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Raymond John Mitchuk

Raymond John Mitchuk

Tuesday, October 7th, 1930 Sunday, October 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Raymond John Mitchuk

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, Ray Mitchuk, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away at the age of 89.

Ray was born on October 7, 1930, in Poland before arriving to The Pas, Manitoba where he later launched his 39 year bank career before moving to B.C. and marrying his anchor in life, his devoted wife, Hazel Cooper. They raised two daughters, Brenda and Beverley, and one son Robert.

Ray was described as “a man with a purpose, an able and willing communicator, and a leader dedicated to community.” Ray served as President or Chair of numerous city and national associations including multiple terms as City Council Alderman and as member of the Simon Fraser Board of Health.

A veracious reader, sports enthusiast, advocate, analyst, always ready with comment on the state of world affairs, Ray will be remembered above all for his generosity, hospitality, courageous spirit, and as a pillar of strength to countless family members and friends. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Hazel, children Brenda, Beverley, and Robert, daughter-in-law Angela, and grandchildren Kelly, Michael, and Lauren.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Vancouver Golf Club.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider contributions in Ray’s memory to the BC Cancer Foundation or to your charity of choice.

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    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Vancouver Golf Club
    771 Austin Ave.
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    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

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Jo-Anne Harrison

Dear Brenda
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad. I hope all your happy memories help to ease the pain of your loss.
Jo-Anne (McQueen) Harrison.
Comment | Posted at 04:35pm via Condolence

Tracy Smith

Hazel and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Although I didn’t get to see Ray that often in person, we spoke at great length when I was your account manager at North Road. I always enjoyed our conversations and Ray would often leave me with a tidbit to mull over. I missed my interactions with him when I retired last year. Please know you and Ray will be forever in my happy thoughts.
Comment | Posted at 02:38pm via Condolence

Kathy Seguin

I'm going to miss your sense of humour Ray. We always had a laugh about something when you came to see Dr. Toews. Hazel I'm going to miss our visits when you brought Ray to his appts. He is going to be missed that's for sure. My condolences to the family.
Comment | Posted at 08:23pm via Condolence

Frank Baily

Ray you were one of a kind. Our sincere condolences to Hazel, Brenda, Beverley, Robert, Angela and the rest of your wonderful family. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Frank and Brent
Comment | Posted at 05:32pm via Condolence

Cathy McQueen

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are thinking of you during this sad time.
Bob and Cathy (Maddalozzo) McQueen
Comment | Posted at 01:41pm via Condolence

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