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July 30, 1943 - November 23, 2023


On November 23, 2023, Rayia McDonald of St. Paul, formerly of Lacombe, passed away at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her 2 daughters & 2 sons, Terri (Ron) Sundt, Gordon (Cheryl) McDonald, Bob (Kristen) McDonald & Salena (David) Strebchuk; 14 grandchildren, Tyler (Karlie), Jason (Sophie), Zack (Kari), Kirk (Shelby), Crystal (Graeme), Dustin, Benjamin, Cory, Jamy, Anada, Alex, Karissa, Keri (Peter) & Jayden; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Elvin & Art; sister, Annette. Rayia was predeceased by her parents, Walter & Albertine Bell; siblings, Louis, Dora, Shirley, Evelyn & Julie. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Rayia’s Life on Saturday, December 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Lacombe Legion Branch No. 79, Lacombe, Alberta. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Karen Prevost
Relation: Know family members

To Bob & Kristen & family, deepest sympathies on your great loss

From: Donal Sugrue
Relation: A friend of Bob's from Golder

Sincere sympathy to Bob and the McDonald family on Rayia’s passing.

From: Sandy Beck
Relation: Friend

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Rayia. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
December 16, 2023
Beginning at 1:30pm

Lacombe Legion Branch No. 79
5138 49 St
Lacombe , AB Canada T4L 1J2

5138 49 St
Lacombe , AB Canada T4L 1J2

Memorial Gifts

If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A1.

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