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Raymond Braun

Raymond Walter Braun

Friday, March 3rd, 1950 - Saturday, September 12th, 2020
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Braun, Raymond Walter

passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Goerz) for over 48 years. Loving father of Kris (Martha) and Mike (Jill Bailey). Proud Grandpa of Tobin, Gavin, Nora, Owen, Luka, Asher and Nico. Ray was the youngest of 7 children. He is survived by his brother John (Bev) and his sister Linda.

Ray was an educator and principal with the WRDSB for over thirty years. He was a founding member of Glencairn Mennonite Brethren Church, where he loved to sing and served as a leader. Ray’s faith provided a meaning in life that suffering could not take away.

Ray's family will receive relatives and friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Please note that if you wish to attend, masks are mandatory and you must RSVP through the funeral home website.

A private, family service will be held. Extended family and friends may view the service on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. via the following livestream link:
In memory of Ray, donations can be made to Glencairn MB Church - Building Fund (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com to view Ray's memorial and to RSVP your attendance.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
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    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandanas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart.*


Donations are being accepted for: Glencairn Mennonite Brethren Church.


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Emily and Joseph

Posted at 11:18pm
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you, Sue, and your family. He made people feel welcome in different ways, including taking the time to patiently coach me (Emily) in the hallway between pickle ball games when I was fairly new at Glencairn and at pickle ball. His presence and heart will be missed not only through his singing on the worship team, but in the many ministries that he served in.

Ken & Mary Broadfoot

Posted at 10:11am
Sincere sympathy Susan and family. We are thinking of you all in your recent loss of Ray. The Broadfoot Family always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Ray over the years. Ray did a great job looking after Marie after Howie passed away. Ray will be missed. Ken and Mary Broadfoot, Kitchener.

Andy and Nancy Kennedy

Posted at 10:49am
Dear Sue and family, we remember Ray as a kind and gentle man. He always listened quietly and openly to others. He had a wonderful sense of humour. He made us feel welcomed and accepted into the Glencairn family and into your home. His deep voice on the worship team was like a rumble of praise to God. In knowing him a short time we grew to love him. He will be missed.

Andy and Nancy Kennedy

Peter & Sabina Pijet

Posted at 01:57pm
Dear Sue and family,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Ray. We've had the pleasure of knowing Ray for about 25 years. Right from the beginning Ray made a strong impression on me showing integrity, humbleness and a real supportive interest in others. If anyone is a role model, then Ray was a role model for me. My life has been enriched by having known Ray. We know for sure he is in a much better place, finally at home! May God bless your family in this time.

Fred and Susan

Posted at 11:43am
Born in the same year, we became friends in the 60s. We did youth group, Boys Club, worked at Hardy Klassen Motors, went to All-Nite driveins. We got better acquainted with two girls named Susan - ultimately marrying them. In 1972, he was my Best Man. I knew he was a quality guy, but I did not expect him to prove time and again, that for me he was the best. As we finished high school, contemplating our futures, we ended up attending Stratford Teachers College, WLU, even earning our Masters Degrees together. We were Ray &Grey as we ran the activities program at Camp Crossroads for several years. Ray was my mentor, my sounding board, my voice of caution at times. He was so knowledgeable about things, providing great insights, suggesting options, being a voice of caution - always with love and my best interests at heart. Together with our two Susans, we enjoyed becoming parents, travelling, becoming grandparents, attending the same church, singing in the choir. He never let me down. A man of Faith, a steady witness, a life-long friend - my BEST MAN. Susan and I love you.

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