Boyer, Raymond J.

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Raymond (Ray) Boyer on Monday, April 27th, 2020, at the age of 75, in his home with his family by his side holding his hand. Survived by his beloved wife and soulmate of 53 years Donna. Proud father of his son Craig (Terri). Cherished Papa to his doll Hanna (Jeff) and Ashley (Predeceased). Dear brother to Gerard (Predeceased), Jeannette (Predeceased), Rita, Suzanne, and Rollande. Special godfather to Brigitte and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be missed dearly by his close circuit of friends and extended family. Born on New Years Day, 1945, in Sturgeon Falls, ON, the oldest of six to Oscar and Florida Boyer (both predeceased). Ray was a well-respected businessman and entrepreneur who touched the hearts of many of his clients in the Sudbury area, starting with Boyer’s Floor and Wall Covering and ending with the company that he passed on to his son, Sunswim Pools. Ray brought Home and Leisure shows to Sudbury and along with his friends Len Gauthier and Omer Gagnon they took a Christmas Lights show on Laurelwood Crt and turned it into the Festival of Lights at Science North. Ray was known for his love of Elvis Presley and could be found at the Elvis Presley Festival in Collingwood every year. He enjoyed growing garlic in his garden, visiting the Ottawa Market with his friend Denis Trudeau, and spending the winter holidays in Florida watching the sunset at Rockaway Grill. The family takes great comfort in knowing he will be reunited with his family and best friends Len and Roy. During his short illness Ray received amazing care and the family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Abdulhusein, Dr. Ibrahim, Dr. Mocanu, and all the nurses and hospital staff at Health Sciences North and the Northeast Cancer Centre. Donations in Raymond’s memory can be made directly to the Northern Cancer Foundation,


13 Condolences

  1. Donna, Craig and family. We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and the family. Ray was such a kind hearted man ,funny and loved to tease. We were fortunate to have spent many great times with Ray and Donna. He will be truly missed by us and many more.
    Rest In Peace Ray. We love you!!!
    Cash & Claire

    By: Wayne & Claire Poulson
    May 4, 2020
  2. Donna, we are saddened to hear about Ray’s passing. Our sincere sympathy is extended to you, Craig and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficulty time.
    Mario and Marion Capodagli and family

    By: Mario & Marion Capodagli
    May 4, 2020
  3. I am so sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. Ray was a great friend, a wonderful human being and I loved him dearly. I will miss his infectious laughter, jokes and teasing, we had some great times together. He will be sadly missed. My sincerest sympathies to Donna, Craig, and family. Thank You, for the call Donna.

    By: Ray Fournier
    May 4, 2020
  4. I was saddened to read of Ray’s passing. During my wife Henriette’s long stay in the hospital, it was a pleasant break to wheel “Henri” down the hallway to the 2 lounge chairs where Ray would be sitting and to chat with him for a while, and to share my newspapers with him. Usually one or two of you were there as well, unless you had to leave for a minute or two to go to the 5th Floor. (On April 1st, Henri was moved to the Elizabeth Centre, and as you know, there is no visiting allowed there either, so it has been a bit rough). It is a very nice obituary, covering Ray’s life, family, friends and activities. I didn’t know he was a big Elvis fan. We could have talked about that …. or maybe sang about that. I know Ray was taken too soon; but may you find comfort in your many wonderful and happy memories, and the knowledge that he lived a good life, a life that was full, and happy; and that you were there together, every step of the way, sharing it with him, and helping to make it happen. God Bless Ray, and you too. Stan Thomas

    By: stanley james thomas
    May 3, 2020
  5. Donna, Craig & Family, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss! Ray was a Good & Kind Man, & Will be Missed! Lorraine & Dale Ashick

    By: Lorraine & Dale Ashick
    May 3, 2020
  6. Our sincere condolences on the loss of such a wonderful, numerous and giving man.
    Heaven will not be the same now that he has arrived. We’ll have to warn God about some of the pranks he can come up with.
    He will be missed, but leaves behind such fond memories.
    With drink in hand, we say “Good Bye Ray”.

    By: Ray & Louise Gauthier
    May 3, 2020
  7. Dearest Donna,Craig,Terry and Hannah,
    We are truly sorry for your loss of Ray! He was a pleasure to share a conversation with! Ray was always very kind and caring! Cherish all your Wonderful memories! Our Deepest Condolences to you! You are all in our Hearts and prayers at this most difficult time!
    Love and God Bless you
    Wendy & Brian Fram

    By: Wendy Fram
    May 2, 2020
  8. Donna, Craig, Terri and Hanna, my deepest condolences. May your memories and love of Ray sustain you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    By: Lori Kenttala Bonin
    May 2, 2020
  9. To you Donna and family, my heartfelt condolences on Ray’s passing.
    May the good memories of a loving husband, father and grandfather, bring you comfort and peace at this sad time. My thoughts are with you all. Ellie

    By: Elisa Palladino
    May 1, 2020
  10. I am so sorry to hear about Ray’s passing! My sincerest sympathy to Donna and the family. Whenever I think of Ray I smile, because he was such a great person, so kind and so funny!!!
    He will certainly be missed by many!
    I know that Ray and Len and Roy are together listening to Elvis having a few drinks and laughing it up!
    Rest In Peace Ray ! We love you ❤️
    Stay strong Donna, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family❤️

    By: Susan Nicholson
    May 1, 2020
  11. Our sincere condolences to all your families. We have lots of great memories from our childhood growing on Bond Street.
    Thinking of you,
    Carole Dubé and Bett families.

    By: Carole Dube
    May 1, 2020
  12. Our deepest condolences to the whole family. We have known the family all our lives. Ray was always available when we needed help with the pool. It was always nice to meet Ray and go over old times on Bond Street since Don’s cousins lived next door. We were both born on Bond Street and Anita was very close to Ray’s sisters. We only have good memories of Ray and know the family will cherish having Ray in their lives for so long. Rest in Peace Ray.
    Don & Anita Riopel

    By: Don & Anita Riopel
    April 30, 2020
  13. Donna, Craig, Terry and Hannah
    We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Ray. We were all very lucky to have him in our life. Lots of energy and a commitment to family and hard work. He treated my children as if they were his own when we were neighbours. Time flies by. I know you will all miss him. We are all thinking of your family in this difficult time. Stay strong. Our prayers are with you all.
    God bless
    Tom, Shalena, Tessa and Katie

    April 30, 2020

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