Raymond Joseph Bélanger
November 26, 1923 – July 25, 2011
Raymond passed away quietly in the early hours of Monday morning. He was a loyal, patient and loving husband, father and brother who considered others before himself.
A native of Albertville Québec, Raymond spent his working life in the woods of Ontario and Québec, and at Elk Falls Lumber Mill in Campbell River, BC. He enjoyed the fishing and hunting that Campbell River had to offer, as well as his land and gardens on Evergreen Road. He especially cherished travelling and camping with his family. Ray loved listening to music, and playing the steel guitar and piano.
He is predeceased by his parents Jules and Marie-Ange Potvin, his sister Adéla and brother Henri. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Pauline, brothers and sisters: Jill Audet, Fernand (Huguette), Paul, Lucette, Pauline, Renée Lamarre (Claude), Jean-Guy (Kathy), Claude (Michele) and Madeleine Stryk (Jos). He is survived by two children, Marc (Kirsten Dart) and Miriam (Bob McConochie). His four grand-children, Félix and Maude Bélanger, Noah and Ben McConochie. His sisters in law Rita Bourque, Monique Camirand (Armand), Micheline Houle (Jean-Jacques), Berthe Bélanger and many nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.