January 23, 1933 – January 31, 2013
We are saddened by the passing of Remi (Ray) Edward Perry. He leaves behind, Sharon, his wife of 12 years; daughters, Diane Perry, Joan Phillips and Pat Williams; stepsons Kevin (Lauren) Bennewith and Chris (Nancy) Bennewith; his brothers, Victor (Bell) Perry, Gerard (Angela) Perry, Albert Jad Perry, Normand (Sylvianne) Perry and his sisters Emilienne Gauthier, Henriette (Fernand) Gagnon, Yvonne (Henry) Veldhuis and Gisele (Jim) Burrage. Ray also leaves many nephews, nieces and grandchildren. Ray was predeceased by his father, Emile; mother, Pauline; sister, Denise; brother-in-law, Gilbert; sister-in-law, Carol and nephew, Marcel. Ray was born in McLennan, Alberta on January 23, 1933. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1954. Ray served in Egypt, Calgary, AB, Barrie, ON, Soest and Lahr in Germany and in Victoria, BC where he retired in 1977. After his retirement, Ray moved his family to Chilliwack, BC. He then worked at Fraser Vale until his retirement in 1993. Ray was a 35 years member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was a proud member of the Branch 280 Legion Color Party. He served as the Mayor of Melmont Park. Ray was President of the Chilliwack Country and Western Dance Club. Euchre and Dancing were two of his favorite past-times.
Special thanks to Dr Dueck and Dr. Bartel for looking after Ray for so many years. The family also thanks the staff at Heritage Village (Rosedale Unit) for the excellent care Ray received over the past two and a half years. The celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #280, 5661 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.