July 13, 1953 - February 27, 2022
Raymond Novakowski , beloved husband of Caroline Novakowski (nee Zimmer) passed away on February 27, 2022 at St.Boniface Hospital surrounded by his daughters and wife.
Raymond was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on July 13, 1953. Son of Frank and Mary (nee Kobylko) Novakowski. Raymond was predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary, brothers Mervin, Michael, sister Joanne, Darlene and grandson Tanner. He is lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and MANY other relatives and friends.
Raymond had a love of vintage vehicles, fishing and sports. He took pride in his famous fiddle diddle cookies and banana bread for the grandkids. He was a lawn dart champion many times at the cabin. He taught all the kids to fish and camp. He taught them to swim and always enjoyed a good cup of coffee any time of the day. He could throw out a Ukrainian swear at the right time, especially when teaching his daughters how to drive.
He was LOVED by all that met him. He did auto body work, drove semi, and retired from front desk security at Great West Life in 2021. Raymond was a dutiful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He also took care of his brother Dennis for many years. He ALWAYS put his family first. He had the best sense of humour right up to his last days.We take great comfort knowing that he is playing a great game of Aggravation with Baba,Gido, Aunty Dar and Uncle Mervin. We must now let him sail off into the sunrise, draggin’ a line, listening to his tunes. Coffee up in the air, cheers DAD.
Raymond is lovingly missed by his wife Caroline Novakowski, Daughters Penny Kolodie, Susan Novakowski, Rachel Novakowski ( Brad ). Grandkids Raymond, Tyler ( Courtney), Jadeyn (Bryce), Cody, Garrett (Kristi), Addison. Great granddaughters Brooklyn, Briella, Aimee, and Cora. Extended Family Friends Marsha
Landsborough, Curtis and Grant Kolodie, Michelle Prairie, Francesca Pankiewicz.
THE DAY GOD TOOK YOU HOME
A million times I’ve needed you
A million times I’ve cried,
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place,
No one else can ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you did not go alone
Part of me went with you,
The day God took you home