1934 – 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Franklin Teare on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the age of 82. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Ray is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Vivian, his daughters Laurel (Cliff) Wale and Rhonda (John) Maskiewich, his grandchildren Jayman and Nolan McAllister, and Shae and Janna Wale, a special niece Tori (Keith) Christie, two brothers, Ralph (Lenore) Teare and Ken (Bev) Teare, sister-in-laws Ardell Teare and Connie Shupe, his aunt Hilda Shallbatter and numerous nieces , nephews and cousins. Ray was predeceased by his parents John and Evelyn Teare, brother Clayton Teare and sisters Wilma Venables and Thelma Zeigler.
Ray was born in Vegreville Alberta on June 24, 1934, the second youngest of six siblings. He moved with his family to Oliver BC at the age of 14. Ray worked many jobs in his younger years including as an equipment operator and truck driver, and was employed for many years as a loader operator and concrete truck driver at Yellowhead Sand and Gravel/Concrete, and then BA Blacktop.
At the age of 62, Ray retired and thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years. Ray was an avid gardener and an expert handyman at home and for his daughters, other family members and numerous friends. Ray was always ready and willing to help when anyone had a home or gardening project on the go.
Ray was a lifelong softball player and also enjoyed golf, bowling, and curling. Ray was a true sportsman who enjoyed competition, as well as the social aspect of team sports. Always a gentleman when competing, he would offer words of encouragement to both team members and the competition. Ray coached his daughters and many other youth in bowling and softball, and was a dedicated fan of his girls in whatever sport they played. Ray and Vivian loved to camp and fish at nearby lakes, and in the last five years spent many days at Edith Lake.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Summit Drive Church on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m with a tea to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Ray to:
- The BC Cancer Foundation (399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3)
- The Trinity Care unit at Overlander Hospital (953 Southill St, Kamloops, BC V2B 7Z9) or,
- The local Jumpstart Program (Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, 2180 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M4P 2V8) to help under privileged kids participate in sport.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to Dr and Mrs Malan, Judy, Dr Proctor, the wonderful staff at the Kamloops Cancer clinic, the staff on 4 North and the ER at RIH. Special thanks to the skilled and caring staff at the Trinity Care Unit at Overlander Hospital. We are forever grateful for your care of our dad and family at this difficult crossroad in life. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences