Gray, John

Gray: It is with great sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of John (Jack) Gray on June 22, 2021 at his home in Souris at the age of 83. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years, Muriel, their children Jackie (Teresa) Gray and Marion Murphy; their grandchildren Alexandra (Jeremy), Luanne (Brett), Alana (Austin), Andrew (Jill) and Everett (Tori) as well as Teresa’s children Teagan (Jesse) and Carter (Peter) along with one great-grandchild, Will.

Jack was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where he farmed until the family immigrated to Canada in 1982.  After a few years of farming at Souris, Jack worked at a variety of different places, most recently and for many years, with Double Diamond Farm Supply at Minto.  Jack was always a farmer at heart and truly enjoyed working with all the Double Diamond staff to support the farmers in the area.  He was also a fount of useful – and useless – information and we will miss the stories and wisdom he could impart on a wide range of topics and life experiences.  He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

A private graveside service was held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery on June 26, 2021.

In memory of John, donations may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

14 thoughts on “Gray, John”

  1. My sincere condolences to Muriel, Jackie and Marion and their families. Thoughts and Prayers to the family at this sad time. Hold your memories close to your heart, may you never be too far apart. R.I.P. John ( Jack).
    Denise Smith-Bosc

  2. Sorry for your loss Muriel. We are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Reid and Kelly Cowieson

  3. Muriel, Jackie and Marion,
    Our thoughts are with you. May these few words in some way help to express our heartfelt sympathy.
    We are truly sorry for your loss…

  4. So sad to hear this, very fond memories of our neighbour growing up, hard working man, thoughts with Muriel, Jackie Marion and families x RIP Jack x

  5. Jackie, Theresa and family
    We were so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Roger & Jo-Anne

  6. Our sympathy to you Muriel and to Jackie and Marion and families!

  7. My heart is so sad. Jack my you rest in peace. God bless the family. With great memories you’ll be remembered.
    To Murial and family.
    I’m so sorry. Lots of love hugs and kisses. God bless you all
    Love always your cousin
    Mary Watson

  8. Our condolences Muriel, Jackie, Marion, Alexandra, Alana and Andrew.
    We’re sending out virtual hugs but wish we could support you in person.
    Take care of each other.
    With love, Aunty Barb and Imran

  9. Very sad to hear of the passing of Jack. Malcolm and I had many happy times with Jack and Muriel in days gone by.

    My sympathies to Muriel, Jackie and Marion and all the family at this sad time.
    From Kathleen Bell

  10. Muriel and family

    We send our sympathies to you and your family. May God’s love and comfort be your in coming days.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers

  11. Our condolences to you, Muriel and to all your family. We were very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing and will be thinking of you with sympathy during this sad time. Ruth Mowat, Garry Reid and family

  12. Dear Muriel and family,
    so sorry to hear of Jack’s sudden passing. We were away and just learned of it, please accept our sincere condolences we always enjoyed sharing a chat and a giggle with Jack when we would bump into him. He will be sadly missed by us.
    Sincerely Traci & Clive Ealing-Lobb

  13. Muriel, Jackie and family, Marion and family
    Our deepest sympathy during this very difficult time. Keep the good memories close and recall them to help you through the days and months ahead.
    Dale & Lora Lovatt

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