A well-known Winnipeg Metis musician has died.

Ray St. Germain, who recently had a St. vital street renamed in his honour, passed away Tuesday at Deer Lodge Care Home.

St. Germain spent several years dealing with the effects of Parkinson's, peacefully passing away while surrounded by friends and family earlier today.

Ray recorded several albums over his decades long career, including a few Christian albums.

Ray leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Glory, and his five children, Chrystal, Catherine, Ray Jr., David and Sherry.

"Together, we spent our lives filled with music, love, and laughter," said his wife in a post on Facebook. "We are deeply grateful to all the musicians who have shared the stage with Ray, contributing to his unforgettable performances and his television series. Your collaboration has not only brought joy to our lives but has also been instrumental in recognizing his numerous awards throughout his illustrious career."

A funeral will take place on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

Ray was 83 years old.