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Raymond "Ray" Horrigan

May 19, 2022


HORRIGAN, Raymond Leo - In his 100th year passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at his residence in Strathcona Long Term Care, Mount Forest.

Predeceased by his parents Joseph Patrick Horrigan (1894-1976) and Mary (Winnifred) Lynett (1895-1980), and by his loving wife Theresa A. Bolen (1921-2009). Also predeceased by his eldest son Gary Joseph (1954-2008), his third eldest son David John (1958-2019) and grandson Brenden Kenneth Raymond Horrigan (1992). Ray was the last of his generation in both his and his wife’s families. Predeceased by his brothers Frank (Patricia Stolte), Vince (Teresa Fitzmaurice), Jim (Patricia Flanigan), sisters Margaret McKenzie (Norbert), Helen Gunning (Raymond), brothers-in-law Joseph Bolen (Genevieve Tangney), John Bolen (Mary Quinlan), Vince Bolen (Eileen Mulhall), sisters-in-law Vera Bolen (Maurice Vasey), Kathleen Bolen (William O’Hagan), Florence Bolen (Ralph Hosick) and Helen (Mildred) Bolen (Harold Page).

Ray will be dearly missed by his sons Carl and Patrick, daughters-in-law Ruth-Anne (McDougall), Pauline (Moore) and Diane (Richardson), his grand-daughters Crystal (Steve Rapati), Michelle (William Foster), Julie (Ken Murchison), Catherine and Jennifer, his grand-boys Bryan (Melanie Di Matteo), Joseph (Sherry Dumas), Nicholas (Brittany Hill), Keith and Michael.  Ray had seven great-grandchildren, who he loved; Alexander Horrigan, Emily Horrigan, Jayden Horrigan, Skylar Rapati, Olivia Murchison, Luke Murchison and Rosalie Horrigan.  Ray was looking forward to three more great grandchildren in the upcoming year.

Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:45 p.m. Please visit the funeral home website for instructions on how to enter the parking lot while Hwy. 89 is under construction. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church, 310 Parkside Drive, Mount Forest, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The family requests that all guests attending the visitation and/or Funeral Mass please wear a mask. If you are unable to attend the Mass in person, you are invited to view livestream by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057424542022. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ray are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation.   


So sorry to hear about Ray,s passing.He was such a great guy.My mother always admired Ray and I just loved his personality.He always smiled and joked...just made my day.MY sincere sympathy to the family especially to Pat...you were always by his side a great son.

— Anne Murohy, May 30, 2022

Very sorry to hear of Rays passing.
Bill and Pat Stortz and families.

— Christine Elliott, May 30, 2022

So many good memories to keep you close.
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Adell and Klaus Mueller

— Adell Mueller, May 28, 2022

So sorry to hear of the passing of Ray. I have many pleasant memories of meeting Ray and the Horrigan family while on escapades with Gary.

— Len Weber, May 26, 2022

Greetings with empathy

I’m the second oldest brother of Elaine’s (Dad was Jim)
Life is linear, a start birth … experiences … the end death.

I can’t say that we share more than what I learned from my parents or family members. With death the possibility is no longer available.

All things happen in God’s time.
Cherish your good memories and release the poorer, we learn from one another.

Despite broken-hearted loss
Have your best day

Daniel Francis Horrigan

— Daniel Horrigan, May 26, 2022

Our sincere condolences on Ray’s passing.
Mary & Bob Dippel

— Mary Allen, May 26, 2022

Ray was one of those people who made me smile every time I saw him. Even as a little kid, seeing Ray at church was always a highlight- always smiling, sometimes might give you a little wack with his cane, just to keep you on your toes. Throughout the years he continued to make me laugh either through his driving skills whipping out of the parking lot or catching him sneaking a deal out of turn, he had a knack for getting away with things and leaving you smiling after he did it, classic Irish charm. He was a pillar of the community, I can't even count the number of times seeing Ray in the paper or reading about his euchre wins during card nights. My sincerest condolences to all of the Horrigan family, he was a truly special man and I feel extremely lucky to have been able to have known him.

— Jessey Rice, May 25, 2022

To Pat, Diane and all the Horrigan Family. We offer our condolences on the passing of Ray. He was quite the guy and we always enjoyed having a chat with him. Sincerely Joe and Faye

— Joe and Faye Meulensteen, May 24, 2022

Dianne, Pat and family.
Our condolences on the loss of your father.
Carmela and Victor Ruffolo

— Victor ruffolo, May 24, 2022

Sending thoughts and condolences to you all. Uncle Ray will always be remembered by his smile and laugh. May be you be comforted by the memories.
Love Michele and Jason Hasson

— Michele Hasson, May 24, 2022

Our sincerest condolences to the Horrigan family. So sorry to hear of his passing.

— Lynette & Kevin, May 24, 2022

Sorry to hear of Ray's passing. You will have so many wonderful memories of all the years you got to spend with Ray. He was a great guy.

— Brad & Cathy Schwindt, May 24, 2022

Pat, Diane and the rest of the Horrigan family, so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all.
Tom and Lee Matthieu

— Lee Matthieu, May 24, 2022

Sincere Condolences, thinking of everyone at this time of loss, Sympathy Willie and Val

— Willie and Val Smith, May 24, 2022

Extending my sincere sympathy to the Horrigan family

Faye Craig

— Faye Craig, May 23, 2022

Our sincere sympathy Carl, Pat & Diane and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim & Karen Bodendistle

— Jim & Karen Bodendistle, May 23, 2022

Although I’ve never met Ray, his grandson, Michael works with me and it’s obvious that Michael cared greatly about him. Michael had told me several stories about his grandfather and it was obvious how proud Michael was if his grandfather.
My thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family during this difficult time.

— Mike Dawe, May 23, 2022

Ray Horrigan was a good man, lived a good life and was a good example for others.
Our Condolences to all.
The Foleys

— Vern, Nancy, Miriam and John Foley, May 23, 2022

Pat, Diane and family, Thinking of you at this sad time. You share many happy memories and pray they comfort you as you grieve. Roger and Carol Woods.

— Carol and Roger Woods, May 23, 2022

Our Deepest Condolences to the Horrigan Family Our Hearts and Prayers are with you all.

— Darin and Joanna Moggy and Dianna Dumas, May 22, 2022

Carl and Pat sad to hear about your father. To all of Ray’s family our condolences.

— Ken andKaren Thompson, May 22, 2022

Pat and Diane and family we were very sorry to hear or your dad's passing. He was a very fine man and will be missed by all.

— Bob and Sylvia Hunter, May 21, 2022

My deepest sympathies Diane and family from the McGill's.

— Angela Graves-McGill, May 21, 2022

Pat, Diane and family: sad to hear of dad's passing, but 100 years is quite a milestone and leaves MANY TERRIFIC memories. We will miss his GREAT smile and jolly encounters. Love, Prayers and Best Wishes. Garn and Barb

— Garnet Troyer, May 21, 2022

Ray was so aptly named as he truly was a "ray" of sunshine with his wonderful smile and hearty greetings. A good friend to George Corvari and family, playing many euchre games at the kitchen table. He is the last of the good guys. Condolences to the family.

— Judy corvari, May 20, 2022

Sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your father. Wayne and Sandra Lytle

— Sandra Lytle, May 20, 2022

To Pat & Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathies on your Father's passing.

Peter & lori Wells

— Peter & Lori We6, May 20, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

— Joe & Katheryn Meyer, May 20, 2022

Dear Mary (Parker) and family,
My condolences and prayers to you on the passing of Ray.
Ray was such a strength to our family when our dad passed.
He was always there to drive us to Toronto to visit dad in the hospital.
He never failed to drop by our home to play cards with my mom and our youngest sister Patti and cousin Sherri.
His boisterous laughter put all of us in great moods when we needed it most!

Thank you Ray! You will always be remembered as a true friend to the Corvari Family!
With fond memories and love,
Deb Corvari

— Deborah Corvari, May 20, 2022

Our sincere condolences to the Horrigan family as you grieve your loss...
with caring & prayers,
Gary & Gwynne Smith

— Gary & Gwynne Smith, May 20, 2022

Dear Horrigan Family, Ray will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was one of the happiest men I knew….always a smile and a laugh :) I will forever remember him as my “ card buddy” from many, many years ago!! He was truly one of the Best! :)

— Patti Corvari Stephenson, May 20, 2022

Our sincere condolences to the Horrigan family on Ray’s passing. He always had a smile on his face, and such a wonderful infectious laugh. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

— Verne and Pauline Mills, May 20, 2022

To all the family of Ray's. Loved having chats with him & Theresa at Birmingham Retirement. He sure was so proud of his family & love a good game of cards. Cherish the memories that no one can take away. He surely deserves his angel wings.

— Linda Sinclair, May 20, 2022

Ray sure is missed at the Mount Forest Seniors Group. He was a very big part is starting the club 22 years ago.
He was a great card player, and always was very good at stepping up to the plate to help with anything.
Rest in Peace Ray, a live well lived.

— Kay Ayres, May 20, 2022

Carl and the Horrigan Family. Saddened to hear of your father's passing. Condolences to your family.

— Cheryl (Bye) and Edward Murphy, May 20, 2022

Please accept our sincere sympathy on the Passing of Ray, cherish your memories.

— Harvey & Brenda Maes, May 20, 2022

Our sincere sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ray was such a nice man and will be greatly missed.

— Tom and Margaret Mary, May 20, 2022

My deepest sympathies Carl , Pat and all your families , I will always cherish the times are families spent together. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend the funeral (I will be out of the country) but Ray had a life well spent and enjoyed life every day.

— Peter Hosick, May 20, 2022

Sincere sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Rev. Russell and Marilyn Rogers

— Russell & Marilyn Rogers, May 20, 2022

What a wonderful man Ray was … so full of character … he will be greatly missed

— Helen Kestner, May 19, 2022

Dear Pat and Carl.
So very sorry to hear of uncle Ray's passing. So many good memories of time with you all at the farm. It's a comfort to know he will now join his brothers and sisters as well as members of the immediate family. Our loss is heavens gain. RIP Uncle Ray

— Paul Horrigan, May 19, 2022

Our Deepest Sympathy to all the Family

— Ambrose and Brenda Brown, May 19, 2022

Dear Horrigan family, we are very saddened by the loss of Ray. He was an amazing man with a smile that lit up the room. His laughter was contagious. He is leaving a great legacy behind. You are all in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.
The Major Family.

— Dianne Major, May 19, 2022

Sincere condolences. I considered Mr. Horrigan to be the grand old man of Mount Forest. I was honoured to have known him.

— Lynne Turner, May 19, 2022

Dear Pat, Carl and families,
We were saddened to hear of your dad's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Donna McFarlane

— Bob and Donna McFarlane, May 19, 2022

Pat, Carl, and Families: Please accept our heartfelt thoughts with Ray’s recent passing. I will always cherish our conversations ln the Elmira arena when Nick was playing with the Sugar Kings. Ray had a very calm demeanour even when the on-ice Officials were making it tough for him keep his poise! You sure gave it a good run and now it’s time for a long rest.

— Leon & Nancy Stickle, May 19, 2022

Our condolences to the family, he was a lovely man

— Gary & Cheryl Williamson, May 19, 2022

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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