Raymond Alwyn Gooch

ID# 147, (12 Feb 1927 - 29 Oct 2006)
Joyce and Raymond Gooch at the Christening
of John Edward Charles Clark 1928

Raymond Alwyn Gooch was born on 12 Feb 1927 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand .1
He was the son of Louis Cyril Hislop Gooch and Lilly Clark.

Raymond Alwyn Gooch was on the 1949 Electoral Roll Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

GOOCH, Raymond Alwyn, 38 Peter Street, Canistermaker
GOOCH, Shirley Ellen, 38 Peter Street, married.2

Raymond died on 29 Oct 2006 at Montecillo Veterans Home, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 79 years, 8 months and 17 days

From 9 New Street, St Kilda, Dunedin.3

Raymond's death notice appeared on 30 Oct 2006 in the "Otago Daily Times", New Zealand ,

GOOCH Raymond Alwyn (Ray)
On Sunday, October 29, 2006, at Montecillo Veterans Home, in the presence of his loving family, after a long courageous battle. Dearly loved husband of Shirley, son of the late Louis Cyril and Lillian Gooch, adored and respected Father and father-in-law of Ron and Marg, Barry and Lorraine, Wendy and Bill McDonald, Robyn and Alan Harley, Wayne and Jo, Tracey McAdams-Monk and Dave Monk, and the late Lindsay, treasured Granddad, great grandfather and great great grandfather, loved brother of the late Joyce Henry, much loved brother-in-law of Laurie and the late Lois Lucas, and Rewa and Michael.
"You didn't want to leave us, but we had to let you go."
Thank you to the Montecillo staff, with special thanks to Brent for his amazing support.
Donations to Otago Community Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service.
A funeral service to celebrate Ray's life will be held in Gillions Chapel, 407 Hillside Road, Dunedin, on Wednesday, Novemenber 1, at 2pm, followed by private cremation.
Messages to 9 New Street, St Kilda, Dunedin.
Gillions Funeral Services, FDANZ Griefcare.4

Raymond was cremated on 2 Nov 2006 at Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Ashes Buried with Lindsay.5

Lindsay and Raymond Gooch
Anderson's Bay Cemetery

Raymond and Shirley had 6 children, 5 still living
Would appreciated contact with family members to correct errors and update information.

Child of Raymond Alwyn Gooch

FatherLouis Cyril Hislop Gooch (17 Oct 1889 - 21 Jul 1968)
MotherLilly Clark (7 Jun 1891 - 5 Jul 1989)


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 3305, June Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1949 Electoral Roll, Mornington. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 2006/ 26736 Online Historical BDM, DOB 12 Feb 1927.
  4. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Otago Daily Times, Dunedin 30 Oct 2006 - given to me.. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  5. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Dunedin City Council Online Database: Block 117C Plot 22 - Family Ash Plot. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.