BEAUCHEMIN, RaymondPosted: May 7th, 2018
February 17, 1943 – April 28, 2018
Peacefully, Ray passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, in his home, at Hillside Beach, Manitoba.
He was predeceased by his mother, Armelle, his father, Marcel, his brother, Ronnie and his Nephew Rory. He leaves behind his beloved partner Megan and his furry little friend Skye “his little Pita”; daughter, Rachael (Dan); son, Dana (Michelle); sister Marcelle (Chris); Nieces Kim and Brandie; nephews Shawn, Chea and Joshua, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Ray was born February 17, 1943, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The family moved to Churchill, Manitoba in the late 1940s. He was very athletic as a teenager excelling in football and hockey. Ray began a career in Churchill working for Pan Am at the Churchill rocket range.
When he left Churchill he worked in several managerial positions for various companies in Alberta.
Later in life, he decided that he wanted a more adventurous existence and became a long-distance truck driver, which brought him from coast to coast in North America. He had finally found his dream career.
He was a bright light in the lives of the people who loved and knew him. He loved to make people laugh and he did that every chance he got. He was the personification of “joie de vivre”. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Ray’s life will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Coutu Funeral Chapel, 680 Archibald Street, Winnipeg.
Following the service, family and friends are welcome to join us for a gathering at the Birchwood Hotel in Traverse Bay, MB. at 2:00 p.m. Interment Will follow at a later date.