RAE, May — (July 14, 1930 - October 5, 2016) -
She was born Violet May Jordan in 1930 in Canada and moved to England as a young girl.
May was big sister to Kathy (George) and Pat and after their Dad was killed in Liverpool during the war, she had two more sisters Margaret (Chris) and Linda from her second family, the Potters, after returning to Canada.
At 18 years old, May Jordan worked as a clerk at Canadian Liquidair.
It was love at first sight when she met Bob Rae, who was in sales there after he returned from the war. They dated a few years and they married in 1951.
May loved Bob so much - a love that endured 56 years of marriage and continues now that she has rejoined Bob for eternity. She also loved her family which was started when Steve was born in 1955, Ken in 1957 and Joanne in 1960. The Stratford Raes, Steve and Carolyn, have two of May's grandchildren, Kelsey and Graham. The Colorado Raes, Ken and Kathy, have four more grandchildren, Krysha, Adam, Kayla and Kenna as well as all 10 great-grandkids. The Schomberg Teixeira-Raes, Joanne, have May's youngest granddaughters Rae Ann and Emily.
We invite as many of the family and friends as possible to gather at the Taylor Funeral Home, 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket on Friday, October 7th from 6-9 p.m. to celebrate and share memories of May followed by the funeral on Saturday, October 8th at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation.
May was one of the sweetest and most optimistic people and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her favourite saying was, "It's getting brighter." And we are sure it's brighter where she is.
Charitable donations in memory of May can be made to either the Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.