It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of our "Papa." On the early morning of
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at age 90, we said
goodbye to a brave and loving husband, father and
Papa. He was an inspiring, gentle man who was
curious about life and continuous learning, and
cared more about others than himself. Raymond
was a man of strong faith who confronted life and
his illness with determination, strength and grace.
Beloved husband of Mireille for 60 years, and dear
father of Monique and Micheline (Peter). Greatly
loved and admired by his grandchildren Chantal
(Bryan), Chelsea (Marvin), Marisa and Maddison.
He is survived by his sister Yole, and his nieces and
nephew. Raymond was a man of integrity who
impacted many, both p e r s o n a l l y and
professionally. His career spanned various
businesses, where most recently he i s
remembered for his contributions to the optical
industry. A devout Catholic and a member of the
Knights of Columbus, 4th degree, he will be greatly
missed by many friends and family from around
the world. We are all so thankful for the time we
were given to love him. We are deeply grateful for
the care and support given him by his long-time
physician, Dr. Liang Ng, and the staff at both
Margaret Fulton and West Vancouver Care Centre.
Prayers will be held at St. Anthony's Parish, 2347
Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver on Friday,
January 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be
held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's society or Margaret Fulton Centre c/o the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.