Raymond (Ray) was born in 1958 in Campbellton, NB to Charles and Albertine Boudreau.
He was predeceased by his mother Albertine and father-in-law Georges Faucher.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 38+ years Denise; their three children Daniel (Ashley), Mario (Revée), and Chantal; his two grandchildren Olivier and Élodie; his father Charles; his siblings Louis (Verna) and Charline; his mother-in-law Rose Faucher; and many nieces and nephews.
Ray moved to Saskatchewan in 1980 after having been recruited by SaskTel. Ray had a satisfying 35 year career at SaskTel. In 1983, Ray met Denise at “La Soirée Acadienne” in Regina and the connection was instant. Ray and Denise loved to travel, collecting stories and friends along the way. Their 38 plus year marriage was full of love, music, and happy moments.
Ray’s three children were his pride and joy. He was always active and supportive of their activities and interests. He loved to share news of their lives to all who would listen. The family that Ray loved grew in 2009 with Daniel and Ashley’s marriage, and again with the birth of their children Olivier (2013) and Élodie (2016); and once more with Mario and Revée’s wedding in 2021. He had more family to love, more people to cheer on, and more stories to tell.
Ray was everyone’s cheerleader, there wasn’t a sport that went unwatched, or a family member’s event that was unattended – if he knew about it, he was there cheering.
Ray made friends wherever he went and had an incredible memory for names and faces. Most days, he could be found walking around Wascana Lake with his close friend Les, followed by a coffee at The Naked Bean. He also liked to go hiking with his partner in crime, Denise. He had an incredible sense of humour, loved music, and could tell a good story. He had a song for every occasion, and if there were no lyrics available, he made up his own, along with a dance.
Ray helped with the creation of the French School Board, volunteered at the Canada Summer Games, and participated at numerous French events over the years. He had a deep sense of pride in the Fransaskois and Acadian communities.
Ray was a man beloved by all who met him. We will greatly miss the twinkle in his eyes and his infectious laughter.
A Celebration of his Life will be held from Passage-Chartersville Chapel, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, (506) 857-1901, on Monday, July 3rd, 2023 at 11 am, followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in remembrance of Raymond may be made to the Regina Food Bank.
The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.