RAYMOND GORDON ALLISON
Born In: Paradise Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: July 22nd, 1923
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: October 6th, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce on the evening of October 6th, Ray Allison at the age of 89, passed away peacefully at Ridgeview Lodge in the loving arms of his daughter Donna.
Ray leaves behind his devoted wife Ivy of 59 years, three children: Randy (Myrna) Allison, Darren Allison, and Donna (Craig) Basaraba; four grandchildren: Ashley, Jason, Tanner, and Colby; two brothers Wayne Allison and Don Allison.
He was predeceased by two brothers that served in WWll, Alfred Allison and Alvin Allison.
Ray was born in Paradise Valley, Saskatchewan on July 22, 1923. He served overseas in WWll as an acting Sergeant in Belgium, France and Holland. He met and married his wife Ivy in Lethbridge then moved to Dawson Creek for a short time before residing in Kamloops in the early 60's.
Having survived the depression years and losing his mother at a very young age, Ray knew what hardship was on many levels. He was always known for his generosity and involvement in various charities throughout the city such as the Kinsmen Club, Lion's Club and the Royal Canadian Legion.
Ray was a Commercial Artist in which he owned and operated his own business - Allison Outdoor Advertising for over 20 years. He retired in 1984 selling his business to the The Jim Pattison Group. His retirement years were spent golfing and travelling down south.
We'd like to thank the staff of Ridgeview Lodge for their care and dedication over the past three years.
No Funeral by Request.
A private family gathering was held on October 12th at Hillside Cemetery where Ray was laid to rest in the 'Field of Honor'.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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