Garard, Ray Evans (Died on 21 Mar 2011)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 May 2011, p. 27

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Garard, Ray Evans Ray Evans Garard, after his courageous battle against cancer, Ray age 73, died peacefully on March 21, 2011 at his home in Boynton Beach, Florida. Beloved husband for 40 years to Colleen Pierce Garard; loving father of Glee (Michael) Hoonhout, Brittany (John Paul) Bania and Hillary (Ben) Jackson; dear grandfather of Tobias, John Luke, and Noah Hoonhout, Jack and Hunter Bania and Nate and Declan Jackson; brother of James L. (Mary) Garard Jr. and the late Genie Ann Garard Craighead. Ray was the son of Eugenia (Evans) and James L. Garard of Chicago. He attended North Shore Country Day School; New Trier High School; Deerfield Academy in Deerfield MA. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in business. He was an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Ray began his business career in advertising at J. Walter Thompson on the Kraft account. His true interest in photography and in people led him into residential real estate. So began his 30 year career in helping people buy their homes at Baird & Warner Realty in Winnetka. Ray loved the game of golf. He was a member of The Glen View Club, Quail Ridge Country Club, and The Country Club of Florida. Ray's other activities included skiing and travel. Ray also loved his country. He was proud to have served in the Air National Guard. He always wore a small American flag pin on his suit lapel. One of his favorite holidays was the Fourth of July when he'd play anthems of our Armed forces loudly. He was grateful and proud to be an American. A memorial service was held in Boynton Beach, FL., at the Chapel of St. Thomas More Church on March 26, 2011. He was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Church in Northfield and Saints Faith, Hope & Charity Church in Winnetka. A Funeral Mass was held in celebration of his life, May 21, 2011, at Saints Faith, Hope & Charity Church, 191 Linden St., Winnetka. Ray was active on several charity boards in Chicago. He enjoyed being a Director and longtime supporter of the Allendale School for Boys and Girls in Lake Villa, IL. At Ray's request, in lieu of flowers, please send a contribution to Allendale School for Boys and Girls, P.O. Box 1088, Lake Villa, IL 60046. Info: 847/675-1990 or

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26 May 2011
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21 Mar 2011
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Garard, Ray Evans (Died on 21 Mar 2011)