Ric (Montgomery) Wray
May 27, 1960 – April 5, 2021
It is with deep sadness and a broken heart that I announce the passing of Ric (Montgomery) Wray. Ric leaves behind his wife Miriam Stoltz, mother Doramae Wray, numerous family and friends and Charlie.
Ric loved life and there was never a dull moment. Filled with many adventures or misadventures depending upon your involvement. He was intelligent, entertaining, positive, upbeat, generous and unapologetically himself. His sometimes prickly exterior hid a big softie. He loved dogs and shared a special bond with Charlie, our nephew’s dog. Ric was involved in many activities over the years but the one that topped the list was fishing in its many forms. The much anticipated trips south every year always included a fishing excursion or three.
Ric had a varied career but eventually found his passion in carpentry. He became a journeyman carpenter and eventually started his own building and renovations company. Towards the latter part of his career his focus was custom kitchens. In 2017 we moved from the lower mainland to Sidney on Vancouver Island where he retired.
Ric loved Sidney and all that it had to offer. Quiet, relaxing, friendly and is where he found peace.
Ric never tired of the wonderful views along the waterfront, playing with every dog that came along, the quick and easy access to fishing or soaking up the sun in his blue chair. Where every once in a while he enjoyed a scotch and cigar.
Nearly 13 years ago Ric was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer. Something he shared with very few, never wanting to be treated any differently. His passion for life, positive attitude and sense of humour never faded.
Your well-worn sun hat is perched on your now empty blue chair. You were the love of my life, best friend and protector for 32 years. I love you, miss you and you will forever be in my heart. Nightie night sweetie.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date when it is safe for everyone to get together. Until then, the best way to honour Ric’s memory is to get out and enjoy the day or do whatever it is that brings a smile to your face. If you are so inclined, Ric’s charity of choice is the S.P.C.A.