Ray was predeceased by his daughter Joy Paxton, four sisters and one brother and is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Jean; his sons Ken (Penny) and Mark (Brenda) Van Hullebush; his step-children Tammy (Frank) Lecuyer, Paddy (Michael) and Ben Lawrence; his grandchildren Brandon, Brodie, Ciara, Amanda, Adam, Angelo, Teara, and Tyson; his great grandchildren Chase and Ajay and his sister Sherri Kellom of Vancouver, BC and son-in-law Owen Paxton.
Ray was a truck driver for Dolan’s for many years. He raised his family on the hobby farm at Malabar Road; this is where his love of gardening and the raising of his animals began. He loved to putter in his work shop and also like to do jigsaw puzzles. He belonged to the Alberni Valley Vintage Tractor Club.
Ray will be greatly missed by his good friends John and Alan and by his four-legged friend Sandy as well as many others.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. If so desired, donation’s in Ray’s name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesmemorial.ca.
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