July 6, 1925 – Feb. 15, 2012
It is with great sorrow that the Brisson family announce the death of our beloved father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, neighbour and friend, Ray Brisson.
Ray was born in Edmonton July 6, 1925 to Alphonse and Armande Brisson. He grew up surrounded by a loving family, his mother and father, his grandmother, Zenaide, and his older sister, Simone.
At 17 Ray joined the Navy and spent his war years in Northern Ireland servicing and maintaining planes for the Navy.
After the war Ray married Elsie Perusini and they made their home in Edmonton. They had four children, Gregg, Marcel, Estelle and Rod. Ray worked for the Edmonton transit company for many years. He then branched out into his own delivery business for 15 years. Later, Ray became involved in sales. He was an enthusiastic member of Edmonton Toastmasters for a number of years.
Ray met Margaret Biehn in Edmonton and they married October 1977. Ray and Margaret moved to Sardis in 1987 living first on Fern Street and then on Airport Rd. They became very involved with the Sardis Community Church and dedicated their later years to many causes such as Pacific Riding Doorway, M2W2, MCC. Ray was also an integral part of the JOY group meeting once a week.
Ray is predeceased by his wife Margaret and son Marcel. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Estelle; sons, Gregg and Rod; daughters-in-law: Flora and Elaine; grandchildren: Michelle, Matthew, John, Danielle, Eric, Jocelyn and Taylor; great granddaughter, Olivia. He will be sadly missed by his sister Simone and brother-in-law, Harold Knutson; niece Diane and his sister-in-law, Elva Biehn; and many cousins and the friends he made in his lifetime.
The family would like to express their heartful thanks to everyone for their support and condolences at this time. Also it is with gratitude that we thank the staff at Valley Haven for their devoted compassionate care of Ray especially in his last weeks.
A celebration of life was held February 20, 2012 at the Sardis Community Church.
In lieu of flowers donations to MCC would be appreciated.