Our beloved husband, father, brother and brother-in-law, Raymond Anthony Hickman aged 76 years has passed peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Wednesday 1st September 2021. After a recent diagnosis of an aggressive rare cancer and short treatment period, he has lost a brave battle. He touched so many lives and will be dearly missed.The adored husband and soulmate of Patricia, a treasured and wonderful father of Murray, Lisa and Grant. Loved father-in-law to Fiona, Hamish and Emma. Beloved son of the late Tony and Maureen and cherished brother to Annette, Kevin, Helen, Sue, Tony and the late Paul. Beloved brother-in-law to Murray, Joanna, Kevin, Penny, Jan & Russell, Arnold & the late Lynnette, Kevin & Lynne. Cherished Grandad of Olivia, Samantha, Josh, Alex, Matthew, Ava, Neve, Sam and Toby. Loved uncle of Keriann, Deane, Cherie, Kelly, Jasmine, Adele, Holly, Matt, Tiffany, Ethan, Libby, Ebony, Kane, Chandelle, Carl, Simon, Amanda, Melanie, Daniel, Robert, Tony, Hamish, Mathew and Scott. Messages to the Hickman family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service for Ray will be held at the Rakaia Community Hall next Thursday. Please note and respect this is by invite only due to Covid restrictions. We would like to inform you that A Memorial service for Ray will be held once we are at Level One. Thank you for your patience and understanding given the circumstances.