John “Jack” Rayfield

February 22, 1942 - August 24, 2023

Funeral Details: Private Family Arrangements

Passed away peacefully at Mariposa House Hospice on August 24, 2023.

Much loved father to Brenda Rayfield-Cochrane (Dave), and Barbara Rayfield.  Dear friend to Sharon Thompson and Sharon Rayfield.  Beloved brother to Florence (John) Coles.  Beloved brother-in-law to Elizabeth, Bonnie and Gina.  Predeceased by his brothers Bill (Elizabeth), Paul (Bonnie), and Peter (Gina).

A good friend, a great father, and a good man.  Jack will be greatly missed by his family and good friends.

The family would like to thank Bayshore Nursing, Happy at Home, and a special thank you to Mariposa House Hospice and their amazing staff and volunteers.

In keeping with Jack’s wishes there will be a private family Celebration of Life.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Mariposa House Hospice (Severn, ON).  Online memories and condolences may be shared at

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9 Condolences
  • Flo Coles (sister)
    Posted on: Friday, September 1, 2023 Reply

    Jack is our beloved big brother. All our lives he has kept his extended family close to his heart and us to his. We could always be our individual selves freely with Jack. He always brought good times and laughter into our lives and even comforting laughter through seasons of sorrow. Our eldest brother taught us acceptance, grace, compassion, integrity and commitment to family and community. I can only imagine the grand reunion in heaven with parents, loved ones and the jovial brothers teasing and laughter, wish I could have been there but one day know I will. To Brenda and Barb you have blessed your mom and dad so much and made Jack so greatful and proud right to the very end here on earth. Flo Coles

  • Andy Benoit
    Posted on: Saturday, September 2, 2023 Reply

    Although I haven’t been in touch with Jack for a few years now, I am saddened by his passing, we became friends shortly after my moving to Orillia in the late sixties, our friendship was forged through me cutting his hair for many years, and of course it was always a great pleasure to meet up with him whether be at the golf course or on his beloved Main Street of Orillia, always friendly and helpful in anyway possible, a great sense of humour and particularly fond of practical jokes,, of course his immense love of golf and passion for sports of all kinds made him the go to guy when anything sports related was happening,, My sincere condolences to his entire family, friends and the many people who knew and loved him. Andy Benoit

  • Dennis and Gloria Rousseau
    Posted on: Saturday, September 2, 2023 Reply

    We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We knew Jack for decades and he and Sharon stood up for us at our wedding in 1977. Our condolences to family. Dennis first met Jack at the ‘Cooch’ golf course back in the late 50s when they were looking for caddy jobs. Golf and refereeing hockey were his passions. He will be missed!

  • Barb Nyman
    Posted on: Saturday, September 2, 2023 Reply

    Dearest Brenda. I’m so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏🥰🤗😇

  • John Bell
    Posted on: Saturday, September 2, 2023 Reply

    My condolences to Jack’s family and close loved ones.
    I knew Jack best as a frequent diner at the Hasty Tasty where he always livened the conversation with many. He was always warm, upbeat and generous. He will be greatly missed.

  • Charlotte and Andy Rice
    Posted on: Sunday, September 3, 2023 Reply

    My prayers and condolences are with your family. Jack always cracking jokes. We met him when he had the shoes store in the mall. Jack always talked about his daughter’s. He was a good man.

  • Steve and Danielle Cochrane
    Posted on: Monday, September 4, 2023 Reply

    Jack was such a kind man, always so nice to have a conversation with him. He made it so obvious his family was important to him. We are such he will be greatly missed and we send our heartfelt condolences to Brenda, Barbie and Sharon.

  • ronald ornsby
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Reply

    Jack and I played golf at couch back in the late fifties he was a touch better ok a lot but we partnered up in a few best ball tourneys The two of us scooted off to Florida to play a few golf courses Lovely man RIP

  • Victor & Sharon Mascarin
    Posted on: Thursday, September 7, 2023 Reply

    Sending love and light to you girls, Brenda and Barb. Jack was such a vibrant soul and will be remembered fondly by our family.

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