Avis de décès de Raymond Goodyear
It is with great sadness that the family of Ray Goodyear announce his
sudden passing on September 2, 2016 at age 94. Ray will be sadly missed by
his wife and best friend of over 60 years Holly Goodyear and their
children, Julia McNaughton and the late Gerry McNaughton, Andrew Goodyear,
Elizabeth Henry, his four grandchildren, Jennifer McNaughton, Cameron
McNaughton, Raymond Goodyear and Tabatha Donegal. Ray was an honorary
Uncle to Linda Munro-Hunter and her two sons, Geoffrey Hunter (Kelly
Winterberg) and Matthew Hunter (Gabriela Hunter). Ray is also survived by
his two brothers, Cyril and Frank Goodyear (Deer Lake, NL) and
predeceased by two sisters, Hilda Cooper and Margaret Butt.
Ray was born in Grand Falls, NL on July 28, 1922 and was an avid
outdoorsman throughout his life – hunter, fisherman, camper, builder of
kayaks and canoes, and as with a lot of Newfoundlanders, was a gifted
Two days after his 18th birthday, Ray volunteered with the British Navy
and served all six years of WW II in the Pacific Ocean and North Africa.
Even though his ship was blown up in the English Channel the day after VE
Day, Ray survived without a scratch.
Ray immigrated to Canada in 1948 and shortly thereafter started a long
career (39 years) with Ontario Hydro. Retired in 1987, Ray and Holly moved
from the Toronto area to the cottage in Calabogie, and about ten years ago
built a home in Renfrew.
A graveside service will be held on Monday September 5 at 2:30pm at the
Hillcrest Union Cemetery in Calabogie, Ontario. Those who desire may make a donation in Ray’s memory to Renfrew Legion #148, or to the ALS
Society. All professional arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Anderson Funeral Home, 22 Raglan Street South, Renfrew.