KEMPTON – Raymond L., 80, of Kempt, Queens County, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 10, 2023 surrounded by his family.
Born Vogler’s Cove, Raymond was a son of the late Lawrence and Carrie (Conrad) Kempton.
Raymond was a mechanic by trade. He worked for various dealerships as well as Supervisor of Maintenance at Kejimkujik National Park. He retired from the South Shore Regional School Board as supervisor of Bussing and Janitorial. Raymond was known by his family as a “jack of all trades and master of some” and could be relied upon to fix almost anything and supply parts for most other things. Raymond loved spending time with his family at his cabin on Harmony Lake. He will be fondly and lovingly remembered for his kind hearted teasing and his patience.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elaine (Holdright); his daughters Julie-Anne Kempton of Kempt; Kim Kempton (Mark Halman) of Halifax. His grandchildren Luke Young, Jack and Benny Halman.
Besides his parents, Raymond was predeceased by his brothers John and Ralph.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service will be held Monday, April 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Harmony Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to North Queens Fire Association. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Sorry to hear of Raymond passing, May God be with you all in time of your sorrow, RIP Raymond. Lorna and Marjorie
Peter and Jane MacPherson
Elaine and family,
Jane and I were saddened to hear of Raymond’s passing. He will be sorely missed. One of my favorite memories was him watching Luke on his inflatable watercraft pushing me around on mine. We had a good many fun times at the lake.
to Elaine and Family,was saddened to hear of Raymonds passing,he was such a funny guy.hoid his memory close to your heart,he will be missed by so many.Hugs from the Conrad Family
Sandra & Duncan
Elaine, Julie-Anne and Kim,
We’re sorry to hear about Raymond’s passing.
Thinking about him brings a smile to my face as I remember the times he would drive home on the back road. Just saw the dust , no car!!!
Sandra( Kempton) and Duncan
Elaine & family
I was so sorry to read of Raymond’s passing. Thinking of you
Marilyn (McGinty) Cobb
SORRY ELAINE JULIE ANNE KIM LUKE, I WILL SURELY MISS RAYMOND NEIGHBOUR AND FRIEND.
Leora Boutilier Cavanagh
To all of Raymond’s family. So sad to read his obituary. Raymond was a great person and thought so much of by everyone who had the pleasure to know him. He will be greatly missed .. May he rest in peace and may all his family hold on to all of your great memories.
Debbie Murley & David Bezanson
So sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing.God be with you all at this sad time and comfort each one .Our hearts go out to you and your family.
CEDRIC AND SUSAN SMITH
Elaine, Kim, Julie ann and family we are so sorry to here of Raymonds passing condolances to you all cedric and susan
Louis and Joan Holdright
Remembering Raymond, a pleasant man, always ready with a smile and a good chat. Our thoughts are with Elaine and family, as they mourn their loss. Louis and Joan
Steve & Peggy
Elaine Juli-Ann and Kim, our deepest sympathies on your loss. May the warm memories help you through these tough times.
Elaine ,Julie Ann ,Kim & Mark & grandsons Luke,Jack & Benny our deepest condolences to you & all your family at this very sad time..Raymond was such a wonderful kind hearted person .He was always happy and had a smile and some humour . I was so happy to have a phone chat with him just a couple weeks ago .He was just as he always was you would never have known he was very sick.He will be dearly missed by his loving family & all his friends.Cherish all your beautiful memories & happy times . Shirley & Ken
Kevin and Marsha Freeman
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.
Raymond was special in so many ways. His kindness, quick wit, and love of family and friends will be remembered always. Rest now, my friend.❤️
SO Sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. He was a great person. He will be missed.
Nancy and Manson White
Elaine and family
We were sorry to hear about Raymond. Have not seen you lately but always enjoyed our chats. All the best in the time to come.
Sincerely, Nancy and Manson White.
Sorry to hear of Raymond passing,we had some good times together.
Gilford & Donna
Thinking about Elaine,Julie Anne,Kim Luke & Family RIP Raymond love ya all
How very sad. A favourite cousin. Going to visit at their home, and seeing the electronic things he had, before it was popular. So talented. One of the few people to visit our house in Voglers cove. Managed to get into the radio station and started playing music. Cars lined up in our front yard, listening to this person , coming from our house. I will never forget him coming to uncle Alfreds house to see me when I was visiting in Nova Scotia.
Elaine and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Betty Lou Wamboldt
TO Elaine and Family
Sorry to hear of Raymomd’s passing. Sincere sympathy to you and family.
Christopher, Derek and Betty Lou Wamboldt
So sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing.
I send my sincere condolences to the family.
Sorry for your loss, Raymond was funny and very kind. ❤️
It was always a pleasure spending time with Raymond, chatting the hours away and having some laughs. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to you all.
To Elaine and family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.
Hope he and Charlie can fix any problems at the lake.
Sad news indeed. Raymond always had time to talk to me in my youth. He will surely be missed.
Here’s a fun fact about Raymond.
He taught himself electronics in his youth.
He built a radio broadcasting station and entertained the area with music and other nonsense.
The Department of Communications looked for him for years so they could shut him down, but could never find him.
They didn’t know that his transmitter was in his car and he transmitted as he drove around the Caledonia area.
To Elaine and family so very sorry for your loss . Thinking of you all that this difficult time .
My prayers and thoughts go out to Raymonds family he sure will be missed by all who knew him.My condolence
Cathy and Leigh Merry
Sending hugs and sympathy to all Raymonds family! He always had a joke to cheer you up!! A big heart and a kind soul .Hold tight to all your beautiful memories and hope they heal your sorrow
My condolences to the family, Raymond always had a joke and a kind word for me and was in many of the stories I heard when I was a kid. Everyone had the upmost respect for him and he will be greatly missed by all.
So sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing! A great person! Condolences to the family may your fond memories give you life long strength and wisdom!
Dear Elaine. JulieAnne and family,
I am deeply saddened to lose our double cousin. He had a kind heart and winning smile. We are all here for you in your time of sorrow. He was one of a kind. May God be with you.
Elaine and family….
So sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. My sincere condolences!
Belinda Wentzell Delong
So sorry Elaine,to read the passing of Raymond,he was a very nice man.The road ahead without your god given partner is a life changer…God Bless you and your family as you move on,but the good memories,laughs,fun times you’ve had,helps us deal with our greatest loss.Sincere Sympathy to you and all of his and your family.May he be R.I.P.
Carolyn Rogers Henderson
Elaine and family : So sorry to hear of you loss..I truly know what you are going through as it was only on month since Leo passed ..I bet the two of them are causing some up sets in heaven.
I will always remember him cracking jokes everytime he cane into the drug store when I worked there, soo full of it ! He knew how to make me laugh, lots of stories to tell, my deepest sympathies to all of the family,. He will be smiling down on all of you.
Elaine, Julie Ann, Kim and family
Sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing, know what you are going through!Take care!
Donald and Inez Shupe
Elaine and family, sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. He was such a friendly and humorous person .
May he rest in peace,
Donnie and Inez
“Thinking of you during this difficult time.”
To Raymond’s Family
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Raymond was such a great guy. Thinking of you all. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Bonnie and Jerry
Dear Elaine and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Raymond’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you all.
Dwight and Louise Fancy
Elaine, Julie Anne and Kim and families . So sorry to the passing of Raymond. He was a Great guy. Did not seem possible as I just seen him into visit Alford, Dwight played him a tune that day. I so remember as kids being back to Aunt Kathleens and Herbie and we would hear Raymond, Doug or Ralph coming back their road right on the cuff, He always had a teasing on his minds and sure could brighten a persons day. Hold his memories close to your heart,
Dear Elaine and Family
I am sad to hear that your Raymond has passed away. He surely will be missed. My sincere condolences.
Elaine and family So very sorry to hear about your loss. Glen was there when you two meant. Glen feels so bad for you My prayers are with you from Glenwood and Diane hirtle
Helen and Georgie Uhlman
Elaine and family,
So sorry to hear about Raymond’s passing. I smile when I think of him and that little grin. How good it was that you could care for him at home, although I know it must have had its challenges. He was obviously a much loved family man. Hugs to all
Was so sorry to hear of Raymonds passing. He was such a nice friendly guy when I went up there to get my hair done. You and him were such a happy couple Elaine. My condolences to you and the rest of the family. Bonita
So sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. When I was younger I loved our chats about mechanics and electrical projects. I’ll always remember his story about playing country records to friends across the AM airways in Caledonia. He loved to tinker and he could do anything. He always had great humour and a twinkle in his eye.
I know too that he was very good to my grandparents which I won’t forget.
My sincerest condolences to Elaine, Julie Ann and Kim and family. With love.
Elaine very sorry to here of Rays passing ,I have so many great memories of him and I before I left for the RCAF ,God bless you and your family at this sad time
Dear Elaine and family,
The tribute was beautiful. So many awesome memories. I have no words. It’s just a very sad time. Hold each other close, lean on family and friends. It helps. I’m here if anyone wants to chat or needs anything.
Love to all,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Although I didn’t know him for long, Raymond was such a bright and uplifting soul. Sending lots of love and strength in this time of loss.
Condolences to the family of Raymond Kempton
Raymond was a friend of our family also Ralph Tome has given us many fond memories to hold dearly Love and prayers to you all Gail Armstrong/Wamboldt a BB d Brian Florence
My sincere sympathy to you Elaine, Kim, Julie Anne and families. The last few years have been a challenge for Raymond. He’s earned his rest. May God bless all of you.
Elaine and family, am so sad to hear of Raymonds passing, Thinking of you and family. May you rest in peace Raymond.
Oh my Elaine it so hard to believe this. He was quite the guy and to you and the girls and grandchildren my heart goes out. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Raymond was quite the guy and we had many good laughs. Remember the good times you all had with him as I’m sure there were many by the looks of the video and I think this was just a tip of the icebert.
Do take care and I pray God’s blessing on you all as you morn his loss.
So sorry to read of Raymond’s passing,Thinking of you
Gary and Toddy Mansfield
Elaine and family .We are sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing .Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time .
Steven Ringer and family
So very sorry to hear this. I will always remember his laugh and smile. Was a good man. Rest in peace Raymond.
Elaine, So very sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
Iona and family
Thinking of you all during this sad time. Raymond was such a sweet man. Sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. I remembered his mustangs from years ago.
So sorry to hear the news about Raymond. Of all of his many cars, I remember the green Mustang and the trail of gravel it left as he sped up the back Harmony road. Even though we couldn’t see his face, you just knew he was grinning. Good memories. My thoughts are with you, Elaine and the girls.
From my family to yours our deepest sympathy Raymond will indeed be missed many cherished memories of him for us all He was a family man indeed
Elaine and family , we are sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing . I had many fond memories of Raymond with the many cars he had and how well he could handle them . Muriel ,Richard and Joan Canning
Robert & Sandra Carver
Elaine and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time and sending our deepest condolences.
Rob & Sandra
David Whynott of mersey point
To all of Raymond’s family, I am very sorry for your loss. Being the same age group as Raymond we saw each other alot for many reasons and enjoyed having a chat in earlier years. As it was said he was very interesting to talk with because of his great nature.ge truly will be thought of often by all who knew himBless you all at this sad time.
Holly and Philip Smith
To the Kempton family,
We were deeply saddened to read Raymond’s obituary tonight. As a young man, Raymond worked with my Dad, Cecil Lewis, and the rest of the gang at Liverpool Chrysler Dodge. Dad always thought a lot of Raymond and often stopped for a little visit going or coming from Kedge. Wherever any of our family encountered Raymond, he knew us all and stopped to catch up. He was a kind and thoughtful man, with a great sense of humor. The world needs more folks like Raymond.
The video tribute is very touching- a wonderful tribute to such a well respected fellow. We know that you all will miss him , but may his endearing smile and all the good memories bring you comfort as you say goodbye.
Holly and Philip Smith
May God give you strength to gold the good memories in mind
Dear Elaine & family
So sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. Our families certainly had a lot of visits together over the years. Raymond was a very caring family who always took the time to help others as well. My sincere sympathy to you all.
Earl and Diane Wilson
Elaine we are so sorry to hear about Raymond. Such a nice friendly man. He will be missed.
Hope to see you all on the 17th. Take care and draw on the memories.
Earl and Diane Wilson
Bonnie & Garnet Delong
To Elaine and all Raymond’s family, I don’t know any words to give comfort after a loss of this special guy. Sending a big hug and with support from one another hopefully will ease some of the loss. Take are
Elaine and family:Raymond was such a great person to have known.My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Elaine and family, my sincere condolences in your loss. I was shocked to see the obituary. I will be keeping you in my prayers, love to all
Elaine, Julie, Kim and families,
We are so sorry for your loss and thinking of all of you. Please accept our sincerest condolences at this time.
Helen & David Fox
Elaine, family, were so sorry for your loss. Raymond’s quirky little smile and his great personality will always be remembered. May he rest in peace.
David and Bonnie Hatt
Elaine ,Julie Ann ,Kim and family.So sorry to hear about Raymond.Always up for a chat .He had a mischievous smile .Know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
Stanley and Joan Canning
Elaine and Family
We were really saddened to hear of Raymond’s passing. He was a great guy and appeared to love people.
Please accept our Deepest Condolences. Hope memories and time will ease some of the sorrow you are all feeling at this very sad time. May he Rest In Peace.
Richard & Christine Seldon
Elaine and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed.
So sad to hear of Raymond’s death. Condolences to all of your family from Steve and I.
To Elaine and family
Sorry to hear of Raymond`s passing . God Bless may he test in peace.
so sad to haer he was always picking at me love his houmor
To Elaine and family, so sorry to hear your sad news. I remember him being a big teaser. He and Granville were always comparing who was the best fixer. I know he will be missed, just as I miss my fixer upper.
William Royce Getson
Dear Elaine and family. It is quite apparent by the number of condolences that the entire community and beyond are mourning the loss of a great husband, friend, father and so much more. May you be blessed with the many memories you have made over the years, and may God bring to mind all the great things Raymond accomplished in a well-lived life.My heart goes out to everyone at this time. God bless you all.
Pastor Royce Getson
Bruce and Sylvia Fancy
A dear friernd. Rest in peace Raymond, you will be missed by those who had the honor of knowing you.
Elaine, Julie-Anne, Kim and Families
Being a “non-local girl” I enjoyed hearing the escapades Albert shared with Raymond…especially about the radio broadcasts of music (country of course) produced by the pair in Caledonia. Visits from Elaine and Raymond at Harmony Lake were always enjoyed. Raymond was interested in family and children of all ages and would carry on a meaningful conversation with each one, and our children always spoke of that talent he had. Much will be remembered of Raymond’s mechanical and “fix it” skills as well as his love and respect for Elaine, their daughters, son-in-law, and grandsons. We acknowledge the comfort and care you provided during his illness as you cherish the great memories. Our thoughts are with you. Hugs from Ruth, Jo-Anne, Chris, Violet and Malcolm, Halifax: Alan, Melanie, Albert and Lenore, Windsor, Ontario.
we were sorry to hear of your loss itake care
Marion and Blair Baxter
To Elaine, Julie Anne, Kim and families: Sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. He was a good hearted guy, friendly, always with a devilish grin, a good laugh and a chat. Our deepest condolences to you all.
Eric & Judy Cole
To all of Raymond’s family and friends, heartfelt sympathy on your loss. What a great guy. A friend to Eric and I since we all were classmates at NQRHS. Anytime we met there was always lots to talk about. Eric shared Raymond’s passion for cars, and Elaine and I were lucky to get a word in edgewise. It was always enjoyable to have a catch up chat when our paths crossed. We will miss those chats. Hold all the special memories close in your hearts. They will bring some smiles, even on the darkest days.
Carla and I offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family
I want to offer my sincere and heart felt condolences to Raymond’s entire family, Raymond was always ready to stop and have a chat, the last time I had a chance to talk with him i was home on holidays and I ran into him at the sobey’s in Bridgewater, Raymond will be surely missed but never forgotten
Reg &Sheila Goldsmith
Dear Elaine and family. So sorry to hear of Raymonds passing. Cherish your many memories and laugh at all the good times you had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Dear Elaine, Julie Anne, Kim, Luke and families:
After reading the many heartfelt condolences for Raymond, it is apparent that he was not only loved by his family, but his whole community. Raymond truly loved his family, and would beam with pride when he spoke of you all. I will forever cherish my time spent with such a wonderful man and chuckle while remembering the many stories that were told. Sending love and strength to you all. RIP my sweet Raymond.
Ronnie and Sandra Ellis
Sending our deepest sympathy to Elaine,Julie-Anne,Luke,Kim,Mark,Jack and Benny. Raymond was a wonderful family man and a great friend. He had a heart of gold and will be missed by all that knew him. We feel he is driving on the streets of gold. R.I.P Raymond.
So sorry for your loss Elaine my thought are with you and your family .
My condolences to Elaine, Julie-Anne, Kim, and your families. Between school, Kempt community events, and even his presence “puttering” outside while Elaine did my hair, Raymond seemed to be “always around” during my childhood. Sending you strength and peaceful thoughts as you navigate this time of loss.
Tony & Donna Norwood
Julie-Anne, Luke and family. So sorry to hear about your loss. Hold your memories close.
Love Tony & Donna Norwood
David F. Large
Elaine and family,
I am so sorry to read about Raymond’s death this morning. Time does not diminish the fond memories I have of Raymond and your family from years ago. May the blessings of a happy marriage and solid family ties bring comfort and peace to you all.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Elaine and Family, We are very sorry for your loss. He was a great friend and will be missed.
Treasure the Memories. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Vernon and Joyce.
A very kind man who will be missed by his family.
Dear Elaine, Julie-Anne, Kim and families,
So very sorry to read of Raymond’s passing. My thoughts go out to you all as you deal with the loss of a wonderful man. May wonderful memories help to ease your sorrow.
Darlene (Tufts) Wentzell