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Raymond Sawada Obituary, Raymond Sawada, 38, Dies in Rec League Game

Raymond Sawada Obituary, Death- Former wing of the Stars Raymond Sawada passed away on Monday at the age of 38 when he was participating in a game of hockey, according to the announcement made by his family on a GoFundMe page that was established to commemorate his memory and assist his family. His wife, Nicole, and their two kids, Victoria, 9, and Charlotte, 6, will carry on his legacy after his passing.

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we share the devastating news of the sudden passing of Ray Sawada,” the text on the GoFundMe website stated. “On the evening of Monday, April 10, 2023, at the age of 38, Ray passed away while engaged in the activity he cherished the most.” The family did not discuss the circumstances surrounding the death. Sawada, however, reportedly had cardiac failure on Monday night while participating in a leisure league game that he enjoyed playing in, as reported by the Richmond News.

The magazine received confirmation from the city of Richmond in British Columbia that an unexpected medical emergency occurred at one of the city’s rinks earlier that evening. During his time with the Stars from 2008 through 2011, Sawada participated in 11 games and scored one goal. After a career in the American Hockey League that spanned 287 contests, he hung up his skates in 2016. He joined the Richmond Fire Department after going back to his hometown there.

According to what was written on the GoFundMe page, “Ray was such a bright light in the lives he touched.” “He had a lot of fun going on vacation with Nicole, the girls, as well as family and friends. He was a skilled hockey player and a devoted coach for the team that he put together for his daughters. The surrounding community will be missing someone that was genuinely driven and inspired in all they did because of Ray, and this will leave a vacuum. More than one thousand people have contributed to the fund, bringing the total amount to $232,055 Canadian dollars as of Wednesday afternoon.