Born in Tatamagouche, NS, he was the son of the late Winslow and Mabel Mayo (Higgins). Raymond was viewed as a hard worker from the moment that he began helping his father on the farm as a child. This strong work ethic followed him throughout his life as he achieved respectable positions in the Canadian Armed Forces as well as Swift’s and the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires.
Raymond was a fun-loving individual with one of the warmest hearts. Although he was a man of little words, he always knew how to make them count. In his lifetime, he enjoyed caring for his pets, going for walks, and taking pictures — he never wanted a moment to be forgotten. Bowling was a passion for Raymond. He enjoyed this sport not only as a player but also as a coach to his daughter for many years. Above all else, however, Raymond loved spending time with his family and friends.
Raymond will be sadly missed by his wife, Ann Mayo; daughter, Meta Babin (Mayo); two sisters, Lois Slaunwhite (Mayo) and Maxine Harasychuk (Mayo); brother, Curtis Higgins; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Aside from his parents, Raymond was predeceased by his two sisters; Meta Martell (Mayo) and Jean Mosher (Mayo).
Resting at Passage Funeral Chapel, 625 Mountain Road (corner West Lane), Moncton. The visitation will be from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017. A Royal Canadian Legion Service will be held at 1:50pm. Funeral will be held at 2:00pm at Passage Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charlotte Youland officiating. Burial will be held in Tatamagouche, NS at a later date.
Donations in Raymond’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Debbie McGivney for helping us care for Raymond over the past four years. You were always willing to go out of your way to make any of Raymond’s wishes come true and for that, we say thank you.
Funeral arrangements under the professional care of
Coopérative Funéraire Passage Funeral Co-operative
3754, Route 134
Shediac Bridge, NB, E4R 1T3
Tel: (506) 532-1050