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Raymond Whiting
September 22, 1931 - February 27, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">It is with sadness that the Whiting family announces the passing of their beloved Ray on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in his 85th year. Known to many as Sting, Ray led a long and wonderful life filled with family, friends, and, of course, jazz music. Husband of Jeannine (nee Poirier) for sixty-two years (exactly), Ray will be lovingly remembered and missed by his children Nancy (Dean), Richard, Kaye (Judy), David (Donna), Pamela, and John (Charlene) and grandchildren Robin, Talia, Rita, Courtney, Max, Rachel, Libby, Parker, Clay, and two great-grandchildren. Ray is survived by siblings Kenneth, Carole, Gordon, Diane, and Gwen. Ray is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Lillian and siblings Frank, Pamela, and Tony. Ray was a lifelong employee with CN Telecommunications and was a passionate jazz collector. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of McDougall &amp; Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd. (416-267-4656) on Friday, March 4th at 1 p.m. (visiting 1 hour prior). At his request, Ray has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be made at <br /> <br />&ldquo;&hellip;You wander down the lane and far away, leaving me a song that will not die. Love is now the stardust of yesterday; the music of the years gone by.&rdquo; - Illinois Jacquet</div>