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Raymond Hutchinson

January 12, 1942 - March 1, 2018


Ray passed away at home with his family by his side after a brief battle with cancer.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 51 years Dolores, his daughter Tracy (Brad), son Jeff (Susan), granddaughter Kylie, brother Roy (Sheila) and sister Elaine. Ray was predeceased by his father Everett Hutchinson, mother Phyllis Warren and sisters Audrey and Teresa. Ray was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on January 12, 1942 and at the age of 6 months moved with his parents to Youbou BC. where he was raised.

He met Dolores after a visit to Calgary and they married in 1966. Newly married they purchased a home in Victoria where he worked as an estimator at Builders Sash & Door, and started a family. In 1973 Ray and his good friend Stan Powell purchased Cowichan Joinery and Ray built his home of 44 years in Cobble Hill where he raised his family. After many years of running a successful business they received an offer to sell the business to Sauder Industries. Ray was asked to be manager for Sauder’s facility located in Baltimore, Maryland. Ray and Dolores resided in Baltimore for 3 years until he retired in 2006 when they returned to Cobble Hill.

Ray enjoyed bowling, curling, and fishing but his true passions were golf and travel. Ray was a member at the Cowichan Golf Club and was fortunate enough to golf at some of the finest golf courses in the US.  Ray and Dolores travelled extensively throughout their retirement including South Africa, most of Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the US and many cruises. Ray led a very full life, had a great sense of humour, and built many long time friendships.

.A special thank you to Dr. Dan Phillipson for his care and compassion and VIHA for their services. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Ray’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society is appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will be held March 23,2018 from 1 pm – 3 pm at Cowichan Golf Club 4955 Trans-Canada Hwy.



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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Steve & Kelly Moir
Relation: In law

Thoughts will you all at this difficult time. Love to you all. Rest in peace Ray.

From: Jeanette Hahn
Relation: Very dear patrons which dined in our restaurant

My thoughts are with you Delores and family, Eberhard passed away ten months ago Jeanette Hahn

From: Sharon & Bruce Berkey
Relation: friend

We were deeply saddened to hear the news about Ray. It was always a great pleasure of ours to run into Ray at the golf club. He will be missed. RIP

From: Andrew Jessome
Relation: Friend and colleague

My deepest condolences to you Delores and family. I was blessed to have met Ray during our years working together in Baltimore . He was a good mentor , friend , and golf partner. Rest in peace Ray.

From: Rich McKerracher
Relation: Ray and I were Co workers ar Sauder

Ray was a true friend and one of the nicest people I have known. I always listened to his advice and knew he had the best interests of the company at heart. Lynn and I send our best to Dolores and her family

From: Nick and Lesley Wright
Relation: Friend and business colleague

Delores, our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time. Ray was one of my favourites… a friend, business colleague, and mentor, and such a fine gentleman. He will be missed by us all.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
March 23, 2018
Beginning at 1:00pm

Cowichan Golf and Country Club
4955 Trans-Canada Hwy.
Duncan, BC Canada

4955 Trans-Canada Hwy.
Duncan, BC Canada

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