June 19, 1931 – June 30, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don on June 30th, just 11 days after his 90th birthday. Dad was born in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan to Ed and Helen Ray. He was predeceased by his parents, and sisters Mildred and Eileen.
He is survived by his loving wife Mary, just she of their 64th Anniversary. As well as his three children; Charlotte Valente (Dan), Ed Ray (Kathy) and Donna Ray (Guy). Grandchildren; Chad (Haley), Colton, Caitlyn and Camryn. He will be missed by his siblings: Catherine Barritt, Jean Coleman and Cliff (LaVerne) Ray, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dad was a family man and his family meant everything to him. Dad was an intelligent hardworking, skilled and loving man, always willing to lend a hand.
Dad was not shy to speak his mind. He always had a twinkle in his eye when telling a good story, which kept everyone on their toes. He was a Sheet Metal man by trade and just received his 70 year membership plaque from the Sheet Metal Union that he was so proud of. He also tried his hand in logging, started a roofing company, as well, he built houses. His first love was farming, as he had a hobby farm in Port Coquitlam, then later moved his family to 100 Mile House, where he had a cattle ranch. After that, he settled in Kamloops 28 years ago. Dad enjoyed working in his garden and, being Irish, he loved growing potatoes. You would always find him in his shop building something. He also enjoyed “BSing” with the neighbours.
Dad will live in our hearts forever and will never be forgotten.
Until we meet again – we love and miss you.
The Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Cancer Society.Obituary
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