We are very sad to announce the passing of James Raymond (Ray/ Poppie/ Mr. Witty/ Ray of Sunshine) Reilly on Sunday, March 14, 2021 with Debbie and Wendy by his side. He was 88 years old.
Ray fought a hard battle with complications from COVID and sadly COVID won.
Ray is predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Margaret, and his grandson, Reilly Dawson. Also predeceased by his parents Mary and Patrick Reilly of Prince Edward Island, as well as all of his siblings and many dear friends.
Survived by his daughters, Debbie (Graham) Hayes, and Wendy (Glenn) Hobson. Loving devoted Poppie to his grand-daughter, Virginia (Rick) Kepka, great-grand-daughters Emma, Taylor, Piper, and grandson Graham (Jacqueline) Hayes, great-grandsons Max and Jack.
Fondly remembered and sadly missed by all of his nieces and nephews in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Due to the COVID situation in Mississauga, Ontario at this time the immediate family will have a private internment and Ray will be laid to rest beside Margaret.
Ray was a very happy, kind gentle man and will always be remembered for his generosity and goodwill towards others. He enjoyed a good party so the family will have a celebration of his life at a later time when it is safe to do so.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to Alzheimer’s Society of Peel, or the Lions Foundation Canada Dog Guides or the Salvation Army or Boxer Rescue Ontario, or a charity of your wish.