Gordon Gray, Lieutenant Commander, RCN (retired)
Born: 22 June 1938
Died: 14 April 2018
Gordon Campbell Gray passed away peacefully at home in Halifax on 14 April, 2018, at the age of 79. Gordon was born in Stratford, Ontario, the son of the late William and Martha Gray, and is survived by his sister, Fiona (Udo Fieback).
He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1956, and fulfilled his dream to be a naval aviator, receiving his pilot’s wings in 1960. He flew the HO4S and Sea Kings stationed in Shearwater, NS. Gordon married Ann Odell (separated) in 1964 in Halifax. Throughout his military career, he had appointments to the Royal Navy in the UK and Singapore, and Canadian appointments in Portage la Prairie, Toronto and Ottawa. Gordon retired from the armed forces in 1984. He then worked at Indal Technologies in Mississauga until his retirement in 1996.
Gordon is survived by his partner Sheila Hamblen, daughter Alison (Chris), son Bruce (Effie) and grandchildren Ella, Peter, Madeline and John. He is remembered also by his extended family: Patti (Tony), Justin and Jenna; Peter (Angela); Debbie (Mark); Donna (Glenn), Cory and Reanna.
Many thanks to all the nurses and staff at the HI Dialysis Unit in Halifax. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Kidney Foundation NS.
As per his wishes, Gordon has been cremated. Friends and family are invited to attend a gathering at 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 21st in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggys Cove Road, Upper Tantallon.
Online condolences can be made to Ronald A. Walker Funeral Homes
Originally published by Ronald A. Walker Funeral Homes