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