Rheault, Réal ‘Ray’

Rheault, Réal ‘Ray’

July 8th, 2018

Please lift a glass to celebrate the life of Réal (Ray) Rheault, who passed peacefully at home on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the age of 88. Dad had a big personality and a quick wit. He was well-loved and appreciated, being married nearly 65 years to Julie (Juliette Myre), whom he credited with raising "his six wonderful children": Michèle, Dennis, Gerald, Louise, Francine and Josée. Ray was deeply proud of them all, as well as of his ten grandchildren and his great-granddaughter. He was hard-working, accomplished, loyal and good humoured:  Ray was a memorable man. Please lift a glass for a life well-lived. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Private family interment of ashes at New Liskeard Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ray are asked to consider Rotary International or McCormick Dementia Services.

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Allan and Kay HickOur condolences go to the family of Ray. He had a great sense of humour and will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Rest In Peace, Ray. Sincerely, Kay and Allan Hick
Louise BriggsYou were a great dad. I know you always put mom and the 6 of us first. We never needed for anything and always felt safe and secure. And we sure had some awesome times "en famille". I will miss you dearly.
Josee RheaultWill miss you always. xo
Karina Hould Family always comes first, and I will always Cherish what you showed me about family. Rest in peace mon oncle tu me manque déjà.
Jack and Aline wintersOur sincere condolences to the Rheault family.
Marlene MeloMy sincere condolences to Francine and family for your loss. May the memories you have of your father help you find comfort in knowing he has found peace. xo
JanWhat a lucky family to have such a wonderful Dad and what a lucky Dad to have such a wonderful family. I'm very sorry he is gone. Raise your glass with one hand and hold onto each other with the other. xo
Marilyn MongeonMy heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. I know you have many happy memories to share as you celebrate his life. Thinking of you all in this very sad time. XXOO
francois jolyMy sincere condolences to Josee and family for the loss of your father.
Donna SpellerThinking of you and your family at this difficult time Francine.
Greta CusworthMy condolences to you and your family Josée
Brian MolloyMy sincere condolences to Michel and the entire Rheault family. Ray was a true gentleman with plenty of humor, charm and wit. I know everyone will miss him. Rest in peace Ray as you will always be remembered.
Wendy RheaultSending love and condolences to the entire Rheault family on the passing of Ray. His love of life and infectious laugh spread joy to those around him. Although Ray worked hard all his life, he managed to also enjoy life to its fullest and he will be sorely missed by those who loved and admired him. xoxo
Michele MahasWe will miss you dad. Love, Michele
David SellickA great friend of the family and terrific mentor. Sincere condolences from friends at Sellick Equipment and the Sellick family
Nahler familySending our sincere condolences on the passing of Ray to the entire Rheault family. His strong personality was felt even from the distance and his generosity being his and Julie´s guest in Naples some years ago. We hope You find solace in the knowledge, that he made the Best of his life in all respects - a life well lived. Hilde Nahler, Martina Nahler-Wildenhain and husband Peter W. , Germany.
Rose and TomOur thoughts and prayers are with you Francine, and all of your family, as you got through these days after the loss of your Dad. Keep the memories of all those special times you shared with him in your hearts in the days and months ahead. Draw strength from one and other, and cherish each other as he cherished you. We will raise a glass in celebration of a life well lived.
Guy LarocqueUncle Ray was a special uncle. He loved the great outdoors and the Rheaults and Larocques spent many wonderful summers together. I remember the fun we had when he took the boys fishing. He was always happy and joking with us and we will miss his bigger than life presence. We raise our glasses to celebrate his life.
Mireille PiquetteTo my friend Josée of more than 25 years, to her sister Francine, with whom I have shared a few glasses of wine over the years, and to her sister Louise, who welcomed me into her home one Christmas I was alone, I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. I never had a chance to meet him, but I heard a lot about him and how much he was "un bon vivant". His children are a great testament to his legacy. I, too, raise my glass to celebrate his life. May you take solace in the great memories you have of him.
Hany FayezI am sorry to hear about the loss of your father Josée. I know how close you were to your father and what an influence he had on your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bessie and Frank (in memory) SchramOur thoughts and prayers are with you Julie and your family. We will miss Ray and glad he had a life well lived! Sending our sincere condolences.
Lynn RheaultMes sincères condoléances à la famille . J aurais bien aimé être parmi vous en ces moments de vie . Mais sachez que j y suis en pensée . J aurais aussi aimé passé davantage de temps avec vous . Je vous souhaites courage en ces jours difficiles . Lynn
Peter & Pat GoughDear Julie, Josee, Francine and Rose. We are deeply saddened. Starting way back in 1962, Ray & I met on my first trip to Canada. Then again in the '70's, dinner with you all at home in Paris. Then in 1997, friendship resumed here in Naples,. Family fishing trip together. All treasured and unforgettable memories of our friendship. Always remembered. Pat & Peter
Daban Pierre Dear Julie C’est Avec beaucoup d’émotion que Françoise et moi venons d’apprendre la triste nouvelle As you might remember we were very close in Paris during the years we shared in Ford. Ray has always been a perfect example to me I perfectly remember his good sense of humour and his dedication to his family To you Julie and to your children we address you our very sad and sincere Condolences Nous t’embrassons Pierre et Françoise
Sharon and Jean Guy DaigleDear Julie and family. We were sad to hear through José's message about Ray's passing. He and the rest of your family made our lives very joyful and pleasant while we lived in France. Your presence in our lives helped us adapt to a very different life. Our children Elizabeth and Patrick remember all of you and join us in expressing our sincere and affectionate condolences. Affectionately from all of us.
Jeanne Desmarais Robert se joint à moi pour offrir nos sinceres vœux de condoléance à toute la famille de Réal. Nous gardons un bon souvenir de Réal, un homme qui était bon et jovial. Il a vécu une vie pleine de succès en affaires , d’amour pour sa femme Julie et de fierté dans ses enfants, petits et grands. Nos prières vous accompagnent. Jeanne (Rheault) Desmarais
Dianne and Joe BruzzeseHi everyone, Please accept our sincere condolescences for the sudden loss of your Dad, my uncle Ray .He will be missed !I have fond memories of his visits to Grandma "s at the house when your whole family would come visit in the Summer . He rented the Sunnydale cottage on lake Temiscamingue. The boat came out, fishing trips were organised... He was the life of the party, generous in nature, we would sit down at the picnic table outside and have steaks on the barbecue... I wish you all peace and courage to continue life in his memory Big hugs , Dianne and Joe xo
Rheault GéraaldGrand voyageur dans le temps et dans la planète, il m'a un jour certifié qu'il n'attendrait pas que son ''chien soit mort'' pour se marier; il laisse effectivement une fière progéniture comme monument! Louise et Gérald
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