Ray Mckelvie Obituary, Death – On Thursday, December 1, 2022, in the Chapman House Hospice in Owen Sound, Ray died away while surrounded by his devoted family. His funeral was held on the following day. Ray Stewart McKelvie of Owen Sound was 88 years old. He celebrated his birthday on May 16 and was born in Newmarket on May 16, 1935. During their 62 years together, George McKelvie was Georgina McKelvie’s (née Duncan) best spouse and closest friend.
He passed away in 2021. Beloved father to Scott McKelvie, who is married to Lori, and Susan Tromanhauser, who is married to Terry, both of Algonquin Highlands. Great-grandfather of Benjamin, and proud grandfather of Greg, Kaitlin (Mike), Jennifer, Mark, and Tamara. Also a great-grandfather. Additionally, he is survived by his sister June Maycock (Wayne), who resides in Grand Valley, as well as members of the Duncan family. Ray leaves behind a large number of nieces and nephews who will miss him deeply. His parents, Chester and May McKelvie, as well as his brothers Roswell, Carl, and Glen, passed away before him.
Ray began his highly successful accounting profession in Owen Sound in 1953 after moving there in 1953 from Dundalk, where he had been up. He was a generous contributor to his community and took great pride in the fact that he lived in Owen Sound. He was a member of a great number of boards and committees, and he chaired the Police Services Board on multiple occasions. Over the course of more than half a century and in a variety of ways, Ray was active in the community hockey scene. He was an integral part of the effort that was made in 1989 to bring OHL hockey to Owen Sound, and he continued to be associated with the team until the day he passed away.
In 2013, the Ontario Hockey League recognized him as deserving of the Bill Long Award for Distinguished Service and Exceptional Achievements to the Ontario Hockey League. This award is given annually to the individual who has made the most outstanding contributions to the league. In addition to that, Ray was a celebrated inductee into the Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame. He was a supporter of all of the local sports teams, and you could regularly see him at the stadium or the arena. Ray left an indelible mark on so many people’s lives; he will be sorely lost and fondly remembered by everybody.
A visitation will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home on Monday, December 5, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both days. The funeral home is located at 250 14th Street West in Owen Sound and can be reached at 519 On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at one o’clock in the afternoon, a Memorial Service for Ray McKelvie will be conducted in the Rutherford Room of the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, which is located at 1900 3rd Avenue East in Owen Sound. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.