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Brandt, Raymond

September 23, 1931 — February 23, 2012


Beloved husband of Vivianne, passed away February 23, 2012. He is survived by his children: Valerie (Jerry) Harris, Todd (Judy), Steven (Angie), Karen (Martin) Piatt, his grandchildren: Nichole (Dan) Mayer, Chelsey Mayer, Dr. Meghan (Steve) Garner, Sean, Natalie and Cooper; great grandchildren: Austin, Michael, Angela, Abbey; brothers Omer (Sophie), Al, sister Lorette (Alaine), Gloria Petre and children, extended family John (Dani) Mayer, Zae Robertson, Brian and Carole Tallon. Predeceased by grandson Jasper Raymond and nephew Greg Campbell. Ray was born in Swan Lake, Manitoba on September 23, 1931 to Cyril and Maria Brandt (deceased). Ray was a 29 year veteran of the R.C.M.P. with postings in BC, Ottawa and Saskatchewan. He met Vivianne McDiarmid in Kamloops and was smitten, and they were married on August 11, 1956. Ray cherished Viv (she saved him so often!), his four children, their spouses and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Despite trying to portray a tough-cop demeanor, he had a soft heart and undertook many compassionate acts in his life. Ray had an immense admiration for the natural world, enjoying every moment at the Adams Lake cabin, fishing with his kids on the Clearwater River, building the log cabin and watching the prairie sunrise from his goose pit or the surf tumble in Hawaii. Ray’s quick wit engaged people immediately, creating lifelong friendships with people from across Canada. A consummate entertainer, Ray loved to perform his “rain dance”, tell tall tales, play practical jokes or cut a rug with Viv, always accompanied with a song or some talented whistling. He was always happy working with his skilled hands, from woodworking to plumbing or just tinkering. He hated computers with a passion! Ray’s biggest privilege was being in charge of the Honour Guard for John Diefenbaker’s funeral. He loved curling, fishing, camping, skating and hockey and playing bridge. Ray loved the quality of life he and mom shared at the Lexington. His retirement years spent with family and friends were the happiest of his life. His many friends at the Lexington will miss him as much as he will miss them. He loved his family and will be greatly missed by all of us!!! A heartfelt thanks to all of the doctors, nurses and support staff in Emergency, and the ICU/Cardiac Unit, Kelowna General Hospital and a very special thanks to Dr. Rolf, Dr. McCauley and Dr. Campbell. A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Lexington Clubhouse, 650 Lexington Drive, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ICU/Cardiac Unit, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

Lexington Clubhouse

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ICU/Cardiac Unit, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2


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The service for Brandt, Raymond is scheduled for A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Lexington Clubhouse

650 Lexington Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • bob gibson says:

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Vivianne and all the family. I will miss Ray very deeply as will all the others who knew him. You all are in my prayers.

  • Frank & M Maureen Shuster says:

    Vivianne and family, You are in our hearts.We wrap our arms around you in love and comfort.
    Ray was such a fine gentleman,kind and caring to everyone that came in contact with him..We will miss his beautiful smile.Love Frank & Maureen Shuster XOXO ♥ (#109) Lexington

  • Rob & Judy Leatherdale, Okotoks, Alberta says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Vivianne. Lots of good memories of our times in Balcarres.

  • Al & Lorraine MILLHOUSE says:

    Ray will be saddly missed by everyone.
    Many memories of Clearwater days with Ray & Vivianne and her family in upper Clearwater & Adams Lake. All our love to Vivianne and family

  • Marie and Frank Bechard says:

    Vivianne and family:
    Please accept our most sincere sympathy for your great loss. Although we will be unable to attend the funeral, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Flore & Co Langeslag says:

      Dear Vivianne & families,

      May your heart be comforted with fond memories you have of your beloved husband and father. I am sure there is so much memories to cherish and the love he left inside of your heart will bring comfort to you each you go through of life change. We are sending our deepest sincere sympathy/condolences to you Vivianne and your children and families.

      May God Bless you all and we will include you in our prayers.

      Flore and Co Langeslag
      Westbank, BC

  • Tourism Saskatoon staff says:

    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

  • Ray & Beryl McTavish says:

    Vivianne and family: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will miss this wonderful man at the Lexington. Ray & Beryl McTavish

  • Michael Brandt says:

    It’s times like these that I regret living so far away from the rest of the family. I wish I could have been in BC for the memorial service. I will treasure the memory of meeting up with Uncle Ray and Aunt Vivianne on their whirlwind trip through the East Coast in 2009…he was so excited! You are all in my thoughts today. Ray will be missed deeply by everyone who knew him.

  • Trent Tallon says:

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy that goes out to you Viv and your family. I will always remember Ray very fondly and the times as a young boy on Bell Place.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Fern Nontell says:

    Just received word on Ray’s passing, Vivian and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We remember many shared memories of our families together and he will be missed by all.

  • Jim/Lorraine Hunt says:

    Deepest sympathy Vivian to you & your family. Just never know when it’s your time. God bless you all……….Jim

  • Viv Brandt says:

    Thanks to all of you _ I have just now read the condolences – so many from the past – many happy memories – love – Viv

  • Harry & Margo Durling says:

    Vivian and family
    Just heard of Ray’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I have fond memories of Ray and our time in Swift Current. He was a great boss.

  • marilynlarson says:

    i am also sorry about your husband and yes we all went threw alot i hope you are doing ok

  • Lloyd and Carol Hickman says:

    We have just returned to Canada after a two month absent. We were surprised and sadden to hear of your loss. We remember our time in Balcarres with the Brandt family with fondness. Our condolences to your family. Lloyd and Carol Hickman

  • Marlene Krause (Bahr) Balcarres sk says:

    we were neighbors years ago in Balcarres, and have great memories of that time.

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