September 9, 1951 – February 18, 2020
With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Ray on February 18th, 2020. He is survived by his son Jordan Haber, his mother Aileen Haber, his sister Patti Seymour and 2 nephews, Len and Kalen Seymour. He was predeceased by his father Tony Haber in 2000, with whom he was very close.
Ray was born in Vancouver B.C. and was adopted at 4 weeks of age by loving parents who brought him to be raised in Vernon B.C.
During his life, Ray worked in different jobs ranging from a bookkeeper to a salesman for plumbing and hardware stores. After the passing of his father, Ray began to look for new work all over the province. He found an ad for NorthStar Hardware in Invermere and was thrilled when Leo Bukovinik decided to hire him to fill a position. Once there, he fell in love with his job, the people and the environment.
Ray had many hobbies through his life; most were with animals. From saltwater aquariums, breeding cockatiels, and fancy canaries to his longest passion of falconry. Over his nearly 20 years of being in Invermere, Ray made many friendships and always enjoyed spending time with the locals. He always had great stories about the town and its people.
The family would like to thank Duane (Ed), Rose and Kevin for all their years of friendship and support to Ray. He loved you very much. We can’t thank you enough for all the love and help you’ve given us, the family, through this time.
We are planning a celebration of life to be held at the end of March.
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