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Raymond H. Deveau

Raymond H. Deveau

Age 71, Chéticamp   It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Dad on November 14, 2019 in Belle Côte, NS. Raymond was born on October 16, 1948 in Chéticamp, NS to the late Henri Deveau and the late Marie Therese Cormier. He was a husband, a dedicated father, pépère, and a business visionary who truly leaves a legacy behind. His determination, tenacity and work ethic were simply unparalleled, to be honest, he defined hard working. He started his business career as an owner and welder at Industrial Welding Ltd in Chéticamp and throughout his entrepreneurial life formed multiple successful businesses and in time created a diverse and admirable portfolio.

He could be found most early mornings enjoying coffee with the guys at his Chéticamp Marina before working 12 hour days. He had a very strong sense of community for his hometown, he made a profound impact on helping his small community thrive and was pivotal at turning ideas into reality.

He loved the outdoors, four wheeling, snowmobiling, hunting, and spent much time in Newfoundland each year moose hunting (he never came back empty handed). He loved nothing more than telling jokes, a good card game or party at his camp where he could sing country and bluegrass for hours. His beloved little band “Ray and friends” played for many community fundraisers throughout the years. He loved his kids more than life itself and for them, the sky was the limit. He also loved spending time with his only grand-child Mila, and sharing popsicles and all things ice cream with her. He had a huge presence and an even bigger personality.  He was one of a kind and he will truly be missed.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife Beatrice, his children Randy (Tanya) of Chéticamp, NS; Lorna (Guy) of Bedford, NS; and grand-daughter Mila Ray, Chéticamp, NS. He is also survived by his sister Patricia (late Henry), Jean (Art) and Diane of Mississauga, Ont; numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Roger and son Darrell who passed in infancy.

Cremation has taken place. There is no visitation by Raymond’s request. The funeral will take place at Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, NS on Saturday November 23, 2019 at 2 pm with Deacon Greg Murphy officiating.


  • Blair Williams November 25, 2019 7:32 am

    Dear Beatrice – my sincere condolences. It was always a pleasure to see Raymond in the office – I enjoyed his hunting stories and photos. He graciously toured my family and me around the boats and town when we visited Cheticamp. He was one of a kind. I am very sorry for your loss.

  • Lori Burchill November 24, 2019 6:48 pm

    Our condolences to the Deveau family
    We first met Raymond when we came to Cape Breton to build the house for karen Delaney he helped us on that project and over time formed a friendship he was a great man he had a knack for making us laugh there wasn’t anything he could not do we were homered to be invited to his camp and witness the beautiful music made there we were given a CD that he signed for us and listen to it from time to time remembering the good times we had with him including the 2 for 1 steak night at le Gabriel we are shocked and saddened to hear of his passing he truly was one of a kind so sorry for you and the community at this difficult time with all our respect Angus and Lori from B.C./Newfoundland

  • Dale LeBlanc November 24, 2019 2:18 pm

    Dear Beatrice and family,

    My heartfelt sympathy on the lost of your husband and father.
    I remember him well from our times in Margaree.

    Dale and Andrea.

  • Cheri Wilson November 23, 2019 11:13 am

    Many heartfelt sympathies to all of Raymond’s family, and indeed to the Cheticamp community. How do you lose someone bigger than life? Raymond always gave 200% to all his projects and was always happiest working. He loved his family fiercely, and his love for his community, both Cheticamp and Cape Breton, ran deep in his veins. What a sad day to lose this man, but the joy and the gifts he brought to his world will live for years to come. Great job Raymond!

  • Marilyn Hood (CAT-Burnside) November 23, 2019 9:06 am

    Dear Randy:
    I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your father. What a great man !
    Thinking of you during this very trying time.
    2 Corinthians 5 Bible verse says that ” to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”
    that is our hope for the future.

  • Harold & Lisa McLean November 22, 2019 4:32 pm

    Raymond will be missed by everyone who knew him ,Our deepest Sympathy to the entire Deveau family

  • Willy Lieberman November 22, 2019 2:55 pm

    My condolences to the Deveau family.
    I had the great pleasure of meeting Raymond a couple of years ago.
    He is a special Man ,larger than life itself.
    I will always cherish our friendship and our times together.

  • Miriam Debly November 22, 2019 10:30 am

    My Sincere Sympathy to the whole family

  • Vic Melanson November 22, 2019 9:24 am

    Our deepest sympathies to the family of Raymond Deveau. I knew him for a very short period of time.but felt that I have known him forever as he was a very kind and community focused man. He will be missed in our beautiful community.

  • Margie Probert November 22, 2019 7:58 am

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad.
    When you talked about him it was with a lot of pride and love.

  • Judy Muise November 22, 2019 12:19 am

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to Beatrice, Lorna, Randy , Mila . Also loving thoughts for Patricia, Jeanne & Diane . Remember the good times . 💕

  • Kathy Kerr November 21, 2019 8:10 pm

    Dear Lorna ~ Just heard the news when trying to make a Chiro Appt. earlier today ~ Wow, I had no idea, now reading through every word of the obituary. Just returned from almost 6 weeks in Cape Breton myself, and as many funeral services — literally. Will see you upon your return, wishing you and your family all the best in the interim.

  • Ginny Byrne November 21, 2019 7:42 pm

    Randy and Family,,
    Truly sorry and shocked to learn of your Dads passing. Keep your great memories close to your heart.

  • Susan Pratt November 21, 2019 6:31 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather and my prayers for you in the difficult days ahead. May your wonderful memories of Raymond give you comfort forever.

  • Zeno Santache November 21, 2019 4:45 pm

    Met Ray for the first time this past here and was fortunate to have spent a few days with him. First class gentleman. Truly saddened when I heard the news. Condolences to the Deveau family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

  • Mark and Susan Greek November 21, 2019 3:26 pm

    Our sympathy goes out to Beatrice, Randy, Lorna and Mila. There certainly won’t be a shortage of great stories to keep Raymond’s memories alive.

  • Tommy and Sheila Cormier November 21, 2019 3:13 pm

    Beatrice Randy and Lorna my deepest sympathies to all your family RAYMOND was very good to me both as an employer and a friend I will keep him and all of you in my prayers in this tragic time he will be surly missed . We had some great memories working together at Industrial Welding all the gang and myself

  • Marie & Gus Pearson November 21, 2019 2:18 pm

    Beatrice and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Marie Chisholm-Pearson & Gus Pearson

  • Michele Pothier November 21, 2019 2:09 pm

    My Condolences to Beatrice and all the family.

  • Wayne & Marielle LeBlanc November 21, 2019 12:36 pm

    Beatrice, Randy ,Lorna & Family, please accept our deepest condolences! Our prayers are with you. It is never easy to lose a husband & father. He certainly was a hard worker & did a lot for Cheticamp.

  • Dan and Denise MacKay November 21, 2019 12:28 pm


    Thinking of you all.

  • Laura Madore November 21, 2019 11:25 am

    So sorry for your loss Beatrice and all the family. Though I only met you once, I feel we had a lot in common. Raymond had a message left on our answering machine just this past week, wondering how the potatoes were doing in Newfoundland because Cape Breton could use some!

    My deepest sympathy to you all.
    Laura and Scott Madore

  • Doris Poirier November 21, 2019 11:16 am

    Sympathies to Beatrice, Randy ,Lorna and all his extended family.

  • Denise Myette Fougere November 21, 2019 9:12 am

    Dear Beatrice, Randy & Lorna;
    I’m still in shock over the news of Raymond’s passing. We had MANY years of fun in Cheticamp over the years from the time I was a little girl and I still enjoyed going back with dad to visit as an adult. The friendships and bonds we formed over the years will always hold a special place in my heart. Childhood memories like going to Lick-a-Chick and riding the wheelers through the trails with Roger are among the favorites. We all think our dads are invincible and are going to live forever(at least that’s what I thought when we were faced with dads passing two years ago). I still find it hard to believe he’s gone and you will for a long time. I know dad and Raymond had some great times together(some good, some bad lol). Raymond was always good to stop in or meet dad somewhere on his way through even if it were just for a coffee – it gave them a chance to catch up and tell some lies! LOL. I can’t tell you it will get easy any time soon – you will have your days, weeks and even months. Just remember the good times and speak his name often – it’s hard but it helps. We are all thinking of you guys during this incredibly difficult time and praying for you.xoxo

  • Louise Myette November 21, 2019 8:38 am

    My sincerest sympathy to all the family on the loss of Raymond. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Louise ( Myette)

  • Barbara Harnish November 21, 2019 8:18 am

    Dear Randy and Lorna and family, We are so sad to hear of your Dad passing. He is remembered with warm thoughts of our visits in Hubbards. Always entertaining and gracious. Our love and sincere sympathy goes to you all. Clyde and Barb Harnish

  • Noelle skelly November 21, 2019 8:12 am

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Deveau family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Hughena Deveau and children Noelle jimmy and sandy

  • Kevin Halfpenny November 21, 2019 6:02 am

    Randy and Family
    Very Sorry for your lost

  • Edgar Chiasson November 20, 2019 9:28 pm

    Raymond and i worked together on the Industrial site, The Gabrial ,and Stora site in Point Tupper. He was out going hard working and as Roger said on the first day at the Industrial site was that if Cheticamp had Ten Raymonds it would be a City over night. We had fun times as well. Keep strong have a good laugh as Ramond would want that.Love Edgar .

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