FINLEY, Raymond Donald
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Passed away peacefully on March 12, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus. He was surrounded by his wife and family. Survived by his wife Margaret who he was married to for 55 and a half years; his children Don (Michelle), Mary Anne (Craig), Roger, Karen (Dennis), Heather, Christine, Susan Hurst (Dave), and Rhonda; his brothers Robert (Frances) of Windsor and Stanley (June, deceased) of Scarborough. Predeceased by his father Benjamin, mother Geraldine (Lewis); his brothers Harry, Benjamin, Bill, Walter, Kenneth, Tommy Ray, and sisters Clair, Dorothy, Evalene and Helen. Loving grandfather of Curtis Sr, Billy, Reggie, Crystal (Curtis), Craig, Carla (Cuetin), Quianna, Brittany, Donovan, Ashley (Josh) and Dawson. Loving great grandfather and Poppa of Jacob, Joshua, Tyson, Curtis Jr, Tyrel, Daeshawn, Isaiah, Justis, Savannah, Jayce, Kyrin, Taylor, Cuetin Jr, Xavier and MaKenna. Ray worked for 36 and a half years for Chrysler Canada (sub-assembly) where he retired in 2001, and previously eight years in Toronto as a truck driver. Actually Ray worked all of his life starting as a young boy. Besides working at Chrysler where he never missed a day of work, he also scrapped for over fifty years. Nobody young or old could outwork him. Ray was also a proud member of CAW Local 444 (Unifor). Long time friend of Bill Campbell, Mike Marini, Jackie Nickelson, Bill Kennedy, Larry Coates and the Carlini Brothers. Visitation will be held at
JANISSE FUNERAL HOME,
1139 Ouellette Ave, Windsor
on Saturday, March 15 from 7-9 pm, Sunday, March 16 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., and Monday, March 17 from 12 noon until the time of Funeral Service at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. You may leave your condolences online at
Published in The Windsor Star from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2014