In Loving Memory
of
Raymond Frank “Ray” Sunderland

Service
WEDNESDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2021. COMMENCING AT 2:00 P.M.
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A Funeral Service for
Ray will be held at
 David W Bull Cranbourne Funeral Home
6 Brunt Street, Cranbourne
on Wednesday 1st September 2021
commencing at 2.00 p.m.
A private cremation will follow.

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  1. Dear Liz I saw Graeme and Julia and they told me about Ray. I mentioned that you were both part of our Kids Hope Aus team and how loved Ray was by the children he mentored. I am sure he left a wonderful positive memory with them. I pray that you will know God’s love, care and protection at this time xx

    Christine Smith
  2. Dear Elizabeth
    We are so sorry for the dreadful shock you’ve sustained at Uncle Ray’s sudden passing. It is a shock and great loss to us all; I will remember him always as a kind and gentle man (with a mischievous twinkle in his eye at times)!
    We will be thinking of you and praying for you in your grief.
    Blessings,
    Alison & Mike Flynn

    Alison Flynn
  3. Dear Elizabeth
    I am so very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing and want you know my thoughts are with you.
    You have my deepest sympathy.
    Bill

    Bill Reid
  4. Dear Elizabeth (and the rest of the family!).
    I am so sorry for your loss. Grandpa was such a kind man, I am very pleased to have known him. It’s crazy to look back on all the photos and realize how quickly the years have passed by – if only we had lived closer so we could have spent more moments. I cherish those we did have.
    We will be present “online” today (would have loved to be there in person) and continuing to think of you all.
    In New Zealand we say “kia kaha” which means stay strong – this is such a difficult time for all, made more difficult by all of this isolation when instead, you would have been surrounded by all of our love.
    Lots of love, Michael and Christina Sunderland

    Michael and Christina Sunderland
  5. Dear Liz and the whole Sunderland family,

    We are deeply saddened by not only the news of Grandpa’s sudden passing, but also by the fact that we have been unable to get on a plane and be where we should be at this time.

    I am greatful that my children (Grandpa’s Great Grandchildren) had the chance to meet and also have some memories to share between themselves. Albeit distance has its disadvantages and we would have loved to have been around more.

    Thinking back to our last time with Grandpa, in January 2020, when travel was still a thing! I recall a few “dad jokes” that came out, what a good day we had! I feel lucky to have had that time.

    All of our thoughts are with you all at this time, we will be there with you for the livestream, we hold everyone in our thoughts.

    Liz, we hope that you are doing okay, and hope that these small gestures that we are able to do help to give you the support you need at this time.

    Xxx

    The Ankerson (Sunderland) Family
  6. Dear Liz and the whole Sunderland family,

    We are deeply saddened by not only the news of Grandpa’s sudden passing, but also by the fact that we have been unable to get on a plane and be where we should be at this time.

    I am greatful that my children (Grandpa’s Great Grandchildren) had the chance to meet and also have some memories to share between themselves. Albeit distance has its disadvantages and we would have loved to have been around more.

    Thinking back to our last time with Grandpa, in January 2020, when travel was still a thing! I recall a few “dad jokes” that came out, what a good day we had! I feel lucky to have had that time.

    All of our thoughts are with you all at this time, we will be there with you for the livestream, we hold everyone in our thoughts.

    Liz, we hope that you are doing okay, and hope that these small gestures that we are able to do help to give you the support you need at this time.

    All of our love, Catherine, Robert, Paige, Liam and Natalie

    Xxx

    The Ankerson (Sunderland) Family
  7. Dear Elizabeth,
    it was indeed a great shock to hear that Ray had passed away. My dear twin – I will miss him so much.
    Blessings to you from Evelyn and Gerald.

    Evelyn
  8. I would like the thank Darren for sharing the link to Ray’s funeral. It was so nice to be included, even though remotely, to be apart of Ray’s farewell. My heart goes out to all involved at this time and for the future. The photos of his life were great to seeand if it was so interesting to hear of his life path. I am a distant relative now but we are all still part of a greater family and it was lovely to share this. My condolences to all.
    Jane (Risstrom) Lolkema

    JANE LOLKEMA
  9. We were neighbours of Evelyn and Gerald in Vermont for many years and obviously saw and heard more of Ray’s big bossy sister than of Ray himself. It was good to hear news of Ray from time to time through Evelyn. We enjoyed a Buxton Burger once or twice at the Igloo.
    Our thoughts are with Elizabeth and Ray’s extended family and friends and especially with his loved twin Evelyn.

    Lynton & Helen Reid ( cousin of Ray - son of Ethel's youngest brother Alec, with whom Ray bore a strong resemblance)