Ray passed away in the Pines on Sunday Sept. 20, 2015. He was born in Laverna, Sask. January 19, 1923.
Ray left home at an early age working at various jobs, eventually working at a sawmill in Penny B.C. where he met and married Nettie Michaylenko.
He is survived by his children; Rita (David) Benson, Lloyd (Joan), Sherry (Rolf) Johnson, Lois Barrett, also 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, sisters Ethel VanDuzee of Osoyoos, B.C. and Irene McCallum of Draton Valley, Alberta.
Ray was involved in the logging and sawmill industry most of his life. Moving to the Burns Lake area in 1952 to help salvage wood from the Alcan reservoir. The family lived at Wistaria, B.C. until the children had to move to Burns Lake for high school in 1960. They built a home on 7 avenue in Burns Lake where he and Nettie lived until her passing in 2011. They had been married for 67 years.
Ray had many interests, was an avid reader of books and newspapers.
It was necessary for him to move in the Pines in 2014.
The family would like to thank the staff and management of the Pines, the doctors and nurses for the excellent care given to Ray.
No funeral by request.