Notice of Passing – Retired Supt. Phillip Raymond ZERR – Reg. #17602

Reg. #17602 – Supt. (Retired) Phillip Raymond ZERR (July 5, 1929 – March 27, 2020)

Years of Service:  1952 – 1985

Life Member RCMP Veterans’ Association – Vancouver Division

It is with great sadness we share with you that Ray passed away at home from heart failure.  He was the beloved husband of Sheila Rankin, father of David (Heather), Philip (Sheila) and grandfather to Patrick, Anthony, Haley and Owen.

Ray was born in Allen, Saskatchewan.  He taught school for four years prior to joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1952.  His service in the Force included detachment policing, undercover operations, detective policing and administrative functions in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Ottawa.  He retired to British Columbia in 1985.

Ray’s love of choral music gave joy to himself and others.  He conducted church choirs and sang with the Vancouver Welshmen’s choir for many years.  His strong dependable nature could always be counted on by family, friends and co-workers.  He will be deeply missed.