RAYMOND JOHN SCHULTZ
Raymond was born on Oct. 18, 1924 in Humbolt, Sask. He passed peacefully in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on July 17th, with his wife of 58 years, Ivy, by his side. Ray is survived by his loving wife and family – seven daughters, Marie (Ken), Betty-Ann (Bill), Terry-Mae (Harold), Sharon (John), Geraldine (Robert), Jennifer (Leander) and Beatrice (Terry); 17 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, two brothers Melvin and Kenneth (Bea) and one sister Irma. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Elizabeth; brothers Arthur, Clarence (Bud), Gerald and sister Jenny. Raised on a farm in Saskatchewan, he left home at an early age to begin a life of hard work. He had many jobs throughout his life – the shipyards in Vancouver, lumberjack in Ontario (where he met the love of his life, Ivy), a stint in the army, farmer in Sask., Schultz Sawmill in the Cariboo, powerlines over BC, pipe lines across the prairies, cement contractor in Salmon Arm, owner of general store in Alberta – to finally retiring in Chase, BC in the new home he built with his brother Mel. Ray and Ivy were married June 1949 in Ontario. They settled on the family farm in Sask., where they had five daughters. They moved to Clinton, BC in 1956 and had two more daughters. He was very proud of all his girls. Raymond was a gentle and loving father, grandfather, husband, and brother, a good neighbour and a loyal friend. His strong faith and dedication to the Rosary prayers were a great comfort to him and the family. He had an incredible sense of humour and liked to work with his hands. He enjoyed curling, golfing and gardening. He was much loved and will be dearly missed. Funeral mass was held Saturday, July 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Chase, BC with Father Bob Chisholm celebrant. Interment followed in the Chase Cemetery. Memorial donations in Ray’s name may be made to the CT Scan Campaign c/o Shuswap Hospital Foundation, the Lung Association or a charity of your choice.