GERMAINE: Raymond Peter
May 13, 1943 – May 30, 2017
Raymond “Ray” Peter Germaine of Carmel, SK, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Humboldt District Hospital, Humboldt, SK, with family at his side. He was 74 years of age. Ray was born on May 13, 1943, to Peter and Caroline (nee Schikowsky) Germaine in Humboldt. Ray grew up on the farm his grandparents homesteaded over 100 years ago. Farming was his passion. He loved fishing, spending time at his cabin at Kipabiskau, and at his condo in Mexico during the winter months. Ray grew up playing fastball, hockey, broomball and curling, but fastball was his love. He was a wonderful uncle to all of his nieces and nephews and loved to tease them right up until his strength gave out. Ray had a generous heart always visiting the sick, elderly and lonely and helping whenever someone needed assistance. He is survived by five brothers and three sisters: Marlene Schnell of Regina, SK; sister-in-law Eileen Germaine of Humboldt, SK; Gerry (Karen) Germaine of Calgary, AB; Wilma (Dave) Nichols of Blind Bay, BC; Ron (Cecilia) Germaine of Debden, SK; Murray (Donna) Germaine of Carmel, SK; Joan (Jack) Engele of Denver, CO; Rick (Debbie) Germaine of Anchorage, AK; and Mike (Jody) Germaine of Calgary, AB; 30 nieces and nephews; 34 great-nieces-and-nephews; and by special friend Brenda Pastor. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Caroline Germaine; brother Willie Germaine; brother-in-law Gary Schnell; and niece Donna Germaine. The Prayer Service for Ray was held at St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., led by Janice Dobmeier and organist Denise Germain. Scripture readers were Gerry Germaine and Marlene Schnell, and the eulogy was delivered by Wilma Nichols. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine R.C. Church on Monday, June 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB. Others taking part were: Murray Germaine, crossbearer; Joan Germaine and Rick Germaine, scripture readers; Ron Germaine, intentions; Mike Germaine and Eileen Germaine, giftbearers; Shelan Schnell and Janice Germaine, memorial table attendants. Music ministry was provided by director Loretta Schugmann, organist Denise Germain, and members of the St. Augustine Parish Funeral Choir. An honor guard was formed by members of the Knights of Columbus. Pallbearers were Jared Nichols, Kimberly Germaine, Jason Schnell, Jeff Germaine, Dwayne Germaine, Joanne Germaine, Peter Germaine, and Chris Germaine. Interment followed at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Cemetery, Carmel. Memorial donations may be directed to either the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care Unit or the St. Augustine Parish Centre. Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel, Humboldt, SK.