Ray noon 2018 Rip

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Ray noon 2018 Rip

Post by citroenxm » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:07 pm

Its with huge sadness and great loss that i have to announce that Ray lost his fight 3am this morning and has passed on.

A huge loss to the citroen world for Xm resto as we all know..

Will be greatly missed!
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Re: Ray noon 2018 Rip

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:05 pm

Oh no this is such sad news. Wow, Ray was a legend and all round good guy. He was happy to help and always interested in others. What a guy and he will be sorely missed.
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Post by Ciaran » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:07 pm

Thanks Paul.

Really awful news. I suppose it was inevitable but Ray had been battling on in his usual way and as usual had a great attitude, more concerned for others than himself. I was Emailing and texting him just a few weeks ago and had meant to check in with him in the past couple of days but work and other irrelevant nonsense got in the way.

A massive loss, not just to this site, to XMs, the Citroen community in general, and of course most of all Ray's family and friends, God help him, and them.

Live life to the full guys, Ray did and he never let that bastard disease get him down.

Absolutely gutted.

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Post by White Exec » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:40 pm

Really, really sad news, although not unexpected. Take my hat off to Ray, who, with Matt and others, set out and did the Grand Tour of France and Spain - where we all met up in Almeria for a glorious day.
A gentle man, and a true gentleman, who - as folk have said - always seemed more interested in others than himself. Only this morning, I wondered about how he was doing. Inquisitive and kindly to the last... that is my abiding memory.
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Post by Peter.N. » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:16 am

Sorry to hear that. I didn't know Ray but would like to send my condolences to his family and friends.

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Post by White Exec » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:55 am

Paul,
I've made a posting on FCF... https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/view ... 72#p581436
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Post by citroenxm » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:45 am

Ah yes i forgot fcf as he had xm more then anything.. thanks chris..
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Post by Dieselman » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:34 am

Thanks for passing on this sad news Paul. as others have said, Ray was a really nice Guy and kept his demeaner bright to the end.

I did wonder why he hadn't attended the CCC National rally.
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Post by russ92xmsed » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:47 am

Very sad news indeed. Ray was a lovely chap and had such enthusiasm for the XM and their owners. A pleasure to know him and will be greatly missed on here and the CCC rallies.
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Post by Dean » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:07 pm

Very sorry to hear of this terrible news, my thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

He was always so upbeat and positive, i shall miss reading about his exploits and projects here.

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