It is with shock and deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Linda Louise Ray in Arizona, January 14, 2014 at the age of 62 years. Linda was born in Red Deer on March 27, 1951, the third child of Leonard and Norma Tomalty. On August 9, 1969, Linda married Glen Ray and together they farmed with Glen’s parents, Dan and Eileen Ray, 14 miles east of Innisfail. They were blessed with a daughter, Jennifer, born June 3, 1971 and a son Jason, July 16, 1972. In 1995, together with farming, the family began a small reclamation business, which is now known as Rayco Reclamation Inc. After their farm sale in 2007, this business became full time for Glen, Linda and family. Five years ago Glen and Linda made the decision to spend their winters in Arizona, finding their niche in a community in the San Tan Valley area at the Johnson Ranch golf course, one of their favorite pastimes. So many happy times with friends and family were spent there. Linda is survived by her loving husband, Glen, daughter Jennifer Klessens (Mark), son Jason (Amber), four bright lights of her life; her grandchildren: Kaitlyn (Katie) Klessens, Jeremy Klessens, Stacey Ray and Joel Ray. Linda is also survived by her loving siblings, Julie Barber, Nadine Kuiken (Gary), Rob Tomalty (Wendy) and Sue Henwood; Sister-in-law Viv Connelly (Kevin); as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Len and Norma Tomalty, Glen’s parents, Dan and Eileen Ray, and a brother-in-law Bill Barber. Words fail to express the precious memories of a profound loss in our family circle. Funeral services will be held at the Innisfail Alliance Church on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm with lunch to follow at the Tournament House at the Innisfail Golf Club. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to
HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES, LTD., INNISFAIL.
Phone: 403-227-0006. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com