KIMBERLEY, Raymond “Ray”

Posted: October 16th, 2021


June 14, 1938 – October 7, 2021

DR. RAYMOND “RAY” A. KIMBERLEY, beloved husband of Lynne, passed away suddenly at home with his wife at his side.

Ray is survived by his loving children: Nicholas (Joan), Adrian (Leslie), Jane (Rob) and Mark (Paula), and grandchildren: Julia, Tristan, Kieran, Cole, Emma, Megan, Connor, Rhys and Will. He is also survived by extended family in England.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Roy, and beloved twin sister Rona.

Ray graduated from Birmingham Medical School England in 1961. He emigrated to Canada in 1969 and practised at the Haig Medical Clinic until his retirement.

A dedicated and compassionate family physician, he was much loved by his patients. He had strong clinical and diagnostic skills and always went the extra mile. He had special interests in palliative care and geriatrics. Ray was instrumental in setting up the Palliative Care Program in Lethbridge. He was also very involved in both Lethbridge and Alberta’s medical communities. Ray received Alberta’s Family Physician of the Year award in 1999.

Ray was a man of great humour, no nonsense, was superb company and truly enjoyed life. He was a real Renaissance man; artist, carpenter, gardener, pianist and he developed great culinary skills after he retired. He will also be remembered for his dapper sense of style, love for his dogs, and loyalty to his friends and family.

Ray was a true English gentleman and had a life well-lived and well-loved.

At Ray’s request, there will be no funeral service, but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, donations can be made in his name to the Lethbridge Humane Society (


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2 Condolences for “KIMBERLEY, Raymond “Ray””

  1. Drs Brian and Mary Searby says:

    We were sad to learn of Ray’s sudden passing. Quite a shock.Mary remembers Ray as a school boy in Coventry.
    We met the family, including dog, Whisky, in Edmonton when they immigrated to Canada in 1969, and tried to help in their settling in Lethbridge. Hence, we all go back a long way.
    We have kept in touch over the years, and have been very sorry that Ray has had painful health problems for the past few years, somewhat limiting his activities. His garden was always beautiful.
    We extend our condolences to Lynne and the kids,
    Sincerely, Brian and Mary Searby

  2. Crystal Lynne Dawn Day Chief says:

    I just heard of Dr Kimberly’s passing although I did not see him much . He did help my mother Marlene give birth to me back in 1978 . May God spread his arms wide open and accept you into his kingdom beyond the shores and may comfort fall upon your family members amen

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