BELAIR, Leo Raymond Rheal. It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Leo Raymond Rheal (Ray) Belair , born on January 19, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec. He passed away September 8, 2014. In 1948, Ray moved to Hope where he met and married Emily Murphy, she was the love of his life. They raised two children Jenny & Leo in Laidlaw.
Ray was predeceased by his mother and father and his wife Emily (1980), brother Maurice (1996) and daughter Jenny (2011). Ray is survived by his son Leo (Connie) and grandchildren Wade, Chad and Calvin and their spouses. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Sloan, Nixon and Kiera, and by his loving sisters Joan and Darlene of Ontario and by his very special friend Edie and numerous nieces and nephews. The Belair family would like to thank their wonderful family and friends for the flowers, visits and support during this difficult time. A special thank you to the staff at the Fraser Hope Lodge for all you’ve done in making Ray’s last years so comfortable. Grandpa loved all of you.
We will all miss Grandpa’s crazy sense of humor, his smile, his stories and the special love he had for his family. He will live in our hearts forever. A small family gathering was held at his home on September 11. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Fraser Hope Lodge in Ray’s name.