Ray was born in Nelson, BC on January 9, 1929. Passed away peacefully October 22, 2015 at the Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, BC.
He was a Korean War Veteran, having served with the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years, retiring as a Warrant Officer in 1972. He then proceeded to become a Senior Engineer with BC Ferries for 22 years before retiring on Thetis Island.
Through his whole life he enjoyed fishing, camping, time with his brother Denny, crossword puzzles and reading the Times Colonist.
He was an avid animal lover having had many pets. In his later years he especially loved his morning coffee at the pub with his friends. (With Dad his family always came first).
Ray leaves behind Daughter Janet, son Grant (Louise), grandson Dan, granddaughter Lauren (Jason) and much loved great granddaughter Ayla Rae, extended family and friends. Sadly missed by all. Predeceased by his wife Leah, son Bruce, son-in-law Chuck and brother Denny.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark.
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar
FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES
(250) 748-2134, Duncan, B.C.
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