Raymond D. Skoglund

Passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital after a two year illness. He was born in Salvador, Saskatchewan on April 30, 1916 and spent his youth in Boyle, Alberta. He served on the Edmonton Police Force before joining the Army and later the RCAF during WWII. After the military service he purchased his first piece of heavy equipment which started him on a career of land clearing, logging and road construction. He lived in Terrace, B.C. most of those years where he also built and operated the Lakelse Hot Springs Resort between Terrace and Kitimat. Ray was an avid photographer and had dozens of home movies of himself and his family. He also had many pictures of places he had traveled – Europe, China, Alaska and Hawaii. In his retirement he pursued the game of golf with a passion and was proud of the fact that he had his name in the Archives of Golf in Dallas, Texas for having had seven holes-in-one after the age of seventy – a record. He was predeceased by his first wife Georgette (Dakin), the mother of his four children who survive him – Joan, Alice, David and Carolyn. In 1979 Ray married Gwenevere “Connie” Thompson at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. They spent their winters at Kihei, Maui until selling their condo last year due to his illness. He is survived by his wife, her children – John, Linda, Susan and Debra plus several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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