Many people have asked over the last 5 years, “Who is that on the Gelato Lid?”
The answer is simple: A man with a warm heart, eyes crinkling in a ready smile and hands prepared to help anyone all the time.
Ray Austin, father of Chocolate Tofino founder Gordon Austin, often helped out at the Chocolate Shop with his sweet wife Verna. Making fresh homemade Gelato, doling out smiles with every scoop and helping wherever he could, Ray was a core part of the shop.
In December 2014, Ray passed but his memory will not be forgotten.