Taylor, Raymond George
With great sadness, the family announces Ray’s sudden passing on Sunday, May 14, 2017, when his personal Monocoup aircraft crashed during landing in Plattsville, Ontario.
Ray was born July 30, 1949 in Brantford, Ontario and was a resident of Woodstock, Ontario for most of his life. He is survived by his daughter, Christine Taylor-Smith and husband Paul of St. Catharines, his son, Maxwell Taylor and wife Heather of North Bay. Papa Ray will be sadly missed by his three granddaughters, Molly, Megan, and Audrey, whom he adored. He is also survived by his brother Bob Lubinsky and wife Lisa, of Barrie, two sisters Orysia Pawluk and husband Evhen of Etobicoke, Ontario and Lucia Lubinsky of Lafontaine, Ontario. Ray was well respected, and will be sadly missed by, many dear friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Maxwell and Mary Taylor of Woodstock, Joseph and Anna Lubinsky of Toronto and his brother Eric Lubinsky of Toronto.
Ray (T.V. Man) was the owner/operator of Ray Taylor Trucking for many years. He was an avid pilot and airplane enthusiast having owned and restored several private planes. Ray’s generous personality meant he was always available to his family and friends for a helping hand, a phone call, a coffee or “Friday night” wings.
Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, May 19 from 6-8 pm and Saturday, May 20 from 10 – 11:45 where the memorial service will be held in the chapel at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association, or a charity of your choice, can be made in Ray’s memory. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com