Gray, John Douglas

Gray, John Douglas

April 26th, 2016

Passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 in his 87th year. Dearly loved and missed by his wife, Lorraine; his children Christine (Ken) Lee, David (Gail) Gray, Katherine Gray-Egan (Doug Egan); and his step-children, Katherine (Mike) Ardy, Karen Ardy, Kim (Jerry) Damen and Kristine (David) Nyhout. He will be remembered as a loving grandfather to Jennifer (Jeff) Casburn, Jason (Kaleigh) Lee, Matthew Gray, Torey Egan, Breanne Egan, Jennifer (Doug) Liscombe, Michael (Kelly) Small, Rachelle (Lorne) Peterson, Jacob (Caroline) Damen, Tyler (Annie) Damen, Julia Damen, Angela (Oliver) Nyhout, Jacqueline (Brian) Nyhout and Valerie Nyhout. He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Leonard Samuel Gray and Ellen Frances Harrington Gray, brother Leonard and sisters Joan and Shirley. John served 23 years in the army as a Master Warrant Officer. He was also manager of the London Free Press Employees Credit Union, retiring in 1995. For many years, John called modern square dancing to the delight of many couples. John loved to travel, and, with Lorraine he visited numerous countries and toured Canada from coast to coast. Some of his happiest times were spent at their summer home in Goderich. Family was always welcome and he found much joy in being with his children and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be held at Saint James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London, on Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 3:30 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. John’s ashes will be interred in the Memorial Garden at Saint James Westminster Church. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, The Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice. 

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Mary CampbellReally sad to hear of John's passing. He was my cousin. I did not meet him until a few years ago. I really liked him a lot and was so happy to be connected to him. We shared emails together. He sent beautiful Christmas cards with a letter about the family. I will truly miss him. My condolences to his family! Love to all.
Carole AlceDuring my time as Administrative Assistant at St. James Westminster Church, John faithfully arrived every Friday to fold the Sunday bulletin. We had interesting chats and lots of laughs. John was a lovely person and a Godly man. He will be missed.
Lois and Laura SakerJohn was a kind, loving and caring gentleman and loved and cared for Lorraine. So glad we were able to visit last October. Love you John you will be missed
Gwen & Paul EckTo Lorraine and the Gray family; We will sincerely miss John for he was a friend from the beginning just a short time ago. What a wonderful person to have been part of our lives.
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