Sunday, June 17, 2007

Rest In Peace - Brother Ray Whitehead

Ray Whitehead January 15, 1941 - June 11, 2007

My friend and a true friend to working people died last week. He will be missed by many. Here is Ray's obituary, with details on the memorial on Tuesday June 19.

WHITEHEAD _ George Raymond (Ray). Born January 15, 1941 in Victoria, BC, passed away June 11, 2007 in Coquitlam, BC at age 66 after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. Predeceased by his wife Patricia and his sister Eleanor; Ray is survived by his mother Edith; brothers Paul and Ken; sons Andrew and Tim; daughters-in-law Samantha and Erin; and his very good friend Kathy Watkins, and her children Keri, Rob and Kathy.

A long time representative for CUPE in many capacities, Ray was also a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Board of Directors for BC Ferries and the Board of Directors for the BC Safety Authority.

A service in Ray's honour will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 2 pm at the Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Rd, Coquitlam, with a reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion #263 - 1025 Ridgeway, Coquitlam.

Ray's remains will be interred in a plot with his wife in Knowles Cemetery near Simcoe, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pat Whitehead Books for Children Fund, c/o Mission Health Unit, 32618 Logan Ave, Mission, BC V2V 6C7.

Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 6/16/2007 - 6/17/2007.


Anonymous said...

I recall a tombstone I saw up in the Slocan. It said"Don't morn for me. Organise" Anotrher good trade unionist is gone. dl

munroe said...

Thanks, Bill, for letting people know about this sad happening. Ray was a good man.

Anonymous said...

RIP Dad........would love to hear from the family anytime. My heart goes out to all of you.

Love always, Mike

Anonymous said...

Thank you everyone for all your kind words....
His son Mike