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GRAY, Doreen Louise (Pan)

April 3, 1953 -Toronto, Ontario
January 23, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Doreen Gray (Pan), beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away surrounded by friends and family at the Carewest Sarcee Hospice in Calgary, AB, on January 23, 2019 at the age of 65.

Doreen was a lifelong educator, teaching elementary and junior high school, and later worked at SAIT, Old’s College, and Bow Valley College. Prior to becoming a teacher, she owned Peter Pan nursery school for several years. Doreen loved gardening, being outdoors, sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Doreen will be missed by her loving children Alexander Pan (Krisandra) and Michael Pan (Stephanie); as well as her five grandchildren, Liam, Jayden, Adrianna, Zachary, and Sadie. She is also survived by her siblings Barbara (Dave), Joan (Bill), William, and Cathy (Stephen), as well as several nieces and nephews, and many close friends. Doreen is predeceased by her parents, Doreen and William, as well as her brothers, John and Donald.

A private service for family will be taking place at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Doreen’s life at The Trop Bar & Grill located at 1501 34 Ave SW in Calgary, AB on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 2:30 – 4:30pm. Condolences may be forwarded through

The family would like to thank the staff at the Sarcee Hospice for their care and support in making Doreen’s final weeks as comfortable and peaceful as possible. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations towards a memorial bench to be placed in River Park.

In living memory of Doreen Gray, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Mike, Stephanie and all of Doreen’s family

    Sending sincere sympathy on the sad loss of your mom. I know she played a very big part in your life Mike and that of your good friends! It was special to have a short visit with her at the lake last summer. Sending love to all of you. Judy and Terry

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  2. So very sorry to hear of Doreen’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the family,
    Susan, Clark and Julianne Beatty

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  3. Betty & Nair Bailey

    Our thoughts go out to Mike and Alex, and all of Doreen’s extended family and many friends. We will miss her wonderful wit and the lovely smile, that she shared with all in her life.

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  4. Marilynn Sander on Behalf of SAIT's ALIVE

    SAIT’s ALIVE (The Association of Retired and Former SAIT employees and their spouses) send their condolences.

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  5. I am very saddened to hear Doreen passed away. I have many fond memories of times our families spent together when we were younger. I loved spending time with all of you. I loved Doreen for her intelligence, great conversations and her beautiful smile. I will miss her!
    Thinking of all of you,
    Leslie Clark

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  6. Susan, Colin, Aiden, Sam and Talia

    We are sorry to hear about your lose. You will be in our thoughts and prayers today and over the next couple of weeks and months.

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  7. Margaret Lees Ronca

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time. I have many great memories of spending time and summer vacations with the Gray family. Doreen was a smiling presence always. Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers for you all.
    Margaret Lees Ronca

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