Bolger, Raymond

BOLGER, Raymond

1941 - 2022

BOLGER, Raymond (1941-2022)

Heaven gained a beautiful Irish soul when Ray Bolger passed peacefully in his home on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the age of 80.

Ray was a typical Irishman; cantankerous, stubborn, impatient, temperamental, and easily angered.  He also had a heart of gold, was generous to a fault, loved his family fiercely, helped anyone who asked, loved the outdoors and loved to tell stories.  A typical Bolger.

Ray was known for his incredible work ethic. He worked for many years at Bastien Beverages and finished his career working for the Dymond Township parks department. Ray also refinished and painted cars, worked as a bartender, and loved his position as the Dymond rink manager. His proudest accomplishment was expanding the trail system at Pete’s Dam. In his spare time, he loved to putter around in his shed, creating his one-of-a-kind wooden treasures.  He always enjoyed having his growing family around him celebrating any and all of life’s happy moments.  This was especially true in the last few years.  Ray always had a big smile when anyone came to visit. 

Ray was the beloved husband of 58 years to Corinne Bolger (nee Polson) .

Loving father of Derek Bolger (Christine Mayer Bolger), Christine Bolger (Lance Males), Dan Bolger (Robyn Johnson), and Leanne Bolger. 

Grampy will be missed by his treasured grandchildren Isabelle Allen (Christopher Allen), Maddie Males (Rick Boily), Annie Males, Olivia Males, Jasmine Mayer (Cal Fraser), Nicholas Bolger, Noah Bolger and Cole Bolger.

He was the proud great-grandfather to Addison, Axel, Avery and Walter.

Ray loved visiting with his surviving sister, Rosemary McLellan (Scott McLellan) and his brother Denis Bolger (Retta Bolger).  He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. 

Ray will be welcomed into heaven with open arms by his parents Bill and Isabel Bolger and his cherished siblings: Theresa and Herbie McDonald, Bill Bolger, Ron and Joan Bolger, Colleen Allen, Doreen and Bing Bastien, Gerry Bolger, Jimmy Bolger and John Bolger.

The family would like to thank everyone who provided comfort and support during this time. We love you. 

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Aunt Corinne, Derek, Chris, Dan, Leanne and your beautiful families

Uncle Raymond telling his stories is what we will remember. His mischievous nature, his pride in his family, his talents for woodworking, his loyalty to siblings, his hospitality, and his big heart will always be celebrated by the NOBS (Northern Ontario Bolgers) and the SOBs (you know who you are!). Rest now good man. We will miss seeing you in your window seat.
P.S. Taylor Jae says that the NOBS and SOBS have to add a new team at our family gatherings, the HOBs (Heaven Only Bolgers). We imagine them having a grand reunion right now.

Bev, Paul & Taylor Jae Gordon, June 17, 2022

Corinna and family

We are truly saddened by the loss of your dear husband and father. Ray was special in every way and will be missed. We keep all of you in our prayers. God Bless

Rejean and Shirley, June 17, 2022

Corinna and family

We are so very sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was an amazing man with a huge heart! ❤️
We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Xox

Rachelle, Jason and James Baker, June 18, 2022

Corinna and family

So sorry for your loss.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Xo

Mike and Viv Breault, June 18, 2022

Bolger family

Uncle ray was one of a kind ..I still have my wooden chest he made and I keep all my books in it.I remember uncle ray playing the spoons ..such a funny kind man with a huge heart. He will be missed by so many but the memories will always be in our hearts. Our deepest sympathies,

Love Cindi.Keighlagh.Michael xo

Cindi Donovan , June 21, 2022

Bolger family

My deepest sympathies to all. Ray was a great man. At Christmas my family and I put up the sleight and reindeers that he made me all those years ago and think of him every time. I send hugs to all and a promise to always remember Ray and cherish the memories I have of him.

Christine Amyotte (Lanouette), July 28, 2022

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