BROWNELL – Raymond William (Ray)
Passed away peacefully at Margery Cole on 30 October 2020 aged 92 years, with Lorraine & Margaret at his side. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Loving father of David, Lorraine, Margaret & Karen. Best ever father-in-law of Ken, Doug, & John. Grandfather of 9 and Great Grandfather of 9. Lifelong friend of Harry. Former husband of Ann.
Our sincere thanks to the dedicated staff of Margery Cole, especially in Banksia East for their ongoing and unconditional care, compassion and support of Ray and his family over the past 7 years.
Dad, I’ve been proud to help you through the final difficult years of your life and although you often tested my patience and sometimes asked for unachievable goals, I wouldn’t have it any other way. You gave up so much to be my dad and I thank you for the sacrifice you made. If I had the time over again, I would pick you. I will always love you and will miss you terribly.
Life is a song – sing it.
Life is a game – play it.
Life is a challenge – meet it.
Life is a dream – realize it.
Life is a sacrifice – offer it.
Life is love – enjoy it.
You sacrificed everything for love and I will never forget what you gave to me. You walked your own path on your own terms and gave everything.
You were never a mere mortal to me. You were a man of honour.
It was a privilege to be with you as you went to the light.
Thank you. Margaret
Farewell Ray, my Dad, a good, kind and hard working man, I am going to miss you. Memories I will treasure. I’m sad we couldn’t see each other before you left.
All my love, your daughter, Karen
We met when I was just 16 and partied when I was still 16. We met up again years later and were married in Mt Isa. We had a lovely son as well as our lovely 3 daughters. You were a very patient man and a grand husband and father. I will miss you very much and always remember you. God Bless. Ann.