Bev, Teecie, Irma and Ray enjoying a feed in their gazebo in Trenton summer of 2012
Kyle with his Mom. Summer of 2012 during the 50th. anniversary of Bev and Ray at Trenton.
Jake with Sandra MacMillan at Trenton anniversary party 2012
Cousins. Front Judy and Colette. Middle row L-R Nancy and Brenda. Back L-R Pamela, Gordie, Linda, Bruce and Sandra
Photo taken  in  1939 on  Baker St. New Waterford, NS. L-R bottom Joe and Ray, Isobel and Mike on the top.  

 Raymond and Beverly. It is hard to say one name without the other. Ray is the youngest son of Margaret and Joe. He was born on October 15, 1936 in New Waterford. As a young boy Ray was reared in a home where his Mom played the most beautiful piano music for a few hours every day. It was not long before he began to experiment with this musical instrument in his own way. Chiefly he played by ear. The piano became his heart and he soon mastered it.

He joined the Royal Canadian Air force in 1955 and decided to take a discharge after 3 years. He wanted to learn the watch-making trade but after awhile he took a job working in a coal mine in New Waterford. Shortly after beginning work he was involved in a terrible accident that brought him near death. Fortunately for us all, he survived and while recouping, he met the love of his life, Beverly Kendall. She was the daughter of Jim and Jane
Kendall of New Waterford. They met at a dance and Ray was hooked. Bev soon graduated from nursing school as a Registered Nurse.

They were married on June 2, 1962. By this time Ray had re-entered the air force where he continued to serve for the next 22 years.

The next few years in the air force took them to bases in Canada as well as in France and Italy. They raised two beautiful girls, Judy and Brenda and after serving in semi isolation in Moosonee in northern Ontario they were transferred to Trenton, Ontario where they purchased a home. Bev found a job as a nurse with the Victorian Order of Nurses where she carried out her duties caring for patients in their homes.

They had a very small travel trailer when they arrived in Trenton. Finding a place to live was tough. The little family of 4 lived somehow in that tiny trailer for a couple of months before a friend of Bev’s at work mentioned there was a house for sale on Sidney St. It was perfect for them and the sale was completed.

Judy and Brenda were wonderful students and worked their way through the Trenton school system and soon graduated from high school. Judy went on to university obtaining a science degree and teacher license. Soon she met Paul Couture  who was a teacher as well. They settled in their new home in Kingston, Ontario, and adopted 2 adorable children Mattie and Beth.

Brenda married Darrell and have two boys, Kyle and Jake and until recently had a nice home near Bellville. In 2013 they moved into their beautiful new home on the Rideau river near Ottawa.

Ray retired from the air force and found employment in a garden center for the next 6 years. Bev retired from the VON and after working part time with the VON chose total retirement.

Ray’s love for music never left him. He and the piano were as one. His talent is unmatched and to hear him play is an experience never to be forgotten. He has played in the Trenton City Band and with the Starliters Orchestra for many years. He played at the many dances staged for the Knights of Columbus. He played for pie socials, berry socials and often played in senior’s care facilities.

Beverly was always there to support him and took part in many fund raisers. She too up the Bunka crewel hobby and her beautiful creations found their way into homes of her friends and family as cherished gifts.

For a few years they enjoyed camping out in the many parks with their motor home. All the while more than life itself, they enjoyed their family. 

Beverly came from a family of 6 girls and one boy. Her brother died very young. The girls were Betty, Isobel, Mary, Beverly, Evelyn and Rose. 
Irma Ray and Bev. Not sure where this was taken. 

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