November 12, 1947 – January 8, 2016
Raymond (Ray) Matthews passed away peacefully on January 8, 2016 surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Ray was born in Kelowna, BC but spent time in many different communities including Kitimat, Campbell River, Sacramento, and Edmonton. He was a journeyman electrician but found his passion through teaching others, holding teaching and administration positions with North Island College, Rexall, and EITCA. After retiring from the EITCA and leaving many friends in Edmonton, he moved to Sicamous, BC where he and his loving wife, Mina, made new friends, new plans and enjoyed the Shuswap area.
Ray touched the lives of many with his easy smile, adventurous spirit and almost annoyingly gregarious personality. Friends, coworkers, students and family will always remember him giving himself selflessly in all that he did. Ray fearlessly lived his life, making strangers into friends, changing everyone he met with his warm and giving nature. He will be missed by all.
Ray is survived by his wife Mina, children Kyle (Jessica), Sean, Katie, Melissa (Kenton), Nathan and stepsons Demos (Tracy), Babis and grandchildren Emma, Keira, and Costaki, brother, sisters and an army of friends.
A Celebration of Life tea will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 between 2:00-5:00pm at the St. Peters Anglican Church, 228 S Dogwood St. For those who knew Ray, please come and share your stories. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the BC Cancer Society.