We are so sorry for your loss. We were having coffee with neighbours last night and they mentioned Ray’s passing…our jaws dropped. We walk our dog regularly and several years ago we stopped to admire your flowers, and we just started talking, as we now know was Ray’s way! What a delightful soul! And to our astonishment, when we mentioned we had come back from a trip to Cape Breton, Ray got into a bit of his history, and we find out not only is he from there, he’s a Nicholson! My wife’s mom’s family are Nicholson's from Mabou! We just watched the live-streamed service, and are touched. Thank you for sharing your dad and husband.
Leigh Darby and Betty MacLean-Darby
Harry Klann is my first cousin and he and Hertha talked about how the service was such a blessing and that Ray was inspirational. After Cynthia and I watched it we have to agree. The music was a blessing as well as the message from the pastor. It would have been nice to personally have known Ray.
Ed and Cynthia Zirkwitz. Vancouver Island BC.
Beautiful tribute of Ray, I worked with Ray at the Glenrose Hospital Years ago. He was friendly always smiling, always stopped to chat for a few minutes. Enjoyed visiting with him and Sharon at the Spruce Grove Horizon Stage concerts good times had by all. Deepest sympathies to Sharon, children and the families.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of Uncle Ray’s funeral from afar. I am sure he is beaming from above with the love delivered in this service. There were so many great memories and love in those photos. He was truly treasured and will forever be missed.
Natalie & Dave
Such a beautiful service...so grateful that we (the Nicholson family) were able to watch this online. Sincere condolences to Sharon, Devonna, Shila, Ryan and family. Ray was such a kind, wonderful man...May he rest in peace...
Love from Ray's Cape Breton Family...
Brother, Tony and niece, Ruth Ann; nephew, Floyd and family
Beautiful tribute to a kind and loving man. Our deepest sympathies are with you.
André & Kyle Moore
Beautiful service and loving tribute of your dad, Shila. He has left a wonderful legacy in all of you. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. May his love and memory live in your hearts forever.
Ray was a special person to my dad Lage Johnson. Dad would often talk about ejoying his work with Ray on the Glenrose grounds and said he is just like a brother to him. Mom and Dad both enjoyed a visit from Ray and Sharon and their friendship. I worked with Ray during his nursing time as well and he was liked by all.
Jim and I watched the service and so enjoyed the musical tribute. You have a family orchestra to be proud of.
Jim and Loretta Sanders.
So sorry for your loss Shila and your whole family. Our thoughts are with you all. ❤️❤️
Marc & Kristie Dehid and Family
What a beautiful service…I did not know your dad well but he seemed like a very kind and caring man. 😊
Ray was a happy and dependable nursing team member all the years I worked with him at the Glenrose Hospital. Condolences to Sharon, your children and their families.