Raymond Joseph Massé, age 91, of Ponteix SK, passed away September 25, 2019 at Ponteix St. Joseph Nursing Home. The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., October 5, 2019, from Ponteix Roman Catholic Church with Father Amédée Ainemon officiating. Music for the service was provided by organist Claudette Begin, soloist, granddaughter, Rachel Desmarais, and the Church Choir. The eulogist was God daughter, Adele Ireland. The interment service was held at Ponteix Catholic Cemetery. An Honour Guard was formed by the members of the Knights of Columbus. Raymond is survived by his children: Diane and Leon Cyrenne, Thérèsa Massé, Marcel and Claudette Massé, Louis and Shirley Massé, Roland and Tammy Massé, Claude Massé and Bonita Felton, Rita and Roland Cyrenne, Gilles and Patricia Massé ; 25 grandchildren; 27 1/2 great grandchildren; siblings, Father Arthur, Jeannine Yakymyk, Paul and Helene, Monique, Rene and Eva; and numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne in 2014; great granddaughter, Christina Cyrenne; parents, George and Pauline Massé, brothers-in-law, Marcel Brisbois, Peter Yakymyk, Andre and Paul Jacquin; in-laws, Camille and Georgine Jacquin; and niece, Suzanne Lockert. Raymond was born in Gravelbourg, SK on September 24, 1928 and attended Grades 1-8 at Oblate Sisters at Jardin de L'Enfance, and Grades 9-12 at College Mathieu in Gravelbourg. He married Jeanne Jacquin on October 27, 1952 at Billimun, SK. In 1948, Ray went to Edmonton to take a small mechanics course. In 1949, he worked construction in BC on the BC Power Plant. In 1953, they moved to Fir Mountain where he managed the Co-op Store. In 1954, he bought a half section of land NE of Aneroid, and they farmed there until 1991. Ray was a member of the Aneroid Elks and a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus. Ray loved to travel, golf, hike, and was an avid stamp collector. In his younger years, he played hockey, baseball and curled. Ray was proud of his family and would share their accomplishments with people who had time to listen. Ray encouraged his children to get an education and supported his children financially to make sure this happened! Donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Ponteix & District Road Ambulance Non-Profit Corporation, P.O. Box 150, Ponteix SK S0N 1Z0, and the Parkinson Society of Saskatchewan, #110B-2103 Airport Drive, Saskatoon SK S7L 6W2. Lemieux Funeral Home, Ponteix, SK were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information please call 306-625-3925 or visit our web site at www.lemieuxfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the family tribute wall.
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