Raymond Yoke Kong LUNG

Raymond Yoke Kong Lung

February 18, 1924 – April 12, 2009

Ray was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital on Sunday, April 12, leaving behind his cherished and “Everything” wife, Barbara. He is also survived by his sister and brothers and numerous nephews, nieces and relatives in Hawaii and California. Ray will be greatly missed by his stepchildren, Carla, Cam and Paul (Marika) Rawlinson, Cam’s children, Claire and Kai, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Margaret Fleming, Peggy Cameron, Bill (Jan) Fleming, and families.

Ray and Barbara moved to S. Surrey from Honolulu in 1994. For Barb, it was a return home to Canada. For Ray, it was a profoundly different climate, but one he took to. He sported Gortex. He bought a leaf blower. Ray loved his walks to Crescent Beach and meeting “The Gang” there. He was an avid tennis player during his life, especially doubles with wife Barb, and had been a skilled fisherman – not a rod and reel fisher, Ray threw net in tabbies on the streams and reefs in Hawaii where he grew up. Ray loved to outsmart a fish. He drove The Bus in Honolulu for 44 years before retiring at 70. He loved being Grampa Ray. Few people would know he had a lovely, pure singing voice, and shared a mutual love of classical music with Barb. Ray was a kind, generous, quiet and simple man who needed few material things. He deeply enjoyed and treasured his friends, both old and new.

He was a helpful brother; he was a model son and a happy, generous husband, stepfather and step-grandfather.

It was Ray’s wish that there would be no funeral or memorial service. If friends so desire, a memorial tribute may be made in Ray’s name to the B.C. Lung Association, 2675 Oak St., Vancouver, B.C. V6H 2K2 or at www.bc.lung.ca.

We love you. We miss you.