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RAYMOND: Sally-Lou (MacWilliam) of London and formerly of Exeter

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On May 18, 2022 @ 4:18 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 52 Comments

RAYMOND: Sally-Lou (MacWilliam) of London and formerly of Exeter

Peacefully at the Village of Glendale Crossing, London on May 18, 2022 at 88 years of age. Survived by her loving children Tom and Cathy Raymond of London, Catherine Raymond of Coldwater, and Doug and Nancy Raymond of Toronto. Also survived by her adored grandchildren Chris, Heather, Cassie and Hannah. Predeceased by her husband Peter Raymond in 2018, and her parents A.D. (Douglas) MacWilliam (1981) and Olga MacWilliam (1988).

Sally-Lou was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Wingham, Ontario. She married Peter in 1956 and briefly lived in Toronto and London until they moved to Exeter where Peter established his law practice. Sally-Lou was active in the community throughout her life, volunteering her own time as well as with several service clubs including the Exeter Lioness Club. Never one to complain, she maintained her positive outlook through to her final days. She will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank Sally-Lou’s care providers over the past four years, including the staff and physicians at the Village of Glendale Crossing as well as at Exeter Villa.

As per Sally-Lou’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at Exeter Cemetery at a later date. Cremation & Celebrations, ARVA entrusted with arrangements.

Sally-Lou was a long-time supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) through involvement with their annual Daffodil Campaign. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CCS or to the charity of your choice.

Condolences for the family of “RAYMOND: Sally-Lou (MacWilliam) of London and formerly of Exeter”

Condolence from Linda Marsden on May 18th, 2022 6:02 PM

To the Raymond families:

SallyLou was such a grand lady. She always enjoyed a good party! One of the best Lioness, I enjoyed her as a mentor and a friend. She will be missed.

Condolence from Angela & Kim McLean on May 18th, 2022 6:28 PM

Our loss is heaven’s gain. Go in peace Sally-Lou and thank you for all the good you have done on this earth. We are so thankful to have shared some of your precious time here. Thanks for the memories. We will treasure them
With fond remembrance, Angela and Kim McLean

Condolence from Glenn and Joan Kells on May 18th, 2022 6:57 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Sally-Lou’s passing. We have so many fond memories of Peter and Sally-Lou at their home and cottage and their trip to visit us in Phoenix. Peter loved to search the big grocery stores and cook us lovely meals. Our sympathy to Tom, Catherine and Doug and their families.

Condolence from Mike Higgins on May 18th, 2022 7:16 PM

Doug, Catherine and Tom, I have many fond memories of your mom. She was a great friend to my mom for many years. She will now be back with your dad, her soulmate! Thinking of all of you in this difficult time. Mike

Condolence from Tom and Carol Arthur on May 18th, 2022 7:22 PM

Our sincere sympathy to all the Raymond family.

Condolence from Brad & Anne Mousseau on May 18th, 2022 7:56 PM

To all Sally-Lou’s loved ones, deepest sympathy in your loss of a grand lady! May all your fun memories warm your hearts & give you strength in the days ahead.
Brad & Anne

Condolence from Marilyn & Rick Vandenbussche on May 18th, 2022 8:03 PM

Tom and Cathy, our condolences to you and your family on your mom’s passing. Thinking of you.

Condolence from Elaine Corbett on May 18th, 2022 8:48 PM

My deepest sympathies to Sally Lou’s family. She was a wonderful lady to know! I remember her delivering mints to the Credit Union and chatting. She was a great Lioness and friend. Cherish your memories to help you through this difficult time and the days ahead!

Condolence from Mike Higgins on May 18th, 2022 9:27 PM

Doug Catherine and Tom.

You’re mom was a very special person! A really good friend of my mom and all of our family. She will be missed by all. Keep strong, and keep making your Mom and Dad proud! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Mike

Condolence from Phyllis and Doug Johnson on May 18th, 2022 11:16 PM

We have lost a dear friend ! So many wonderful memories of Sally Lou and Peter. So many fun times, travelling or at home.

Sally Lou will be remembered as a gracious person, always offering to help, always taking time to listen, always caring, and always
positive. . A very special person indeed.

To all the family, our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Sherrie Broderick on May 19th, 2022 8:12 AM

Always such a bright light in a room. Joy on her face when she sees you again. Sally Lou will be missed by so many. My condolences for your loss and ours.
When my sister, June, went to the Exeter Villa in 2020, she was happy to have Sally Lou, her long time friend with her.

Condolence from DougJamieson on May 19th, 2022 9:01 AM

Many fond memories of the Raymond family during the 20 years we lived in Exeter initially as Peter’s client, then as members of the Lions and Lioness clubs and curling club. Always a fun time together.

Condolence from Mike And JoAnne Pickering on May 19th, 2022 9:24 AM

Sending our condolences to the Raymond family. SallyLou was a wonderful lady always had a smile for you. I am sure she will be missed. I am sure so many wonderful memories will keep with you at this sad time! Mike and JoAnne Pickering (Inch)

Condolence from Lois Ottewell on May 19th, 2022 10:03 AM

Tom, Catherine and Doug.,
It has been many years but I remember you well from our days at Exeter P.S. Your parents curled with us and I can still hear your mom’s laugh. I know you will all have wonderful memories and it’s those memories that bring comfort. Your mom will live on in your hearts.,

With deepest sympathy,
Lois Ottewell, Goderich, Ont.

Condolence from John G. on May 19th, 2022 10:43 AM

To all the Raymonds I was saddened to hear your Moms passing. I have many great memories of the Lions parties and the pool and the laughter! Sally Lou was a great woman and she gave alot of her time to the community. She lived a good life and a long one too. Hugs from your old neighbor

Condolence from Gail Hagarty on May 19th, 2022 10:55 AM

Sally-Lou’s positive attitude was an inspiration. She was always “excellent”! Sally-Lou and Peter were wonderful neighbours on Lake Huron. We treasure the memories of our many times together….the bonfires, sunsets, Peter’s spaghetti dinners and Sally-Lou’s pies.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Doug, Tom, Catherine and families

Paul and Gail Hagarty

Condolence from Kendra Craig on May 19th, 2022 11:04 AM

My condolences to the whole Raymond family. I really enjoyed my time with Sally Lou when she was at the Villa. We shared some great stories and laughs!

Condolence from Elaine Ford and families on May 19th, 2022 11:34 AM

To the Raymond families. Condolence to Doug and the Raymond families . Sally Lou was a fun lady and will really be missed in the community. RIP dear Lady.

Condolence from Chris Moore on May 19th, 2022 11:41 AM

Doug, Catherine, Tom & Families

So saddened to hear of Sally-Lou’s passing….

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends, like the mellow rays of the departing sun.
It falls tenderly, yet sadly on the heart. “

Thinking of all of you with memories of days long gone. 🌻

Chris (Parsons) & Peter Moore

Condolence from Ann and Don Thompson on May 19th, 2022 11:53 AM

To the Raymond families:
Sally Lou was a great Lady. We enjoyed many good times ,with her and Peter, at their home and cottage.

Our sincere condolences.

Condolence from June Moore on May 19th, 2022 11:54 AM

Doug, Catherine, Tom & Families

Sincerest condolences on the loss of your mom and Grandma. May her soul Rest In Peace.

Thinking of all of you and wishing you peace and comfort.

She was a special friend and is dearly missed today and always.

Fond Memories
June Moore & Families

Condolence from Jim and Verla Russell on May 19th, 2022 12:11 PM

To The Raymond Family:
Our sincere sympathy of Sally-Lou.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Cy & Eleanor Blommaert on May 19th, 2022 12:59 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the Raymond family
Thinking of you at this time.

Cy & Eleanor

Condolence from Fran Ritchie on May 19th, 2022 1:22 PM

You did so much in this town Sally Lou now rest in peace. P.S. Say Hi to Pete and Doug for me

Condolence from Jim Chapman on May 19th, 2022 1:23 PM

Tom, Catherine and Doug;
My sincere sympathy to you and your families. I have good memories of you and your Mom !
Life is a journey and she travelled it well !!

Condolence from Robert & Tara Russell on May 19th, 2022 4:50 PM

To the Raymond Family

Our condolences to all of you. We have very fond memories of your parents and family from many times spent at the Mousseau farm and cabin get togethers. They lived life to the fullest….

Rob and Tara Russell

Condolence from Diane and Joe Darling on May 19th, 2022 6:11 PM

Tom, Catherine, Doug and families. My heart goes out to all of you. Sally Lou was such a special woman. We have so many wonderful memories of Sally Lou and Peter. Peter will be happy to have Sally Lou by his side again. They both have a special place in our hearts.

Condolence from Wendi and John Schwindt on May 19th, 2022 8:00 PM

Sally Lou and Peter were such wonderful people…she was so very proud of her children and grands…you will miss her I know! They had a wonderful love and were amazing friends to the Exeter community.

Condolence from Sharon and Jim O’Toole on May 19th, 2022 8:48 PM

Our sympathy to Doug and Nancy, Catherine , Tom and Cathy and their families on the loss of their wonderful mom.
We were fortunate to spend nearly forty years as neighbours to Sally Lou and Peter and to benefit from their kindness and generosity , time and time again. We cherish memories of many great times and Sally Lou’s marvellous sense of humour and her joyous laughter.
May she Rest In Peace.

Condolence from JIM&LYNDA HODGINS on May 19th, 2022 8:49 PM

So sorry to hear of Sally Lou’s passing. She was a great person and so much fun to be around. We had wonderful trips with Peter and Sally Lou and will never forget them both.
Jim and Lynda Hodgins

Condolence from MaryJane Taylor on May 19th, 2022 9:16 PM

Doug, Catherine, Tom and families
My Sincere Sympathy in your loss of SallyLou
She was a fun and happy person to spend time with…
She has been a sorority sister of mine for over fifty years,
and we spent some fun times together…Thanks for the
Memories…She is with her Pettie again…💕

Condolence from Ann Gray on May 19th, 2022 9:38 PM

So sorry to hear about your Mum Catherine Doug and Tom.

Condolence from Paul & Mary Ellen Edwards on May 19th, 2022 10:57 PM

Sincere condolences on the loss of Sally Lou! We have great memories of times shared in Florida!
Paul & Mary Ellen Edwards

Condolence from Dianne Weber22 on May 20th, 2022 5:36 AM

Your Mom and Dad took my sister and me under their wing on our trip in 1991 to Mexico. It made our trip the best. Having worked in the BNS as my first employment straight out of high school they were two of my favorite customers. Always had a smile. I am sure you have many memories to keep them tucked in your hearts.

Condolence from Liz Stephens on May 20th, 2022 7:18 AM

Doug ,Cathy,Tom & families my deepest sympathy on the passing of Sally Lou .John & I enjoyed sharing many Lions conventions ,dinners , parties & their visits to Myrtle Beach , with your parents over the years .May they RIP together now.

Condolence from Melonie Miller on May 20th, 2022 10:22 AM

To Sally’s kids …
Our sincere sympathy to all of you.
Your mom was such fun, had a smile for everyone and was so proud of her family. You will have many good memories
Barry & Melonie ( Veal) Miller

Condolence from Yvonne/Jim Barnetson on May 20th, 2022 11:21 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Raymond family
Such a great lady doing a lot for the community of Exeter for many years!

Condolence from Cindy Taylor on May 20th, 2022 12:41 PM

To the Raymond Families,
I had the pleasure of knowing your Mom by the Pineridge Chalet and then I had the honour of looking after her at the Exeter Villa. We shared a lot of laughs and times together there.

Condolence from Julianne Varley on May 20th, 2022 8:16 PM

Tom, Catherine, Doug and families. I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Lots of fun memories growing up in Exeter with Sally Lou as a community volunteer in many capacities. I enjoyed my visits with her at the Villa. She loved and was so proud of you all. Take care.

Condolence from Mike Veri on May 21st, 2022 6:55 AM

Doug, Catherine and Tom, thinking of you all in your time of loss. I have a lot of fond memories of your mom, growing up with all of you and time spent at your house. May she rest in peace and may you hold on to the cherished memories.


Condolence from Dianne Waun on May 21st, 2022 9:15 AM

Remembering happy times when Sally-Lou and Peter were my back deck neighbours at their Somertime Street home. Nice to think of them together again. Thinking of your family during these sad times.

Condolence from George and Sue Wilson on May 21st, 2022 12:01 PM

Sally-Lou’s family, your Mom was a friendly lady with a big smile and hearty laugh. Sincere condolences to all. Cherish your wonderful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers. George and Sue Wilson

Condolence from Bob and Helen Coates on May 21st, 2022 12:21 PM

Doug, Catherine and Tom
We have lovely memories of a lady who made life fun for all with her hearty laugh and generosity. The world is a better place because she was here. She loved her family and Peter so much and I know you miss them both. Our sincere sympathy to all of you.

Condolence from Liz Campbell on May 22nd, 2022 9:13 AM

Doug, Tom and Catherine
So sorry to hear about your mom. So many memories, so much time spent at your place and fun times with your family. Our parents had so much fun and made a lot of memories.
May she Rest In Peace, thoughts and hugs to you all.
Sincerely Liz Campbell (Giffin)

Condolence from George & Helen Pratt on May 22nd, 2022 12:46 PM

Tom, Kathryn & Doug
Our deepest sympathy at your Mom’s
passing . We had some great
times with her & your Dad in
Florida & also in Windsor. May she Rest in
Peace with Peter.

Condolence from Mary Moffatt on May 22nd, 2022 12:51 PM

Doug, Tom, Catherine and Families,
I have great memories of your mom and her sense of humour, her kindness and generosity and her beautiful smile and laughter. We enjoyed many wonderful times with your parents. My condolences to all of you.

Condolence from Doug Hocking & Kate Monk on May 22nd, 2022 1:36 PM

Our sincere condolences to you at this sad time. Sally Lou was such a friendly woman and we always enjoyed our chats, especially when Doug rented the upstairs apartment at the Pinders, across the street, and at the annual Conservation Dinner.
Indeed, our community is a better place for all the work done by Peter and Sally Lou.
Doug & Kate

Condolence from Latoya Simon on May 23rd, 2022 8:12 PM

Words can’t expressed the joy Sally lou bring to Glendale. I looked forward to come in to see her million dollar smile she would light up a room. I will miss her everyday but I am glad for the memories, the smiles and the joy she bring in this world. Thank you so much to her family for let me be part of her life. Tom and Doug knew she was loved and cherished at Glendale.
From: Latoya PSW

Condolence from Mary MacGregor on May 23rd, 2022 10:58 PM

To all the Raymond families,

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom\grandmother’s passing. She was a great lady and had such a sense of humour.
We enjoyed our chats over the fence, as we shared a lot line for many years with your Mom and Dad. My brother from Alberta shared a story of meeting your parents in an elevator in Cuba. It’s a small world!
We enjoyed our chats at the Villa when she was a resident there as well.
Your Mom and Dad are together again. Thinking of you all at this time.

Condolence from Cindy Fisher Bailey on May 24th, 2022 3:25 PM

So very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I always enjoyed your Mom. A very friendly person, May she rest in peace

You are all in my thoughts

Condolence from Ken and Kim Pinder on May 24th, 2022 7:23 PM

Doug, Catherine, Tom and families
We are very sorry to hear of Sally Lou’s passing. She will be missed by so many. Our families shared many memories on Albert Street growing up back in the day. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Faye Skinner on May 25th, 2022 2:48 PM

My sincere condolences to Sally-Lou’s family.
Sally-Lou was a volunteer of mine at the Exeter Dining for Seniors program held at the Exeter Lion’s Youth Centre. She was a very dedicated and reliable volunteer. We had many chats and loads of laughs. She will be missed by her family and the community at large. May she rest in peace.
Faye Skinner

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