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Mr Raymond John Stanley AM, OBE, RFD, ED


Mr Raymond John Stanley AM, OBE, RFD, ED


Peacefully passed on April 25, 2021.

Aged 92 years.

Loving husband of Val (dec.) for 60 years.

Proud and greatly loved father and father in law of Robin and Jane, Russell and Sussan.

Devoted grandad to Ellie, Lucy, Abby, Reville and Mattie.

Great grandad to Harrison.

Dear friend to Joan.

Distinguished educator at Scotch College and then at St. Peter’s College.

Long serving Army Reservist, member of Legacy, Order of Australia Association and the Order of St John of Jerusalem.


Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ray's Funeral Service which will be held on
SATURDAY, May 8, 2021 at 2.00pm in the Memorial Hall, St. Peter’s College,
57 Hackney Road, St. Peters.

For those who wish to attend Ray’s wake at the
Naval & Military Club,
111 Hutt Street, Adelaide
from 4 - 6 pm please register attendance by Thursday 6th May through


or email raystanley@bigpond.com.au

In lieu of flowers donations in Ray's memory may be made to;

Legacy Club of Australia Inc.
102-104 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

or visit www.legacy.com.au.

Envelopes will be available at the Service.

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"I only got to know Ray a few years ago when the late Peter Trumble and a team of volunteers at Scotch College were trying to recognize all those that served in our Armed Forces after WW2. As we met, I realized that Ray treasured his connection to Scotch and while the bulk of his service was at Saints, he wanted the best outcomes and was gracious and generous with his advice. I was touched by his gentleness and his genteelness and was reminded that Ray represented the best of what independent school education is all about. His life was about service and transforming young people and he will be much missed."
Abhra Bhattacharjee
04th May 2021

"A gentleman, fine teacher and a key member of the Cadet Corps staff during my years at Scotch (1952-56). He and Val were omnipresent at College events. A life well lived."
Ross Heath
03rd May 2021

"Farewell Ray, good friend and colleague, and God speed for the next stage of the great adventure."
Michael and Pauline Ingham
03rd May 2021

"A man of the greatest honour and integrity, who truly knew how to teach the difference between right and wrong. He had an abiding belief in all the 'boys' he taught, and he instilled enduring qualities in all of us. He was a 'maker of men'. I hope 'Shep' is loyally by his side once more. May he rest in peace. He will never be forgotten."
Paul Ehrlich
03rd May 2021

"Ray's death brings much sadness - but I remember him with gratitude and admiration. He was both Deputy Head and Chemistry teacher to my two sons at Saints, Karl and Detlef Kirsten, and their lives are richer for his expert teaching, compassionate humanity and mentoring."
Sue Butler
01st May 2021