A lifetime resident of the area, Ray Levere, passed away at the Woodland Villa Nursing Home, Long Sault on Sunday, October 13, 2013. He was 81 years old.
Ray was born in South Gower on January 1, 1932, to his parents Joseph and Elsie Levere (nee Lewis).
Ray was well known locally for his team of ponies which he put in all the local parades for many years. He enjoyed hobby farming and spending time with his family and friends.
In his early years Ray worked for several local farmers, then he worked on the construction of the 401 highway from Cornwall to Brockville. After that he worked at Brown’s Foundry for 13 years until his retirement.
Ray is survived by his children Harry Keeler of Froatburn, Cecil (Pat) Keeler of Glen Stewart, Ann (John) Hamiaux of R.R.# 1 Morrisburg, Goldie (Eric) Sypes of Morrisburg and Rodney Levere of Cornwall.
Ray will be fondly remembered by 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great, great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife Effie, his daughter Pearl Merkley, his brother Ernie Levere and his sister Eva Levere. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 16th, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joachim Barkley-Probst officiating. Interment followed at Dundela Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Timothy Hutt, Gerald Levere, Scott Keeler, John Hamiaux, Marcie Jamieson and Ivan Markell.
Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the Levere family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.