On June 30, 2010, Ray Gale passed away at his home in Coldstream, BC. Ray was born on July 4, 1935 in Calgary, AB.
He will be missed by his wife, Marion; two sons; Rodney (Heather) Gale, Spruce Grove, AB and Rick (Sharon) Gale, Lacombe, AB; two daughters, Theresa (Tim) Dykes, Stony Plain, AB and Kelly (Stuart) Maxwell, Devon, AB; eight step-children, David (Doris) Dykes, Darwell, AB, Tim (Theresa) Dykes, Stony Plain, AB, Chris (Barb) Dykes, Onoway, AB, Kevin Dykes, Edmonton, AB, Karen MacDonald and Allan Bakay, both, Vernon, BC, Kevin (Heather) Bakay of Kelowna, BC and Kim Stobbe, Vernon, BC; twenty-one grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Ron (Olwyn) Gale, Sundre, AB; one sister, Dorothy (Jack) Horne, Carbon, AB and numerous extended family members and friends. Ray was preceded in death by his first wife, Selma; and one brother, Gordon.
Ray loved his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ in whom he had a deep and strong faith and his next greatest love was family, keeping up to date with their lives while spending as much time as possible with them.
He never forgot his military days, joining the Navy in 1953 but later returning to his farm and ranching roots where he took great joy in teaching his grandchildren to ride. Moving to Coldstream he then enjoyed operating his saddle shop at O’Keefe Ranch for the past five years. Ray had a great love for all sports and was a staunch Oiler’s fan.
Those wishing to pay their last respects to Ray may do so at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Sunday, July 4th, 2010 from 7:00-8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Grace Bible Church, 5661 Silver Star Road, on Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Larry Woelke officiating. Another funeral service and interment will follow in Darwell, AB later in the week.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ray to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1
Funeral arrangements have been made with
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5