RAY – Marion. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again!! It is with our deepest sorrow to announce the passing of our dearest wife and mother Marion Jane Ray, at the tender age of 87. Marion went home to be with her heavenly Father suddenly, Thursday December 1st, 2011. Marion was born December 18, 1924 in Vancouver to loving parents Hilda and Reginald Allard. Growing up as an only child, she had many friends and enjoyed all childlike activities and hobbies including fishing, playing sports, gardening, oil painting and her passion…playing the piano.
Mom married her soul mate Wilf Ray in 1954 and has had 57 beautiful years with him. Marion experienced every stage of life graciously and took much pride in her children, her home, and her relationships with others. A social butterfly whose beautiful blue eyes sparkled and heartwarming smile brightened the room. She had a remarkable way of making someone else’s day better then her’s even though the pain grew deep and set in throughout her body in her latter years. Our loving mother and wife is survived by her husband Wilf, her 3 daughters Sharon, Robin and Leeann, 6 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Also, her loving animal companions her poodle Tino and cat Skittles. Predeceased by her grandson David Nicholas Hayes Jr., August 2006. Please join us at Marion’s memorial service at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Hollyburn Funeral Home located at 17th and Marine in West Vancouver followed with the burial service at 2:30 pm at the West Vancouver Capilano Cemetery. A celebration of life being held Friday, December 16th at 2:00 pm at 33121 Rosetta Ave., Mission. Please come and rejoice and share with us in honoring a beautiful lady. In lieu of flowers please donate and support the BCSPCA.