Raymond L. Simard

  • Born: September 25, 1940
  • Died: January 16, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Raymond L. Simard, 79, of Manchester died January 16, 2020 after a period of declining health.
Born in Manchester on September 25, 1940, he was the son of Herve and Jeanne (Desilets) Simard.
Prior to retirement, he had worked as a heavy equipment operator for R.S. Audley Construction for many years, taking pride in his work. Ray was often seen on his bulldozer building the roads most of us drive on today.
Ray loved watching sporting events, especially games where his beloved family members competed. He enjoyed watching old Western movies and game show re-runs. He was a true lover of all animals and treasured time spent going for rides and playing with his shared dog Jordan and previously, Penny and Shredder.
Ray dedicated his life to helping others and was admired by all who knew him. He loved spending time worshipping and volunteering at church. The family would consider it a great blessing if all who knew him came to celebrate his wonderful life with them, on Tuesday morning.
Family members include his children, Darlene Simard Dickson of Manchester and husband Michael, Joanne Nolan and husband Jon of East Moriches, NY, Raymond J. Simard of Manchester; his grandchildren, Stephanie Plourde- Simard, Atty. Kara M. Simard, Melissa J. Duffy and husband Jared, Sean Nolan, Sheila Nolan, step-grandsons, Jackson and Andrew Dickson; great-grandchildren, Niamh and Ethan Duffy, Violet Saglio; siblings, Andrew Simard of Goffstown, Lorraine Roberge of St. Augustine, FL, Maurice Simard of Deerfield, Collette Makar of Deerfield, Edward Simard of Conway, SC, Celina Simard of Manchester; several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St. (corner of North St) will be Monday from 3 to 7pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10am at Manchester Christian Church, Wellington Road, Manchester. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH 03102.
To send a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss Rick Simard. I know of your family very well, starting with you, your Uncle Ed and Moe.
Rick Jones

Posted by Rick Jones - NH - Friend   January 21, 2020

Darlene and family,
So sorry for the loss of your dad. Ray was one of the kindest men I have ever met, he will be deeply missed by many. My prayers to you and your family. Love, Rosa Rienert, Friend

Posted by Rosa Rienert - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 21, 2020

To Darlene and family,
So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Darlene. Ray was the kind of person you couldn't help but love and enjoy his company. He always had a smile, a gentle hug and a kind word for everyone. His life was a beautiful example of a true disciple of his Savior, the Lord Jesus. Ray, you will be missed!
From Shea Morgan, formerly Sue Dager

Posted by Shea Morgan - Manchester, NH   January 20, 2020

Uncle Ray, such a sweet man! You will be missed!
Love & condolences,
Ricky & Kathy Simard

Posted by Karhy Simard - Manchester, NH   January 20, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Ray's passing, he is the nicest person we have ever known. He has left a legacy of caring, helping and giving that will be carried on by all the people he has met during his stay on this earth.

Posted by Bruce & Diane Connell - Venice, FL - Friend   January 20, 2020

I will always remember the days where he would pull up to the softball fields in the big red convertible, as cool as an old guy can look in a land boat, to watch us play. My Dad was a frequently there too and they struck up a bond as they watched us play. I was very grateful for that. Darlene would often bring Penny to the game which made for fun downtime as we waited between games. During one hot summer game he became concerned that the heat was too much for Penny so we ended up using the cooler spicket to pour cold water on her to cool her down. I will never forget the sigh of relief that came over him and quickly became a ritual of sorts for weekend tournaments to follow. Darlene, Mike, the rest of the family I am truly sorry for your loss. I will miss the smile and warm handshake he always would greet me with. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Donny Warner - Milford, NH - Friend   January 20, 2020

Rest In Peace uncle ray.

Posted by John Roberge - Milton, NH - Family   January 20, 2020

Darlene and family
Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of your dad. Only time will help heal the loss in your hearts. Remember all the good times and memories of him as they will always keep him near you.
John and Denise Matte

Posted by John and Denise Matte - Nashua, NH - Friend   January 20, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

Posted by James Osborne - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 20, 2020

May God hold you in the palm of his hand, Uncle Ray. Thank you for the love and support you shared over your entire life. We are grateful for the time we were able to share with you. That has been our gift. We'll miss you.

Posted by Steven Long - Sacramento, CA - Family   January 19, 2020

Words can't express the loss of such a loving and caring man. Truly a Saint

Posted by Thomas R Long - Manchester, NH - Family   January 19, 2020

I will miss you Ray.Love,Linda Boisvert

Posted by Linda Boisvert - Conway, SC - Family Friend   January 18, 2020

Go Soar with the Angels in God's beautiful kingdom, Rest in Peace!

Posted by Gayle and Vincent Littmann - Clermont, FL - Sister   January 18, 2020

Uncle Ray- such a great man. Always laughing, helping people and just all around positive soul. We will miss you..thank you for being there for all of us. We love you.❤

Posted by Cindy Szumiesz - Manchester, NH - Family   January 18, 2020

Rest In Peace Ray!! You were always a happy kind hearted person!!!

Posted by Marilou Cua - Candia, NH - Family Friend   January 18, 2020

Ray changed our lives forever, we will be forever grateful for his big heart and loving ways!! We are so sad that the world loss a man like Ray. He always was happy see company and always had encouraging words to share . He wasn't afraid to be silly and I enjoyed that most about him. We love and miss you Ray, Jude and Mike

Posted by Jude Garneau - Wentworth, NH - Friend   January 18, 2020

Happy Ray, as usual

Posted by Jude Garneau - Wentworth, NH - Friend   January 18, 2020

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