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Green Funeral Home

600 Reid Ave, Fort Frances, ON

OBITUARY

Raymond Donald Dolph

July 26, 1949September 22, 2019

Raymond Donald Dolph, 70, of Fort Frances, ON passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital. He was born on July 26, 1949 in Fort Frances, ON to Vene and Margaret Dolph. He grew up in Fort Frances, attending the local schools before working at various businesses. He worked in Mines in Thompson. MB and Manitowadge before going to at Atikokan in 1970 to work at the Saw Mill. He returned to Fort Frances in 1990, working for North Air and Green Funeral Home for many years. Health issues led Ray to an early retirement in 2015. Ray was blessed with a family of his own when he married Shirley on July 18, 1992. The arrival of their son, Lyle, made his life complete. He was proud of both of them and everything they accomplished. Ray was well-loved throughout the community with his outgoing and positive personality. He loved his friends and the time shared with them. He will be greatly missed by his wife Shirley; son Lyle and wife Danica; brothers Albert (Fran), Earl (Ann) and Darryl (Melinda) Dolph; sisters Marlene Dolph, Dorothy Dolph (Randy), and Janice (Allan) Gushulak; sister-in-law Brenda Dolph; special cousin Frank (Dode) DeBenedet as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by his parents; brother Allan; stepson Bryan. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, ON with Pastor Brian Keffer officiating. The honourary pallbearers will be the Fort Frances Lions. If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, 730 Syndicate Avenue South, Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 1E9. Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.

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  • Canadian Diabetes Association

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Dan Jackman

October 2, 2019

My deepest condolences to Shirley, Lyle and all of Ray's brothers and sisters. As his brothers and sisters know Ray had a huge impact on my life and I share in their grief. I'll miss his enthusiasm and his larger than life presence. It's hard to believe he is gone. Love to all. Dan.

Janet Hibbs

September 27, 2019

Aunt Shirley , Lyle & Danica
Sending our heart felt thoughts and hugs to you on this difficult day. Sorry we couldn't be there in person. Uncle Ray will forever be in our thoughts and memories.
Love Dave, Janet & Noah xo

Valorie Pelepetz

September 26, 2019

Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. You have been by his side through all the illness he endured. You both were so kind and good hearted people. Thanks for sharing your love to so many people. He will be so missed in the community. I always enjoyed our little talks when we met up. Prayers for strength and healing to you and your son. Hugs Shirley! Valorie and Gary Pelepetz

Jean Lampi

September 26, 2019

Ray has been a special person in our lives for so many years. He worked with Richard at the Saw Mill and was good at what he did. We are so sorry we cannot attend his service but medical issues are keeping us at home.

Leola Becker

September 25, 2019

So sorry to hear about Ray , he was a very kind and gentle man , very lucky to have known him .... Our deepest condolences.
Leola and Jay Becker.

Connie and Gregg BRUYERE

September 25, 2019

It is with deep sadness of the hearing of the passing of your husband, father ,and our friend ,
We will truly miss talking and laughing with him , he was a very special and wonderful man , you and Lyle and Danica will be in our thoughts .
All our love Connie & Gregg Bruyere

Myrna Vindum

September 25, 2019

Ray Dolph was the most kind and decent man - always gentle, always humble, always willing to do whatever he could for his wife, Shirley, his son, Lyle, and for the people in his community.
I valued his friendship. I admired his strength and optimism when he was faced with serious health problems. For Ray, each day was a gift.
I was very grateful for the help he gave to my brother, Peter, and also to me when I really needed it. He was such a generous, loving man. I will miss him....

Myrna Oak Vindum

Avis Henderson

September 25, 2019

SO VERY SAD NEWS. HE WAS A GREAT, GENTLE, MAN. MY HEART FELT CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Marne Hill-Morrison

September 25, 2019

I remember Raymond from my school days, always a very Gentle Man with a soft smile. Condolences to Shirley and family.

Joanne Ogden

September 25, 2019

Always a smile and a good word for those he met. Helping where and however he could...we will miss our raffle ticket seller at Hunters Dinner this year and every year after.
Bless you Shirley for all you did for making his tough days brighter.
Rest easy Ray

FROM THE FAMILY