Passed away surrounded by his loving family on 5th October 2021. Aged 80 years.

Dearly loved Husband of Vivian. Cherished Father and Father-in-law of Bern and Jon, Chris and Chris, Helen and Martin, Matt and Chontelle, Steve and Karla, and Tim. Adored Poppy of his 18 grandchildren.

A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, Roma on Friday 15th October 2021 commencing at 10.30 a.m., and followed by interment at the Roma Lawn Cemetery.

“In God’s Care”

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  1. Erica mchugh

    Our condolences to the Bruton family. May Ray rest in peace.

  2. Ron & Jan Chant

    Condolences to Viv and all the family.

  3. Kay Sellars ( nee Swan)

    Condolences to the Bruton family

  4. John and Michelle Price

    Our condolences to the family RIP Ray from John, Michelle, Tennielle and Cameron Price

  5. Marie and Bob Kennedy

    RIP Ray gone to the big footy field up yonder condolence to al the Bruton family from Marie and Bob Kennedy

  6. Lynette Birnie

    My condolences to you all at this very sad time.

  7. Bernie and Lyn MCGlynn

    Our deepest sympathy to Viv and families . May Ray Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏

  8. Timothy and Genevieve Clark

    So sorry for your loss. Ray will be sadly missed by many. Our Sympathy to all the family at this sad time.

  9. Steven Partridge

    Sincere condolences to the Bruton family. RIP Ray.

  10. Judy Scott

    Viv, thinking of you and the family at this sad time.

  11. Joyce Hughes

    Our condolences to all the Bruton family. Rest in Peace Ray.
    From all the Hughes Families.

  12. Hewitt Family Boonah

    Condolences to the Bruton Family. RIP Ray 🙏

  13. Paul & Jenny Cooper

    Sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful person, always happy, caring and oh so cheeky. Ray always brightened your day with his stories and jokes. Rest In Peace

  14. Roderick smyth

    Ray was my first teacher when we came to roma in 70/71.big heart and a great man. I will never forget sorry for your loss.

  15. Maria

    Our deepest sympathy to Viv & Family
    Les & Maria Ridge

  16. Debbie Green

    Viv and family,
    Sending our sincere condolences to you all. Hugs and prayers x

    Deb, Mark & Harry Green

  17. Cathy Kirkbride

    Viv and family, sorry for the huge loss of such a great man

  18. David Bowden

    The Roma Community already miss Ray’s long term commitment to School teaching. Sport and General Committees. There must be hundreds of Ray Bruton Stories being told and retold where ever people meet. Rest in Peace Ray.

  19. Diane Coutts

    Our Heart and prayers go out to you Viv and all your family at this very sad time. May Ray Rest In Peace. Ian and Diane.

  20. Fiona and Grant Altoft (née kennedy)

    So sorry to hear the news of Ray. Deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

  21. Donella Abberton

    Some of my favourite Roma memories are of the Bruton family .. Viv, you were my Yr 8 Geography teacher and inspired a lifelong love of learning that led me to teaching … “Mr Bruton” was a true inspiration to everyone who grew up in Roma … stil remember coming back and working at the Western Star … going to the football clinics he would be instrumental in organising to do a story and he would say “Call me Ray” .. that took a lot of getting used to. To the Bruton family … Mr Bruton was one of life’s “good guys” .. he has left an indelible legacy and has shaped so many Romaites in so many ways .. what a blessing he was and always will be. Vale Mr Bruton

  22. Ann-Louise Dooley ( nee TUITE)

    Sincere Sympathy to Viv and the Bruton family. The passing of a legend.

  23. Judy Bryant

    My thoughts are with you & your family Viv.

  24. J Peter Garrels

    Condolences to the family from the Garrels clan. Many happy memories of times spent with Ray over the years and of the support he provided to our family at various times. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  25. Jo Tucker

    My condolences 💐 to Viv and all Rays beautiful family Rip Ray love ❤️ from Jo and Ray Tucker

  26. Peter and Wendy Hallett and Family

    Our Deepest Condolences to the Bruton Family he will be sadly missed

  27. Beryle Castley

    I am saddened to hear this news.
    Viv, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    So many children will remember him as their best teacher ever.

  28. Karen McMullen

    My deepest sympathies to all family and friends. I send you all strength and grace during this challenging time. Much love to all 🙏🏼✨🌸

  29. Biruta Godfrey

    My condolences to the Bruton family💐 He will be sadly missed

  30. Lynie Smith

    So sad to hear of Ray’s passing. It was always a pleasure to be involved with SWQ sporting teams under Ray’s guidance. A wonderful man & a true gentleman. Condolences to the Bruton family. He will be missed & loved forever!

  31. Jenny and Bernie Morris

    Bernie , our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  32. Judy Kelly & Family

    Sending my sincere sympathy, thoughts & prayers to Viv & Family on the sad loss of Ray.
    A wonderful teacher who did so much for all children & our community.
    Judy Kelly & Family

  33. Greg Connors

    Mr Bruton (Ray),
    You are and always will be a hero to myself and so many others from the Roma district.
    You contributed so much to so many.
    We are indebted to you.
    To Viv and the Bruton family you are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Greg Connors.
    PS It was Helen who pinched your beers in 1989 not Matthew and I.

  34. Stacey Kennedy

    Thinking of you all in this time of sadness. Much love. Stacey Kennedy

  35. John Rodgers

    Sincere condolences to Viv and the Family.Ray was a good man and a great friend. I met Ray soon after he arrived in Roma and have asked after him every time I spoke to people from Roma.
    R.I.P. Ray.

  36. Neil and Fay Stephenson

    Sincere sympathy to Viv and your Ray rest in peace.
    Neil and Fay.

  37. Andrew and Marnie Callow

    Deepest condolences to Steve and Karla and the whole Bruton family.. we are thinking of you. Ray was known by so many people and I’m sure loved by all.

  38. Kevin Maxine Murray

    He will be greatly missed sympathies to all family members

  39. Anne Sharpe

    Our sincerest sympathy to Viv and family from
    Peter and Anne Sharpe and Family

  40. Donna Jamieson

    Condolences Mrs Bruton and family, thinking of you during this sad time

  41. Maria Duff

    My sincerest condolences to the Bruton family on the passing of Ray. May god bless you all

  42. Louise Ferguson

    Deepest Sympathy to you Viv and your family. Our prayers are with you all at this very sad time.
    Rick and Lou Ferguson

  43. Michael Teevan

    Ray was our trainer at the 6 stone rugby league carnival in Warwick in about 1967. There would be many whose lives would have been touched by Ray & all for the better. Condolences to the family.

  44. Gary & Kerry Ladbrook

    Viv & Family thinking of you at this time of Ray’s passing. In 1969 when he was my teacher & also manager of Zone 4 6Stone carnival to Gold Coast.A good bloke & friend to many.

  45. Kelly

    Dear Mrs B and the Bruton family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Ray was a lovely man who will be terribly missed.
    Kelly Russell (née Sullivan)

  46. Mike and Kaye Cronin and family

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  47. Simon & Andrea King

    Viv and family. Thinking of you during this time. Ray gave so much to the community of Roma and the young people in it. Loved the chats at the Bowls club.

  48. Greg Stevens

    Sincere condolences Viv and family on the passing of Ray, a gentleman in every regard. Gone but never will he be forgotten!

  49. James Conaghan

    RIP , Ray. Sincere sympathy to Viv and family.
    Ray was a good friend, a respected teacher, a great family man and the godfather of Roma and District R.League for almost fifty years.

  50. Joy herbener and family

    Our deepest sympathy to Viv and family. Thinking of you all.

  51. Jim and Judy Clanchy

    Sincerest condolences to Viv and family, thinking of you at this time

  52. Scott Kelly

    Deepest condolences to the Bruton family. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

  53. Bernadette and Gil Stewart

    Our condolences to the Bruton family. I will always remember him as a well-respected and passionate teacher and acting principal and a football or sports fanatic. RIP Mr Bruton.

  54. Felicity Ditchburn

    I am so sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Felicity, Jason, Charlotte, Henry and Annabelle Ditchburn. Xx

  55. Alison Taylor

    To Viv and family thinking of you at this time. A good man who demonstrated a heart for the community of Roma. He will be remembered with love and appreciation for his great work.
    Alison Taylor-Duke

  56. Roanne McMahon (Bennett)

    Helen and family…so sorry to hear …much love to all 💗

  57. Peter Bruton

    How extremely proud I am as Ray’s younger brother to read all these beautiful comments. He was indeed a ‘good bloke’

  58. Peter Bruton

    Reading all these beautiful comments makes me very proud to be his young brother

  59. Robyn Cavanough

    Thinking of you all at this sad time . Condolences to Viv and the extended family.

  60. Natalie and Rod Beattie

    Our sincere condolences to Viv and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  61. Joan Hickey

    Roma was fortunate when you came and stayed you touched and Moulded so many lives. Thanks Viv and the Bruton family for sharing Ray.

  62. Llana Collier

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs Bruton and all the Bruton Family at this time.
    Llana Collier (Walton)

  63. Angela Collins

    All my love and prayers Viv and family! What a fantastic man!

  64. Edward Charles Bruton

    On behalf of our Bruton family please accept our deepest condolences in your loss , my thoughts of Ray go back to Brisbane at the family home in Skyline Drive along with his Mum and Dad brothers .

    R.I.P. Ray .

  65. Helen Stewart

    A tremendous loss for your family Viv.
    My deepest condolences.

  66. Denise Mulligan

    Our deep sympathy and prayers to Viv and family. Gerard, Denise, Rosemary, Amanda, Joanne and Daniel.

  67. Bill and Val McBride

    Our condolences to the Bruton family.
    Bill, Val and Byron McBride

  68. John Waterworth

    Thinking of you at Viv at this sad time , condolences to you and the family John and the boys Tim Simon Josh Rod.

  69. Joan Rayner

    Dear Viv and family
    Our deepest sympathy to you all. May you always treasure all the wonderful memories you have of Ray… his commitment to his family and the Roma community and antics he got up to with his mates at the Royal and Bowls Club.
    Sending you much love
    Joan, Paul and Beth Rayner.

  70. Johanna Campbell

    Sincere condolences Viv and family.

  71. Julie Guinea

    Condolences to the whole Bruton family. Sorry I couldn’t attend, I would love to have. Uncle Ray was a very special man and will be sorely missed by you all. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  72. Peter Gleeson

    RIP Bruto Dear Friend of many years
    Condolences to Viv and families My prayers and thoughts are with you today

  73. Chris Rawlins

    Deepest Sympathies to Viv and all the family. I have very wonderful memories of Ray and we shared lots of laughs together during my time in Roma, especially when sharing an office together. Am thinking of you all and sending much love ❤ Chris Rawlins

  74. Louise Bedsor (née McKenzie)

    Extending our deepest sympathies to Mrs Bruton, Bern, Chrissy, Helen, Matt and Tim. Our prayers are with you.

  75. Scott Mawn

    Condolences to the Bruton family. Apologies we could not attend today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mawn family

  76. Mick Legg

    My sincere condolences Viv. Whilst not unexpected, it nevertheless comes with shock and grief.
    Ray was a Wattles opposition player during my youth, but after I commenced my return pilgrimages to Roma several years ago, I have had some wonderfully funny evenings with Ray, Bayliss, Penrose et al, at the Bowls Club and Friday raffles.
    I shall miss but not forget those times.

  77. Ken Rogers

    My sincere condolences to all of Ray’s extended family . We will never fully know the extent of his legacy to education and especially to school sport. I am proud to call Ray a colleague and like of of you will miss him. God’s choicest blessings to all of you.

  78. Jane Alcorn

    Always had a soft spot for Mr Bruton. Taught on staff with Mum for many years. Deepest sympathy to the Bruton family.

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