MWO Raymond “Ray” Belanger, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Master Warrant Officer Raymond “Ray” Belanger, CD (Ret’d), peacefully on 12 October 2020 at Pinantan Lake BC at age 71. Ray served a 27 year career with the Canadian Military Engineers.
Raymond joined the Canadian Forces in 1967 and, after his basic training at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC, he was posted to Canadian Forces Base Greenwood NS. Other postings that followed thoughout his career included CFB Lahr, Germany, CFB Bagotville QC, CFB Calgary AB and, finally, to CFB Comox in 1989. Ray retired from the Canadian Forces in 1994 as a Master Warrant Officer and remained in the Comox Valley. He was a long-term resident of Courtenay BC but had lived in Ashcroft BC in the BC Interior since 2019. In his retirement, Ray loved traditional archery, woodworking, fishing, animals as well as fine food and drink.
At Ray’s request no funeral or service was held. A memorial is planned for Spring 2021 in the Comox Valley. Anyone wishing to be informed of the date/time/place, please e-mail Katie Britton. On line condolences can be sent to the funeral home.