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Mayor James Ellison Gray
Male 1925 - 2010


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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Birth  12 Sep 1925  Bangor, , Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Church Membership  Forest Hill United Church, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elected Office  1959  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Councillor - Kitchener - 
    • Years Served: 1959-62, June 3-Dec 31/62 (Mayor), 1975-78 (resigned in 1978)
    Elected Office  1979  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Waterloo Region Chairman 
    Public Service  1981  Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation member 
    Name  Jim Gray 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-235601P 
    Died  18 Sep 2010  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I235601  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • In Memory of James Ellison Gray
      September 12, 1925 - September 18, 2010

      It is with great sadness that the family of Jim Gray announce his death on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital after recently celebrating his 85th birthday.

      Survived by his loving second wife Diane, for the past 13 years who was the joy, love and happiness of Jim's later years. Also survived by daughters Kerry Gray, Mississauga, Lynn Burns (Keith), Kitchener, granddaughters Katie O'Dea (Brian) of Petawawa and Colleen O'Dea (Chris) and great grandson London James, Kitchener. Also survived by brother Martin of Bangor, Northern Ireland, niece Cherry O'Connor (John), Brampton, Heather Henderson (John) and nephew Robin, Northern Ireland, and Diane's extended family. Predeceased by first wife Audrey (nee Dedels) in 1996, his parents Robert Gray and Anna Ellison and sister-in-law Helen.

      Jim was born in Bangor, Northern Ireland on September 12, 1925 and immigrated to Waterloo as assistant City Engineer in 1948. Jim was Vice President of Voisin Developments Ltd. from 1955 to 1978. He was an Alderman in Kitchener for a number of years and Mayor for a short time in 1962. He was Chairman of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo from 1979 until his retirement in 1985. Jim served on many boards through the years such as the Board of Governors of St. Pauls College, The University of Waterloo, the Waterloo Presbytery Extension Council, the Kitchener Police Commission, the Kitchener Parks and Recreation Commission and others. He was a founding member and trustee of Forest Hill United Church from its inception in 1960 until present day. At various times Jim was a member of Parkway Golf Club, the K-W Granite Curling Club and Dundee Golf and Country Club, the Waterloo Lions Club and the Kitchener Conestoga Rotary Club. For those who knew his quick wit and dynamic humor, remember those sparkling blue Irish eyes, the occasional singing of "Danny Boy" and raise a glass in his memory. He will be missed.

      Jim's family will receive relatives and friends for visitation at Westmount Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at Forest Hill United Church, 121 Westmount Road at 2 p.m. September 22, 2010 with reception to follow.

      As expressions of sympathy, donations to your charity of choice or Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged through the Westmount Funeral Home, Kitchener (519) 743-8900.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Sep 1925 - Bangor, , Down, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - Forest Hill United Church, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Councillor - Kitchener - - 1959 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Waterloo Region Chairman - 1979 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation member - 1981 - Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 2010 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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