August 22, 1913- October 21, 2008
Beloved husband of Rebecca Carpenter of Courtenay, and father of Mary, John and Joe, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at the age of 95 years, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. Ray was born in (formerly) Southern Rhodesia, Africa and immigrated to Toronto, Ontario at the age of 15 years. He was predeceased by his first wife, Olga, the mother of his children, with whom he lived for many years in Campbell River; and his second wife Agnes, with whom he lived in Union Bay. He met and married Rebecca 13 years ago and settled in Courtenay, where he was an active church and community member. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, faithful to God and devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife Rebecca, children, Mary, John and his wife Robin, Joe and his wife Debbie, his grandchildren, Janice, Erin, Megan, Des and Raymond and his great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1599 Tunner Drive, Courtenay, B.C. on Saturday October 25 at 11:00 AM.