July 31, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Laurie Ann Raga passed away unexpectedly July 31, 2023, at the age of 61. Laurie was born in Campbell River with a naturally sweet and kind soul, a heart of gold and big smile for everyone she met.
Laurie's youth was full of family and friends. She was very athletic, involved in most any sport, especially track & field and volleyball. Laurie worked at the Pulp and Paper Mill for many years and enjoyed her responsibilities in the lab. She was a good friend to her many colleagues.
Over Laurie's lifetime she was constantly mentoring and coaching those that also faced adversity, most notably as a coach for the Special Olympics for many years. Despite all the many challenges Laurie faced in her life, she continued with love, light and laughter. Rarely would you find Laurie quiet as she was always lifting spirits of those around her.
In 2006 Laurie was awarded the Dragon Boat Braveheart Award at the Relay for Life. In 2021 she was nominated and acknowledged for the Courage to Come Back Award. Laurie lives within each of us she has touched in her lifetime. Her love, compassion, generosity, courage, and humour will always live on.
Laurie is survived by her spouse Pat Cadden (stepchildren Travis and Melanie). Beloved brother Wayne, Sister Denise (Bill) and family Cory, Dalyce (Dan), Pierina. Brother, Chris (Marie), and family Grady and Bailey (Rob).
Predeceased by her Mother Sonia Raga, Father George Raga, and Partner Doug Bruce. We will miss Laurie. She will be forever loved. Our family is grateful to know that Laurie is at peace.
Celebration of Life and reception will be held at the Sportsplex, 1800 South Alder Street, September 23, 2023 at 1pm.
Donations can be made to the Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
"Nothing you wear is more
important than your smile."