It is with heavy hearts that the family of Alexander Gray announce his passing at home on May 10. He was 94 years young. Alex leaves behind Mary, his wife of 73 years, daughters Jane (Tom), Joanne (Paul), son Sandy (Jane), grandchildren Scott, Chrissy, Andrew, Caitlin, Drew, Heidi, Danny and many adored great-grandchildren. He will also be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1923, Alex grew up in Toronto but always took great pride in his Scottish roots. He was a proud WW2 veteran. He and Mary raised their children in Mississauga. Their home was always a hub of social activity. Alex would always be found behind the rec room bar, graciously hosting family and friends. His specialties were manhattans and martinis, and creating fond memories for so many.
A loyal employee of General Motors for over 40 years, Alex spent most of his working life as Vice President of Finance at Humberview Motors in Toronto. He and Mary retired to Waterloo in 1986. They enjoyed entertaining family and friends at their vacation home in Calabash, North Carolina; in later years Alex loved nothing more than spending time at the cottage on Go Home Lake in Muskoka.
Alex derived great pleasure from his grandchildren’s sports, activities and achievements. He was their biggest fan. He leaves a legacy of love and laughter and will always be remembered for his kindhearted nature and organizational skills extraordinaire. At his request there is no service, but a celebration of Alex's life will be held in Kitchener at a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to his favourite charities - the Food Bank of Waterloo Region or the Mennonite Central Committee.
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