Fr. Raymond Arthur Jackson, CSB
November 20, 1926 – July 23, 2020
Peacefully at Presentation Manor on July 23, 2020. Fr. Ray was born in Timmins, Ontario, on November 20, 1926. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Myrtle Cahoon, and his brother Norman. He is survived by his sister Helen and his cousin Rose Barry. He entered the Congregation of St. Basil and was professed in 1950. After studies in Toronto at the University of St. Michael’s College and St. Basil’s Seminary he was ordained a priest in 1958. Fr. Ray’s life-long priestly service was in parish ministry. From 1960 until 1971 he served at Hispanic parishes in Wharton, Rosenberg and Sugar Land, Texas. In 1971 he went to Mexico where he served with his fellow Basilians in Tehuacán and in Mexico City. He returned to Wharton in 1988. On retirement at age 81 Fr. Ray moved to the Basilian community at Henry Carr Farm in Beeton, Ontario. From there he often assisted with ministry at St. Mary’s Church in Owen Sound, Ontario. After eight years at the farm he was assigned to live at Orsini House in Toronto. In November 2018 Fr. Ray moved with the Basilian Fathers’ Retirement Community to Presentation Manor (Scarborough). In light of the current pandemic, there will be a Funeral Mass for Fr. Jackson at a later date. Burial will be at the Basilian plot at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, ON. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Basilian Fathers Retirement Fund, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2.
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Fr. Raymond Arthur Jackson, CSB
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July 31, 2020
I shared wonderful moments with Fr. Jackson at Henry Carr Farm.
He touched our lives and we are blessed from his presence.
When my husband was diagnosed with Cancer, he used to walk twice a week to Princess Margaret Hospital to visit Him and pray with us the Divine Mercy.
Now both are resting in peace.
He was an excellent priest with a big heart.
May condolences to all his family.
Ginny & Ivor Cathcart
July 29, 2020
We shared many wonderful and meaningful moments with Fr. Ray at Henry Carr Farm. He touched our lives and we are blessed from his presence. We will always remember his gentle manner and generous spirit.
July 27, 2020
Father Jackson touched many souls with a gentle spiritual life and a fierce devotion to our Blessed Mother, Mary. Among his many art works is a collection of paintings of the churches that serve St. Mary's and the Mission Parish in the Owen Sound area. Father had a special place in his heart for the "Irish Block" where his family settled in the 1860's. He will always be remembered fondly by all whom he touched throughout his life. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Rest in peace.
July 26, 2020
Just heard tody of Fr. Ray's passing R,I,P. I knew Fr. Ray from Henry Carr farm, Beeton and also when he assisted at Mass in both Tottenham and Colgan. He was a quiet, gentle soul and always had a nice smile and welcome. He loved growing vegetables and I was one of the lucky ones to receive the fruits of his labour. Moving to the big city was not easy as he would no longer have the space like at the farm. He adapted but would not have been easy. The farm was a special place for him and the other priests as I went to their good bye celebration.
My condolences to his sister and other family members. Rest in peace Fr. Ray. You were special.