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
Springfield Funeral Home
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.