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Harold "Francis" Ray
June 1, 1925 ~ August 15, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our father Harold “Francis” Ray of Berwick, NS, who died peacefully at his home in Berwick NS, surrounded by his children, after a brief illness. Born June 1, 1925 in Berwick, he passed at age 98 on Aug 15th, 2023 in the house he built in 1962. He was born, brought up and lived his whole life on Commercial St in Berwick starting in his grandparents house (now Kellock’s restaurant). He was the son of the late Harold E. and Thelma (Lloyd) Ray of Berwick. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Mary Grace (Donnelly) Ray in 2005, his sister Marjorie Regan and his companion of the past 15 years Barbara Bishop. He is survived by his three children Lesley (Allen) Desnoyers of Vancouver BC, Chris (Stacey) Ray, Scott (Allan) Ray both of Edmonton Alberta and 5 grandchildren Liette, Ravel, Halo, Jordan and Bennett.
Francis attended Berwick School until grade 11, travelling to KCA to complete his grade 12. He subsequently completed Mac Business college and a few years later he settled in a position of Log Control Clerk at Canadian Forces base Greenwood until retiring in 1988.
During his life he was an active member of Berwick United Church and a 55-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Berwick. He found enjoyment volunteering, loved working in his large vegetable garden and could often be found under the hood of his cars. After his retirement, he enjoyed several camper trips across Canada and the USA and more recently he lived an active life attending seniors events in the Valley. His final resting place will be at the Berwick Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
For online condolences please visit eastcoastmemorial.ca