April 15, 1921 to March 10, 2011
Nelson Gray formerly of RR2, Listowel, passed away peacefully at his residence Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Thursday March 10, 2011 at the age of 89. Nelson was the son of the late Russel and Lilius (Reid) Gray. He spent his life working very hard on the Gray family farm which has been in the Gray name since 1917. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Isabelle (Guy) Gray (2004) whom he married on September 14, 1948. Will always be remembered by daughter Brenda and her husband Barry Ashley of RR2 Listowel. Special grandpa of Andrew and Tammy Ashley of Wroxeter, April and Adam Atkinson of Fordwich, Ivy and John Ernest, Jeremy and Heather Gray all of Guelph and great grandpa of Brianna and Jenna Ashley, Keean and Amber Atkinson, Lita Ernest, Natasha and Griffin Gray. Will be dearly missed by his sister Mary Anderson of Winnipeg, friends, relatives, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Thomas John Nelson Gray (1978), brother Elwood Gray (2000) and his wife Dorothy (1988), brother-in-law Bert Anderson (1998) and one great grandson Alexander Gray (2000). Nelson's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Saturday March 12, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Cathrine Campbell officiating. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to: North Perth Community Hospice 135 Main Street East, Suite 105 Listowel, ON N4W 2B5 or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make A Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice.