Jan 21, 1925 – Apr 7, 2018
Ray, a Vancouver pioneer grew up in the family home built by his father. They had a big garden as well as chickens and bees. His respect for the natural world was nurtured from an early age. Ray played trumpet in the Kitsilano Boys Band. He had a life-long love of adventure and learning and was always keen to know how things work.
Ray earned a degree in Geological Engineering from UBC in 1948 followed by an MBA from Stanford in 1952. Ray worked for many years in mining and forestry. In 1975 Ray had a commercial fishing boat built for himself and thus began a 20 year career as a commercial fisherman off the West Coast of BC. In 1953 he and his dad built a family home in White Rock where Ray continued to reside until the time of his death.
Ray loved White Rock and in his retirement was increasingly active in civic affairs and social justice issues. In 1993 Ray married Dulcie whom he had known for 30 years. He has two adult stepsons. Ray and Dulcie enjoyed classical music as well as hiking and sailing and exploring BC’s beautiful West Coast. Ray died from complications of cancer.
Grateful thanks to the Hospice night vigil volunteers.
Life is eternal
And love is immortal
And death only a horizon
And a horizon is nothing
But the limit of our sight.
Bede Jarrett, O.P.