Aug. 12, 1939 – Sept. 28, 2012
Ray passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at home in his sleep.
He was born in Moose Jaw, Sask. to Lily (nee Blumsen) and Ray England; then at a young age came west to Vancouver. When he was 15 the family moved to Burnaby where he attended McPherson Park Junior and Burnaby South High Schools. It was here that he met his wife-to-be, Carolyn Jones. They were married Aug. 19, 1960 and spent 51 happy years together raising a son, Raymond and daughter, Carmen.
Ray worked for Dairyland for 36 years, then retired to the Cariboo where he enjoyed his passion of hunting and fishing and the peacefulness of just being by the lake. He was a great ‘Elvis’ fan and said he lived life ‘My Way.’
Ray is survived by his loving wife Carolyn, son Raymond (Marlene), daughter Carmen VanStraaten (Steve), sister and brother-in-law Fran and Mike Clyde, brother Harry, grandchildren: James, Kayla and Kristen England; Tanner and Trevor VanStraaten, niece Kim Richardson and many cousins and good friends whom he treasured.
At Ray’s request there will be no service.
Love Lives On
Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be more than a thought apart,
for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.