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WITTUR, Raymond Albert

Passed away March 15th, 2016 at his home in Kelowna with wife Linda, cats and family at his side.

Ray was born in Penticton June 29, 1938 to the late Alfons and Kathleen (Sired) Wittur. The family moved to Black Mountain in 1950. Ray attended Penticton Elementary and Rutland High Schools.

He is survived by his wife Linda (Boulding), his six siblings Trudy Philpott, Glen (Pat), Rosalie Chatten (Jim), Gordon (Loretta), Richard and Laurie Hood (Gordie); his children Lea (Carol), Tracey, Derek; his grandchildren Randi-Lynn (Jeff ), Coletan Huston, Jennifer (Jonathan) and Quinten Larson; his mother-in-law Edna Boulding, sisters and brothers-in-law Patti (Jim), Tom (Toni), Janette, Jeff (Maxine); numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Ray was a hard working person from childhood, willing to try his hand at anything that he needed or was asked to help with. Leaving school after completing grade 10 he worked at Rutland Sawmill in the box plant then went to Kitimat as a chainman to survey the new townsite.  When he returned to Kelowna he continued in that career working with Okanagan Survey Services Ltd. and TE Ferguson Land Surveyors.  He was proud of having survey knowledge of most of Kelowna and area and was known to many as the best surveyor in town.

Ray and Linda purchased the Wittur family farm on Gallagher Road and grew ground crops. Ray became known as “the corn guy”.  Ray had a love of nature and animals, in particular, cats.  They were a comfort to him during his illness and they will miss him.

Thanks to Keith Roach for his nursing, care and support, Dr. Ronnald Schriemer, Home and Community Care, the Palliative Care Team for their compassion and assistance which allowed Ray to pass where and how he wished, with dignity and peace.

Ray suggested that you donate to the charity of your choice (ie BC Alzheimers Society, Kelowna SPCA, Kelowna Heart and Stroke Foundation) or just look after a stray as he said strays can be animal or human, as sometimes when we are a little lost we need someone to feed us or just give us a loving comforting pat.

The service will be held March 28th, 2016 at 1PM at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

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March 28th, 2016 at 1PM

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The service for WITTUR, Raymond Albert is scheduled for March 28th, 2016 at 1PM . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Eileen Rieger says:

    My sincerest condolences to the Wittur family

  • Jean Philpott says:

    I will always hold a special place in my heart for my Uncle Ray . Sincere Condolences to Linda and Family .

  • Denis and Judy Hauk says:

    Sorry for your loss, am sure Ray’s wit will be missed. A very positive individual who loved to add his knowledge to any conversation and give the correct facts as he knew them. Our condolences.
    Denis and Judy Hauk

  • Rachele Roach says:

    Wow, so many wonderful memories. Ray loved his cats!
    Sending love and warm thoughts to the close family and friends during this difficult time.

  • Carole Levesque says:

    Remembering great memories and laughter.

  • Joanne Beaulieu says:

    So very sorry to read of Ray’s passing ……sending caring condolences to all his dear family and close friends that have been deeply touched by having him in their lives all these wonderful years, with special mention to Lea, Tracy & Derek, as well as Trudy, and his other siblings that I knew from the early days in Joe Rich, and to his dear Linda, and all the extended family.

  • Patti Stone says:

    As you know Linda, I talked to Ray often on the phone …. but the best were my chats via FaceTime … it was really fun to show him the barn, my horse and really wonderful to connect with you two when I was in Bangkok. Ray was such a wonder man!

  • Sherry Philpott-Adhikary says:

    It was such a wonderful celebration of Uncle Ray’s life. Thank you to all who made the day so personable. It was great to see so many folks come to honour Ray’s memory and share stories of his life. He will surely be missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. Much love to his dear Linda.

  • Cathy Philpott says:

    Finally watched this the whole way through. So glad I could see it since I wasn’t there in person. Very nice photo tributes. I hope you are doing okay, Linda. Here is a photo from the family Christmas party.

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