CAPTAIN EDWARD ARNOLD WRAY

CAPTAIN EDWARD ARNOLD WRAY

WRAY, CAPTAIN EDWARD ARNOLD

December 3, 1925 – February 22, 2014

Survived by his loving wife and partner of 66 years, Betty Wray, and four of his five children, Nicole (John) de Melo, Cindy (David) Peterson Good, Edd Wray, Peter (Moe) Wray, and Sherri Pon, his beloved grandchildren, Geena (Darren Hopp) Jackson, Shain (Suzy) Jackson, Lisa Kelly, Tiana (Dave) Taylor, Kelsey (Tyler) Marchen and Victoria (Mike) Phillips and great grandchildren, Charlie, Talula, Alexis, Easton, Claire, Hudson and Jackson.  Ed was predeceased by his daughter Juanita Jackson in 2002.

Ed was born in Vancouver and spent his life in the towns and cities of the West Coast.  He accomplished more in his 88 years than most people could in two lifetimes.  He was a veteran of World War ll, a sea captain who attained his Unlimited Masters Certificate, a high-rigger, logger, fisher, boat-builder, sharpshooter, builder of houses and walls; an inventor, a skilled pool player, a gifted carver.  Ed could fix or make anything and his motto was “the impossible just takes a little longer.”  He loved the Artic.  He was highly intelligent, an excellent writer and an entertaining story-teller.  He was bigger than life and left an indelible impression on everyone he met.  His passing leaves an unfillable void in our lives. 

Memorial service to be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation in memory of Capt. Ed Wray. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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