It is with the heaviest of hearts that our family announces the passing of Joseph Raymond “Ray” Durette.  Ray passed away with his family by his side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the age of 51 years, after a very short and aggressive, but courageous battle with cancer.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.


Ray was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick to Maurice and Kathleen Durette.  He lived in Calgary most of his life and began a career as a roofer.  Ray moved to Red Deer with his wife several years ago and worked renovating with his dad.  For the past seven years, he worked building trailers at QA Structures with a wonderful group of people.  Ray was a very passionate musician and had mastered many instruments, but his love and incredible talent was in playing electric and acoustic guitar.  He loved jamming with his dad the most.  Ray had a big heart and was always there to help anyone.  His kindness and generosity showed in everything he did.  Ray’s love of rescuing pets and caring for them was very inspiring.  Family meant everything to him, and Ray spent many hours enjoying all of his grandchildren and getting together with family and friends.  He loved football and watching his favourite team, the Calgary Stampeders, while enjoying his Tim Hortons coffee.   


Ray will be lovingly remembered and extremely missed by his wife, Brenda; and his children:  Ashley Durette of North Vancouver, B.C.; Lauralei (Chris) Metcalfe of Sylvan Lake; Brittany (Mat) Ponto of Calgary; and Brad (Kelly) Ponto of Delburne.  He adored his grandchildren:  Kobe, Noah, Bauer, Addalynn, Austin and Aiden.  Ray will be deeply missed by his mother, Kathleen "Kat" Durette of Rimbey; his three sisters:  Juanita (Bob) Neubert of Rimbey; Laura (Robby) Goritschnig of Rimbey; and Noble-Lee (Roger) Kendrick of Calgary; as well as his nephews, Tyler and Jarod; and his nieces, Nicole and Abbygale; in addition to numerous other relatives and many friends.  Ray was predeceased by his father, Maurice “Moe” Durette.  


With respect for Ray's wishes, no formal Funeral Service was held.  A Private Family Interment will take place in the Bradshaw Cemetery at a later date.  Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer.  If friends desire, memorial tributes in Ray's Memory may be made directly to the Central Alberta Humane Society, 4505 - 77 Street, Red Deer, Alberta  T4P 2J1 (cahumane.com). Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: special_reflections@telusplanet.net


Cremation Arrangements for the Late Joseph Raymond “Ray" Durette entrusted to the care of



Please reload

Previous Obituaries
Please reload

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Friday, December 27, 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Please reload