Peacefully, on January 18, 2015 at the age of 91 with loving family by his side. Finally reunited with the love of his life, Joyce (2003). Dearest Father of Heather Crough, John Crough and Melissa (Tim) LeBlanc. Proud Papa of Nicole and Renee LeBlanc and adopted Papa to Ellen, Stacey and Paige. Cherished Brother to the late Dorothy (Svea) Kivisto, the late Vivian (Emile) Boucher and the late Ken Crough. Survived by sister-in-laws Lois Crough and Alvina (the late Ken) Arnold. Ray will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and many friends. Ray was a very proud veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy (WWII) and the American Army (Korean War and Occupied Japan). Ray was a life member of the RCNA, long-time member of the HMCS Hunter, the War Pensioners and Legion 594. Ray was a dedicated employee of Chrysler’s in Security/Firefighting for 29 years. He was also an usher with St. Paul’s Church for 40 years and a volunteer with Hotel Dieu Hospital. Ray enjoyed playing darts with K. of C. River Canard, Navy Club and K. of C. South Windsor. He loved spending time with family while playing cards at the cottages in Huntsville and Sault Ste. Marie. He was very well travelled, having visited 19 different countries. He will be fondly remembered for his love of a joke. If you so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 7-9 p.m and Thursday from 3-5, 7-9 p.m. A Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Naval Association and will be officiated by Reverend Ron Matthewman on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Relative and friends are invited to join the family on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca.
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