It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ray Schmidt on July 21, 2010 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Ray is survived by his sister Violet, son Tony (Linda), daughters Vicki (John) and Joan (Rick), grandchildren Jason (Adriana), Tara (Dustin), Justin (Andrea) and Ali (Trevor), and his great-grandchildren, Lexus, Logan and Addison. His wife Eleanor predeceased Ray in 2003 after 49 years of marriage.
Ray was born in Vancouver, BC on June 24, 1933 and had lived in Chilliwack since 1991. Ray was proud to have been a member of the Vancouver Fire Department for 33 years prior to moving to Chilliwack. In retirement Ray’s passion was golf and he was an active member of the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Chilliwack General Hospital for their compassionate care and for treating our father with such dignity.
A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club on Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
If friends so desire, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com