Ray Mack

A photo of Ray Mack

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday March 7, 2019
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Raymond “Ray” Wayne Mack of Blenheim passed away on Saturday March 2, 2019 at Chelsea Park in London at the age of 72. Ray was the son of the late Robert Cecil and Margaret Elizabeth (McCorkell) Mack.

Ray had recently celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss to Louise (Hanson) of London, having been married on Valentine’s Day in 1969.

Loving father of Timothy Mack (Jose DaSilva) of London and James Mack of Blenheim. Predeceased by son John. Survived by brother Bruce (Theresa) Mack of Chatham, nephew Scott (Caroline) Mack of London and niece Connie Mack of St. Catharines. Special friend to John Robinson of Essex. Missed by his faithful dachshund Sara.

Ray was a dedicated custodian with the Lambton Kent District School Board for several decades working mainly at Ridgetown Public School and Harwich-Raleigh Public School. Ray was a past president of the Blenheim Optimist Club and lifetime member of the East Kent Vintage Equipment Club. Ray was also an avid bowler, participating in both the Thursday night Men’s league and the Sunday night mixed league. Ray was also a member of the Golden Acres Horseshoe Club.

Ray’s preferred hobby was driving his 1964 Corvair Convertible while listening to his favourite band, the Beach Boys. Ray enjoyed attending multiple car shows where he could show off his four-wheeled pride and joy and talk with others that shared his interest.

Friends wishing to remember Ray with a memorial donation are encouraged to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.

In keeping with Ray’s wishes no funeral service will take place but visitation will be held at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Thursday March 7, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Dear Louise, Jamie and Tim, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Ray. David and Ruth Anne Frain

Louise and boys we were saddened to hear of Ray's passing. We know those many years ago the fun get togethers we had. May the spirit of the Lord comfort you in your time of grief. Dan & Jacquie

Dear Louise and family, So sorry to read of your loss. Treasure your many memories and may they bring you some comfort in the coming days. Alan & Barb Holden

Dear Louise and family, I was saddened to read of Ray's passing. He was a huge part of the Harwich Raleigh family. He was always so kind and helpful to students and staff alike. Holding you and your family close to my heart at this difficult time. Nancy Kelly

My sincere condolences

Dear Louise & family. We were so sorry to hear about Ray. We enjoyed both of your friendships through the years. We remember how wonderful & supportive Ray was with the staff, students and especially the Environmental Club at Harwich Raleigh PS. We could always count on Ray to spend some quality time & attention on a student in need. He was the kind of person that will be missed & our thoughts & prayers are with you. Dianne & Doug Flook

Our Deepest Sympathy to Louise and family, Only known Ray a few years, but quickly became "Corvair" friends! He was such a friendly and funny fella! Shared his stories and his love for his wife and boys, we always enjoyed our short visits with each other, R.I.P. dear friend

Louise, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. It was always a pleasure working with Ray, back in the day, at Harwich Raleigh - I'll always remember his smile.

Sorry to hear that Ray has died you are in our prayers and thoughts

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Love Dennis & Brenda

Louise and family---You know our feelings. Both Val and I loved Ray. He was so full of life and spunk that you couldn't help it. Our hearts are with you now and always. Val and Gilberte

Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Louise, Timothy, and James, and all of the family. Ray was always kind, helpful, and cheerful when we worked together at Harwich Raleigh. I will be unable to attend the visitation, but please know you will be in my thoughts. Blessings to all.

Louise my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of a loving husband Ray.

Louise and family, My sincerest condolences on your loss of a wonderful husband and father. Thinking of you during this difficult time. ~hugs~ Monica Swance

Sorry to hear the news of Ray's passing.

I am so sorry for your loss. While at Harwich Raleigh I was the type of kid that liked to help and also hated recess. So Mr Mack let me crush cans and collect recycling so I could stay in. He was kind and friendly and always enjoyed seeing him while working at sobeys. Thinking of your whole family during this time and praying for peace.

Heartfelt condolences to you, Louise, Tim, Jamie, and all the family..Ray was an awesome man, and will be greatly missed.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the coming days...

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Ray’s passing. We are out of the country right now, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Some of my fondest memories of grade school at Ridgetown Public school were of Mr. Mack. My condolences to Louise and family. He will be missed.

so sorry for your loss.

Rest in Sweet Peace, Mr Mack. Very fond memories of him from my days at HRPS and running into him around town. You will be missed.

I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Mack's passing. He worked at HRPS when I attended back in the 1990s. I always enjoyed chatting with Mr. Mack, and he always had the greatest smile. He will be missed. Rest peacefully Mr. Mack, I will remember you always. Sincerely, Shayna Taylor

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I attended Harwich Raleigh and I remember Mr. Mack telling me that it doesn't matter what you do in life it only matters the kind of person you turn out to be. I have carried that for 20 years. Rip you beautiful soul, and my sincere condolences to the entire family.

So sorry to hear of Ray's passing Louise and family you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time Helen (Demeurichy) Ouellette

Louise and family, Fond memories of Ray, when he was a custodian at Harwich Raleigh. A very helpful and kind man to both staff and students. May you all find comfort in your memories. Sincerely, Ted and Brenda.

You know you made an impact when most kids fondest memories of elementary school involved you!! RIP

Mr Mack always had that smile that will light up the room he was the best custodian when I went to harwich Raleigh he always had the answer to ur question I will deeply miss him Rest In Peace mr Mack

Our thoughts and Prayers are with Ray's Family and Friends..

Louise and Family. Sincere condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers ar3 with you all. RIP Ray! Sincerely, Peter & Linda

Mr. Mack was truly one of the best! He was the most friendly custodian! One of my best memories of him was him teaching me how to crush cans in his office while I was apart of the Recycling Club at Harwich Raleigh! Rest easy, Mr. Mack!

Tim and Jamie and families I am so sorry for your loss. He was a kind and caring person. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all in your time of grieving l.

Deepest sympathies. Mr. Mack was an amazing man! He will be greatly missed. May memories bring you peace and courage to face the days ahead.

R.I.P Mr Mack, you were such a light in my life when I was younger, your smiles and jokes made my days a lot easier back then. You will be missed by so many, but your love will forever remain with all of us. Praying for peace for your family <3

RIP Mr.Mack, will forever remember him as the best custodian ever. Always loves helping him crush cans, and his amazing sense of humour! Thoughts are with his family at this time. ❤️

My thought and prayers go out to Louise, Tim, And Jamie for the loss of your husband and father. You are all in my prayers

my heart goes out to louise and family ray was good guy to work with sure goingto be missed

Louise and family: had many fond bowling nights with the two of you! Always a joy to be around Ray. Sending you all love and hugs during this very difficult time.