It is with deep regret that we lost one of our members, Ray Moscrip.
Our condolences go out to his Family and Friends.
Ray made a very generous bequest that, in lieu of flowers it was his wish that donations may be made to the Coopers Green Hall rebuild Project.
Donations to the project may be sent to the Sunshine Coast Regional District, attention Tina Perreault, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt, BC.V0N 3A1.
We are very grateful for Ray’s thoughtfulness, and in recognition of his kindness his gift will be acknowledged at the “New Community Hall” upon its completion.
On behalf of the Membership
September 22, 1949 – February 18, 2017
“Farmer Ray”, “Roofer Ray”, “Grandpa Ray” …aka Ned Ray loved his family. He is survived by his partner Helen (Nana), his kids, Lithene (James), Anndrias, Raven (Dawn), Damon (Jax), his six grandchildren: Jesse, Georgia, Brendin, Rowan, Nathan, Paige and sister Leanna Whitaker (children).
Ray lived his whole life on the Sunshine Coast. Orville and Eve raised him in Selma Park and he graduated from Elphinstone Secondary School. Not one for travel or excess, he had very simple tastes and was happiest at home on the farm.
Ray made an idyllic life for himself. He built a home in Halfmoon Bay and created an organic farm and apple orchid pretty much from scratch, complete with berry bushes, beehives and a small pond on the property. Ray created a little piece of paradise.
Ray was also a roofer. If you have a high quality cedar shake roof on the Sunshine Coast, then you knew Ray. He started his own ‘Wave Roofing’ business over 30 years ago.
Ray enjoyed rock ‘n roll music, loved German beer, fishing and his dogs. He was a quiet man only outspoken when voicing his pro-environmental beliefs and politics. He embraced all aspects of the local First Nations culture and was a passionate member of the Halfmoon Bay Advisory Committee and The Bee Club.
Ray produced organic fruits and vegetables. The produce was shared by family and enjoyed by people all over the Sunshine Coast via the Saturday Farmers Market in Sechelt, Wednesday Farm Gate market in Roberts Creek and the Halfmoon Bay Apple Festival.
Ray will be missed. He passed away peacefully at home but was taken quickly, his diagnosis only coming in November last year.
Heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Care nurses and Ray’s longtime friend, Linda Williams.
A Remembering Ray gathering of family and friends will be held at the farm in the Spring when the fruit trees will be in blossom (date to be advised).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coopers Green Hall Rebuild Project: Via the Sunshine Coast Regional District, 1975 Field Road, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A1, Attention: Tina Perreault.