Raymond Michael Kardas resident of Grand Prairie, Alberta, formerly of Fenwick, Ontario passed away suddenly on Thursday August 22nd at the age of 66. Ray was born and raised in Fenwick. For the past 38 years Ray taught Physical Education courses at GPRC in Grand Prairie, Alberta. Ray held a masters degree in both PE and Religious Studies. He attended St. Thomas U, U Ottawa and McGill U. Ray was a man of fire. His passion whether positive or negative was always apparent. He loved nature and in particular birds. He could often be seen through the window joyfully chatting with the birds. Ray was a very hard worker who loved his family and home particularly working on his yard. He was dynamic, interesting, funny, responsible, loving and had a heart of gold. You were wise if you took his advice as he was so often right. He was a newspaper junky and an avid reader. He loved to travel, particularly to the South Pacific and Cook Islands, always meeting new people. Sadly missed by his wife Dale of 34 years, his 98 year old mother Anne, his son Nick and daughter Zoe as well as many relatives including Shawn and dear friends including John and Debbie, Frank and Theresa, Burk and Claudia, Dennis and Rick. He was predeceased by his brother John and father Walter. Resting at the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick for visitation in the Lampman Chapel on Tuesday August 27th from 7-9 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anns Catholic Church in Fenwick on Wednesday August 28th at 11:00 A.M. Cremation to follow.