1937 - 2021
Henry Walser Funeral Home
507 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON
SKYRME, RAYMOND May 2, 1937 – October 1, 2021 Born in Bridgend, South Wales, Ray's talent for athletics and academics first shone in his grammar school days. He attended Bristol University and emigrated to Canada in 1961 to teach Spanish and French at the University of Waterloo. He completed his PhD in Linguistics and Literature at the University of Michigan. Ray taught Spanish language, literature, and linguistics at the University of Toronto for 34 years. When not teaching or writing, Ray was an avid golfer. He enjoyed playing snooker, listening to opera and CBCRadio2, gardening, and faithfully cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays. Ray is survived by Ridy Maria (Hoegler), his wife of 55 years, children Caroline (David Craig, and grandchildren Marcus, Maya, and Zoë) and Christopher (Erinn McNicol), and Ray's brother Geoffrey (Sue) and children. A family graveside service will be held in Kitchener. In lieu of flowers, condolences and memories can be shared through www.henrywalser.com
Published by Toronto Star on Oct. 4, 2021.
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I remember many conversations with Ray in the UTSC Faculty Lounge. He was always genial, always interesting, a great friend to all his colleagues.
John Friedlander
October 15, 2021
A good friend for many years. We had many good laughs and experiences on the golf course and at the Black Dog pub. We lost touch and missed seeing him after he left the Guild / Rouge area.
In our circle hIs nickname was “Ray the Prof” and he lived up to it.
We will miss him.

Terry & friends
Terence Gostyn
October 7, 2021
Ridy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Ray. The best neighors anyone could ask for. Halloween hasn't been the same since you moved away. A smile always comes to my face when I think back of the memories. Sending hugs to the family. Sue
Sue Koch
October 4, 2021
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