Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Raymond ‘Ray’ Garry Speiss passed away on August 24, 2022, in Creston, BC at the age of 76 years.
Ray was born April 22, 1946, in Neepawa, MB to parents Annie and John Speiss. Ray was an avid sports fan; coaching for many years, and in his younger years was invited to try out for the BC Lions. He loved entertaining family and friends, participating in his pool league and his coffee chats at Jack’s place.
Ray was predeceased by his father John Speiss, mother Annie (nee Kohinski), first wife Sharon Speiss, brother Alec (Nellie) Speiss, and sisters Nellie (Bill) Harding and Dorothy (Ken) Wahoski.
Ray is survived by his devoted and caring wife Sharyn (nee McDonald), sons Ray (Mary) Speiss of Cedar Creek, Earl (Elizabeth) Speiss of Calgary, daughter Yvonne Hoffer of Calgary, grandchildren Kaila, Alora, Julia, Sarah, Raymond, Steven, Brian and John, brother Ernie (Velma) Speiss of Neepawa, sisters Evelyn (Ray) Koharski and Valerie (Jim) Speiss of Neepawa, special nephew Rick (Velvet) Speiss of Wynndel, close friend Brian Bremner of Creston, stepsons Troy (Pam) Tallas, Trever (Katelynn) Tallas, and Darci (Darcy) Tallas, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and cherished friends.
A Prayer Service and Visitation will be held on Monday August 29, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday August 30, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Lawrence officiating. Interment to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the BC Cancer Foundation, #150 – 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1.