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Ray cherished his six grandchildren; Veronica, Harley, Colton, Zachary, Alexander and Joshua and great-granddaughter Pheonix. He also leaves behind his sister Lois in California and was predeceased by his siblings; Eileen, Frank, Lloyd and Gord.

Ray was a WWII veteran and shortly after returning from Europe, he joined the Markham Village volunteers where he eventually became the Fire Chief. In 1971, when the full time Markham Fire Department was established, Ray became a full-time Captain at the John Street Station where he served until 1981 when he turned 60.

Ray continued with the Fire Department as a dispatcher until March of 1986 when he retired. 

During that time he continued as a District Chief with the volunteers until 1992 when he and Marianne moved to their new home in Uxbridge. Ray was an excellent example of a dedicated Canadian that served his country and the community as a volunteer and professional firefighter. 

Among many things, he will be remembered for his friendly, calm demeanor. 

A Memorial Gathering in honour of Ray will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1-4p.m.

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Ray cherished his six grandchildren; Veronica, Harley, Colton, Zachary, Alexander and Joshua and great-granddaughter Pheonix. He also leaves behind his sister Lois in California and was predeceased by his siblings; Eileen, Frank, Lloyd and Gord.

Ray was a WWII veteran and shortly after returning from Europe, he joined the Markham Village volunteers where he eventually became the Fire Chief. In 1971, when the full time Markham Fire Department was established, Ray became a full-time Captain at the John Street Station where he served until 1981 when he turned 60.

Ray continued with the Fire Department as a dispatcher until March of 1986 when he retired. 

During that time he continued as a District Chief with the volunteers until 1992 when he and Marianne moved to their new home in Uxbridge. Ray was an excellent example of a dedicated Canadian that served his country and the community as a volunteer and professional firefighter. 

Among many things, he will be remembered for his friendly, calm demeanor. 

A Memorial Gathering in honour of Ray will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1-4p.m.

DurhamObituaries.com

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