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Raymond Andrews

On June 18th, 2014 Raymond Andrews departed this life and began his journey onward.   He was a learned man and a man of artistry.  He loved life and lived it fully.  He gave his all to whatever activity he was involved.  He carried with him a soul full of glee and enthusiasm which he handed out liberally.  I saw him almost every time I went to Havelock to visit the folks at the Nightmare Factory.  Raymond loved being with his adopted Nightmare Factory family and eagerly looked forward to Autumn and “his” season. He cherished his family and his adopted family.  If we could pick a time and place for our departure, I am sure he would want it surrounded by his friends and family that he had grown to love over the last half decade and more.  George Eliot said, “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.”  Marcus Tullius Cicero many centuries earlier stated; “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”  It is now upon us, the living, to carry Raymond’s torch and keep his memory alive.  May he rest in peace for all the ages.