Joseph G Raynard

Died: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
Location: Burpee-Mills Complex

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In Loving Memory of
Joseph Glen Raynard
March 11, 1936-December19, 2019

Passed away peacefully at the Mindemoya Hospital in his 84th year after a courageous battle with cancer.

Survived by his daughter Darlene (Lee) Hayden of Manitoulin Island and son Dwayne Raynard of Brussels, Ontario.
Beloved grandpa of Adam (Kirstina) Hayden of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Adrienne (Ken) McNamara of Coppercliff, Ontario, Alex Raynard (Phil Mowat) of London, Ontario,Josh Raynard of Tiverton, Ontario and Emma Raynard of Listowel, Ontario.
Special great grandpa of Alden and Emma McNamara and Everett Hayden.

He was a loving and devoted partner for 29 years to Shirley Brown presently of Evansville.
Step dad of Kevin Brown, Marlene McCracken
Grandpa to Sarah (Rob) Eckert, Kristina Brown, Kurtis (Jessica) Brown. Karolyn (Marco) Jardimand Kelsie (Matt Campbell) Brown.
Great grandpa to Caden, Conner, Eva, Emilia and Elena.

Also Buddy Joe to neighbour Ejay Bailey.

Survived by sister in law Sue Raynard of Fordwich. Nieces Christine, Pauline, Anne(Doug), Joane, Wendy, Alana (nee McFarlane). Nephews Steven (Bonnie) and Michael Leith and all of their children and grandchildren.
Brother in law Bob (Joyce) Alexander of Ethel, Dona (Jim) knight of Brussels,John (Lois) Alexander of Cardston, Alberta and all of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Also survived by many cousins.

Predeceased by his wife Beatrice Alexander in 1991, parents Sylvester and Christina Raynard, brothers Don McFarlane, Tom Raynard and Bill (Raynard ) and sister in law Evelyn,sister Barbara Leith and brother in law Paul, nephew Jamie Raynard and many cousins.

Joe was a humble, modest man who liked to live life simply and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He worked as a CNR Rail Conductor from 1956-1971, farmed from 1971-1986 then worked a couple of years in construction and finally worked as a rural newspaper delivery for the KW Record from 1988-2003.  In 2005 he and Shirley move from Listowel to Manitoulin Island.

In his younger years he excelled at and played sports. In particular softball, fastball, slow pitch, soccer and especially hockey. A sport for which he was revered as being "lightening on ice". In later years he coached sports and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, walking and dancing with Shirley at their dance group and other functions.

In accordance with Joe's wishes cremation has taken place.
Interment in the spring in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Ethel, Ontario

Celebration of life will be held at 11am December 24, 2019 at the Burpee Mills Complex, 5 Bailey Line Road, Evansville.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mindemoya Hospital Aux or charity of your choice.

Donations can be mailed to: Mindemoya Hospital 2120A ON-551, Mindemoya, ON P0P 1S0

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Mary Ann Miners
   Posted Sat December 21, 2019
Dear Darlene and Dwayne and families,
Carl and I send our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father Joe.
I am sure all the very Happy memories will comfort you at this sad time.
Mary Ann

Angela Becks
   Posted Sat December 21, 2019
Wishing you peace and comfort as you honour the life of a lovely man, Joe...

James MacFarlane
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
Sorry for your loss

Christine Mick & Terrie Pitfield
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
Dear Shirley & Darlene, Our hearts our broken forever. We are deeply saddened to hear of our dear friend’s passing. Joe was like a father to us. Please accept our most sincere sympathies. He will forever be in our hearts. We are so sorry. Chris and Terrie xoxo

Ron and Mark Bailey
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.He sure was a nice man

Beth McQuarrie
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
My condolences to all of the family at this difficult time.

Cathy and Don Pearson
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Dwayne and Darlene. Very fond memories of working with Joe around the farm in our younger years. Always had a twinkle in his eye and a great sense of humour!

Shannon and Tim Fenerty
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
Shirley and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Doug Beirnes
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Dwayne,Darlene.and Shirley Very fond memories of when we where in our youth up the second of Grey when our parents where always back and forth, playing cards, and having a beverage on a Saturday night. I remember Joe always working in the Brussels sales ring on Fridays. And Darlene, Dylan, Dayna and I enjoyed our visit to Evansville a few summers ago, and we stayed over at Joe and Shirleys. Always a good time visiting with our Raynard cousins.

E Irene Raynard
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
Shirley, Darlene, Dwayne and Families
I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw on face book today of Joe's passing I was so sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Kim & Bev
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
In our thoughts. We know you will remember all good memories and hold them close to your heart.

howard and brenda turner
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
so sorry for your loss darlene and dwayne.

Murray and Sylvia Koch
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family, Joe sounds like he was a very special husband and dad.

Murray and Sylvia Koch

Helen MacFarlane
   Posted Sun December 22, 2019
So sorry to hear that Joe has passed away. Hope your memories of all the good times you have shared together sustain you in the days to come. I have lots of good memories of family times together. Helen and family

Sharon Layton
   Posted Mon December 23, 2019
So sorry to hear about uncle Joe. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Mon December 23, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear about your father. Just reading the obit I can tell he was quite the man. And he raised quite the daughter.
My prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Rudy Buksbaum

Holly and Neil DeBacker
   Posted Mon December 23, 2019
Darlene, Lee and Families,
Our deepest condolences. We are most privileged to have had the opportunity to have met your Father. So sorry for your loss. Your families will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Holly and Neil DeBacker

Carolyn Humeniuk
   Posted Mon December 23, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family find comfort in your memories of your dad who sounds like he was a great guy.

Carolyn Humeniuk

Ross and Bunny Peacock
   Posted Mon December 23, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the Raynard family. My time with Joe was playing hockey with Jamestown and playing softball against Joe when he played with Ethel. I played for Jamestown then. He was a great guy to know.

Joyce ONeill
   Posted Tue December 24, 2019
so sorry to hear of Joe passing i love him we were cousins

Shirley Bremner
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
Darlene, Dwayne and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was always so nice and I know he will be greatly missed. I've been thinking of you over the holidays and I'm sorry I couldn't make it for Joe's celebration of life.

   Posted Fri December 27, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies at this time.

Cornelia Mews
   Posted Fri December 27, 2019
Our deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss.
Cornelia and Kerry

Joanne Furness ( nee McFarlane)
   Posted Sun December 29, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy for your lost Darlene and family. I understand the depth and heartache of losing a parent as you all know as dad died this past year also

   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
Thank you everyone for your prayers and condolences. We appreciate each and every one of you.

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