Obituary of Raymond Albert Cyre (Sr.)
Raymond Albert Cyre (Sr.)
(August 21, 1936 - February 11, 2021)
Raymond Albert Cyre Sr. passed away on February 11, 2021, at the age of 84 years in the Misericordia Hospital, Edmonton. Raymond was born on August 21, 1936, to Edward and Henriette in Chauvin, Alberta, the second youngest of ten children.
Driving truck was Raymond’s passion and therefore, he spent many years on the highway driving for: Imperial Oil, Trimac, Riemer, Caron Transport, Grimshaw Transport, and SLH Transport. He was a faithful donor with the Red Cross and was proud of achieving his 200-donation milestone! Even though work took him away from home for many hours, family was very important to Raymond and he enjoyed the simple things in life: family trips in the car, teaching his children how to waterski, dancing with family any chance he had, Saturday morning coffee dates with his brothers, and simply talking to the birds and whistling along with them! In later years, as Raymond’s dementia progressed, he enjoyed living at Summerwood Village in Sherwood Park and was loved and cared for by the wonderful staff there. His smile, twinkle in his eye, and quick wit was the highlight of their days.
Raymond is survived by his five children: Brenda (Vince) Welk, Liana (Roy) Enslev, Raymond (Koreen) Cyre, Nina Cyre (Chuck Price), and Annette Cyre (Glenn Goodwin); six grandchildren: Austin Dean, Alysha (Jordan) Blackburn, Kelsey (Tyler) Nisbet, Shelby Price, Kris Guenette (Dana), and Samantha Goodwin (Cam); one brother Armand (Florence) Cyre; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Henriette; sister Yvonne (George) Girard; brothers and their wives: Paul (Mary), Victor, Eugene, Gilbert (Mitzy), George (Edie), Lucien (Marguerite), infant brother Roger; and loving companion Betty Cole.
Raymond will forever be remembered for his gentle nature and contagious laugh!
A private family service was held. Inurnment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum.
The Funeral Mass was live-streamed at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, on the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church website https://stfxcamrose.caedm.ca/ and a recording of the funeral mass is available on the St. Francis Xavier Church website under "Recorded Masses".
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Raymond Sr.'s memory may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, or to the charity of one's choice.