LANGILLE Ray­mond Emery

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Age 84 passed away peace­fully with his fam­ily by his side on Jan­uary 3rd, 2019. Ray was born in River John on Fe­bru­ary 25th, 1934 to Emery and Is­abel (Peel) Langille. Af­ter grow­ing up on the Moun­tain Road, he moved to Toronto in 1955 and re­turned to Nova Sco­tia in 1972. Ray was a jack-of-all trades. From tire build­ing at Goodyear, to driv­ing an am­bu­lance, to bar­tend­ing, to work­ing in the woods, to be­com­ing a mem­ber of Labours In­ter­na­tional, to own­ing his own restau­rant, to run­ning a hobby farm, to own­ing a con­crete busi­ness and every­thing else in be­tween. Ray also en­listed in the Cana­dian Armed Forces Re­serves in 1953 and was proud of the years he served. He was a life­long mem­ber of St. Ge­orge’s Pres­by­te­rian Church where he served on the Board of Man­agers and also be­came an Elder. He was an ac­tive mem­ber of the River John Lion’s Club since 1973, serv­ing as King Lion sev­eral times and he was al­ways happy to do the Bingo run with Buster. He was also proud to have been awarded the Melvin Jones Fel­low from the Li­ons Club In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion for his Hu­man­i­tar­ian Ser­vices. He was a mem­ber of the River John Fire De­part­ment, the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 108, the North Shore Health Ser­vices (LFMH) Foun­da­tion and was on the Board for the North Shore Rec Cen­tre. Ray was a guid­ing force for many achieve­ments of the or­ga­ni­za­tions he chose to de­vote his time to. Ray leaves be­hind his daugh­ters, Louise (Greg) Daw­son, Hamil­ton; Leona (Ray) Bail­lie, River John; Lisa Langille, Fred­er­ic­ton; and cho­sen son, Ray­mond (Doris) Langille, Po­plar Hill; his lov­ing grand­chil­dren, Mike (An­drea Flores) Daw­son; Chris (Kirsty) Daw­son; Sean (Jen­nie Ni­jsse) Daw­son; James (Ash­ley) LeGres­ley; Brit­tany LeGres­ley; Greg (Lori Levesque) Bail­lie; Chris­tine (Paul) Richard­son; Sarah (Alex Green) MacAl­lis­ter, Jen­nifer (Ciaran Lane) MacAl­lis­ter; Rachel MacAl­lis­ter; Matthew (Eme­lyne Mar­shall) Langille; An­drew (Kara Weather­bie) Langille; his great­grand­chil­dren, Sophia, Matthew, Leah, Maya, Madeleine and Char­lie Daw­son; Jaime and Jor­dyn LeGres­ley; Tris­tan Bail­lie; Myles, Mitchell and Mor­gan Richard­son; and one great-great­grand­son, Daxon Bail­lie But­ler; also left be­hind are his sis­ter, Shirley David­son and many nieces and neph­ews. Ray was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents; his daugh­ter, Shirley LeGres­ley; his half­brother, El­roy Langille; brother-in-law, Ed­ward David­son; and his beloved fur­buddy, Buster. Visi­ta­tion will be held in St. Ge­orge’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, River John on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7th, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held at St. Ge­orge’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, River John on Tues­day, Jan­uary 8th, 2019 at 2:00pm. Grave­side com­mit­tal ser­vice will take place at a later date in Moun­tain Road Ceme­tery, River John. Fam­ily flow­ers only. In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Moun­tain Road Ceme­tery (Box 69, River John) or to a char­ity of your choice. You may also choose to re­mem­ber Ray by vol­un­teer­ing your time to bet­ter your com­mu­nity, spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends or ful­fill­ing a dream you have. We would like to ex­tend sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion and grat­i­tude to Dr. Robert Bush and the staff at the Lil­lian Fraser Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal, Tata­m­agouche as well as the staff at Maple­wood Manor, Tata­m­agouche for the ex­cel­lent care they pro­vided for our Dad. www.mclaren­fu­

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