Dorans, Raymond

Dorans, Raymond "Ray"

July 5th, 2017

Peacefully at home, on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, Raymond Dorans of London, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Carmela Longo. Devoted step-father of Mike Fairfield, and cherished father of Karen Marques (Johnny), and Mandy Dorans. Proud grandfather of Tyler Howie, Sydney Marques, and Shay-Lee Marques. Dear brother of Linda Malton. Predeceased by his parents Annie and Jimmy Dorans, and his brother Al Dorans. Fondly remembered by his in-laws and “outlaws”, many nieces and nephews, and cherished friends on and off the golf course. “Keep your head down”! Ray was a teacher and administrator for the Thames Valley Board of Education for 36 years. He will be remembered for his passion for learning and physical activities. Please gather with us on the “19th” hole, wearing golf attire, for the visitation to be held on Friday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, as well as the Celebration of Ray’s Life on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are graciously declined but those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ray are asked to consider the Boys and Girls Club of London.

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Rose EliaTo the sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Carmela - we will miss Ray - hope he is enjoying the greatest golf game ever!
Peter AskeyDear Carmela and Family: My deepest sympathy to each of you on Ray's passing. I had the privilege of working with Ray for six years at Knollwood Park. His great sense of humour, his knack for resolving problems and his love for teaching and coaching placed him in good stead with the community, staff and his students. I have many happy memories of our time together.
Anna and Tom McInerneyCarmela and family; You are in our prayers as you celebrate Ray's life. He will be truly missed. -Anna and Tom McInerney
Jean Walmsley Hi. karen. Our thoughts are with you during this time of loss of your dear dad Ray. You have shared lovely stories of your life with him with me. We send you hugs and blessings. Jean and Ken Walmsley
Julie and Tom BlakeCarmela and family, we are very sorry to hear of Rays passing. He was such a character who loved to have fun. I would love to hear stories from my Dad about their latest golf excursions. Now he, Dougie and Ross will always have a tee off time. Hold all the wonderful memories close to your heart. You're in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Deepest condolences, Julie and Tom
Mike MoffattRay was a class guy and a class act in all my dealings with him. He exemplified the total educator in all that he did. Even on the golf course, he was the perfect gentleman. My personal condolences to the family. He will be missed!
Angie HarrisDear Carmela, Today is Saturday the 8th, and I am thinking of you and sending you my thoughts, prayers and lots of love as you journey through your loss of Ray. I am glad you are surrounded by your your wonderful family and friends. Ray is also in good hands. God Bless. Angie
Christina DobsinaiDear Mandy We were sad to hear of the passing of your dear father. Take comfort in knowing that he loved you very much, and was very proud of you and all of your achievements. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. God Bless. Chris and Zoltan
Dale ChaplowSo sorry to learn of Ray's passing; sincerest condolences to the entire family. I have fond memories of golf and laughter as far back as the 70's at the St. Thomas Public Golf Course, a teenager tagging along with Ray and his good friend "Uncle Ross" .
Penny ClarkI was sorry to hear of "Mr Doran's" passing. I recall him as a great teacher and coach when I attended Riverside Public School. many years ago. He was always committed to supporting his students inside the classroom-giving of his time to assist in learning, and as well outside of the classroom coaching baseball. Great memories. My deepest sympathies to your family. Penny Clark (Pixton)
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