Ray Wilfred GOOD

Passed away peacefully at his home in Kelowna, B.C. June 2, 2008 in his 90th year. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Bertha Ferne Good (nee Cook) in 2004. Loving father to Debbie (Stuart) and Raydene (Jack). Grandfather to Kiersten and Carmen. Born in Good Corner New Brunswick to Ben and Rosa Good (nee Perley) in 1919. Ray was brought up in Good Corner New Brunswick of farming heritage. He took vocational training, farmed, and logged until the outbreak of World War Two when he joined the army. He served his county overseas and was part of the allied liberation forces in Holland. Upon returning from the war he married Ferne and continued to work in farming and logging but after a time decided to further his education to become a carpenter. They set out for Ottawa to establish a new life. Their daughters Debbie and Raydene were born and brought up there where he was a good provider and hard worker rising to the position of General Superintendent for a large construction /development company in Ottawa. At the age of 50 his spirit of adventure drew him and his family to Vancouver and subsequently to Victoria where he finished his working years with the Department of National Defense. He and Ferne were extremely happy with their life in Victoria in their heritage home near the ocean where he could garden 12 months of the year. For 20 years they entertained many many friends and family in their island paradise. In 1993 they moved to Kelowna to be closer to family as Ferne’s health was failing. After Ferne passed away he moved to Hawthorn (an assisted living retirement community) where he resided for the past 4 years. He very much enjoyed the staff and other residents and in true Ray style influenced all who he came in contact with. Though restricted in his activities because of lung disease, his creativity and ingenuity continued until his final days as was indicated on his electric wheel chair with various adaptations he had made. He will forever remain in our hearts as a man full of stories and sayings that never ceased to entertain all who knew him. The family would like to thank the excellent staff at Hawthorn who became a part of his family, Dr. G. McCauley for his excellent care, and Dr. H. Davidson for his faithful service. A memorial service to honour Ray’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 11th at Guisachan Fellowship Baptist Church 2210 Stillingfleet Kelowna BC with Pastor Allen Hern officiating. A reception will follow in the Fireside Room. If desired, a donation to the BC Lung Association or flowers maybe given. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneral.com