July 3, 1938 – Dec. 8, 2015
It is with saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Raymond Allen Matwick. Ray was born in Dundee, Scotland. At the age of 9, Ray came to Canada travelling all by himself on the R.M.S. Aquitania to Halifax and continuing on by train to Vancouver. In the early fifties, his family moved to Ocean Falls where he lived before enrolling in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1955.
He returned back to Ocean Falls where he worked in different positions in the mill. In 1978, he moved to 100 Mile House. Ray was very active with the cadets, working at the Northern Region Headquarters, Yellowknife, NWT and was Commanding Officer at Cadet Camp Whitehorse.
He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel CD. Over the years Ray was active with the Royal Canadian Legion, was a member of the Masonic Mt. Begbie Lodge No. 183 and the Big Country Shrine Club #50. Ray’s many interests included soccer, judo, photography, listening to music, and over the last few years his favourite hobby was spending time on the computer. We will miss his many emails and his computer expertise.
Ray is survived by his loving wife Marie, of 30 years, his children Linda (Jack), Frank, Ellen (Karle); brothers Steve (Kathy), Alex, Kenn (Bonnie) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by mother-in-law Clara Wolfe, sisters-in-law Glenda (Don), Donna (Phil), brother-in-law Roger
(Terry) and numerous nieces and nephews. His furry friends Zanna and Oakley will also miss him dearly.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so, may send donations in memory of Ray to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday,
January 9, 2016 at 2 PM at the 100 Mile House Community Hall.
We will miss you Ray! You were a loving and giving gentleman.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.
entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
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