Raymond Clifford Rafuse
Age 76, passed away peacefully on September 3rd, 2021, at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. Born December 15, 1944, in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia he was the eldest son of the late Clifford and Phyllis Rafuse of Bridgewater.
Raymond started his career as a welder at Lunenburg Foundry and finished there 38 years later. Raymond loved to fish, hunt and enjoyed carpentry. He was a past member of the Lahave River Salmon Association and a member of the Maritime OxPulling Association in his younger years. He helped build both his daughter and son’s houses. He was an animal lover and always had a dog by his side. Molly being his last canine companion. Most of all he loved his grandchildren, who always put a smile on his face.
Raymond is survived by his loving wife Linda Rafuse, son Scott Rafuse (Julie) Barss Corner, daughter Dawn Seamone (Darren) Wentzell Lake. Sisters Elaine Zinck (Merle) Lower Northfield, Kathy Guest (Russell) Upper Northfield and brother Jack Rafuse (Marena) Lunenburg. Grandchildren Ally Seamone, Lauren Seamone, Josie Rafuse, Isaac Rafuse, Quinn Rafuse and many nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by parents Clifford Rafuse and Phyllis Rafuse (Conrad) and sister Rita Sutton (Rafuse).
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of R.A Corkum Funeral Home in Wileville. A public graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday September 8, 2021 at the Maple Grove Cemetery in West Northfield, with Rev. Catherine Robar officiating. There will be no visitation by request.
A special thanks goes to Dr. Robertson for her care and compassion. Thanks to all of the nurses in the emergency department and surgery floor for their care and kindness in his final days.
Donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital, Shaid Animal Shelter or Charity of choice. Online condolences can be made on https://www.corkumfuneralhome.ca/