Raymond Melvin Haimila
Raymond Melvin Haimila died peacefully on March 2nd 2022 with his family by his side. Raymond is survived by his wife Eva, son Bryce (Pat), daughter Michelle Linton (Ashley), grandchildren Nathan, Alyson, Evan, Tara-Lyn, Angela, Kasandra, and Connor, Sarah, brother Wilfred (Helen), sister Verna, and many nieces and nephews. Raymond was predeceased by his parents Antti and Lempi, and siblings Albert, Edwin, Arthur, Violet, Arne, Agnes, Edsel, and David.
Raymond was born on the family farm in Rich Lake, Alberta on September 7th 1935. As a young adult, Raymond found his faith in the Lord and never looked back. He moved to Edmonton and met the love of his life, Eva Glasman with whom he shared 61 years. Raymond was a gifted musician who enjoyed sharing his talent in various church and outreach settings. His playful sense of humour and kind disposition will be missed by all who knew him.
A public viewing is planned for Thursday March 10th between 6:30-8pm at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530 – 116 Street NW, Edmonton. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 pm on Friday March 11th at the New Life Community Church, 11316 - 130 Ave NW, Edmonton. As vulnerable mourners will be in attendance, the family respectfully requests that masks be worn during the service.
Many thanks to Dr. Kolinsky at the Cross Cancer Institute, Dr. Nunez, as well as the nurses, doctors and staff at Norwood Capital Care for the compassionate care provided to Raymond. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Voice of the Martyrs, www.vomcanada.com, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Mississauga, ON L5M 2C1.