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Motorcyclist who died in crash remembered as ‘lover of life’

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Tara Jeffrey

A longtime local union member and ‘lover of life’ is being remembered following a motorcycle crash in Petrolia over the weekend.

Raymond Rawson, age 64, was a longtime member of the Local 663, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.

The Mooretown resident was a loving and devoted husband, father, step-father and great-grandfather, the family says, who will be “fondly remembered as a lover of life and for his inappropriate (at times) jokes that will be missed,” along with an infectious laugh and memorable one-liners.

Ontario Provincial Police say members of the Lambton detachment responded to a report of a motorcycle in the ditch on Shiloh Line in Petrolia around 9:20 p.m. on June 2. Rawson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision investigation remains ongoing.

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