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Gray, Gary Lee

Gary Lee Gray of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at the age of 55, with his beloved wife Julie and cherished daughter Holly by his side.

Gary was born in Wichita, Kansas on November 18, 1953. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary, leading him into a career of retail management, working at all the major department stores in the city. Most recently Gary worked at Mikasa until he decided upon pursuing a dream, which led him towards a significant career change. He became an electrician by studying at SAIT and thoroughly enjoyed working as an apprentice for Western Electric on the McCuaig Tower at Foothills Hospital. Gary enjoyed golfing, skiing, camping, building, repairing, computers and being with family and friends. Always respected, admired and appreciated, a great worker, a practical joker, a family man, who always looked for the best in people, Gary will be dearly missed.

Gary is survived by his parents, Jean and Lee Gray , brother Tim (Jenny) , sister Michelle (Richard).

Bean, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in loving memory of Gary directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Gary 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) 243-8200.

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  1. Theresa Gabourie :

    I am in shock to hear the sad news of Gary’s passing it just seems days ago we shut down Mikasa and gave each other our hugs goodbye. I had no idea it would be forever!! Julie and Holly I am so sorry that I was not there at the funeral but my prayers are with you both.

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  2. Gil Gerretsen :

    I just learned of Gary’s passing. My wife passsed away in 2007 from cancer as well (see

    Gary and I were buddies in Junior Achievement and went to the national convention. We even talked about taking a summer trip through Europe together.

    Please accept my condolences on your loss.

    Gil Gerretsen
    Greenville, SC

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