SORENSON, Raymond Wilbert

It is with great sadness that we say see you later to a much-loved husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend.

Raymond Sorenson, 80, of Calmar, AB passed away on June 1, 2021, after a brief but brave battle with cancer.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sharon; daughters Sherene (Rob) and Kim (Morley); grandchildren Colten (Megan), Conor (Janine), Carson, Lacy (Randall), Alissa, and Grant; great-grandchildren Serenity, Ryland, Raelynne, and Adora; brother Jim (Delores; sister Louise (Ray); sisters-in-law Bev and Carol; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Raymond is predeceased by his mother Charlotte, father Edward, mother-in-law Phyllis, and father-in-law Jerry.

Raymond was not a man of many words, but the words he spoke were full of special meaning and impacted many. He was full of quick wit and known for his sense of humour. Raymond’s big smile was one that will be remembered forever.

Raymond was a highly respected grader operator in Alberta. He began his career in 1958 with PCL and was proud to receive the recognition of the notable Quarter Century Club. Raymond’s career as a road builder took him all over Alberta, which provided him and his family the opportunity to experience many of the hidden gems within the province. In 1990, after 32 years with PCL, Raymond joined E-Construction, along with Sharon. They worked together on the roads until they retired in 2016.

During retirement, Raymond and Sharon were able to follow their dreams and travel to many destinations on their bucket list, creating lasting memories.

Raymond enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating with family and friends. The outdoors were a place of joy and happiness for Raymond, especially when he was able to share his laughter and stories with others, as well as many life lessons and virtues.

Raymond will be forever in our hearts; until we meet again at a special fishing spot in the sky.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the University of Alberta Hospital who showed much compassion in Ray’s final days.

A private interment at Glen Park Cemetery will follow at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made in Raymond’s name to charity of one’s choice.

Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688

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Troy Stel

My condolence to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

Sylvia, Alanna, and Jason Manchak

Our deepest sympathy to all of you in this extremely difficult time of profound loss. May Ray’s rich legacy along with all your treasured memories nurture and sustain you in your journey to hope, healing, and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Candace Ross

Uncle Ray was quiet but strong and someone I had incredible respect and adoration for. I was so lucky to call him uncle. Memories of him go back to when I was a small child and he was teaching me how to drive a snowmobile at Grandpa’s farm with Kimmy and Sherene. The fishing trips, the Christmas Eve family gatherings when us cousins were younger, the camping trips, sitting around the table over coffee and just talking.
He was a kind soul and his passing leaves a huge hole in many lives. There is never enough time with the people most dear to us. I miss you Uncle Ray.
Love and hugs from the boys and I to Auntie Sharon, Kim, Sherene and family.

Gina Simmons

Mr. Sorenson was always such a sweet man. I remember him as a wonderful father figure growing up… He was fantastic as a dad. I remember this one precious memory… He was babysitting my sister and me and along with Sherene and Kimmy he had his hands full with four little girls. But he handled it so well. I remember sitting cross legged in the kitchen with feathers in my hair pretending to sit around a fire… We were his little Indian princesses… He was so kind and such a good dad. He will definitely be missed.

Pearl King

Raymond was a dear long time neighbor and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. R.I.P. until we meet again

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