Raymond ROBSON

Raymond ROBSON

ROBSON; Raymond

July 27, 1929 – February 7, 2016

Surrounded by the love of his family, Raymond died peacefully at the age of 86. Ray is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret, son Brad (Sandra), daughter Lori (Tim) and daughter-in law, Cindy; grandchildren Alysha, Blake, Seth, Chelsey, Elyssa and Madilyn as well as four beautiful great grandchildren. Ray was pre-deceased by son Jeffrey, brother Jack and parents John and Susannah. Other than family, Ray had two loves, hockey and the railroad. In 1945, at the age of 16 years, Ray started his successful 47 year career with CPR. Starting as a machinist apprentice at the Ogden shops in Calgary and Moose Jaw. With stops at the Alyth shops in Calgary, Revelstoke (twice), Toronto and with his final stop in Vancouver, retiring as Chief of Unit – Mechanical. Ray started playing hockey in Calgary with the Pee Wee Rangers in the Buffalo Association. Ray proceeded through the ranks and played three years with the Jr. A Buffalos, playing in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Finals. Ray played the next two years with the Penticton Vees. He then returned to Calgary to resume his railroad career and to marry the love of his life, Margaret and start a family. From 1952 to 1956 Ray played hockey with the CPR Beavers in the BIG 6 League. Ray was a founding member of the Buffalo Ranger Association and turned his attention to supporting his sons in their hockey endeavors. After his retirement from CPR Ray embarked on a scouting career with the Dallas Stars Hockey Club and was proud to be a part of the organization when Dallas won the Stanley Cup in 1999. The family would like to thank the staff at Birchwood and Valley Haven Guest Home for their care. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, February 15 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack, BC. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodlawn-mtcheam.ca

Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home

45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1B5 604-793-4555

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