This page is dedicated to the memory of Raymond Smith from Billy's Bay who lost his life at sea.
Please leave your remembrances and pictures of him in his honor.
RIP, Raymond Smith
Uncle Raymond, we can see you smiling right now. Heaven must be smiling too. You will forever be in our hearts.
Raymond, one could never be sad around you. He was always smiling and singing. As kids growing up, we always looked forward to him stopping by Auntie (mommy) and Bredda Carl (daddy) to give us our hugs and get his dinner before making one of his many long trips to Pedro Bank. Cuz we miss you dearly. RIP
Dear Uncle Raymond
It's 25 yrs since you went to sea and did not return. I was 7yrs old and I remembered the day you left, it was a very sad one, our lives have never been the same. Everyone was crying, going to the beach looking, watching and waiting for you to returen but you did'nt, Why? I know you can't answer me but, I would love for you to in the way you can.
Your are a great grandfather now, Verona is married to Jerry ,Audley and Balbina Elliott son she have two children Deon and Gayan , Gayan has a daughter Peta-Gaye hence the great grandfather . Sandy and Shauna lives in New York I think Sandy is a nurse. You would be very proud of your girls.
Uncle Raymond it's hard to think that you will never return, The family misses you.
Uncle Peary my time with you were very short and I cherish them dearly cause all I have is happy memories of you.
Your Niece ChuckO
Mama have a son Uan that looks like you, but you would say you have the edge ova him (smile)
Chuck-o thats was soo sweet. I too remember uncle Raymond, he was not my real uncle, but he was the father of my sister Verona. I especially loved the way people always talked about him in a loving way. The way he loves to sing, and especially the way he spoke. Many people were fond of this man, including myself, I used to look for ward to hear his voice coming up the lane on his way to his sister Rene's house on the hill. You are missed dearly "mister Bosie man"
I was just a child when you left us, but I do have vague memories of you. I wish I had known you more as every time my parents speak about you it is always something good or something to laugh at. Rest In Peace
Uncle Raymond(fragga dagga peary), I was only a child when you left us. I remember you coming home in the evenings singing and laughing. That smile of yours was like magic it would light up the place whenever you were around. Uncle Peary you were my favorite uncle in the world, you always made me feel like a princess. You would tickle me and make laugh until I cried. I wish you could return to us. My mother have been so heart broken since you left. Please return to us!
We love you and miss you very much. I wish that you could see my little brother Uan everyone says he look just like you. The memories that we have of you will always be treasured.
Your niece who misses you very much Jenine
I remember Mass Raymond he was a very kind gentle man, one memory of him that stands out in my mind was the last time I saw him,as we were walking home from school one afternoon some other kids and i, we came across him, he started joking around and teasing us, we then heard the ice cream van coming so he said he would buy us all ice cream we were all excited but unfortunately the ice cream van made a turn and went the other way, that was the last i would ever see him,so sad, but thats how he was treated everyone as family, very generous, kind and loving to all who knew him. Sadly missed.
I have always been proud to say that Raymond,one of the sweetest human beings who ever lived, was my favourite cousin. We may never see his likes again in these parts but I am honored and blessed that we had him.
He was a mere 36 when he left us but in that relatively short life he packed a lot of love and joy. He was generous to fault both of spirit and of pocket. His love of music was legendary and Lord could he sing!! Raymond, I loved you then, I love you now. You are with your dear sweet mother, Aunty Lulu who was so sweet herself, they called her, "Golden Dust." God rest your gentle soul.
-From "Aunty Mar," as you called me.
The day that you walked out of our lives was a day that we will never forget. The pain that we felt then is still the same as today, or we could say that it is even worst. Each day we have to live with the knowledge that you are no longer with us and that makes it unbearable. The love that we felt for you is and always will be there. Letting you go is very hard and with each passing day it is becoming more and more difficult to do. You will always be a part of us and as we reflect on the life we had and shared we give God thanks for each moment. Those memories are treasures of our hearts. They are the only gifts from God that death cannot destroy. We are doing great, Shana has a degree in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Education , I went back to school and got a second degree in Forensic Science with a minor in Law. We wish you were here to share in our joy and happiness. Mom is fine. Sometimes all three of us sit and talk about the past and there is never a dull moment when it comes to you.
Love from Sandy & Shana.
Thank You Medlyn........even though it brings tears to my eyes, happy ones and sad ones. Thank You Soo much.
When are you comming home? We miss you soo much... Please come home. I always go back to being a little girl when I think of you and how wonderful and kind you are. Margaret and I was talking about you one minute we were laughing with happy memories the next we were crying for you our Very Dear Special Uncle Peary because we miss you so much. We miss you this much ...well honestly we really can't tell you how much. The Family send their love.
Loving you forever Your Niece ChuckO
PS one for you "Some shells Eh" (smile)
Thank you Medlyn for putting on this picture. It brings back tears to my eyes when i look at it.
Hi, I am writing from Canada. I was born in Treasure Beach....my name is Betty and my mother was Vivia James. Tell me who this Raymond Smith is please....was he related to Ida Smith? Was he related to my mother? Cecil James was her father; her aunt was Larry James and her Uncle was Doctor Senior (John)...I found this interesting and I am curious about my family.
Hi again, I just realized that you have Vil Dicker in here as well...actually I knew Vil very well....he was my father's son. Ernest Dicker was my father and he built the Treasure Beach hotel and named Treasure Beach. I probably know some of you guys...I seem to recognize the guys in the picture...please tell me more...I remember when the "Snowboy" went down, it was so sad....I remember Miss Loo's son was on it...she worked for my dad at the farm and I remember her son calling me from a tree telling me he wanted to talk to my dad...he was afaid of the dogs...I took him to the house and he talked with my dad...he told me he was on the way to Kingston to go on the "Snowboy" and he was so friendly....Miss Loo had a hard time with it I remember...kept saying he was coming back....I can't remember his name though and I don't even remember Miss loo's full name. So sad.
Treasure me you have so many family. I would love to know where Aunt Teka, Shawn, Johnny,All of her children are. I will write again with my e-mail
Hello Treasure me, Yes! Raymond is related to Ida Smith, He is her brother.
Hi Betty, miss Lou was my grand mother, her correct name is Louisa James, and the name of her son was Samuel James ,his name is on the list.I have a sister by the name Betty I think she was name after you.
May Aunt Lou soul rest in Peace. Uncle Sam said goddbye to every, like he knew he was not coming back
In menory of aunt Lou
Saddened to hear of the passing of aunt Lou.May her soul rest in peace.My condolense to the family.
Which one in the picture is uncle Raymond.
The one on the end in blue.
Thanx. Thats what I thought. He does remind me of Upo.
Hello Treasure Me,
Yes, Raymond is Ida Smith-Hill brother; who is my uncle (Ida is my mother).
I do remember Raymond always full of laughter and music. My life is richer for ever having known him (my dear cousin} and dear sweet aunt Lulu, I do remember you as a little girl. Ray was very much like you in many ways. May you both rest in peace.
Raymond you was an angel on earth so i can imagine you in heaven. Miss you and love you always. To know you was to love you.
My cousin Raymond,
I don't remember a lot of things about you but can only say that I always remember that beautiful smile of yours. I heard many wonderful things about you especially from my husband Rupey and your friend. You are gone but certainly not forgotten. May your soul rest in peace. Whenever time we visit Jamaica we often go to see Aunt Ida your sister. Lots of love
Raymond is particularly missed at Christmas.
He was always a welcome presence at this time of year with his songs, his jokes, and his appetite!
And, what a singer he was!
Raymond, you are being remembered at this time. Twenty eight years seems like yesterday.
Remembering Bargy is remembering Raymond.
Rest in peace my friend.