April 12, 2023 … Ray Sawada ’08 (February 19, 1985 – April 10, 2023) died from an apparent heart attack while playing a recreational hockey game. Coach Mike Schafer wrote, “Ray was an unbelievable teammate and person on and off the ice. He was a tremendous leader who was respected by everyone he came into contact with. His mom and dad, Jack and Regina are two of the most genuine people you will ever meet. Our hearts go out to his family, wife Nicole and his two daughters.”
The Cornell Hockey Association offers our heartfelt condolences to the Sawada family, friends, hockey teammates, and firefighter colleagues at the City of Burnaby.
Here are some web sites with background information on Ray.
- Raymond Sawada – Wikipedia
- 2007-08 Men’s Hockey Roster
- DuckDuckGo Search results
A GoFundMe Page has been established to assist the family.