With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Ray at the age of 86, on July 27, 2014.
Ray was born in 1927 and raised in Victoria, B.C. and in Victoria was where he started his career in the B.C. Forest Service as a mechanical engineering technologist.
In 1973 Ray, his wife Shirley, and his young family transferred to the growing young city of Williams Lake, and was responsible for supervising the construction
of the many new Forest Service buildings and facilities
in the Cariboo.
Ray retired from the Forest Service in the early 1980’s, and because of his love of boating, he and Shirley embarked on many, many adventures with their sailboat, that took them up and down the coast of B.C., Alaska, the Great Lakes in Ontario, down the Mississippi, Florida and the Bahamas.
We will miss his wit, energy, wise words, and he was always there to lend a hand for friends and family. He leaves his wife of 59 years Shirley; daughter Donna Williams (Jim Siwek); grandchildren: Calvin Williams, Lindsey Martens, Jesse Siwek, Sierra Siwek and great grandchild Silas. Ray was predeceased by his son David.
At Ray’s request there will be no service. The family invites friends and family to an open house tea, Saturday, August 2nd at Ray’s 150 Mile home, between 1-4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice.
We hope you are back at the helm “Pup”, sailing across that great starry universe!
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100.