Raymond R. “Ray” Vales, age 85 passed away peacefully on Sunday night, July 24, 2022 surrounded by his family. Ray was born to Richard and Molly Vales on August 31, 1936 in Chicago, IL. Ray was a committed worker, working for the Intertape Polymer Group for 50 years. He married the love of his life, Sandra Howard in April of 1988 and they spent 34 wonderful years together.
Ray enjoyed riding his motorcycle and taking trips with Sandy across the continent. He also liked spending time picking fresh blueberries out in the hot sun on his blueberry farm. More than anything, though, he spent as much time as he could with his family - something he loved more than anything else in the world.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and a granddaughter.
Ray is survived by his loving wife Sandy; five children; ten grandchildren and their spouses; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
In accordance with Ray’s wishes, a small, private celebration of life will be held at a later date.