Gordon Daniel Gray

Gordon Daniel Gray

August 15, 1932 – August 7, 2018

As published in the August 27, 2018 World-Spectator


Gordon “Daniel” Gray was born August 15, 1932 in the family farmhouse at the 6th Line of Erin Township, Ontario.

He attended elementary school at Conningsby and completed grade 12 at Erin, Ontario, spending his youth on the family dairy farm.

His work life began with the Royal Bank, followed by two years farming with his father in the dairy business, and then proceeding to an eventual 17-year career with the Ford Motor Company in the Oakville assembly plant.

Daniel married Ruth Josephine Cheyne on August 18, 1956 and together they raised three sons.

Daniel’s passion for farming materialized in June of 1973 when he led the family west to a mixed farm north of Maryfield, SK. Daniel took great pride in his work and achieved his dreams of becoming a successful, professional farmer.

Daniel and Ruth retired to the village of Maryfield in 1999 and later moved to the Pipestone Villas in Moosomin in 2016.

Daniel moved into the nursing home at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre in Moosomin in 2017.

He passed away with his family by his side on the evening of August 7, 2018. Daniel was an honest and hard-working man and a dedicated husband, father, and member of the church. He was very proud of his sons and their families and they will miss him greatly.

Daniel was predeceased by his parents, Douglas and Evelyn Gray and his brother-in-law Robert Cheyne.

He leaves to mourn his wife of 61 years, Ruth, sons Murray (Marion), Alex (Heather), Brian (Lori), nine grandchildren and their spouses, six great-grandchildren, his step-mother Ivadelle Stafford, his brother Wallace (Margaret Ann), brother-in-law Jim Cheyne (Jean), sisters-in-law Emily Leland (Robert) and Arlene Cheyne, as well as many nieces and nephews.

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