Ray Albert MOODY

July 11, 1933 ~ July 16, 2020 (age 87)


MOODY, Ray Albert

Ray was born in St. Paul’s Hospital, in Vancouver, on July 11, 1933.  He passed away peacefully, on July 16, 2020 in the Palliative Care Unit, in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, from a brain injury, due to a bad fall.  There will not be a service and his ashes will be sprinkled, per Ray’s request.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Elsie Moody, his brothers, Earl Moody and Lloyd Moody, his in-laws, Jova and Anton Crncich, his sister in-law, Bernice Moody, his brother-in-law Tom Cadwallader, his brother in-law, Jack Katnick, and his niece Leslie Katnick. 

He was survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Margaret Moody, his son, Michael (Bonnie), 8 grandchildren: Kathleen (Tim), Curtis, Ryan, Valerie, Abigail, Joel, Leticia, Charis, and 3 great grandchildren: Braelynn, Jaron and Levi, his son, Anthony (Kelly), 4 grandchildren: Jason (Nikki), Lisa, Claire (Cody) and Ayla, 3 step grandchildren: Erin, Carly, Alanna & families, and 5 great grandchildren: Chayse, Jordan, Cole, Joshua, and Aleister, his step great grandchildren: Jordan, Jayden, Benjamin, Emma and Natalie, his son, Timothy (Shelley), 2 grandchildren: Miranda and Liam, 2 step grandchildren: Devin and Taylor, his sister Lorraine Cadwallader in Salmon Arm, his brother in-law Charles Katnich (Helen), and his sister-in-law Lois Katnick in Montreal.  He had many nieces, nephews, and friends in North Vancouver, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Fraser Valley, Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Alberta, Okanagan, Canim Lake, Quebec, Ontario, Indiana, Miami, and Revelstoke.

Ray and Marg moved to Penticton in 1992 and lived on the Penticton Golf Course’s 16th green and they left Penticton in 2015 to Nanaimo, to be closer and accessible to family, after 23 wonderful years there. 

Ray worked in the printing ink and chemical field with Manton Brothers, Sinclair & Valentine, Canadian Fine Color and Reiger Ink.  He also spent over 20 years with the P.N.E. as an usher for the Vancouver Canucks hockey team, then onto P.N.E. Security for special events etc.  His claim to fame was when he was selected to accompany Mother Teresa for the day in the Coliseum, on her visit to Vancouver in 1988.

While living in Penticton, they spent many happy trips golfing in B.C. and Washington with a great group of golfing buddies.  His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great grands.

Ray was involved with the Juvenile Soccer Association, after injuring his leg during play himself.  He was also a great support for the youth in the community and neighborhood and also in Little League and Babe Ruth, and the Killarney Junior Band.

He will sadly be missed by all.  Many thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors at the Palliative Care Unit and Emergency Room, for their heartfelt care, and to the wonderful neighbours and friends, Greg, Helen, Jen & John & Dominic for coming to Ray’s aid, and to the Paramedics, when he tumbled and fell.

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