Raymond John Boocock

November 9, 1920December 31, 2012

Raymond John Boocock November 9, 1920-December 31, 2012

A gentle loving father, grandfather and sweetheart passed away, December 31, 2012 at Aurora Resthaven Nursing Home with family at his side. Ray was a dedicated husband, father and grampy . He cared deeply for all the people in his life and took his responsibilities for them seriously. He lived a full life characterized by integrity, generosity, bravery, hard work, fun and adventure. He was always there to give wise fatherly advice and support and will be remembered as being a jack of all trades who was always available to give a helping hand to neighbours, friends and family. A great gentleman who never raised his voice, tranquil and serene at all times. Ray was born and grew up in Mt. Dennis, Ontario. The son of Florence and David Boocock. He enlisted and served in the Canadian Air Force during World War ll. While stationed in Cape Breton in 1943 he met and married Mayme (Mary Rose) the love of his life. He returned from the war to resume working for Borough of York Hydro in the meter department where over the next 42 years he rose to Meter Superintendent. He retired in 1981. In his lengthy retirement he enjoyed golf, lawn bowling, and making stained glass windows and ornaments. He lived with his family in Etobicoke for over 50 years. Ray is survived by his wife of 68 years,Mayme, his daughter, Beverly and his sonRonald; their spouses, Glen and Suzanne and six grandchildren Adam, Sabrina. Courtney, Sean, David and D’Artagnan. He will be missed by many. Family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Resthaven Nursing home for their compassionate care that they provided to Ray. In lieu of flowers donations in Ray’s memory to a charity of your choice. A private memorial service will be held at a future date. Online condolences at


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January 4, 2013

To Raymond's loved ones:
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of our dearly remembered second cousin Raymond. Betty & I have fond memories of earlier days with Raymond & his parents. Although we've not been in touch for some time, we have not forgotten him. Please consider us as family if you're planning a memorial service.
Doug Boocock (son of Walter) 905-827-3913. Oakville. (I would be pleased to contact Betty & others if you wish.)
Betty Sandwell (nee Boocock, daughter of George). Grimsby.

George & Gloria Warden

January 4, 2013

Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. We know you have many fond memories because of the way you always spoke of ' Dad '.

Rob Paxton

January 4, 2013

Ray was a gentle man, indeed.
I remember him fondly from my days growing up across the street on Beaver Bend Cres.
My deepest condolences to the family.

January 4, 2013

The members of West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club, Toronto want to extend their sincere condolences to your family.
Ray was for many, many years one of our most active and respected members, known to all for his unfailing good humor, sportsmanship and ability as a lawn bowler.
He was always our "go-to" person when anything needed someone skillful to fix anything, a true mainstay of the club.
We will all remember him was great fondness.
Mary Patterson, on behalf od the members and executive, W.T.L.B.C.

Mervin Fisher

January 4, 2013

To Ray's family,

Please accept my condolences on Ray's passing. I remember Ray from our Hydro days. He was very well respected.

Mervin Fisher
Toronto Hydro Meter Department

January 3, 2013

To the Boocock Family: I read Ray's OBIT in the Totonto Star today and my memory jumped back to 1939-1940, when Ray was my assistant Cub Master with the first Hardington Boy Scouts which met on Lawrence Ave, near Jane St. I was 6,or 7 years old at the time, but Ray left a lasting impression on me, because he was such a nice guy. The Cub master at that time was Harry Price who worked at Kodak. My sincere condolences. May the Lord bless him and grant him eternal peace.
Don Bunn, Petawawa, Ontario.

Cathy Paxton

January 3, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May Ray rest in peace and rise again with Christ in glory.

January 3, 2013

Dear Beverly and Boocock Family,

I extend my sincere condolences in your loss and wish you as much peace as possible.

David Hunter
(formerly of Sedgebrook Cres., West Deane Park)