1919 – 2015
With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Ray Salway December 26, at the age of 96.
Friends and family lovingly remember him as a generous man who was proud of his Saskatchewan heritage. He was born in Kipling, Saskatchewan, on Canada Day, 1919, and lived in Spy Hill before enlisting in the RCAF where he completed his training in aeromechanics and served overseas in England until the end of the war in 1945. Ray then returned to Spy Hill and worked as a mechanic at Lorch’s Garage. His work included providing transportation on the Lorch Snowplane for doctors, RCMP, mail and commercial carriers and other travellers under some very difficult and often emergency conditions. Ray married Helen Laakso of Tantallon, Saskatchewan, on July 28, 1951. They moved to Edmonton in 1956 where Ray worked for International Harvester until his retirement in 1983.
Ray is survived and forever cherished by his son Ken, grandchildren Sara, Shauna (Mike) and Brian, great grandchildren; Quinn and Aislinn and brothers Ed and Gordon. He was predeceased by his wife Helen and sons Randy, Ron and Bruce.
A Memorial will be held Tuesday, January 12 at 2 pm at Serenity (North) 10129 Princess Elizabeth Ave.