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Raymond Taavel: 1962-2012

Funeral arrangements for Raymond Taavel have been announced and follow. Taavel, a former Saultite, was a strong, compassionate and effective leader in the LGBT community, especially in Halifax were he lived and worked when he was slain.
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Funeral arrangements for Raymond Taavel have been announced and follow.
 
Taavel, a former Saultite, was a strong, compassionate and effective leader in the LGBT community, especially in Halifax were he lived and worked when he was slain.
 
He is remembered by friends and family as a community leader, with a gentle heart; as an inspiring writer, and as a thoughtful soul who was vibrant and joyful in his pursuit of community justice and exploration of life.
 
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TAAVEL, Raymond Emmanuel – It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic and sudden passing of Raymond on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Son of Suzanne Blatter (Mike Jackson) and predeceased by his father Raimond Taavel. Brother of Elizabeth Robins (late Kevin) and André Taavel (Kellee). Special Uncle of Julia Taavel. Nephew of Raymond Blatter (Nancie), Robert Blatter (Ann Brandow), Pete Blatter (Carrie), Carmen Blatter (Carmen Charsley), late Paul Blatter, late Emmanuel Blatter and Ingrid Storozuk (Mike). Special friend to Darren Lewis. A private family funeral service will be held at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Rev. Bruce McLeish officiating. Raymond will be fondly remembered in the hearts of all his cousins and friends. Memorial contributions to the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project, Halifax Pride, or the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to Doug at the Menz & Mollyz bar and all of the wonderful people in Halifax for everything they have done. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com. A public memorial service in Halifax is currently being prepared by friends and colleagues.

Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Be out, Be informed, Be compassionate.”

 
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