Obituary of Raymond Edwin Nelson
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Raymond Edwin Nelson on Monday, June 13, 2022. With his devoted wife, Joyce, by his side, he gently let go of this life to transition into the next.
Ray was born April 5, 1933 at Lindstom’s Nursing Home in Canwood. He grew up on the farm in the Silent Call area with his four half-brothers and a half-sister. Ray tried a variety of jobs. He started logging north of Big River for Granberg and Chelaulfour. Ray eventually found his way to welding and became a journeyman welder. He worked for JR Leach and Son, Burns Ltd., Molsons and the Holy Family Hospital and Mount St. Joseph’s.
Ray and Joyce married in 1958 and had two children Dixie and Darin. Together they focused on family, gardening, sports, and nature. The family enjoyed over 50 summers at Candle Lake in their cabin: fishing, berry-picking, swimming, and exploring northern Saskatchewan.
Left to mourn Ray is his wife Joyce (Jewitt) Nelson; daughter Dixie Nelson; grandchildren Cody Nelson, Elise Nelson, Zave Goetz and Zoe Goetz; his in-laws Brian Jewitt, Joanne Jewitt, and Duane Jewitt; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son Darin Nelson; parents Alfreda and Edwin Nelson; half siblings Gunner Anderson, Milard (Gunhild) Anderson, Frank Anderson, Allan Anderson and Elsie (Bertle) Olson; parents in-law Charles and Alice Jewitt; and siblings in-law Elwood Jewitt and Marlene Jewitt.
A private family service will be held.
Donations in memory of Raymond may be made to Calvary United Church, 114 25th Street East, Prince Albert, SK S6V 1S5, or the Victoria Hospital Foundation, 1200 24th Street West, Prince Albert, SK S6V 5T4.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Marianne Turcotte, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.