ofield_cropOctober 15, 1954 – October 17, 2015

On October 17, 2015, Ray Ofield, aged 61, peacefully passed away at Hamilton General Hospital surrounded by his family.  Ray was predeceased by his parents Edward and Lila, and sister Kathy.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years Denise, his sons Dave (Janeva) and Charlie, his grandson Cameron Ray and his brother Ken (Kim).  Always the optimist; Ray was loved and respected by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.  He loved his family dearly and will always be remembered as a caring and loving father and grandfather.  Ray grew up in Copetown and raised his family in Flamborough.  He greatly enjoyed building the family’s cottage in Stoke’s Bay for which he personally cut and milled the wood with the help of his brother and father.  He worked at Bell Canada in Hamilton for over 30 years and will also be remembered for his years of involvement with Beverly minor hockey in both the coaching and administration roles.  Friends will be received by the family for a celebration of Ray’s life on Thursday October 22, 2015 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Copetown Community Centre, 1950 Governors Road, Dundas.  There will be an open mic and the family would welcome hearing any anecdotes about Ray during the memorial.