It is with great sadness that the family of Raoul (Ralph) Callewaert, announces his passing on March 9, 2018 at DRHC.
Raoul was born December 3r0, 1931 in Ste. Amelie, Manitoba to Jule and Eglantine Callewaert, the 2nd youngest of 9 children.
He married Jeanine Soucy on October 27, 1953 and moved to Dryden in 1955.
They had 5 children.
Raoul worked various jobs in and around Dryden until taking employment at Dryden Mill Woodlands. He remained there until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed 28 years of retirement.
Raoul is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jeanine, his children – Rose Auringer of Thunder Bay; Paul (Barb) of Dryden; Jules (Debbie) of Selkirk, Manitoba; and Gary of Mackenzie, British Columbia. Grandchildren Darren (Tracy), Brian (Jordan), Sherri-Ann (Andrew), Natalie, Richard, Sean (Toni), Nadine, Kelsey, Erika, Jaydin, and Wyatt, and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Agnes Vandenbosch and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, son Leon, son-in-law Brian Auringer, brothers Fred, and Eugene, sisters Yvonne, Irene, Isabelle, Gerry, and Marie.
As per his wishes, there will be no visitation.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Dryden with Father Alan Campeau officiating.
Interment will take place in Manitoba at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DRHC - Oncology Department through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Avenue, Dryden, ON, P8N 2X3
The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at the Dryden Hospital for taking great care of our father during this difficult time.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to [email protected] subjec