GLOVER, Raymond Ernest
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September 25, 1940 - July 27, 2012
It is with very great sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Raymond Glover on July 27, 2012 in Surrey Memorial Hospital at the age of 71 years. He was predeceased by his parents Reg and Hilda Glover and his faithful pal "King", his constant companion compliments of the BC Guide Dog Program. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Carol, his son Cameron (Sharon), granddaughter Caitlin, his sister Joyce (Gerry), cousins Lorie (Ozzie and Ron ( Donna ) Ray began a lifelong relationship with The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) when he joined 2290 BCR RCACC (Cadet Corps) in 1953 and later when he joined the Regiment in 1956 attaining the rank of Sergeant. In later years, Ray became an active participant in the activities of the Regimental Association (becoming its President in March 2009), the Regimental Association's Charitable Trust and the Commanding Officer's Committee. Ray was extremely proud to be a "Duke" and to be awarded the Honorary Rank of Major. In 2008, he received official recognition from the Governor General of Canada on receiving the Caring Canadian Award and from the Minister of Veterans Affairs on receiving the Minister's Commendation. Additionally, he received Certificates of Appreciation from the Commander of 39 Canadian Brigade Group and the Commanding Officer of the Regiment. Professionally, Raymond was a dedicated employee of Woodward's Stores Limited for 30 years where he established many lifelong friendships. Additionally, for many years, Raymond served with the RCMP, as an Auxiliary Member, in Prince George and Surrey Detachments. Raymond's great personal qualities of humour, leadership and friendliness were always evident, either in the mess, at the lake or any social gathering of his many friends. He will be missed by his loving family and all of his many friends and colleagues. A celebration of Raymond's life will be held at The Drill Hall, home of the Regiment, 620 Beatty Street in Vancouver on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations in memory of Raymond to be sent to "The BC Regiment (DCO) Association Charitable Trust", #208-1899 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V5C 5T1. UP THE DUKES!
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2012