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Sorochan, Roman (Ray) (Died)
appeared in Sentinel Review, 7 Nov 2016, A, p. 9, column 5
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SOROCHAN, Roman (Ray) - Ray, in his 75th year, passed away at Sakura House, Woodstock, surrounded by his loving wife of 54 years, Marylin Sorochan (Kelly) and his children Leslie, Lisa, Rayna and Chris. Ray may be remembered as a supervisor at General Motors in Woodstock (parts department) for over thirty-six years. He loved music, ballroom dancing and all sports but moreover will be remembered for his volunteerism. Ray was a scout leader, hockey coach, women's softball coach, St. Mary's High School football coach, participant in the Tillsonburg Seniors Choir, was an announcer and volunteer with the Tillsonburg Thunder hockey team and volunteered at the friendship table with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. In retirement he was active with the St. Mary's Knights of Columbus #3212, where he was an outstanding Grand Knight and a faithful Navigator of the 4th degree assembly #2335. Ray was also involved as a leader in C.O.R., Pre-Marriage courses and founder of Youth Ministry at St. Rita's Parish in Woodstock. Most of all he loved to garden and was one of the founders of the Tillsonburg Community Garden. He also worked in the Walmart Garden Centre just for the love of it. Some will remember Ray as a sales representative and co-owner with his wife, of Jewel International Home Mobility in both Tillsonburg and Simcoe. Much loved husband and best friend of Marylin; loving father of Leslie Sorochan (husband Christopher Ruland), of Woodstock and their children Sara, Grace (predeceased), Evelyn, and Tess; loving father of Lisa Sorochan (husband Frank Herman), of Woodstock and their daughter Phoebe; loving father of Rayna Bartlett (husband Bill Bartlett) of Owen Sound and children Emma and Ben; loving father of Christopher Sorochan of Tillsonburg and daughter Katelin. Relative and special friend of Vince and Pat Malloy; and Barry and Lorraine Kelly of Tillsonburg. Survived by his loving siblings; sister Natalie Dineen of Kitchener, and brother Jerry Sorochan of Thornhill. Ray's sense of humour, zest for life, and amazing smile will be missed by his nephews, nieces, numerous friends and extended family. Public visitations will be held on Tuesday the 8th of November 2016 in the afternoon between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm and in the evening between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm at the MAURICE J. VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOMES- BURIAL AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. , Tillsonburg. Parish Prayers and Knights of Columbus Prayers will be held at 6:30 pm on the 8th of November 2016. Complete Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday the 9th of November 2016 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg by Rev. Fr. Thomas Ferrera, with cremation to follow. Internment in the Sorochan family plot, located at St. Wolodomyr & Olha Ukranian Catholic Cemetery, Oshawa. Memorial donations in Ray's memory are payable (by cheque only) to the "St. Vincent de Paul Society" and to "V.O.N.-Sakura House" through the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes- Burial and Cremation Services Inc., 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg (519)842-4238. A warm thank you to the staff at Sakura House, and special thanks to Nurse Sally for her comfort, compassion and support through this difficult transition. Personal condolences and favourite memories can be shared at www.verhoevefuneralhomes.com

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Sorochan, Roman (Ray) (Died)