September 15, 1950 – August 11, 2012
It is with broken hearts that we announce that Charles Leonard Gray passed away with his loving wife by his side on Saturday, August 11, 2012 after a long and valiant fight against heart disease and neuropathy.
He graduated from Viscount Bennett High School and was a member of the wrestling team there. In his youth he was very involved in the Boy Scouts up to Rovers and attended St. Martin’s Anglican Church. As a young man he was a member of the Four Wheel Mountain Cats, where his nickname became No-Jeep Charlie. He briefly worked at Miller and Brown Trucking, and then went on to a thirty six year career with The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, with ever increasing responsibilities in the casino, race track and other areas. A frequent volunteer, he most recently served on the Boards of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Calgary and the Calgary Neuropathy Association. Charlie was a kind man who helped others quietly and without seeking recognition. Family and friends were very important to him and he enjoyed getting together with them.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife Roxanne; his beloved children Adam Gray and Amber (Jason) Potter; mother Joan; beloved Auntie Pat; sister Cathy Greyland; brother Richard (Colleen Eggertson); nieces and nephews, Pamela (Ed) Clark, David (Deena) Greyland, Terry Greyland, Maja and Leonard Gray, Brandin and Jayden Tarnowski and Barb Gray, the mother of his children, and cousins galore as well as other relatives. He will also be greatly missed by his many friends and former colleagues.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In Lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust, Neuropathy Clinic, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca. The family expresses gratefulness to the cardiac staff at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary and at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton.
In living memory of Charlie Gray, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences