OBITUARY

Raymond Joseph McCann

2 November, 19385 September, 2021
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Raymond Joseph McCann was born on November 2, 1938 in Ville Marie, Quebec and passed away on September 5, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 82 years.

Ray is the loving Father of Kevin McCann (Jamie-Lynne Smith), Terri McCann (Sean Furniss) and the cherished grandfather of Brendan McCann. Lovingly remembered by his ex-wife Jo-Anne McCann. He will be forever remembered by his loving brother-in-law Wayne Eastham and his loving nieces and nephews Dan McCann (Wendy), Carrie-Ann (Jamie Ayers), Colleen Moore, Susan (Brent Kaufman), Michael Salvatori, Dan Salvatori (Kerri-Lynne). Raymond was predeceased by his parents Mary and George McCann, his daughter-in-law Vittoria McCann, his siblings Donald McCann (Marlene), Eileen (John Salvatori), his sister-in-law Louise Eastham. He will be loved, deeply missed and forever remembered by all of his family and friends.

A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 4:30pm-7:30pm.

(Please note: The number of guests permitted in the room at one time due to Covid-19 are still in effect. Upon your arrival, please make your way to the front door to give your name and phone number, you may be required to wait in your car or wait in line socially distanced until there is space in the visitation room). Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions limiting the number of people that can be in the funeral home, the Memorial Service will remain private for the immediate family only. Cremation has taken place privately.

The McCann family greatly appreciates your gestures of sympathy and words of condolences at this very difficult time. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Raymond Joseph McCann may be made to the St. Hildas Senior Care Community online at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-hildas-towers-foundation/

Services

  • Private Memorial Service

    Friday, 17 September , 2021

  • Memorial Gathering

    Friday, 17 September , 2021

Memories

Raymond Joseph McCann

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Dan McCann

17 September 2021

One of my favourite memories is sitting under the carport at home while Dad, Ray and Eileen told stories of their childhood. A number of them involved Dad bailing Ray out of situations arising from something Ray had said - usually to the boys from the French school. Ray insisted that his “compliments” had been misinterpreted!

Ray had a tremendous sense of humour, an easy laugh and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Michael Salvatori

17 September 2021

Consummate storyteller, bon-vivant and true gentleman, Uncle Ray was a man for all seasons and will remain in our grateful hearts.
With sincere condolences and much love.

Colleen McCann

16 September 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Each and every memory I have of Uncle Ray makes me smile. Whether he was pretending to say the rosary when he took his afternoon nap, or showing off his dance moves, he always brought so much joy and humour to our family gatherings. I also remember how much my dad loved his brother, he would absolutely light up whenever Ray came to visit.

Andrew Hamilton

14 September 2021

I was lucky to have Ray nearby in Chicago when I was there in school. As one of my dad's dear friends, Ray was always looking out for me and I'll miss the visits for coffee and the sporting events with the "not great seats" (in a private box directly behind home plate).
Thanks for taking me along, sharing the stories of your triumphant basketball career in KL, and for being such a friend to our family.
Rest well, Ray.

XKL Luncheon Group Hamilton

13 September 2021

The McCann Family
We are so sorry to hear the news concerning Ray . He leaves us with many great memories both from our younger days in Kirkland Lake and also from his regular attendance at our monthly luncheons! His cheerfulness ,friendliness and sense of humour will be greatly missed. Goodbye good friend!
Our sincerest condolences to the family and his many friends.
The KL Gang

Carrie-Ann Ayers

12 September 2021

My favourite memory of Uncle Ray was at the cottage in North Bay. We would all be down at the dock and Uncle Ray would tell us that he was going up to the cottage to say his prayers. We all knew he was really looking for a nap, but if anyone walked into the cottage Uncle Ray would wake up immediately and start praying very loudly. There will be a little less laughter in the world now and Uncle Ray will be missed.

Dan Salvatori

10 September 2021

Condolences to the McCann family. He will be truly missed. Uncle Ray was always fun to be around and always kept me laughing. I always looked forward to his visits to the cottage in North Bay . I was grateful to have the privilege to join him at a hockey game or a night at the race track. Of course we all remember the stories of Kirkland Lake , and how it was up hill both ways to school. Rest peacefully Uncle Ray .

Judy Preston

8 September 2021

Sending Condolences to all the Family.
So sorry for your loss.
Lots of memories I am sure.

Hugs
Judy