SKIDMORE; Raymond Wesley james

Skidmore, Raymond Wesley James

After being “Blessed Beyond Measure” Ray has gone Home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Thursday March 28, 2019 surrounded by his loving family, at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital in his 96th year. Ray, of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Margaret for over 76 years. Loving father of Darrel (Karin), Susan (Frank Greenwood), Randy (Darlene) and Rodney. Cherished grandfather of Mark (Marie) Skidmore, Paul (Renee) Skidmore, Darrelyn (Tom Dobbin), Melinda (Kevin Bodiam), Shawn (Julianne) Greenwood, Jennifer (Peter Webster), Carly (Michael Yates) and Christopher Skidmore and to 20 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Ray was a kind and gentle man of deep faith. He provided a lifelong influence to all who knew him of that kindness and grace and of the value of serving others. He was a proud WWII veteran of the RCAF and went on to a distinguished career with Canada Packers. Ray will be deeply missed but never forgotten. His family thanks the caregivers of the Collingwood Nursing Home and the General & Marine Hospital for their compassion these past few weeks. Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Funeral Service was held at Stayner Sixth Line Church (aka Stayner BIC Church), 1152 Concession 6 North, Clearview on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 2 o’clock. Reception followed. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gideons International, World Vision, or the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by his family. To sign Ray’s Book of Memories, please visit

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