Wedge, Raymond Joseph

March 24, 1945 – April 13, 2018
at the age of 73 years.

Service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 2385 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 am, Celebrant Father George LaGrange OMI, reception to follow.

AKA Rhino Ray passed on April 13, 2018 in Kamloops following an emergency surgery.  After 3 years of struggling his body finally succumbed.  But just like Ray, he was alert, aware and ready to meet the new challenges ahead.  With a peaceful smile on his face, he passed away in his sleep, now free from all suffering.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judy, his son Philip (Liz), grandchildren: Keith and Emily, 3 brothers: Roy, Len (Gail), Adrien (Sherry) 5 sisters:  Aldine (Alyre), Lilly, Cecile (Dave), Anne (Lou), Diane (Randy) and many Eastern nieces and nephews.
He shared a special closeness to his BC nieces: Kim, Jamie-Lee (Sebastien), Dunnell (Mat) and nephew Steven (Krsytyna), a very special BC fishing “Buddy Blaine”, and many wonderful friends.
He is predeceased by his brothers: Louis and Julien and his three children: Kevin, Keith and Karen.
In lieu of flowers, Ray asked that donations be sent to the Royal Inland Hospital Vascular Surgical Dept.



  1. Our deepest condolences …Judy and family sending hugs and prayers through this difficult time.
    Rest In Peace Ray we are going to miss that beautiful smile and personality …..and those big warm hugs,

  2. I shared your pain when you buried two son and I celebrate your Joy at your reuinion.
    It will be strange to not hear Judy Judy Judy in your crazy French accent. You had a big heart and were always there for everyone. You will be missed but always remembered with much love and respect.

  3. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Ray…Our thoughs and prayers our with you Judy…

  4. So sorry for your loss Judy. I fondly remember playing Canasta with you guys.

  5. Dear Judy, Children, grandchildren, Families & friends,
    It is with great sorrow we read this news. Ray has always been such a joy to know & spend time with. We so enjoyed his lovingness & his zest for life. He will be dearly missed by All & many.
    My God bless his soul & all the good works of his life.
    May God bless each of you: his loved ones; comfort & sooth you in this time of loss & in the times ahead….
    Most sincerely & with great love to you All,
    Cousins Patty & Ryan Schrader

  6. Aunt Judy, Philip, Liz, Keith and Emily, our sincerest condolences your in our thoughts and prayers and we love you all

  7. So sorry for you loss….you probably don’t know me but he was a cousin of mine ..I’m the Daughter of Expedit and Anita Gallant might know my sister Chris from Innisfail…from our family we send our condolences and big hug to one and each of you

  8. Our sincerest condolences Judy and family. Ray will be missed.

  9. Bye baby You gave it your all and then some/ Thanks for the 45 year run

  10. Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Ray was a pivotal member of the Blind Bay Community. He will be missed.

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