Ray died peacefully on November 13th at Chilliwack Hospital after suffering complications following knee surgery. He was 78 years old.

He is survived by his loving wife Betty and his 3 children; Ted Surtel of Abbotsford, Gary (Dawn) Surtel of Mission, and Lisa Mclellan (Bob) of Kelowna. He is also survived by his 2 sisters Cecile Foisy (Vic) and Valerie Unrau (Corny). He was predeceased by his sister Lydia (Joe).

Ray’s hobby was his work. He was a heavy duty mechanic from the age of 20 and worked right up until the age of 77.

Ray requested there be no service. The immediate family will hold a small memorial.

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