Passed away peacefully at Dixon House, Greymouth after a brave and courageous battle,
surrounded by his loving family on June 12, 2024, aged 77.
Dearly loved and cherished husband of Jennifer,
adored father and father-in-law of Gary & Julie, Donna & Gary Hegan, Marilyn & Michael Latta,
Raeleen Smith & Benjy Ware, Anthony and Dionna, and Aiden and Jae Thompson and family,
much loved Grandad of Nerissa, Sharni, Juan, Blair, Nathan, Ginnia, Liam, Yana, Flynn, Arve, Aidan, Bethany, Caleb, and Zoe,
loved Great Grandad of Aleigha, Taige, Reef, Rosalie, Greta, Theo, Jayden, and Dahlia-Rae,
loved brother of David, Billy, and the late Ann, Aileen, Joy, Jean, Frank, Peter, Johnny, and Barry, and a loved brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many.

~ Forever in our hearts ~
A Runanga legend laid to rest.

Messages to 6 Fernhill Place, Karoro 7805.
Flowers respectfully declined, donations to St John would be appreciated and can be made online at or at the church.

A service to celebrate Ray’s life will be held in the
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Tainui Street, on Wednesday  the 19th June 2024 at 1pm,
followed by cremation here on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium.