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WRAY, Captain Edward Arnold

December 3, 1925 — February 22, 2014

Survived by his loving wife and partner of 66 years, Betty Wray, and four of his five children, Nicole (John) de Melo, Cindy (David) Peterson Good, Edd Wray, Peter (Moe) Wray, and Sherri Pon, his beloved grandchildren, Geena (Darren Hopp) Jackson, Shain (Suzy) Jackson, Lisa Kelly, Tiana (Dave) Taylor, Kelsey (Tyler) Marchen and Victoria (Mike) Phillips and great grandchildren, Charlie, Talula, Alexis, Easton, Claire, Hudson and Jackson.  Ed was predeceased by his daughter Juanita Jackson in 2002.

Ed was born in Vancouver and spent his life in the towns and cities of the West Coast.  He accomplished more in his 88 years than most people could in two lifetimes.  He was a veteran of World War ll, a sea captain who attained his Unlimited Masters Certificate, a high-rigger, logger, fisher, boat-builder, sharpshooter, builder of houses and walls; an inventor, a skilled pool player, a gifted carver.  Ed could fix or make anything and his motto was “the impossible just takes a little longer.”  He loved the Artic.  He was highly intelligent, an excellent writer and an entertaining story-teller.  He was bigger than life and left an indelible impression on everyone he met.  His passing leaves an unfillable void in our lives.

Memorial service to be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation in memory of Capt. Ed Wray.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for WRAY, Captain Edward Arnold is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm . 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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  • Merle Wray says:

    We will miss you so Dad, you were a giant in our lives and the hole you left can never be filled. WE WILL THINK OF YOU ALWAYS.

  • Marilyn (Hopkins) Hedman says:

    Betty and family. I just read with sadness the passing of Captain Wray. My husband and I are down in the desert or I would be there to pay my respects on the 8th. Please accept my condolences.

  • shawna says:

    My heart goes out to you Mrs. Wray – lots of hugs xxoo

    Shawna – TD

  • john and Sherry Cannataro says:

    Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers go out to you Peter and your family.

  • E.H. Lupkes says:

    I am very sorry that i heard
    of the passing of Ed.

  • Victoria says:

    The great chocolate bunny carve <3 We miss you.

  • Audrey Reimer says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Tanner...Garet and Marnie says:

    Dearest Betty and family,
    We send our condolences to you and the family. We have frequently heard what a unique person Capt. Ed really was.
    Thinking of you with love.
    Marnie and Garet Tanner (in California)

  • Darlene Finnigan says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you & your family on the passing of your Dad, Nicki. He sounds like quite the guy – and will be sorely missed. Take care.

  • Phoebe Anne Lemmon says:

    On behalf of my mother whose husband was at Lakeview Lodge with the Captain.
    “There’s something uncanny about Ed’s passing on the same day that Bill died. No longer are we ladies-in-waiting. I’m sure your belief system offers you the comfort you need. As for me, I am remembering a passage from the Baha’i writings, “I have made death a messenger of joy to thee: wherefore dost thou grieve?” I am glad our paths crossed and wish you peace.

  • Colleen Green says:

    Betty and family: I’m so sorry to hear of the “Captains” passing.Grateful to have met him and family members. He was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. He is larger then life and definitely commanded and deserved respect! My prayers go out to the family, with an extra prayer for Betty.

  • Susan Lee says:

    Dear Betty and Family,so sad to read of Ed’s passing,thinking of you all.Susan

  • Joanne Ellis says:

    Dear Betty and family – so sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. We have many great memories of him when you lived at the Harbour especially when you lived in the house just across the beach from Mon and Dad. He was a great story teller and will be sadly missed. Rusty and Joanne Ellis(Cameron) and Jim Cameron.

  • Linda Nordick says:

    Dear Betty,Nicky, Cindy, Ted, Peter and families..Roger and I send our love and prayers to you all. If we could be there we would be..we loved Ed and it was so good to have visited with him with you Betty. Its hard to put into words what a lifetime of respect and admiration and love really mean when you love someone and please know that it was an honor to know “Mr.Wray” for 56 years..wow..is it that long..anyways I will miss him lots and when I’m out in my boat I will think of him and Betty, I will see you soon..hugs to you all…love Linda xoxox

  • Cheryl Marchen says:

    Dear Betty and family
    Hope knowing that you’re thought of in a kind and loving way
    Will help to ease your sorrow and bring you peace today.

  • Doug and Cathy Campbell says:

    We were sorry to hear of “Captain” Ed’s passing and thinking of him and the “Wray” family brings back nothing but fond memories as we spent so much time together in our youth in Langdale. Our prayers are with you all as you go through this season of change. From Texas, with love, Doug and Cathy

  • Doug and Cathy Campbell says:

    A memory from the past….

  • Jacquie Rice says:

    So very sorry to read of Mr. Wray’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of your whole family half a century ago. God Bless all of you.

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