Ray ASHTON Obituary
On the tranquil morning of Tuesday, September 19, 2023, Ray Ashton transitioned from this earthly realm at the age of 87, enveloped by the comforts of his home. With a heart full of love and a life well-lived, he leaves behind his devoted wife, Myrna, who was the cornerstone of his life’s joy.
Born to the late Doreen and Syd Ashton, Ray was a treasured son who grew into an exemplary husband and family man. Though he was predeceased by his beloved brother Lex, Ray’s memory will be lovingly carried on by his caring niece and nephews—Jillian, Reid, and Matthew—as well as his cherished great-nieces and great-nephews, who found in Uncle Ray an endless source of wisdom and encouragement.
A man of faith, Ray will be honored with a Funeral Mass to be conducted at the Sacred Heart Basilica on Craigie Avenue. The service will take place on Saturday, September 23, at 11:00 a.m., followed by his burial at Timaru Cemetery. This will be an occasion to gather, remember, and celebrate the full and generous life that Ray led, honoring his enduring contributions to his family and community.
For those who wish to share their memories or condolences, messages may be sent to 1 Orielton Place, Timaru 7910. As we say our earthly goodbyes, let us celebrate a life that, though it has ended, continues to touch the lives and hearts of all who were fortunate to have known Ray Ashton.
Ray ASHTON Memorial Tribute
Ray Ashton, who peacefully passed away at the age of 87 on September 19, 2023, leaves behind a legacy of love and family. He was the loving husband of Myrna and a caring uncle to Jillian, Reid, and Matthew.
A Funeral Mass in Ray’s honor will be held at Sacred Heart Basilica on Craigie Avenue on September 23 at 11:00 a.m., followed by burial at Timaru Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 1 Orielton Place, Timaru 7910.
Ray’s life was a tapestry of family bonds, steadfast values, and enduring faith. Though he will be greatly missed, his influence will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.