July 23, 1945 – April 6, 2022
With sadness we announce the passing of Raymond Baroni on April 6, 2022 at Lions Gate Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.
Ray’s witty sense of humour and tremendous smile are gone too soon and will be missed by many.
Born in Edmonton in 1945, Ray made his way to Vernon and then Vancouver where he followed in his father’s footsteps and kicked off his lifelong career as an entrepreneur, restauranteur and caterer.
Often with his wife Donna and his three sons by his side, Ray dedicated his life to this industry, owning and operating several restaurants from North Vancouver to Abbotsford, including Dino’s, Club Villa, Madison, El Greko, Encore Catering and DJJ’s Wedge Pizza. Not surprisingly to those who knew and worked for Ray, he was at it – feeding and celebrating people – until the very end.
He leaves behind his wife of 50 years Donna; sons Jason (Natasha), Daryl, Jeff (Chantelle); grandchildren Candice, Olivia and Connor; brother Garry; brother-in-law Ken; sisters Sandra, Jennifer, Cynthia, Melissa and their families including 12 nieces and nephews.
He is now reunited in peace with his parents Arnold and Florence; sister Shelley; nephew Tyler; granddaughter Rachel and brother-in-law Bob.
A celebration of life will be held at 11am on May 21st at Capilano Rugby Club, North Vancouver.
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