Ray was an extremely popular member of the YCC team, and has acted as Claims Steward, Auditor and Scrutineer for many years.

Ray kept Yorkshires for more years than he cared to remember, and judged and exhibited at many of the major shows throughout the North West of England.

Sadly, Ray died in December, 2008. The 2009 YCC was renamed the YCC Ray Lake Memorial show, in his honour.