Raymond Oliver Roy, CD (CPO2 Retired) a prairie boy who became a sailor, a seeker of challenges and an adventurer, who loved his family above all, passed away on March 27, 2018.
A man who threw himself into experiencing life. His presence will be missed by his family. His much loved wife Mary, his children Caleb (Mistee), Tosca (Ryan & granddaughter Avery) and Lukas (Gabrielle). His siblings Rene (Heather) and Loretta. The Payne family and their spouses, and his many nieces and nephews on both sides. He missed his parents – Tryntje and Lionel – who passed before him.
Raymond was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, 21 June 1956. He served in the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy where he spent most of his career as an Electrical Maritime Technician. A life that took him around the world with his loyal companion and rubber chicken – Mort. He loved the Navy and being at sea. He was, rightly, proud of his service. He continued to assist others after retirement, as an active member of the Campbell River Volunteer Search and Rescue.
Raymond brought an intense passion to everything he took on – reconstructing Land Rovers, making ancient armour, scuba diving or researching family history. He acquired deep practical skills that made him the go-to-person for family and friends.
As he had hoped, Raymond passed at home with his family. Cancer took his life but it never took his spirit. The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and care aides who provided the care that helped him pass away on his terms. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Campbell River Search & Rescue (www.crsar.ca).
Services will be held on April 13th at Quinsam Community Hall, 2005 Eagle Drive, Campbell River, beginning at 2 PM.