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Haymour, Refai (Ray)

July 16, 1966 — July 6, 2012

Peacefully and courageously, Refai (Ray) Haymour passed away on July 6, 2012, after an intense battle with a very aggressive cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and the prayers of the many people whose lives he touched. Ray was described by all who knew him as a man who lived life fully. While his accomplishments are too many to list here, let it just be said that he was extremely successful in all endeavors and yet he always put people first, creating winning and supportive teams. Above anything else, Ray cherished foremost his family. He is survived by his loving wife Barb and his three sons, Jordan (14), Joel (12) and Justin (9) who are their pride and legacy. Ray parents, Sohila and Mohamed, along with his sisters, Rita (Ray), Hindy (Darren), Efaf (Pete), and Tammam; his maternal grandmother Fatima; his nephew Jeff, nieces Janelle and Jenna, and a large and loving extended family join together in loss while preparing to also celebrate his amazing 45 year life. Ray spent his early years in Calgary and then in Kelowna where he first met Barb. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree which led him to his professional life in Vancouver, where he and Barb together made their home and their own family with the three boys. To get a break from their busy schedules and just be together with family, Ray, Barb, and their boys spent as much time as possible in Kelowna, their second home. Ray loved to play hockey, golf and water sports whenever he could and modeled a winning spirit and passion for sport and life. Now Ray joins his grandfather Albert and Uncle Adel Abougoush, two men with whom he shared so many fine qualities. His extensive family and network of friends and colleagues loved Ray dearly. His influence will be present with us always. We invite all friends and family to join us for a funeral service on Saturday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. at The Delta Grand Okanagan, Okanagan Room, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Refai Ray Haymour to InspireHealth at www.inspirehealth.ca. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com or www.rayhaymour.com



Funeral service on Saturday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m

The Delta Grand Okanagan, Okanagan Room,

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The service for Haymour, Refai (Ray) is scheduled for Funeral service on Saturday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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The Delta Grand Okanagan, Okanagan Room,

1310 Water Street Kelowna, BC


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  • Lisa (Stacey) Malo says:

    I will be coming on saturday to offer my condolensces. Ray was very dear to me, and I am deeply saddened by this loss, as I know so many other are as well. This is a truly devastating tragedy. My heart, love, and prayers go out to Barb, their boys, and the entire family.

    God bless, and an abundance of hugs,

    Lisa Malo

  • Albert & Rose Ferrara says:

    To Mohamed and Sohila & all the Families.

    We wish to extend our sincere condolences,and let you know you are in our thouhgts and prayers.
    The love and memories you shared
    will live on forever in your hearts.
    God bless you all, and provide you with the strength needed during this difficult time.
    We are praying for you,and your family.

    Big hugs and kisses
    Albert,Rose, Luisa,Antonio Ferrara

  • Mark and Paola Turner and Family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    May you find comfort in memories and strength in each other’s love throughout this difficult time.

  • Ken Warren says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss.

    Ken Warren
    Business associate of Pete’s

  • Kathy & Mimma (Cucinotta) & Dave Fredriksen says:

    Rita, We are all so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, our thoughts are with you and your whole Family. Kathy

  • Joanne Latham says:

    Efaf, Pete and Jenna,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your Brother and Uncle. Thinking of you all,
    Joanne, Andrew, Hope and Ollie Latham

  • Waleed Jazrawi says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Al-Baqqiya Fe Hiatkum.

    Waleed Jazrawi, Calgary

  • Lawrence salloum says:

    To mike ,sohila and family
    I am very sorry for your devastating loss
    I wish you all the strength and Gods mercy
    In dealing with this tragedy
    Coming from a person who still struggles in dealing with the loss of a love one I know what you are dealing with
    I know in time you will prevail
    Your friend
    Lawrence Shelley and Michelle Salloum

  • The Brady, Robbins, Omana, and Ranson Families says:

    To Barb, the boys, Mohamed Sohila, and all of the Haymour and Abougoush family-

    We are so very sad to hear about Refai’s passing. He was a kind and wonderful person. You are all so special in our hearts and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Love Always, Aunt Pat’s family

  • Sheila Speers and Fred Wong says:

    Sincere condolences to the extended Haymour family. Although I only briefly met Ray a couple of times, I was fortunate to hear about Ray’s zest for life, his love for his family and his many accomplishments through workplace conversations over the years with his sister, Rita. I can only imagine the loss that you are all feeling. Our thoughts are with you.

    Sincere regards…..Sheila and Fred Wong

  • Carol Romanchuk (nee Hoffman) says:

    My most sincerest condolences to the family of Ray Haymour.

    I went to senior high with Ray and graduated with him in 1984.
    I will always remember his wonderful smile, sense of humour and good nature.

    “May friends comfort you,
    Faith uphold you,
    Loving memories heal your heart,

    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Sincerely Carol

  • Sara Hamidi and Reza Nouri says:

    Dear Barb, Jordan, Joel, Justin, and the rest of the family,
    Words cannot express the depth of pain and sadness we feel since Ray’s passing. We can only take solace in the fact that we were also amongst the most fortunate to have been touched by Ray’s kindess and generosity in the past. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Ray’s extended and loving family. May you find the strength to reminisce and to cherish every memory you have of Ray’s amazing life.
    Sara, Reza, Armon, and Melika

  • Linda and Tom Atkinson, Vi and Fred Bloomfield says:

    To Sohila, Mike and Family,
    We are deepened saddened by the loss of your dear son. Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love Linda Tom, Vi and Fred

  • Marianne, Eric, Markus & Tomas Vissers says:

    Words can not describe the sadness we feel for your loss. Refai was a great man, husband and father. He had our respect from the first time we met him. Refai extended a helping hand whenever he could and his interpretation of help way exceeded the norm. Barb, Jordan, Joel and Justin we love you guys and will always be here for you. God bless and may Refai’s spirit always be with you.

  • Bobbie & Bruce Currie says:

    Dear Barb & family,
    We are deeply saddened to read of the loss of Ray. Although we do not know you nor Ray, we have been friends with Ray’s family, his parents Sohila & Mike as well as his grandmother Fatima & his late grandfather Alberta for many years. Ray has a very loving, kind & caring family that we hold with the highest regard. Please extend our condolences to Sohila, Mike & Fatima.
    Our sincere sympathy,
    Bobbie & Bruce Currie ( Vi & Fred Bloomfield’s daughter)

  • Angie Casoria says:

    To Mohamed and Sohila and the rest of the wonderful Family.
    We wish to extend our heartfelt and deepest condolences and let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.Refai was a great and wonderful man and he will be missed by all who knew him.The love and memories we shared
    will live on forever in our hearts.God Bless you all at this sad and difficult time.Much love,hugs and kisses.
    Angie Casoria and Family

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