Bullock always affable and courteous

Bullock always affable and courteous

St. Michael and All Angels Church played an important role in Second World War vet’s life

I was disappointed to see in your article about Ray Bullock (Courier, Jan. 10) that no mention was made of his church.

St Michael and All Angels, Chemainus, played a large part in Ray’s life, and more important, he contributed much to the parish in his various roles as parish council member, warden and choir member over a long period of time.

He personally greeted all who came through the door every Sunday, and was always affable and courteous, making newcomers and regular members feel at home. His contribution to the life of the parish, and that of Chemainus will long be remembered.

I have one fond memory of Ray arriving at church a little flustered and not quite as early as usual. It turned out he had been late leaving home and was stopped for speeding. The feeling in the parish was that anyone whose first speeding ticket is issued at the age of 92 should be congratulated!

David Johnston,


(Editor’s note – the article also erroneously mentioned a church parade Bullock was involved in took place at Chemainus United instead of St. Michael and All Angels where it was actually held).