Raymond K. SCHMIDT

Of Qualicum Beach, born in Denver Colorado, December 27th, 1943 died May 2nd of complications resulting from a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Ray moved to Canada 35 years ago with a master’s degree to work in the field of wildlife biology. He worked for many years in Manitoba studying the environmental impacts on wildlife on many large projects, becoming a well respected expert in his field. Fifteen years ago he and his wife Carol, who predeceased him in December 2005, moved to Qualicum Beach to continue his work in wildllife biology and to open Pathways Bed and Breakfast.

He is survived by his son Chris McCann, Chris’s

wife Karey and their daughters Sarah and Natalie.

There will be a private memorial service.

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