Ray Holland

Peacefully at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 10th,  2017; Raymond Peter Holland of Pakenham passed away following a brief illness. He was 73. Ray is survived by his mother, Vera Barnes of England. Beloved husband and partner of Lorraine Potter. Loved father of Tracey, Steven and Jason, all of England. Devoted stepfather of Daniel Potter and Carolyn Menzies (Cliff). Cherished “Poppa Ray” of Charlie and Evelyn. Dear brother of Jacqui Venner, Jon Venner (Susanna) and Bob Venner (Pam). Fondly remembered for his love of birds and wildlife as well as his innate ability to turn his hand to almost anything and do it well. A gathering for family and friends to remember Ray took place. For those wishing to remember Ray, please consider a donation to the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre, P.O. Box 11159,  Nepean, ON K2H 7T9.  Entrusted to the care and direction of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior.