Gene Thompson

Gene Thompson

Ray passed away unexpectedly at home on April 26, 2016. He was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan and grew up on the family farm in Elrose, Saskatchewan. Ray came to BC where he met his wife Cathie and spent several years here before moving to Martensville, Saskatchewan in 1977. The family moved back to BC in 1990 and settled in Crofton. Ray worked as a carpenter throughout his life and spent the last 20 years working with School District 79 before retiring in 2011.

Ray was predeceased by his parents Roy and Alice, infant brother Russell, and sister-in-law Lauraine. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Cathie, sons Jason and Gary (Kyla), and his beloved grandchildren Madison and Justin. Ray is also survived by brothers Lyle, Clayton (Joan), David (Patti), sisters Betty Simmonds (Ed), Lois Sapach (Fred) and their families, mother-in-law Josephine Cave, brother-in-law Ron Baldwin (DonaLea) and family, as well as sister-in-law Linda Baldwin.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 14 from 2-4pm at the Crofton Fire Hall. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Cowichan Valley Citizen

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