Obituary of Raymond John Williams
It is with great sadness that the family of Ray Williams announce his death at Bobby’s Hospice on June 6, 2019, after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara (Damery); daughters: Glynes Lunan (Ramsay) of Montreal and Leslie Hampton (David) of Grand Bay- Westfield; sons: Robert (Lori) of Woodman’s Point and Craig (Karen) of Nerepis; brother, Charles Barton (Joyce) of Rothesay; grandchildren: Jordan, Fraser, Chelsea, Jennifer, and Amy; great-grandchildren: Jackson, Isabella, and Zoe.
Ray was predeceased by his beloved grandparents, Allan and Mae Wheaton; his mother, Edith Gorton; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, and cousins.
Ray was a very gifted craftsman, and could make most anything. He was inspired as a boy by his grandfather, who was a boat builder, and taught the craft of woodworking to his grandson. Ray studied drafting, which led to a career in design and architecture in Halifax and Newfoundland. Later, he worked for many years with business machine companies and went onto the construction business, building many homes. Ray loved hunting and fishing in his early years. He and his brother, Charlie, liked to play handball, and were champions. Also, he loved sailing with his wife on the Saint John River as a member of the Martinon Yacht Club. He enjoyed both family cruises and racing, and cherished the special friends he made there. Most of all he loved being with his family.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral. A private interment will take place at a later date in Harding’s Point Loyalist Cemetery. Donations in Ray’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Bobby’s Hospice, or a charity of the donor’s choice. www.BrenansFH.com.