Cullen, Ray

Cullen, Ray

March 14th, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Highview Residences, on Sunday, March 14, 2021, Mr. Ray Cullen, of London, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of 58 years to Jackie (née Carr) Cullen. Loving father to Gary Cullen, Randy (Natalie), Gregg (Linda), Dan (Stephanie) and the late Jeff (1995). Dear brother of Brian (the late Carol), Barry (Judy) and Bruce (Lori). Proud Papa to Carly, Connor, Rachael, Nicole, Olivia, and Evan. A private family Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George Parish. A service to celebrate Ray’s life will be held this summer. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ray are asked to consider the Children’s Health Foundation. 

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Karen JohnsonDear Jackie, Gary, Randy, Gregg, Dan & Family With our deepest sympathy as you celebrate a great man with many wonderful memories. RIP, Ray it was a pleasure to have known you and may your many legacies live on and flourish in your memory. Paul & Karen Johnson, Carl & Val Ansingh and the Disbrowe Team
Rick & Bev McCallJackie & family: Our sincere condolences are with you at this difficult time. Ray will be remembered by his kind, generous and caring nature. I valued his friendship and he will forever be remembered. Rick & Bev McCall
Beth NelliganJackie, Randy, Natalie, Rachel, and Nicole, So sorry for your loss and hope you are taking comfort in your wonderful memories. I always enjoyed seeing Mr. Cullen at the golf course. I wish I could give you all a big hug but since I can’t please know you are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Beth xo
Barry NelliganJackie and Family: Great friend .... Great person. Bubba and Mary.
Larry and Anne Favero Dear Lori, Bruce and family , with deepest condolences. May he rest in peace.
Kevin GlewI was fortunate that my dad, Ralph Glew, worked for Ray Cullen at his car dealership for more than two decades. My dad was the company's secretary treasurer and I was lucky enough to work there during the summers of my high school years. When I was there, Mr. Cullen rarely spoke of his NHL career -- at that point, he was a hardworking, successful business owner focused on making the experience better for his customers. But as a young sports fan, I found myself in awe of him and always listening for any little fragment of a story from his NHL career. I was too shy to ask him, but I remember eavesdropping outside my dad's office when Mr. Cullen would drop the occasional reference to his time with the Minnesota North Stars or the Vancouver Canucks. What I didn't know until recently was that during the 1966-67 season, he played on a line with Gordie Howe with the Detroit Red Wings. He was a good man who loved his family deeply and treated my father and my brother, Paul, very well. He will be missed. My thoughts are with his wife, Jackie, and her sons, Gary, Randy, Gregg and Dan and their families.
Julie and Dave MarrMrs. Cullen and family We were so saddened to hear of Mr. Cullen's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. He will be remembered for his kind smile and his many accomplishments. Take comfort in your memories. Julie and Dave Marr and the Jeanine Pattyn family.
Lorraine CullenMay all your favourite memories and stories help you through the days ahead. Know that we are thinking of you and share in your sadness.
Paul and Colleen DwyerWe are saddened to hear of Rays' passing. Heartfelt condolences to the Cullen family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Ray
Kevin HoweI am so very saddened to hear the news of Mr. Cullens passing. I wanted to pass along my and my family's sincere condolences to the entire Cullens family and all his friends. I am very grateful for the opportunities that the Cullens team has afforded my family and thankful for time I had working for such an amazing organization. Mr. Cullen was a very kind and genuine man and has left behind an amazing mark on this world, through his family and high business standards. May God bless your spirit and give comfort to your family and all those who you have left behind.
Marg SuttonDan and Cullen family thinking of during this sad time. Marg Sutton
Mike SilverDear Jackie and Family Margie and I want to express our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Raymond.Ray was a classy gentleman,fun to be around and a great golf partner.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Margie and Mike Silver
Mark BortolottiDear Gary, Randy, Greg and Dan, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. As long as I have worked in this industry the name Ray Cullen has always represented integrity, honesty and success. Although I only met your Dad once, I've known you, his sons for many years and my heart goes out to you at this time. All the best.
Jim CassidyRandy you may remember working with me at Peat Marwick/KPMG in your early career. Just wanted to pass along my sincere condolenses on the passing of your father. May God bring him eternal peace and also blessings on you and your family as you deal with this loss.
David McIntoshHeart felt condolences to the entire Cullen Clan for the loss of your patriarch, from all of us within the McIntosh family that we’re lucky enough to have met, laughed and lived a little with Ray. He will be missed ! David and Mary Lynn
Keyvan AbbaszadehDear Linda, Greg and Cullen Family Please accept our sincere condolences. May memories and all his positive influence, comfort you during this difficult time.
Donna Nelson Dear Jackie. My heartfelt condolences go out to you at this very difficult time. I was lucky to have known Ray and your family through my years with General Motors and wish you all peace. May your happy memories lift your spirits. Best regards. Donna Nelson.
Courtney ParsonsSending my heartfelt condolences to the Cullen family in this difficult time.
Blake & Sandra NicolucciDear Jackie & family Our heartfelt condolences. Please know you are in our thoughts and hopefully the memories you shared will help you through this difficult period. Sincerely, Blake & Sandra
Giulio Judi and Nick GosoDear Dan and family our heartfelt condolences to you and all your family. Sincerely, Judi,Giulio, and Nick
Georgina and Brian Finch and FamilyDear Jackie and your beautiful family, Our hearts are hurting at the loss of a best buddy of 40 years. Ray and I were like brothers who shared many good times together. Our friendship began when Ray retired from hockey and joined with me to run his brother Brian’s St. Catharines car dealership. When Ray moved on to open his own dealership in London I was excited to follow his path and he welcomed me with open arms. Although we were now competitors in the same city our friendship continued thru all the years. Ray encouraged me to golf and we had many a game and good stories to tell. There have been so many good times and shared sad times we think of the entire Cullen family as our family. Ray was a kind, caring friend, an expert car dealer, very generous, always with a smile and a good sense of humour. He was a devoted husband to Jackie, a great father to Gary, Randy, Gregg, Jeff and Danny. He welcomed and loved their spouses and was so proud of them all and his grandchildren. RIP my dearest friend Ray, Georgina and I will keep you safely in our hearts always. Our deepest sympathy
Matt RobbinsDear Jackie, Gary, Randy, Greg and Dan, I wanted to wish my deepest condolences on the passing of Ray. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Mike Robbins & Family Dear Cullen family, Please accept our most sincere condolences and prayers on the passing of Mr. Cullen. I always looked up to him as a role model in life and business and he was the best hockey coach I ever had. I always remember him telling us to never give the puck away in our own end.....and he was right ! He was a great guy and he will be missed. God Bless you all and may he rest in peace.
Mark RobbinsMrs. Cullen, Gary, Randy, Greg and Dan; very sad to learn of your loss. It was a pleasure spending time with" Big Ray" all those years ago and I cherish those memories. He had a very positive influence in my life for sure. Wishing you my sincere condolences at this time.
Tim & Maria HamatherDear Jackie & Family, Sincere condolences during this most difficult time. We were so fortunate to be on many wonderful trips with you & Ray (Randy & Natalie; Greg & Linda). We will cherish those memories. Ray was a wonderful man and excelled in all of his accomplishments. He will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. Deepest Sympathy, Tim & Maria Hamather
Dave & Tracey FrizzellMrs. Cullen, Gary, Randy, Gregg and Dan, Our heartfelt condolences go out to your entire family. We are thinking of you at this difficult time, take care.
Mark RobbinsMrs. Cullen, Gary, Randy, Greg and Dan; very sad to learn of your loss. It was a pleasure spending time with" Big Ray" all those years ago and I cherish those memories. He had a very positive influence in my life for sure. Wishing you my sincere condolences at this time.
Bill Gail Dub & Dan StenningOur condolences to the Cullen family. Very sorry for your loss.
Charles Provost [terry]My condolences to the entire family, He was a special man who had a special wife, special family, special business and I was lucky enough to have a special friend Rest in peace Cully you deserved it And you were Right !!!! ,,Howe would have never got to the Hall of Fame without you in the middle I miss you all ready Terry
Leanne Edestrand Our Condolences to the Cullen Family. Very sorry for your loss and thinking of you at this difficult time Pat, Darryn and Leanne Edestrand
Bob MartinI only met Ray on a couple of occasions. Both times I was so impressed with his personality and warmest to someone he just met...I called him when he first came to London to open the dealership...I remember telling him it was the best marketing I had ever seen...what I terrific businessman...I know the family is continuing the tradition and will have continued success...Rest in Peace Ray...and may the family always remember that no one can take away the memories...
Heather Elizabeth RoseDear Cullen family, my deepest condolences for your loss.
Hugh BurdonMy sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Cullen. I have had the pleasure of working with the Cullen family at their respective dealerships and I have always appreciated their integrity and business skills. Rest in Peace
Mel MappSorry to hear of Mr. Cullen's passing at still considered a young age today. He was without doubt, an above board human being. To this day, I still wish I had gotten to know him better. My very sincere condolences to his family and to the long serving staff at the automobile dealership. May God rest his soul in eternal and heavenly peace.
bob SiskindHopefully the joyous nature of Ray will be a long term comfort to the family. My exchange ms with Ray were infrequent but always extremely pleasant. One evening I drove him home from the golf club and we sat outside the house talking about the joys of family and friends. A truly lovely guy...
Garry WingerSorry to hear the passing of Ray. I will never forget the great memories as a kid growing up and being around the Cullen family. Ray had a heart of gold and I will cherish those memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cullen family.
John BaileyTo the entire Cullen family - my condolences on the passing of Ray. He was always a pleasure to work with and I fondly remember our golf games. He was a great guy and will be missed. John Bailey
Don SearlesTo the entire Cullen Family, Our condolences on the passing of Ray, he was a great man and highly respected GM dealer. My father Bob always had great respect for Ray. I know the overwhelming loss you are feeling and my heart goes out to the entire family in this difficult time. Don Searles and the Searles family.
Ciccarelli FamilyDear Gregg, Lynda and Cullen family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your father, husband and grandpa Ray. He was a kind and generous man with a zest for life that inspired all. His path through this life was a great one and all that he has accomplished will live in hearts for many years to come. He will truly be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dr Stewart BaileyI also want to offer my condolences to Ray’s close and extended family. Ray’s activities extended to multiple varied areas of life,leading him to develop many lasting friends and meaningful associations.His absence will be missed but fortunately we all have wonderful memories. I personally always welcomed and enjoyed his friendship ,humour and hospitality particularly while on the golf course and helping him manage his hockey injuries. He was a an unique individual with whom I had a great respect and appreciation. Thoughts and love Dr Stew Bailey
Jeff & Nancy VanleeuwenCullen Family.... Our heartfelt condolences go out to your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Brian & Sany DavyDear Jackie and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ray was a wonderful man and we cherish some great memories
Karen SmithDear Natalie, Randy, Rachel, and Nicole, My sincerest condolences to you and all the Cullen family. It is difficult to loose a loved one. You are in my heart and thoughts.
Wayne and Cindy HamatherMrs, Cullen ,Gary, Randy, Greg, Dan and family. Our sincere condolences to you all, at this difficult time. Wayne and Cindy Hamather
Marilyn GoodbodyMy dear Jackie, I just heard the sad news. My heart goes out to you. The two of you together were such a joyous & generous couple. Ray’s passing is such a loss to his family and to all those who were privileged to have known him. My sympathies to each of you who loved this very quiet, yet outstanding man.
john and Helene TogtemaTo the entire Cullen family. Our sincere condolences on the passing of Ray. Thinking of you in your difficult time. John and Hélène Togtema
Ronald JohnsonDear Jackie, I was so saddened to hear of Ray's passing. My deepest sympathies. I had so much respect for Ray as an employer. I enjoyed working for Ray, Gregg, Danny and Gary for 22 years. Ron
Jennifer WhittyThe Cullen Family, Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, The Whitty’s
Dave Martin and FamilyMrs. Cullen, Gregg, Dan, Randy, Gary and Families. Please accept our deepest sympathies. I was so sorry to hear of this news. You are all such a large, loving and generous family, Mr. Cullen will be greatly missed. I have such great memories of spending summer days riding my bike over to the house on Leland Place with all the action. One morning Mr. Cullen came out through me some keys and asked me to move a Cadillac. I was 14 and never driven a car before. After my performance, he never asked again, but it was the greatest morning of my life to that point. What a man! Bless you all.
Bernie & Sue BierbaumDear Jackie and family - we are so very sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and may all the precious memories you hold dear in your hearts bring you comfort and peace. With our sincerest sympathy. Bernie & Sue Bierbaum
Karl JonssonDear Jackie and Family, We were saddened to learn about Ray's passing. Our sincere condolences during this difficult time. Karl and Maivor Jonsson
Lisa (Lupasko) TamblynMy deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Cullen family at this most difficult time.
Steven & Martha ForthDear Randy & Natalie and family and your extended Cullen family. We wish you peace and comfort in the fond memories of your Dad. May the sorrow of today become the cherished memories for tomorrow. Much love.
Samantha SchusterDear Mrs. Cullen, I am sorry to hear this news. My mom (Sandra) always thought so highly of both you and Mr. Cullen. Take care during this difficult time. I am thinking about you and your family.
Denzil PalmerVivianne and I offer our deepest sympathy on the loss of this wonderful family man. There is little one can say or do at a such a sad time, but knowing others remember and care will, hopefully, provide some comfort to you, Jackie, and all of your extended family.
Shauna and Bradley WilkinsGary, Maureen, Carly and Connor. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father and grandfather. I still remember him pulling up to the house on Tecumseh and Carly and Connor running to get a great big hug. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob Connor and Lynn Nightingale Hello Jackie, Boys and family So many memories ! You are in our thoughts and hearts. Best regards and much respect Cheers
Ted and Sharon TaylorDear Jackie, Gary, Gregg, Dan and families. We are so saddened to hear of Ray's passing. Our memories of our friendship go a long way back. We spent many fond times together starting with me staying with you when Ray and Ted were at DRW's camp so long ago. We are pleased that we were able to meet Ray again at the Vancouver Canuck reunion a few years back. We just wish that you Jackie had been able to come so we could have really got caught up. Ted was very sorry to hear of Rays (Cully's) passing and we both want to send our love and sincere condolences to all of you. Ted and Sharon Taylor
Cindy BeatonDear Jackie, Gary , Randy, Greg and Dan and Families. I was heartbroken to hear of Uncle Ray’s passing. He was a great guy with a super sense of humour. He was always so kind to me. He was a saviour to me during my teenage years when he covered up and took care of a few fender benders for me. (Still a secret). Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories of all the times you have shared give you peace during this time. Love Cindy and Cam Beaton
Murray and Wendy HallJackie, our thoughts are with you and your family. Such a difficult time, may the good memories help you carry on.
Chris & Diane Hoover & FamilyTo Mrs. Cullen, Gary, Randy, Gregg, Dan & your families; I find it difficult to adequately express my most sincere condolences to all of of you for the loss of Mr. Cullen. He has provided well for you & for countless others of us who have been most fortunate to be the employees of Ray Cullen Chevrolet. I know you will be comforted by innumerable fond loving memories of your husband, father & grandfather. Remembering you in my prayers. Chris Hoover.
David ColemanI am sorry to hear of your fathers' passing. Its been such a long time since working at the dealership but remember how enjoyable it was. Everyone was pleasant and happy throughout the company as I recall. He would visit the detailing area and shop on a regular basis and have a genuine interest in everyones lives. Those are the memories everytime I drive past.
Sharon (Mather) RigbyHeartbreaking news Jackie....thinking about your family.....thoughts and prayers with you.....Hugs, Sharon Rigby
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