Raymond Alexander McAulay
October 18, 1966 - March 9, 2021
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved brother Raymond at the age of 54 years after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Raymond was predeceased by grandparents Fred and Edith McAulay, Wilfred and Gertrude Massey; parents Edwin and Eileen McAulay, also niece Sayler Funk.
He is survived by his siblings Maureen (Bob), Heather (Gord), Lois, Sheila (Danny), Rhonda, Lorna, Alexis, Craig (Connie), Lisa (Mark), Marlene (John), Marcella, Crystal (Rene) and many nieces and nephews.
Raymond was born and raised in Selkirk. He spent his earlier years grain farming with his dad and brother Craig on the McAulay family farm on Fillmore Road.
He grew up playing many sports and took pride in teaching others to skate and play the game of hockey. Raymond had a passion for all sports and took an interest in knowing cousin Kerri won the Scotties curling tournament of hearts.
Throughout Raymond's life he was employed with Selkirk Sand Plant, Black Cat Blades, Selkirk Redi Mix and seasonal garden centres. Raymond was a handyman and loved to be outside doing any kind of yard maintenance.
For many years Raymond was known for riding his bike through town. Often stopping to talk to family and friends along the way.
He had a kind and gentle soul and would drop by to lend a helping hand to others.
We will all miss Raymond's unique and quick wit sense of humor that kept us laughing through this difficult time and this is why "Everyone loved Raymond".
Special thanks to Dale Ferguson and cousin Darwin Massey (Spid) for their life long friendship to Raymond and for their visits with him throughout his illness.
Thank you to the Home Care Staff for caring for Raymond.
Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at Clandeyboye United Church Cemetery at a later date.
Anyone so wishing may make a donation in Raymond's memory to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
I wish I had a mirror,
For memories fade away.
To only once look back
On yesterday's today.
To hold it in my hand,
To look, to see, to cry.
To wonder who I am
So I’d never wonder why.
To shine it on my soul,
And hope to see my heart.
To hold it there forever,
Until it falls apart.
To reflect it on the earth
And undo all that’s wrong.
To shine it on all people
And show them they belong.
I must lock it in a box
And throw away the key.
To keep it there forever,
For all eternity.
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