James “Captain Jim” Calvin Rayner


May 22, 1936 – December 3, 2013

In loving memory of Jim Rayner, a resident of Gore Bay, who died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the age of 77 years. He was born in Burpee Township, son of the late Roy Alexander and Norah Beatrice (Bailey) Rayner. Jim had worked for the Ontario Paper Company as a Forestry Supervisor for over 40 years. He was a member of the Lions Club in Gore Bay, having received his 30-year pin. Jim had also been a volunteer ambulance driver and a volunteer fireman in Gore Bay. He was interested in fish and game preservation and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jim’s greatest pleasure in life was spending time at the cottage and time with his family. Jim will be sadly missed but many wonderful memories will be cherished. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Leah (Lewis) Rayner. Loved and loving father of Diane (Hal) Ednie of Sudbury, Barb (Steve Gumb) Rayner of Gore Bay, Terri (Fred) Noland of Evansville and Karen (Richard) Foster of Owen Sound and daughter-in-law Sandra Rayner of Gore Bay. Predeceased by son Rick in 2007 and son Roy Alexander at birth. Proud grandfather of Tyler, Angie (husband Greg), Brad, Tracy, Bryan (predeceased), Jamie Lee, Aaron, Stacy and Nate and great-grandchildren Jamison and Merissa. Dear brother of Blair (Annette) of Elliot Lake and Noreen Croft (Doug predeceased) of Gore Bay. Also survived by nieces and nephews, and many in-laws on Leah’s side. The funeral service to celebrate Jim’s life was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel of the Culgin Funeral Home on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11 am with Pastor Joel Lock officiating. Visitation was held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10 am to 11 am. Cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Gore Bay Medical Centre or the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.culginfuneralhome.ca. Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, 705-282-2270.