017 at the age of 96 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons Andrew (Tara) Thomas and Bryan (Andrea) Thomas; daughter Deborah Thomas; and grandsons Kaedan and Liam Thomas. Raymond was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Christina Dalziel Thomas; devoted daughter-in-law Andrea Ursulak Thomas; parents William and Alice; and siblings William, Lillian, Edward, Herbert and Gordon. Ray was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1920. Upon serving in World War II in the British Navy, Raymond immigrated to South Africa then Canada where he met and married Christina. They raised their family in Edmonton and retired to St. Albert where they spent time travelling and enjoying their family. Throughout his life, Raymond was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed supporting his sons and grandsons in soccer and hockey. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Connelly- McKinley St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, Alberta. Following the Service, friends are invited to join the family in a toast to Ray's life at Celtic Knott at 388 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ray's name may be made to Sport Central at www.sportcentral.org . To send condolences, please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com .
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