We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Lawrie Gray, beloved husband of Betty MacDonald-Gray, on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the age of 81 years.
Lawrie was a proud Calgarian and grew up in the community of Ramsay. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering, and worked as a drilling engineer for Dowell Canada, Dome Petroleum, Zephyr Resources, Miami Oil Producers, and Norcen Energy. Lawrie was a volunteer for the Glenlake Minor Hockey Club and other amateur sports organizations. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, racquetball/squash, playing cards (crib and canasta), listening to music, road trips and camping with family, cooking, food, wine and travelling. Among his favourite trips were those he took to visit extended family in Australia and Scotland.
Lawrie is survived by his loving wife, Betty; his son and daughter-in-law Kyle Gray and Lia Hodson; his daughter, Laura Gray; his cousins Marg Andrusky and Shirley Lawrie; his sister-in-law Donna Gray, his nephew J.L. Gray; his niece Cathy-Gene Masters; his extended family in Australia; and his granddog Sonny. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen and George Gray; his brother Jack Gray and his cousin Henry Lawrie.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions in memory of Lawrie may be made directly to the Brenda Strafford Foundation Wentworth Manor Adult Day Program – specifically for the Music Therapy Initiative (online at www.thebsf.ca or by mail to: The Brenda Strafford Foundation 4628 Montgomery Blvd NW Calgary, AB T3B 0K7 – please select to have the donation directed to where most needed and note that the donation is in memory of Lawrie Gray). Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Lawrie Gray, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences