Holgate, Raymond Lee. Feb. 14, 1932 – Oct. 12, 2011. It is with great sorrow that we wish to announce the passing of Ray Holgate on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 with his whole loving family around him. He was pre-deceased by his parents Norm and Tina Holgate and his brother Earl and sister Barb. Surviving is his true love and wife of 55 years, Donna (Johnston) Holgate, his sons, Mike (Jill) Holgate, Ken (Kathie) Holgate and daughter Sharon (Gerhard) Griep, 6 grandchildren (Kellie, Janelle, Madison, Marcus, Stephanie and Alex), 2 step grandchildren (Aleisha & Cody) a sister, Dolly Greensides and many nieces and nephews. Ray was a parts man, an automotive body repairman and painter, a truck driver, and a welder, but will probably be remembered most fondly for being a Langley School Bus Driver for more than 20 years. Ray was very passionate about everything he did. He was extremely friendly to anyone that would take the time to talk. Ray was very optimistic in life and that is how he was with his 2 1/2 year fight with colon/liver cancer too. He loved the Lord with all his heart and he wanted everyone to know how important that was. He was an active member of Cloverdale Baptist Church. We wish to thank Dr. Peter Methven, his Langley Palliative Care nurses and Pastor Fred and Pastor Rob from Cloverdale Baptist Church for helping us to get through this time of grieving.

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