It is with great sadness that the family announces Raymond’s passing on January 24, 2024 at the age of 80. He was born on April 24, 1943 in Oxford, England. Ray was the eldest son of the late Victor and Gwenllian (Palmer) Hupman. In addition to his wife Jean (Wood) of 55 years, he is survived by brothers Bernard (Elaine), Shelburne, Roger, Toronto, daughter Roberta (Scott Graham), Dartmouth, son Andrew (Laetitia), Bermuda, grandchildren Liam, Laura, David, and Connor, two nephews, a niece and several cousins.
Ray grew up in Allendale, N.S. and graduated from Lockeport High School in 1960. He worked in retail management his entire career in several provinces. In 1974, he and Jean moved to Weymouth, operating Weymouth Variety Store for over 35 years. They volunteered in many ways, helping to make the community a better place. Ray was a former member of the Kiwanis Club, a member of the Weymouth Lions, a minor baseball coach, former chair of the Village Commission, and Treasurer for Weymouth Waterfront Development for over 14 years.
His minor baseball team captured a provincial championship in 1990, and he was inducted into the Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, in the Builder category. During his tenure on the Village Commission, a medical centre was established in the community.
Ray was a huge sports fan, following all of the pro teams from Boston, and locally all Weymouth Firebirds teams. His passion was his beloved Red Sox, and he was privileged to have seen them win four World Series. He and Jean supported their family in all their endeavours, and Ray bragged, sometimes repeatedly, of his grandchildren’s accomplishments to anyone who would listen. He took great joy in teaching them important things such as how to skip rocks on the river, play baseball, find beach glass, and run the lawn tractor.
Ray and Jean enjoyed travelling and until recent years, made regular vacation trips to England, Grand Cayman, and Bermuda.
Cremation has taken place A funeral service will be held at a later date in St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Weymouth North. Family flowers only. If desired, donations in Ray’s memory may be made to Weymouth Minor Baseball or the Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee, or simply volunteer to help with some community projects.