WILSON, Ray – Passed away on September 10, 2011. Beloved husband, brother, uncle, and friend, Ray will leave a great void in our hearts though he lives on in the memories of so many. He achieved mastery in many fields and loved to share his knowledge and abilities. A celebration of life will take place at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery and Crematorium reception centre, 737 Dundas St. E. Mississauga on Saturday October 15, 2011 from 12 noon to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
They say “time is the healer”……….. You are so dearly missed. Knowing you are at peace, it is time we move on. This does not mean you are forgotten. I know you are with me, always. And always in my thoughts. Rayzor, the imprint you have left is one of wonderful memories .
My twin brother Joe and I lived around the corner from Ray and as kids we knew each other very well. I have fond memories of spending hot summer Toronto days with Ray in his swimming pool in the backyard! I remember visiting his granpa who lived close by. Ray was very clever, he won first prize in a science contest at Silverthorn Public School and he was a kind person. It’s with great sadness that I pass on my condolences to his family and friends.
My sincere condolences to Yvonne, Jamie, Matt and their families. I have not seen Raymond since he was a young boy, but his picture and the memorials speak of a man filled with a zest for life and a true love for children, family and friends. I cannot imagine how difficult it is to say good-bye to someone so cherished. My heart goes out to you.
(first cousin to Raymond’s parents and daughter of Lillian and Ralph Jones)
Ray will live on through our memories of his generosity of time and knowledge, gentle manner, really good guitar playing and beaming smile.
Yvonne – we are so very sorry for your loss. We hope your memories and the strength of the love you shared with Ray bring you comfort.
Blessings to all –
Paula Cassin and Deb Gallagher
We all say tomorrow we will do this or get together with our friends or family.
We have to realise that time waits for no one and sometimes things happen that we have no control over .
I just wish that I could go back to the last time we talked and say lets meet tomorrow at Bobbys.We were waiting until after holidays .
I miss talking to you and your funny emails and your lovely smile.
My memories are from younger years and we had some great ones Looking at you I see your moms smile Scott road has many memories .
I can only imagine Eyvonne ,Jamie Matt and the family how much you miss Ray He lives on in many people and in our memories for always .
Love you and miss that smile.
I knew Ray for what seems a very short time. In that time, I can honestly say that he truly loved his wife Yvonne, sister Jamie and his brother Matt. There is no doubt on how he felt about his niece Jennifer, nephews Luke, Zachery & Tyler. Ray shared countless stories about all of you.
After reading the above – He achieved mastery in many fields; I would like to add this would include Ray’s mastery with iron staircases. If you have never seen Ray’s famous staircase at their cottage, you would agree that this was quite the achievement. It’s as solid as they come and the workout you get from the cottage to the boat beats any cardio workout at the gym. LOL
My thoughts are with all of you.
Yvonne ~ Please forgive me for my loss of words at this time. I will be praying for you and your family.
I’m sorry we have never met and I am so very sorry that you have lost Ray.
I will certainly attend the Ray’s celebration of life on Saturday.
Dianne (McDermott) Thompson and Family
Uncle Ray your the best you called me Thumper
I miss you and i love you
Thumper (Zachery Wilson)
Its hard to believe that your gone, You have been in my life for over 20 years and i thank you for making me feel special and wanted you were not just my brother-in-law but my buddy not too many people i know have the opportunity to feel so welcomed in a family as you did with me.
I am sad that god felt he needed you more because i know me and my boys need you more.
We have our memories and pictures and videos and we will pass on your memories to my grandchildren and their children the legacy of Gunshot uncle Ray.
I love you forever XOXO
Your sis Lisa
Uncle Ray there was so much i wanted to share with you my jokes and my music, but you probably wouldn’t like it LOL.
i will miss your bear hugs
i love you XOXOXO Big Luke
They say…… people enter your life to fill a need…… They enter you Life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime. Rayzor, you have left an imprint in my Life, sadness in my heart with your sudden departure, AND, the memories we shared will last a Lifetime. I miss you my dear friend. xoxo M
Still so hard to believe.. All we can think is that heaven needed the nicest & most handy guy you could find. We were lucky enough to be Ray’s neighbours. Our hearts go out to Yvonne, his family and friends.
As terribly sad as this is, I can’t help but smile when I think of Ray.
There’s a great big pair of shoes that will never be able to be filled by anyone else in this lifetime the way that Ray filled them.
We had the joy, pleasure and honor of having Raymond in our lives. He was not only our brother but, a true, caring and loving friend as well as so much more that words cannot even begin to describe to do him the justice that he deserves.
Unfortunately, he was only ever on loan to us but, we thank whatever powers that be that he was in our lives for the short time that he was here with us.
We miss him more than words could possibly describe as he left far too soon. But, everywhere we turn, everywhere we look, we still see him because he’s left a piece of his spirit, heart and soul in everyone that he touched and everything that he did throughout his life.
Raymond will never be forgotten. Not for one moment of our lives. He lives on in not only our hearts and memories forever but, we hope and believe in spirit and soul.
We hope that you hear us, Raymond and fully know that we love you with all of our hearts and always will.
Your Big Sis and Brother (In-Law)