Raymond Morris Victor Brandt

Raymond Morris Victor Brandt


Beloved husband of Vivianne, passed away February

23, 2012.  He is survived by his children: Valerie (Jerry)

Harris, Todd (Judy), Steven (Angie), Karen (Martin) Piatt, hisgrandchildren: Nichole (Dan) Mayer, Chelsey Mayer,

Dr. Meghan (Steve) Garner, Sean, Natalie and Cooper; great grandchildren: Austin, Michael, Angela, Abbey;

brothers Omer (Sophie), Al, sister Lorette (Alaine), Gloria Petre and children, extended family John (Dani) Mayer, Zae

Robertson, Brian and Carole Tallon.  Predeceased by grandson Jasper Raymond and nephew Greg Campbell.  Ray was born in Swan Lake, Manitoba on September 23, 1931 to Cyril and Maria Brandt (deceased).  Ray was a 29 year veteran of the R.C.M.P. with postings in BC, Ottawa and Saskatchewan.  He met Vivianne McDiarmid in

Kamloops and was smitten, and they were married on

August 11, 1956.  Ray cherished Viv (she saved him so

often!), his four children, their spouses and grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Despite trying to portray a

tough-cop demeanor, he had a soft heart and undertook many compassionate acts in his life.  Ray had an immense admiration for the natural world, enjoying every moment at the Adams Lake cabin, fishing with his kids on the

Clearwater River, building the log cabin and watching the prairie sunrise from his goose pit or the surf tumble in

Hawaii.  Ray’s quick wit engaged people immediately, creating lifelong friendships with people from across

Canada.  A consummate entertainer, Ray loved to perform his “rain dance”, tell tall tales, play practical jokes or cut a rug with Viv, always accompanied with a song or some

talented whistling.  He was always happy working with his skilled hands, from woodworking to plumbing or just

tinkering.  He hated computers with a passion!  Ray’s biggest privilege was being in charge of the Honour Guard for John Diefenbaker’s funeral.  He loved curling, fishing, camping, skating and hockey and playing bridge.  Ray loved the quality of life he and mom shared at the Lexington.  His retirement years spent with family and friends were the

happiest of his life.  His many friends at the Lexington will miss him as much as he will miss them.  He loved his family and will be greatly missed by all of us!!!  A heartfelt thanks to all of the doctors, nurses and support staff in Emergency, and the ICU/Cardiac Unit, Kelowna General Hospital and a very special thanks to Dr. Rolf, Dr. McCauley and Dr.

Campbell.  A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held on

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Lexington Clubhouse, 650 Lexington Drive, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ICU/

Cardiac Unit, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. 

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