Raymond Brackstone R.I.P. 1939-2016

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Passed into the hands of God peacefully on the twenty-first of November. His cancer was diagnosed late in August, and was followed by two fractured hips. All this was borne with great courage and dignity, inspiring those around him.

Born in Bermuda, on March 31, 1939, he arrived during the frigid cold of an Ottawa winter for his student placement as a CA in 1960. Returning to Canada the following year, he made his home in Montreal, where he embarked on his career in finance.

Raymond was the ultimate people person. Intelligent, humourous, engaging, stylish, and with a formidable memory.

He was well read and always ready for a good debate. Music and history were his passion. Throughout his career, he mentored and encouraged many young people from different walks of life.

Predeceased by eldest son Kirby in 2012. Forever beloved and missed by his wife of almost 50 years, Ellen, son Jordan, daughter-in-law Isabelle Ramsay Brackstone, grandchildren Marie Sophie, Gabrielle and William of Bermuda. Loving GP to Yashna, Yamini, Meghna and their mother Jaishri Patel of Toronto. He will also be missed by Jordan’s partner Haseen Bano and countless friends around the world. Service at Christ Church Deer Park (Yonge at Heath Street ) on Thursday, December 1st at 2 p.m.

Please consider a donation in Raymond’s name to: Kensington Hospice, 38 Major Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2L1. Kensington Hospice is a safe and loving haven for those who are dying and their families who have joined them on the journey.

Globe & Mail


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