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In Memory of

Raymond Kerswell

Ray was born in 1922 and passed away peacefully in Westlands Care Home at 98 years old.


Raymond's story

Ray served in the RAF as a flying instructor, leaving at the rank of Flight Lieutenant. Finding that he was unable to give up flying, Ray then worked for London School of Flying, British Airways and the Army, before retiring. Ray and his beloved wife Chris moved to Hawlands, Rugby in 1983 to be closer to their family and, another love, the canals. Sadly, Chris passed away in 2003 but Ray remained living in Rugby. Ray witnessed the Air Ambulance rescuing a pedestrian after a road traffic accident in Rugby and made the decision then to ask family, friends and neighbours to make donations to the Warwick & Northants Air Ambulance in his memory. Now we have to make Ray's wish happen and "keep his memory flying". As we are unable to have a public funeral, and Ray requested no flowers, please donate here if you wish. Thank you.

Remembered by Susan Jones, Daughter

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Raymond Kerswell's Tributes

  • Fond memories of Ray.
    Donated by Ros Prettyman
  • £122.62
    Donated by Walton & Taylor
  • I will remember Ray for his kindness, generosity and fun.
    Donated by Brian O’Ready
  • Fondest memories will live on
    Donated by Helen Woods
  • Fond memories, Ray.
    Donated by Andrew Holliday
  • With love from Jeni, Pete, Arthur and Wilf
    Donated by Jeni Prettyman
  • For my lovely Uncle Ray with fond memories. I always remember you with a smile.
    Donated by Jill Couling
  • You were an amazing man with lots of tails to tell. We loved hearing them, they brought a smiles and laughter! you'll be missed greatly grandad. love Abby, Mia and Jon xxx
    Donated by Abby Watson
  • Glad to donate to this worthwhile cause
    Donated by Chris Baines
  • RIP Ray. Time to take to the sky again. X
    Donated by Karen Wayne
  • Fly free Ray
    Donated by Lin Ingley

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