In Loving Memory


Raymond Ivan Joseph Bissonnette

Born in Whitney, Ontario

January 4, 1934

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

July 13, 2020

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Obituary Announcement

Bissonnette, Raymond “Ray” Ivan Joseph

Peacefully on Monday July 13, 2020 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia at the age of 86. Raymond was the beloved husband of Shirley (n. Ramsey) for 60 years. Loving father of Diana Lynn Besse and her husband Daniel, and Michelle Lee Timmers and her partner Jim “Jimbo” Gillespie. Grandfather of Eric Timmers, Danielle “Dani” Timmers and her special friend Goran Mamika, Jacqueline Besse, Jaered Besse and Jenna Besse. Also remembered by his former son-in-law Daniel Timmers. Raymond was predeceased by his parents Zephere and Evelyn (n. Dargus) Bissonnette, and his siblings Vernon Bissonnette, Ariel Glombowski, Hildred LeFaive, and Louella McGirr. Raymond worked at the Purity Dairy and Ault Foods for 40 plus years, was an avid golfer, bowler and enjoyed playing euchre, bridge and other card games. He was especially fond of social gatherings with his family and his life-long friends Omer and Anne Gagne, Arnold and Susan Kaija, Al and Anita Katunen, Brian “Red” and Rachel Adamson, Johnny and Eunice Frlais and Harry Kershaw, and many others. Thank you to all the staff at Afton Park Place for their wonderful care of Dad for the last year and a half. A special thank you to Dr Kim, and nurses Kelsey, Stephanie, Danielle, and Mandy in Palliative Care at Bluewater Health. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street (at College Avenue) for Memorial Visitation on Saturday, August 15 from 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Scattering of cremated remains at the Point Lands Scattering Steps to follow afterward. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Ray's Guestbook” at Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Bluewater Health would be appreciated.




Saturday August 15

McCormack Funeral Home

11 am to 12:30 pm.





Scattering of Cremated Remains

Saturday August 15

Point Lands Scattering Steps

Following Visitation



Lakeview Crematorium

Sarnia, Ontario


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Uncle Ray, we go way back even in my highchair when you use to make grunting faces at me and quite successfully! Mom was so mad at the result. Rest now uncle. Will see you soon! Nephew Tom.

Tom Le Faive, Parksville, BC

Shirley and family thinking of you during this sad time. Sending sympathies to all of you

Sandra and Dave Hillier

Thinking of you Shirley and family during this sad time. Sending prayers so that the days ahead bring peace for all. Bill and Sharon

Bill & Sharon Stonehouse

Shirley and Family, Sending our deepest sympathy to you all. We remember Ray delivering milk to Motel Chalet for years with that great smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Claude, Dana Hadley and family

Dana Hadley

Lynn, Dan and family Our sincere condolences. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories..

Arlene & John Coppolino

So sorry for your loss Shirley we will miss Ray at family reunions

Ken and Shirley Campbell

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