Raymond Alexander Deagle

February 9, 1953February 4, 2021
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Feb 9, 1953 – Feb 4, 2021 Deagle, Raymond Alexander, aged 67 passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 4th in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Raymond “Ray” Alexander Deagle was a wonderful person that was loved, will be missed, and will never be forgotten. Ray lived a large full life, born in Inverness on Feb 9th, 1953, the second oldest child to Peggy and Johnny Deagle. While he was one of eleven children, he was also one of a kind. Ray would go on to spend his childhood growing up in Inverness and was considered part of the fabric of Cape Breton Island. If there was a laugh to be had or a kind gesture to be made, you could count on Ray to be behind it all. He had a smile that would light up a room and the personality to fill it. Over the course of Ray’s working life, he travelled all over the world to places such as Indonesia, Africa, and Guatemala making many friends abroad and always returned home where his heart is, as nothing was more important than was his family and friends. Those who knew Ray, knew that a cup of tea and a sandwich would set the scene for a great visit and some good laughs. There are many memorable qualities that come to mind when remembering Ray, and above all, Ray loved his family with all his heart. He was kind and generous and would do anything for the ones he loved. He would often say “If you can’t ask family, who can you ask?” Ray held a devotion like none other to his brothers and sisters regardless of where they lived, he practiced what he spoke of, and held the bond of family close to his heart at all times. Ray took extreme pride in his three girls (Monica, Audrey, & Katie) and supported them to be strong-minded and as independent as he was. Ray’s grandchildren meant the world to him and kept him young at heart. This love extended to all of his nieces and nephews, he loved them like his own and was genuinely interested in what was happening for them and their successes in life. Raymond also loved horses, (almost as much his family), with countless hours spent at the Inverness Raceway, his love for racing and cheering on all his buddies will be sorely missed by all. Ray lived his values of knowing what mattered most in this life and was true to himself. Ray would say exactly what was on his mind and if you thought differently, well then that was ok; but it would not change his mind. He taught us a lot about love, laughter, and loss however nothing could prepare for the loss we now feel with his passing. Raymond is survived by his loving wife, of 45 years, Patricia Alice Deagle (MacNeil); along with three children; Monica Gretchen (Ian) of Regina SK, Audrey Deagle (Chris) of Antigonish NS, and Katie Benedict Deagle of Inverness NS. Grandchildren, Steele and Yari Gretchen, Ayden Deagle-Larkin, Skyler and Carter Benedict Deagle and Great Grandchild Everly Gretchen. Ray is survived by his 10 siblings; Lawrence, (Patricia), Guysborough, Clare Gracewood, (Mike), Halifax, Kevin, (Angela), Inverness, Tina Larson, (Karl), Kentville, Campbell, (Monique), Edmonton, Cathy Deagle Gammon, (Percy), Fall River, Walter, (Gina), Inverness, Janice AuCoin, (Paul), James, (Annette), Halifax, Sandra Cripps, (Doug), Regina. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Peggy and Johnny Deagle and his dear friend Christine.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, Feb 8th, in Stella Maris Church Inverness with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating, burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only, memorial donations can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, P.O. Box 610, Inverness Nova Scotia. Online condolences can be made at


  • John Raymond Deagle, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Margaret (MacNeil) Deagle, Mother (deceased)
  • Patricia Alice (MacNeil) Deagle, Wife
  • Monicia Gretchen (Ian), Daughter
  • Audrey Deagle, Daughter
  • Katie Benedict Deagle, Daughter
  • Lawrence (Patricia) Deagle, Brother
  • Clare (Mike) Gracewood, Sister
  • Kevin (Angela) Deagle, Brother
  • Tina (Karl) Larson, Sister
  • Campbell (Monique) Deagle, Brother
  • Cathy (Percy) Deagle Gammon, Sister
  • Walter (Gena) Deagle, Brother
  • Janice (Paul) AuCoin, Sister
  • James (Annette) Deagle, Brother
  • Sandra (Doug) Cripps, Sister
  • Ray is also survived by his grandchildren, Steele and Yari Gretchen, Ayden Deagle-Larkin, Skyler and Carter Benedict Deagle and Great Grandchild Everly Gretchen and predeceased by his special dear friend Christine.

  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society



  • Funeral Mass, Stella Maris Church, Inverness

    Monday, February 8, 2021


  • Burial at a later date, No Visitation


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Ruby Pye

February 24, 2021

My deepest condolences to Patricia, Raymond’s girls Monica, Audrey and Katie and the Deagle family. Raymond was a very proud father and grandfather and a dedicated husband. His home was always open to visitors with a cup of tea and a good conversation. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Rest in eternal peace Raymond 🥀

Krista MacLeanKennedy

February 17, 2021

Patricia, girls and siblings- very sorry for your loss of your husband, father, grandfather and brother. Raymond meant some much to so many people.
He wore many hats, and was a mentor for many. Rest Easy Ray

Eileen Grant

February 12, 2021

Patricia and girls. So sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. Condolences to all his family. Eileen Grant

Calvin Basker

February 12, 2021

Raymond you lived a wonderful life and you're stories no matter from the track to the warf or the Hoff were awesome memories. You're family and Inverness have lost a stand-up man as you were always there to lend a hand or again telling one of many stories. You had a very huge heart my friend. My deepest sympathy for your family and friends we have truly lost a great man and gained a wonderful angle RIP my friend it was a pleasure to know someone like you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this most difficult time god bless you all Amen

Holly Cleary

February 11, 2021

Dearest Patricia,I was so very sorry to know of your loss of Raymond...I was not aware that he was so sick--my heart is very heavy for you,the girls,and your grandchildren.I did know before the funeral and so was able to be with you,at a distance,for part of Ray's funeral.Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your friend,Holly.xo

Gordie Kennedy

February 11, 2021

Sincere condolences to Patricia and the Deagle family on Raymond's passing. Devotion to family was always a priority he was well known for. He'll be surely missed.

Greg MacKeen

February 11, 2021

Patricia and family

Sorry to hear about Raymond's passing....may you take comfort from your wonderful memories and the full life he lived.

Greg & Jane MacKeen

Jaylene MacDonald

February 10, 2021

So sorry to hear of Raymond's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Sending love from Calgary, Alberta
Jaylene & Zair

Clare Gracewood

February 9, 2021

Brother Ray was so many things.

A true friend, husband, father, uncle, and grandfather but also an awesome story teller.

Today our brother will sit at another table and tell his stories.

We will miss your wit and smile every day.

Love you forever. Clare &Mike

Annie Mercer

February 9, 2021

Kassie, James, Dionne & Family,

I’m sorry for your loss and thinking of all you during this difficult time.