Friday, April 16, 2010

► On the Record

“A true self-made man, [he] exemplified the best of the American experience, inspiring us with his business achievements and, even more, with his compassionate and generous spirit.”

-- Vancouver City Manager Pat McDonnell, regarding the passing of Ray Hickey, former owner of Vancouver-based Tidewater Barge Lines, on Wednesday. A leading Clark County philanthropist, Hickey’s good works include the Ray Hickey Hospice House and Vancouver’s Columbia River Waterfront Renaissance trail. He was 83.