Georges Alcide Raymond Foisy
24 April , 1937 – 27 June , 2018
Raymond Georges Foisy April 24, 1937 – June 27, 2018
“Death is just a door that one walks through.” Throughout Raymond’s entire life he has walked through many doors with his head held high, an ageless attitude, a joy for life, a generous nature and unconditional love for family. Ray quietly passed away at Vernon Hospice on June 27, 2018 with his family by his side.
Ray was born in Lafond, Alberta, April 24, 1937 to parents Alcide and Albina Foisy. Ray was living in Kamloops when he met Rita. They married in February of 1958. Throughout their early years of marriage Ray and Rita moved around various parts of BC until they finally settled in Vernon BC in 1973.
Ray was a fun loving, hardworking and good natured man. He tackled every venture that came his way with optimism and grace. Whether it be driving a logging truck, to being appointed Provincial Assessor and becoming the Area Assessor for the BC Assessment Authority in 1974, Ray gave his very best. Ray loved fishing, cycling adventures, planting and nurturing his garden, beautiful travels with his wife and hitting the course with the guys. He delighted in family get togethers which always brought out his funny side and gregarious laughter.
Throughout Ray’s life in Vernon he held many community service positions; including Director of the Vernon Golf and Country Club, Chair of the Vernon Land Advisory Committee, and President of the Vernon Rotary Club where he was bestowed the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Ray touched many lives and brought much joy and happiness to all those around him.
Ray is survived by his wife Rita of 60 years, three daughters, Lori (Rob), Susan (Ken), Beverley (Rick), four grandchildren, Erin, Melissa, Thomas and Daniel and great grandchild Alexander. Ray is also survived by his mother Albina Foisy, brothers Victor (Cecile) and Armand (Ida) and sister Georgette (Linda), as well as several nieces, nephews, and other family members. Ray will be sadly missed but will forever live on through our hearts. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Don Smith and all the staff at the Vernon Hospice for their wonderful care provided over these last several months and weeks.
A celebration of Ray’s life will be held July 12, 2018 at 2pm at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road Vernon BC. 250-542-4333
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Ray’s memory to Vernon Hospice Society 3506 27th Avenue Vernon BC V1T 1S4 or at www.nohs.ca
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155 Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com
Georges Alcide Raymond Foisy
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Jean Del isle
11 July 2018
I have so many wonderful memories of our time spent together. Great skiing, especially on a powder day, and our weekly exchange of big money on the golf course. Some great days driving to some beautiful little lakes - Bison being one of our favourites. Catching fish was a bonus - sharing in the love of nature was the big reward. And best of the best was our hiking trips into Cathedral Lake. You had a great life, my dear friend. Thank you, Ray, for sharing with me so many great times together.
Bodo and Gertrud Niedballa
11 July 2018
Dear Rita and family,
We are so sorry to hear that Ray has left this world. We trust and pray that our Lord will grant him eternal life and will comfort you in your sorrow.
With love and sympathy from the Niedballa family.
9 July 2018
Dear Rita, Susan, Beverley and Lori,
Raymond was such a lovely man, which makes this great loss all the more impactful. He was always pleasant, even-keeled, clever and gentle... I know you will have so many fabulous memories of your early years together as well as of adventures you have enjoyed in the decades since.
Rita, I'm so glad that he was yours to enjoy for 60 years- that is a beautiful and unusual gift (but I wish you could have had even more). For Susan, Beverley and Lori- I know that he would have had something special and unique with each one of you, and has been a solid influence in the grandfather role as well.
Hugs to all four ladies as you reflect on and celebrate your time with this lovely gentleman.
Duane and Betty Martin
8 July 2018
Dear Rita, Lori, Susan, and Beverley and families,
Our deepest condolences on Ray's passing. May memories of good times spend with him sustain you at this time and in the days, weeks and months ahead.
We will treasure the memories of Ray from his trip out to our farm with Rita a number of years ago when they came to Saskatchewan to share in Rita's aunt and uncle's anniversary. His humour and many questions about the farm endeared him to us.
Our love and sympathy goes out to you.
5 July 2018
On behalf of myself and BC Assessment I send our deepest condolences. Ray continued to connect with us well after his retirement. His wit, wisdom and cheerfulness will truly be missed!
Tracy Wall, Acting Assessor
Thompson Okanagan Region- BC Assessment
Jack and Ruby Morton
4 July 2018
We offer our sincerest regrets on Rays passing
Along with other Vernonites we often midweekended at the Quilchena Ranch.
Ray was the appointed scorekeeper in his foursome, and to prepare for that\
task we played cribbage in the hotel each morning before breakfast.
The ladies always seemed to win
Our thoughts are with the family.
4 July 2018
What a wonderful life so full of love & respect from family,
and all who were fortunate enough to share it with Mr. Foisy.
The pain of loss will never go away, but will subside
as the memories come back to life for those who love & will always miss you.
What a wonderful legacy.
Our most sincere condolences,
Your N.S.M.A.A. Dojo family
2 July 2018
I worked with Ray for almost 20 years. He was a great boss and a good friend. I am so grateful that I had the chance to spend some time with him during his last few weeks. My thoughts and prayers are with Rita and his "girls".
29 June 2018
Rita, Lori, Susan and Beverley,
"When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
My heartfelt condolences go out to you all - Ray was a truly passionate, loveable and kind man; he was one of the good ones!
29 June 2018
I remember Mr. Foisy from my childhood as a handsome, gentle, patient man with a beautiful smile and great sense of humour.
May your wonderful memories of him bring you comfort in the days ahead.
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
Love, Monica Kleyn (Lellman)