Wheeler, Ray Horace

It is with great sadness that the family of Ray Wheeler announces his passing at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the age of 88.

Ray was born in Stayner, Ontario on September 3, 1931, a son of the late Horace and Rowena (nee Curran) Wheeler.

He was the beloved husband of Howie (nee Morris) Wheeler for over 64 years.

Ray was a loving father to his children Wanda Wheeler and Steve Wheeler (Luisa). He was a cherished grandfather to Hillary (John), Ally (Kyle), Zach (Alix), and Chris (Loree), and great grandfather to Everett and Finley.

He is survived by his brother Laurie Wheeler, and was predeceased by his siblings Borden (Dolly), Florence (Leo), Lorne, Doris (Bill), Reg, Frank, and Carl. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.

Ray was an avid golfer and angler, and he enjoyed both best with family at his side. In his younger years Ray played both hockey and baseball for Meaford.  His chocolate cakes were legendary, and his butter tarts were prized by the entire family (with or without raisins).  He enjoyed tending to the flowers around the house and loved to cook for everyone.

A private family graveside service will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Private family graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

Donations: Alzheimer's Society
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Jennifer & Bill Pearson
    Friday, August 14, 2020

    Thinking of all of you at this difficult time…hoping your memories are comforting in the days ahead.

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  2. Bill Campbell
    Friday, August 14, 2020

    Just learned of Ray’s passing.We played hockey together many years ago for Meaford Chevies.As a goaltender,he played out in front of me on defence.Had the pleasure of his company on many road trips to locations in the Georgian Bay circuit back in 61/62.Always remember him as a feisty individual and most of the opposition thought twice about going into the corners against him.
    Condolences to all the family members..my memories are nothing less than great!

    Bill Campbell

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  3. Willy &Wendy
    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Howie and family so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing thinking of you all . He always had such a big smile .

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  4. KAREN WHEELER
    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Condolences, Wheeler and Morris families

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  5. Shirley Cook
    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Thinking of all of you .Ray always had a smile and a “Hi Shirl” when I saw him at M.L.T.C .Cherish the memories .

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  6. Julie Snider
    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    To Howie,Wanda,and Steve, We were very saddened to hear of Ray,s passing.Our deepest sympathy to you and your families at this time. Julie and Bob Snider.

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  7. Pat Morris
    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Howie, Steve and Wanda – take comfort in knowing Ray’s battle is over and he is at peace. We wondered about service/visitation.

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  8. Pyatt Sandra
    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Dear Wheeler family
    I knew Ray when he worked at the Thornbury Home Hardware. He was such a kind and gentle man. I will remember him with great fondness. Cherish all your wonderful memories.
    Sandra Pyatt

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  9. Dan and Deb Shaw
    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Dan and I are so very sorry to hear of Rays passing
    There has been lots of reminiscing of the many fishing adventures and family celebrations the past few days
    Hugs to all especially to Zach, Hillary and Allie who have a double loss this week.

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  10. Jenny Wilkie (Shaw)
    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Sorry for your loss. Many great memories at Ray and Howies.

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  11. Kathy/Bruce Lemon
    Sunday, August 16, 2020

    Wanda, Steve, Howie and family, we were very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing, he was such a wonderful man, may all your cherished memories help you through this difficult time. Our loved ones are never gone they live forever within our hearts.

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  12. Tammy and Jim Halliday
    Sunday, August 16, 2020

    Steve and family
    Ours thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May your memories help you all through this sad time
    Tammy and Jim

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  13. Fran Austin
    Sunday, August 16, 2020

    My sincere condolences to all the Wheeler and Morris families and friends of Ray.

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  14. Bev Evans Caswell and Glenn Caswell.
    Monday, August 17, 2020

    Our sincere sympathy to you Howie and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  15. Marilyn Boulanger
    Monday, August 17, 2020

    My condolences to Howie, Steve, Wanda and families Ray always had a smile and wave when passing the house on way to or from the golf course. Rest in peace neighbour.

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  16. Linda & Mike Crain
    Monday, August 17, 2020

    Remembering Ray, his smile and love of family. Our thoughts and love to Howie, Steve, Zachary, Hillary, Ally, Wanda, Christopher and family.

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  17. Deb Chapman
    Monday, August 17, 2020

    Howie, Wanda and Steve
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Sincere sympathy
    Jim and Deb Chapman

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  18. Jackie Florio
    Monday, August 17, 2020

    Wanda and Steve. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a very kind man. He always had a smile and a hello when I saw him. Rest in peace Ray.

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  19. cynthia loucks
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    So sorry to read of Rays passing. He had a love of golf and played very well. He was always asking how my game was. He will be missed

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  20. Sharon and Bob Fitz-James
    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Thinking of you Howie, and family . Sorry to hear of Ray’s passing

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  21. Rob & Dawn Morris
    Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Sincere sympathy to the families on the passing of Ray

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  22. Bill and Barb MacNeil
    Friday, August 21, 2020

    Howie so sorry to hear of Ray passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Wanted to call but could not find your number.

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  23. Jim Emptage
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Very fond memories of my mother’s brother, uncle Ray and his family. Peace and blessings to the entire family.

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