LITKENHAUS, Raymond Arthur January 26, 1920 - September 26, 2012 Loving husband, father, grandfather, great -grandfather, and friend. Ray was predeceased by his mother Elsie Litkenhaus, father Art Litkenhaus and Connie Bumgarner, his loving wife of 45 years. Survived by daughter Jaimi, and grandchildren Justin (Britni), Katie (Stephen), Schaefer, Great-grandson Noah, and companion Erna Jacobs. Born in Limerick, Saskatchewan. He grew up in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and later attended the University of Alberta from 1937 to 1941 graduating with a Mining Engineering Degree. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Sub Lieutenant(E) RCNVR. During his service years he spent 2 years with the Royal Navy in the Indian ocean and several years on convoy duty with the Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic. Upon his discharge as Lieutenant Commander (E) Ray worked at several mining companies before establishing a Geophysical Consulting Firm in Toronto. Ray's next adventure took him to Florida where he started a manufacturer's representatives firm. He also established an Environmental Equipment operation and held a patent in this field. Ray served as President of the Water Environment Federation of Florida for one year. He married Connie Bumgarner in 1945 and they raised one daughter Jaimi in Jacksonville, FL. Ray and Connie moved to Victoria in the late 1980's to care for Ray's mother. While living in Victoria he was on the charter Board of CABC, Alzheimer Provincial Board and was a member of the Oak Bay Kiwanis Club, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Burma Star Association. A Memorial Service will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra St, on Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m. with a reception to follow the service. Donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, 1510 Fort St. Victoria, BC V8S 5J2.
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2012