Raymond passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his cherished wife Paz and daughter Geralyn. Ray’s wife and daughter together with his brother and sisters, and the Jirash family, mourn the loss of a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, whose life enriched their lives beyond measure. Dearest brother of Gloria Tanoury, Helen Robinson, Lorice (Lori) Malott (Wayne), Diana Mady Kelly (Don Park), Judy Dales (Peter), Charles Mady, and the late Renee Jacobs, Joyce Mabarak, Philip Mady Jr. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear friend and brother-in-law of Joyce Mady. Raymond was born in Marseille France on Jan. 18, 1926. His parents, Sylvia (Acar) and Philip Mady, en route from Lebanon, left Marseille and headed for Montreal when Ray was a baby. The family settled in Windsor, Ontario. Ray had a long and successful career as a respected and trusted business man. In 1952 he started Mady’s Produce Company which thrived for 30 years. Throughout his life, Ray possessed a profound altruistic spirit carrying out his many activities, duties, and responsibilities with boundless energy, creativity, generosity, and sensitivity. In 1992 Ray was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, Maronite rite. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 60 years, a member of the Deacon Support Staff and the Ecumenical Commission for the London diocese; council member for Christ the King and St. Peter parishes. His years of service include contributions to several organizations including the Inn of Windsor for single mothers; Catholic Family Service Bureau; Catholic Information Centre; Christian Culture Series. He was awarded an honorary lifetime member of the Canadian Chefs de Cuisine for his service as member and as its national chaplain. He served as co-chaplain at Catholic Central High School. He was a member of the Windsor Jail Ministry. He was also a member of UNICEF whose aid was directed to war-torn Lebanon. He was awarded medals of honour from the World Lebanese Cultural Union and the Ministry of Citizenship and Culture for Ontario. Thank you for the care and support of the nursing staff, Hotel Dieu 2nd floor north; Dr. Rao; Dr.Cohen, Hospice of Windsor-Essex. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Church or Hospice of Windsor-Essex. Visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with Knights of Columbus prayers at 7:30 p.m. followed by Parish prayers Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Thursday 9:30am leaving from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Peter’s Maronite Church for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca
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