Winchester Press – obit – Ray Van Noy

Ray Van Noy

Ray Van Noy of Winchester passed away at theOttawa Civic Hospital on Sun., Oct. 21, 2007. He was 73.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1934 in Long Beach, CA. He was the belovedhusband and best friend of Gail (nee Lannin). He was the lovingfather of Jeffrey (Jennifer) Van Noy of Stirling, J.D. (Jane)Van Noy of Athens, and Chris. He was the cherished grandfatherof Mitchell, Nate, Daniel, Christina, Kimberlee, Jevin, Joshua,and Jacob.
He was an avid curler and golfer. He loved snowmobiling and hunting.He was a Scout Master, past president of the 100 Club, past Masterof Henderson Lodge, and a member of Karnak Shrine. He was alsoa director and a past president of the Lumber and Building MaterialAssociation of Ontario.
He moved to Winchester in 1964 and worked at H.S. Lannin Ltd.which he and Gail eventually purchased in 1974. He also establisheda wrought iron business, and many local houses and businesseswere complemented by his railings and art form.
He joined the U.S. Air Force when he was only 17 years old. Duringhis service he received the Air Force Medal as well as the DistinguishedFlying Cross Medal.
The family received friends at Daniels Funeral Chapels in Winchesteron Tues., Oct. 23. The funeral service was held at the WinchesterUnited Church on Wed., Oct. 24, followed by interment at KnightsCemetery in Inkerman. The pallbearers were Jevin Eyzenga, BillVermilyea, Perry Stacey, Sam Wade, John Wilkie, and Eli Kelly.