Raymond Robert McGee died peacefully on October 2, 2023. Born in Harvey Station, York Co., NB, March 8, 1931. He was the son of the late Mildred and Hartley McGee. He leaves a family whose loss is great. He was a devoted husband to Arlee (Hoyt) who predeceased him and a gentle father to son Matthew (Philene), daughter Leslee (David Dell) and dear Papa to Brandon (Catherine), Emily (Jared Fox) and Tess (Neil Renwick) He will be missed by 5 great grandchildren, Cohen, Cayden & Carter Fox and Arlee & Sam McGee. He will also be missed by his dear friend of 18 years, Marg Routledge. Ray was predeased by sister Dorothy (Glen Vance), and brothers, Elwood (Gladys), Ambrose (Marion) and Purdy (Joan). He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Ray was a graduate of Harvey High School and Maritime College of Forestry Technology UNB. His work in the construction industry was extensive.
His career started with Brompton Pulp and Paper, Northern Ontario, and continued with Defense Construction, Base Gagetown, JW Bird & Company Fredericton and Atlas Construction Martimes Ltd. He retired from Atlas as vice president of building construction in 1991. He continued to work in retirement as project manager for Regency Park condo project, Greenarm Corp.
Ray was involved in the construction of many projects in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada. He was a former President of the Fredericton Construction Association, President and Director of the Construction Association of New Brunswick. He was a Director of the Canadian Construction Association as well as a Director of both Saint John and Nova Scotia Construction Associations. He will be remembered for his fairness and common sense in the workplace.
Ray was a former member of the Kiwanis Club, Capital Winter Club and member of the Fredericton Golf Club. He was a longtime member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Ray was an avid outdoorsman and was involved in many sports. He was known for his colorful language on the golf course, and was proud of his “hole in one". He and Marg were loyal supporters of the UNB Varsity Reds. Ray had a talent for woodworking and loved to build things.
Ray’s life was committed to those he loved. He will be remembered by many friends, and leaves a space in his family that will never be filled.
There will be a private family interment. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Fredericton Golf Club, October 15, 2023, from 3-5pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice is appreciated.