Raymond Eric Albert Barton

18/03/1926 - 12/05/2022

In loving memory of Raymond Eric Albert Barton who sadly passed away on 12th May 2022,
aged 96

Son of Gladstone Albert Victor Barton (Dec) and Dora Barton (nee Rau) (Dec). Brother of Victor, Dulcie, Kenneth and Bruce (all Dec).
Dearly loved husband of Gloria Dawn Barton (nee Gore) (Dec). Loving father and father-in-law of Anthony and Helen, Timothy and Susan.
Cherished Pop of Sandra, Judi, Wesley and Alexander and Pop-in-law of Peter. Much loved Great Grandpop of Heidi and Emma.

Always the true gentleman.
Forever in Our Hearts.
With heartfelt thanks to the staff at University Hospital Geelong for their care and support.

A special thanks to all Dad’s friends and neighbours for their love and help over many years.

A PRIVATE FAMILY BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE PRIOR TO THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE.

If you are unable to attend Ray’s funeral service in person, you will be able to view his service live in your home. To do so, please use the following link:

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Funeral
Apollo Bay Golf Club
2/20 Nelson St Apollo Bay
03/06/2022 @ 12:00
Annette Barton
2022-05-24 10:04:42
Uncle Ray was a very special man. I loved receiving texted messages and updates from Uncle Ray as he updated me on your family who he loved dearly. I loved his caring nature and his interest in mum and her world. He loved receiving photos of mum and mums family especially the little ones. I loved hearing the many family stories of the early days in Apollo Bay when the two Barton brothers started on the dairy farm. A hard life but a great life with lots of treasured memories. To dads big brother what a great and long life you lived
Laurel Grinham
2022-05-25 04:01:05
Our Deepest Sympathy to Tony, Timothy and their Families on the sad passing od Ray. Ray was a good friend to me over the years. Who always made time to pop in and have a cuppa, and reminisce about the good old days. Ray was a true gentleman, who will be sadly missed. Wilma Gunn and Family
Ali Barnes
2022-05-30 03:21:57
I met Ray at the Moriac Store where he was a regular when he lived in Gherang. Over the 7.5 years I worked there, we shared many conversations and lots of hugs. He was such a wonderful person and he will sadly missed. I'm so glad I was able to see him recently to have a long overdue catch up over a cup of tea. Deepest sympathies to Ray's family - he was so proud of his family and talked so much about what everyone was up to. A life very well lived. It's comforting to know he is now at peace with his beloved Gloria.
Nikakis Con & Karen
2022-06-01 06:06:59
Dear Tony, Helen, Sandra and Judi, So sorry to hear of the death of your dad, dad-in-law, and granddad. Please accept our condolences and heart-felt best wishes at this difficult time.
Catherine Pearson
2022-06-01 14:31:57
My thoughts are with you all, Ray's family and friends as you gather to remember his life, and what he has meant to you. No doubt you will think of him often, with fond memories, in the years ahead.
Jill Gore
2022-06-02 09:08:18
Loving memories of a great uncle who had a forever smile. Jill.
Kerryn Barton
2022-06-02 09:45:55
To our Eastern Cousins and family I have many happy memories of Uncle Ray, some as told in stories by my dad and some my own stories. The family stories are of working together on the dairy farm, the snakes and bulls and obstinate pigs. The skylarking with milk cans and sheep fleece after shearing times. I particurly remember visiting Uncle Ray and Aunty Gloria by myself when I was in my 20's, staying with them and talking with Uncle Ray late in to the evening as he showed me all his leather work, belts and purses and containers - and taught me the basics. I've still got the bag he gave me etched with a flower and intricate decoration. I last saw Uncle Ray in Apollo Bay several years ago when travelling there with my mum Norma. The 3 of us lunched together and reflected on my dad, his brother Bruce, and his older brother Ken. What fun those Barton boys had playing backyard cricket together. Ray and his brother Ken also had helped the family in providing funds for their little brother, Bruce my dad, to continue on at school which led to the very fortunate life he had. On behalf of Norma I'd like to repeat what she said to me 'he was a lovely brother in law and I have fond memories of our younger days' Good bye Uncle Ray. I smile when a see your kind eyes looking out at me in photos. What a rich and long life you have had. Kerryn
Jane Sweet
2022-06-03 03:45:03
May you rest in peace with Glory now Ray. Thank you for your friendship over the years. Love Jane
Michael White
2022-06-03 04:11:57
A tribute to a great man .we owe him a grest tribute in many ways with lts of good memories esp in finding and talking us into adopting our beautful Border Collie milo may they bth RIP
Sue White
2022-06-03 12:06:22
Dear, dear Uncle Ray, definitely my favourite Uncle! Always with a smile which lit up his whole face when he saw me, an ear for all my news, but especially anything family related, and the most generous of hearts. We are so fortunate to have been able to secure a house on the amazing Heathfield Estate at Apollo Bay which will ensure we are forever connect by land and DNA. You taught me so much about how to approach life with positivity, generosity and a sense of fun. I was also so privileged to have you travel with me to Modewarre from Apollo Bay when I had seen a litter of puppies advertised on the Moriac Cafe door. How does one choose the "right" puppy? Uncle Ray will know! And he did ... we arrived and looked at all the gorgeous puppies in the litter and he said "Wait and see which ones come to us" so we did! Then he swiftly picked up the closest puppy, holding it by the tail, upside down. "If he cries, he's no good" he said. We waited, and he did not make a sound. Needless to say, this was the puppy we chose. we could never have asked for a more clever, loyal and affectionate family dog in our lives. Uncle Ray, whilst we can no longer call in and see you on our trips to Apollo Bay, you will live on in our hearts forever. It is an absolute privilege to be related to you and your beautiful family. Love Always Suzanne xxx
Janine Grant
2022-06-04 09:33:31
Vale Uncle Ray Barton, a true gentleman who always took the time to call in with hugs, smiles and stories whenever he spotted our car in the driveway at Apollo Bay. Many fond memories of family time and dinners shared when our kids were little. Condolences to Tony, Tim and families on your loss.
In Loving Memory
 
Nikakis Con & Karen
 
Robert Spee
 
Ali Barnes
 
Sue White