Dec 30, 1941 – Jan 26, 2018
Raymond Julian Gonzales, born December 30, 1941, passed away peacefully January 26, 2018 at his home in Chilliwack BC.
He is survived by his loving wife Pamela of 50 years; sister Rita (Sandy) Cline of Ontario; nephew Brian (Sharon) Cline of Florida; niece Michelle (Thomas) Wallace of Ontario; sister-in-law Muriel Emsley of England.
Ray had many cousins, Linda (John) Stewart of Nanaimo, Ron (Kathy) Read of Agassiz, Carol (Gary) Marquette of Kelowna; as well as dear friends Beverley (David) Nadin of Chilliwack and Dale Wanek of North Vancouver.
Ray was predeceased by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Britania Rodriques of Vancouver, BC.
Ray grew up in Niagara Falls and went to school there. He worked in an Iron Foundry there and then joined the Royal Canadian Navy in Nova Scotia until 1967. He then became an employee of BC Forest Products as a logger in Franklin River, Port Alberni and Pitt River. Ray also worked as a roofer at which time he suffered a serious accident and thus retired in 1983. Ray was also a member of the Army and Navy Club in North Vancouver.
Ray and Pam met in North Vancouver and they were married in 1968. It was love at first sight and they had many wonderful years together living in North Vancouver. In 2001 they decided to move to Chilliwack and had many happy times there as well.
Ray was a very knowledgeable man and loved to read about many subjects. He also loved to cook. He was an exceptional cook and provided Pam with some excellent dishes. Ray also loved to talk with people on many a good subject right up to the end.
He will be sadly missed by all. We would like to thank Dr. David Fitzpatrick and Fran for their kind attention, and also the BC Paramedics, CGH, and his caregivers from Fraser Valley Health for their kindness to Ray in his latter years.
Ray’s wishes were that there would be no Memorial Service or floral donations of any kind.
Any donations in his memory can go to a charity of your choice. Thank you.
Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 604-792-1344. www.hendersonsfuneral.com
Henderson’s Funeral Home