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Ray E. Weir, age 75, of Canadian Lakes, passed away Sunday, September 15 at Altercare of Big Rapids after a long battle with renal cell cancer.  The son of Floyd Edwin & Ruth (Cotterman) Weir, he was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 3, 1943. 

Ray graduated from North High School in Columbus, Ohio, attended the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and was always true to the maroon and grey school colors.  

He came to Michigan in his early twenties and became a tooling engineer for the automotive companies.  During his career, he worked for J.E. Wood Company, U.S. Tool and Cutter, and Special Drill.  He later was vice-president and partner in Five Star Products in Madison Heights.  His last employment was at Apex Broach Company.  He enjoyed golfing, boating, and snowmobiling.  He always enjoyed a good time.  

Surviving are his wife of forty-seven years, Sandy; his son, Steve & Mary Weir; his daughter, Kim Vargo & Dewayne Brown; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet K. Weir; several nieces, nephews and friends;  and his dog and companion, Chico. 

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Ray's life will be held at Port O' Call restaurant at the Algonac Harbour Club on Saturday October 19th from 1 to 5 pm.  Contributions in memory of Ray can be directed to the American Cancer Society. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Ray's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Dianne Schulz on September 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Ray I will always remember the fun and good times we all had at the marina and also here in Florida.
    Your big heart and generous nature will be missed by many.-á May you RIP my friend and God bless you.

  2. Sandra D Weir on September 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I had 47 wonderful years with Ray. We did so many things together. We had a full life. Ray finally got his dream house with his Pontoon and jet ski in the backyard. A few weeks before the cancer decided to take him he bought a beautiful new motor home that we were set to travel in. He had a bucket list and did not quite finish it. I am sure that he is driving his motor home in heaven. He was a very generous man and a wonderful husband. I will miss him dearly.

  3. Pat Zack on September 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I worked with Ray at Apex Broaching Systems. Everyone loved Ray. He was a very generous man, loved to laugh and make other people laugh. You will be missed my friend. My condolences to Sandy and his family. -á

  4. Donna Nance Morton on September 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

    It has been several years since I saw Ray.-á My memories go back to get togethers at Grandma & Grandpa Weirs in Marion. It was always a fun time.-á There was 9 cousins when we would get together.-á Ray you never changed always happy. -á Rest in Peace.-á

  5. Rebecca De Waard on October 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Ray (and Sandy), you were/are the best boater friends we have ever had.-á We met you in 1993 while boating in East Tawas and this began a friendship to this day.-á I wish I could mention all the trips we took together and the times we spent at each other’s marina, but it would take forever.-á You know and Sandy knows how much Dale and I love you.-á I know you are without pain so that helps with dealing with our loss.-á You have been so, so missed and will continue to be.-á

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