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Raymond Kalk

Raymond Sidney Kalk

Wednesday, March 17th, 1926 - Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Raymond Sidney Kalk was born on March 17, 1926 in Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan to Adolph and Magdelina Kalk.
Raymond was the ninth son of 11 children. His siblings were: Viola, Vera, Vernon, Adeline, Lorraine, Bill, Bert, Ken, Eunice and Bruce.
The Family farmed at Ravencrag until 1932 when they moved to Pontrilas, where Ray Lived and farmed until 2010.
Ray married Dorothy Bigelow on September 23, 1949. They were married for fourtyfive years until Dorothy's passing in 1994. Ray and Dorothy raised their two children Woody and Shayla.
After Dorothy's passing he met Irene Shellenberg. Irene had come to look at a Piano Ray had for sale. From this chance meeting a beautifal partnership developed. Raymond moved to Melfort in 2010 and was with Irene until 2016 when Irene passed away
Over the years Ray worked many jobs besides the farm, he toured around Saskatchewan as a jockey, worked in logging camps north of Love Saskatchewan, drove truck for lumber company in Victoria, and collected scrap metal for the war effort.
Despite his busy work life Ray found the time to learn the fiddle, Saxaphone and Guitar. After finding a fiddle in the attic he taught himself to Play "Lay That Pistol Down", and was soon playing for dances in the Pontrilas hall. His love of music contined for the rest of his life and spent may of the days of his retirement playing music with his band "The Goodnighters"
Rays place in Melfort was always somewhere people could stop by for a game of cards and talk. At 5:00 it was happy hour, and there was always the opporutunity to go downstairs for a tour of his collection of toys.
Ray will be welcomed in the hereafter by his Mother and Father, his siblings Viola, Vernon, Vera, Lorraine, Bill, Bert, Ken and Bruce and his grandson Gerald.
Left to celebrate his long life are his son Woody (Jodie), his daughter Shayla (Tony), sisters Adeline and Eunice. Ray is also loved and remembered by his Grandchildren Jonathan, Wyatt (Naomi), Diedra, Janelle, Selene, Alyssa, and Emily. Raymonds legacy will also be commemorated by two great grandchildren Keith and Silas.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.
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    Location
    Elk Hill Cemetery
    Address
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    CODETTE, SK
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Edith, Sharon, Val and Sam

Posted at 05:01pm
In loving memory of our dear Brother in Law and Uncle we have made a donation to the Melfort Music Foundation.
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Clifford & Marlene Buckingham

Posted at 12:26pm
So sorry to hear of Raymonds passing. We enjoyed many trips to Birch Hills taking Raymond to Cowboy Church. He often join the group by playing one of his instruments. He was a joy to be with and enjoyed our visits and showing us his collections. Love from Cliff & Marlene
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Edna Hodgson

Posted at 05:55pm
We met Raymond after he met Auntie Irene. He was always so cheerful and loved sharing his music. When we last saw him, at Auntie Vi's 80th, he said he didn't know why the Lord didn't take him home. I guess he needed to share his music a little while longer. God bless you, Raymond and our sincere sympathies to his family. He will be missed!
Edna and Marvin Hodgson and family
 
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Bea Nelson Posted at 08:23pm

Our deepest condolences .... Landis and Bea Nelson (Soucy)
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