Charles Raymond Thornton

September 25, 1921 ~ May 22, 2021 (age 99)


Charles Raymond Thornton
September 25, 1921 to May 22, 2021
Veteran - World War II
Peacefully at Ed's House, Cobourg, Ontario on Saturday May 22, 2021, in his 100th year.  Beloved husband of the late Winnifred Daisy Thornton (nee Rowe).  
Ray was a resident of Lindsay; formerly Rice Lake (Bewdley) and Oshawa and Scarborough. 
Predeceased by his son Lance Thornton, daughter Wendy Payne, son-in-law Tony Payne, daughter-in-law Diane Thornton, granddaughter Rachel Harrison; - also predeceased by his siblings Victor, Gloria, Larry, Muriel, and Eleanor.  Survived by his sisters Lucienna and Lorraine.
Loving father of Carol McGrath (Jim), Bud Thornton (Liz), Faye Harrison (Ralph), Raymond Thornton (Jean), Lu Sass (Fred), Mike Thornton (Joanna), Penny Harnum (Clay), Robin Thornton, Mark Thornton (Heather), Fern Dunn (Terry); and dear father-in-law to Linda Thornton.
Cherished by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic there will be no visitation; a private service will take place at Lakeland Funeral and Cremation Centre, 19 Moore Road, Lindsay, ON on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
A private Interment will be planned for a later date at Bowmanville Cemetery, Bowmanville, ON. 
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.  
The family wishes to thank the staff of Seasons Retirement Home in Bowmanville, the Palliative Care Team and Ed's House, Cobourg for their kindness and support.


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Funeral Service
May 26, 2021

1:00 PM
Lakeland Funeral & Cremation Centre
19 Moose Road
Lindsay, ON K9V 0A2


Canadian Cancer Society
730 The Kingsway Unit 2, Peterborough ON K9J 6W6
Tel: 1-705-742-3823
Web: http://www.cancer.ca/en/donate/?region=on

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