Leighton, Ray Mervyn – Passed away peacefully at Barrie Manor Retirement Centre on April 20, 2021 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Laura Mildred Leighton (nee Dennison). Loving father and father-in-law of Wayne and Marilyn Leighton of Erin, Rick and Shann Leighton of Wasaga Beach. Cherished grandfather of Marcus and Shawna Leighton, Matthew and Shannon Leighton and Tammy Parker. Dear great grandfather of Hannah, Owen, Victoria, Michael, Daniel, Emily, Rachel and Nathan. Loving brother of Doug (Dorothy) Leighton, Elsie (Bob) Young. Predeceased by his parents Richard and Susan Leighton, sisters Helene Bilton, Joyce Glenn, Betty Holling, and brother Don Leighton. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ray worked hard all his life. He was a Civilian Superintendent for 30 years at Base Borden and had a septic tank business for many years in Creemore. He built his home on Caroline Street in Creemore in the early 60`s and lived there until 2003 when he moved to Collingwood. Special thanks to staff at Raglan Village and Barrie Manor retirement centres, nursing staff at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, and Dr. Jonathan Smith for their special care and compassion. Due to Covid-19 a private immediate family service will be held at Fawcett Funeral Home Creemore and internment at Creemore Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy the family would gratefully appreciate donations to the Creemore Union Cemetery fund. Friends may visit Ray’s online Book of Memories at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com