It is with sadness that the family of Rene Raiche, beloved husband of June (Weatherbee) Raiche, announce his passing which occurred on August 5, 2022, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born March 7, 1938, at Pont-Landry, NB, he was the son of the late Jim and Florence (Robichaud) Raiche.
Rene spent much of his life in British Columbia, for many years in Merritt. In recent years he and June decided to move East to be closer to their family. Rene was a millwright by trade and was employed at Downie Timber Ltd., in Revelstoke, and Aspen Planers Ltd., in Merritt. He was very musical and enjoyed his Friday night jam sessions and entertaining with the band. He also enjoyed playing cards and painting rocks which he gave away.
Besides his loving wife June, he is survived by his son Lloyd (Tina), daughter Sue Hill (Susan), and his grandchildren, Monika, Marcus, Jack, and Joseph.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424). Respecting his wishes, following cremation there will not be any visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.