Beloved soul mate of Angela Kelly and step father to her children Ashley Moga (Ovi) and Matthew Kelly (Mireille). Ray also leaves behind his sons Bill Freeman (Sophie) and Curtis (Anik). Ray was a very special Poppa to Shawn, Sarah, Avery, Blake, Bella, Luca, Noah and Max. Also left to grieve are Ray’s siblings Bob Freeman (Sandra), Barbara Wannamaker (Lloyd) and Patti Keller (Bob), many nieces and nephews and very special family friend Lynn Schwartz and her children Sara and Brady.
Ray was a dedicated Police Officer, spending most of his career as a Constable and Acting Sergeant in Wawa. He then became Chief of Police in Espanola in 1988 where he served as Chief for 21 years.
The family would like to thank Dr. Noble, Dr. Carleson, Dr. Linford from the North Eastern Ontario Cancer Centre as well as Dr. James McKay, Tracy Nadeau, Dominique MacLean, Ashley Moga and all of the staff at the Espanola General Hospital who took exceptional care of Ray. Thank you to the LHIN and Bayshore for your personal care during our time of need.
In keeping with Ray’s wishes there will be a private burial followed by a Celebration of Life at the Espanola Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday September 11th, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, all donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.