Philanthropist Raymond Chang passes away

Fellow Georgians our Brother, Friend, Well-known Jamaican-born Canadian businessman and philanthropist Raymond Chang has died.

Ray was considered a champion of education and adult learning as exemplified by His tremendous support for our Alma Mater St Georges College. He stood as one of Canada’s most highly respected and successful business leaders.

He was chairman of CI Financial, one of Canada’s largest investment fund and publicly traded companies. Ray served as also a member of the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation and served on the Ryerson University Board of Governors. In 2005, he was the recipient of an honorary degree from Canada’s Ryerson University for his business leadership and philanthropy. He was made a recipient of the Order of Canada this year, and received the Order of Jamaica in 2011.

Ray passed away Sunday, July 27 after battling Leukemia and receiving a bone marrow transplant from his brother months ago. He was 65.

At this time Our Prayers go out to His Family. May our Lord in Heaven have mercy on His Soul and Grant Him Eternal Rest.