Turnbull, Raymond C. ‘Ray’
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Builder, Curler, Curler/Builder
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In 1958, Terry Braunstein skipped three junior curlers from Winnipeg to the Brier in Victoria and almost managed to upset the already renowned Matt Baldwin. The 19-year-old lead on the team was 1993 Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Turnbull. Braunstein returned with Turnbull, Don Duguid and brother Ron Braunstein in 1965 and managed a successful conquest of the Macdonald Brier. In the late Sixties, Turnbull, along with Duguid and Wally Ursuliak of Edmonton, started one of the many professional curling instruction alliances of the day. Turnbull branched out on his own in the mid-seventies and since then has been involved with instruction programs across most of Canada, parts of Europe and the U.S.A. When TSN hit the air in 1985, Turnbull was selected as one of the network’s curling commentators, a role in which he held until 2010. Turnbull passed away in 2017.