MORRISSEY, Raymond – It is with great sadness that the family of Raymond share the news of his passing. Ray died on December 25, 2023, at the age of 93 at Hospice Niagara.

Predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Eileen Marie (Young) Morrissey and his sisters, Theresa Gear and Eileen Morrissey. Lovingly remembered by his brothers, Daniel, William, Frank and Neil and his sisters, Rosann Mallon and Mary Webster. Ray is also remembered fondly by Ted England (brother-in-law) and Bonnie Easton (niece), as well as many relatives, friends and colleagues.

Raymond was a loving and devoted husband to Louise for 61 years. As a sailor he was away from home for long periods of time. The life of a sailor’s wife is a challenging one, but they both made the long-distance relationship work. There is some comfort in knowing that Ray and Lou will be together again in heaven.

Ray was involved in the Niagara Mariner’s Club, Cattlemen’s Association, Feeder Finance and the OFA.

Ray will likely be remembered most for his generosity, dedication, intellect and insatiable curiosity. He was a life-long learner and expert problem solver. If something needed fixing he would always figure out a way to fix it. As a sailor on the lake ships for over 70 years, he was best known in his capacity as chief engineer. His shipmates and friends tell many stories about Ray, affectionately referring to him only as “Chief”.