Ray Hastie

Peacefully, with his family at his side, Ray Hastie passed on at his daughter’s home in Winnipeg, Man.
Ray was born Sept. 21, 1914 in Fort Frances, Ont., and he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Claire; daughter, Sharon Krestanowich; and son, Mark (Kris) Hastie.
He also leaves grandchildren, Paul (Cory) Krestanowich, Jason Krestanowich, Lisa (Mike) Tottle, and Ryan and Reid Hastie; and great-grandchildren, Zachary Tottle and Adam Krestanowich.
He was predeceased by his parents, James and Janet Hastie; and son-in-law, Dennis Krestanowich.
Ray married Claire on Sept. 11, 1937 and lived in Fort Frances most of his life except for two years in Prince Rupert, B.C. and one year in southern Ontario training troops for overseas.
Ray worked at the O & M paper mill until his retirement in 1979.
He was very active in the Fort Frances Curling Club for many years, winning the Grand Aggregate award on several occasions as well as serving as president of the club.
He and a fellow member devoted many hours to developing the high school curling program. Ray loved to bonspiel on and off the ice.
He tirelessly volunteered his time and effort for many years to assist the Kiwanis Club in all their fundraising activities. He will be remembered for the numerous Sunny Cove steak frys he helped organize and the money they raised.
Ray also was a member of the local Legion.
Ray enjoyed Rainy Lake, spending many hours fishing and boating. All of his grandchildren have benefited from grandpa’s fishing experiences and spent many happy hours with him on the lake.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held Monday, July 29, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations can be made to the Kiwanis Sunny Cove Camp Memorial Fund, Box 555, Fort Frances, Ont.