Grocock, Raymond John

Raymond John Grocock passed away May 15, 2012 at the age of 65 years. Raymond was born November 20, 1946 at Consort, Alberta.  Raymond was the second born to Tom and Agnes Grocock.  He went to school in Consort.  His father, Tom passed away on November 25, 1959 and Raymond remained on the farm with his mother, Agnes.  When Agnes sold the farm to Arley Kelts, she and Raymond moved to 104 Lucknow Street in Veteran. In the early years Raymond worked in the oilfield and helped local farmers in the area.  He liked to go fishing and would spend hours fixing up his old cars.  Raymond did odd jobs around Veteran and often worked for Mel and Betty Healy.  Mel and Betty appreciated Raymond’s help so much they bought him the old teacherage across from the school.  Raymond lived there for a while before he sold it to Ben Kary.

When Agnes moved into Long Term Care in Coronation in 2001, Raymond moved out of Agnes’ house and moved to Coronation.  The house was then rented out.  Raymond moved around a lot, living in Stettler, Castor and Coronation.  Eventually in November 2007 he moved back into Agnes’ grey two-storey house at 104 Lucknow Street.  Raymond remained in this house which he inherited.
Agnes’ love of cats was passed on to Raymond as he always had a cat or two.  He always made sure the cats had a warm place to sleep and plenty  to eat.
Raymond passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre, Coronation, Alberta at the age of 65 years.
Raymond was predeceased by his father Thomas and mother Agnes.  He is survived by his brothers, Lawrence (Ida) Grocock and children Robin and Roberta of Kitscoty, Alberta, Leo (Sharon) Grocock of Mission, B.C. and Merlin (Letecia) Grocock of Coronation, Alberta and his children, William Grocock of Red Deer, Alberta and Alyssa (Ahron) Miller of Provost, Alberta.

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