Raymond “Ray” Toner
May 22, 1941-October 19, 2018
Unexpectedly but peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Friday afternoon, October 19, 2018 at the age of 77. Cherished husband and best friend of Cindy (Riley) and dearly loved Daddy to Shelley Potter (Ralph), Christopher (Vicki Lightheart), Samantha Nadeau (Rob) and Amanda Yach (Coady). Grampsy to his beautiful Grandchildren Brandon, Noah, Michael, David, Andrew, Cale and Annabelle. Ray was an unassuming and generous man who over the years gave freely of his time to many organizations, at which he always made treasured and lasting friendships. Ray was a past Master of Carleton Lodge # 465 as well as a dedicated member of Madawaska Lodge # 196 and member of Tunis Shriners and Dochert Chapter Royal Arch Masons and a lifetime member of the Arnprior Optimist Club. Ray’s door was always open to his friends for a chat, piece of pie and coffee or a good glass of scotch. Although he has travelled to many parts of the world Ray’s favourite times have been spent just chatting with his buddies under his beloved maple tree on a Friday afternoon (safety meeting). He could always be counted on for a good joke (in his opinion) or solid practical advice. If something needed doing it was Ray with the help of his brother-in-law Les who were always willing to lend a hand. Visitations will take place at the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd, 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior Tuesday evening, October 23, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. and again Wednesday October 24, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A Masonic Service will take place at the funeral home Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. An informal Celebration of Life will then take place Wednesday afternoon at the Masonic Hall, 31 James Street, Arnprior between the hours of 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers or donations and in keeping with Ray’s philosophy why not pick up the phone and call a friend or consider an act of kindness, for you will never know how a simple gesture may change someone’s life.