Howie Center

It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, David Wesley Gray, age 59, on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the QEII Health Science Centre, Halifax.

Born on April 28, 1961 in Sydney, David was the son of Horace and Frances (Ripley) Gray and grew up in Gabarus.

David was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to covid, he enjoyed his weekly dinner and a movie with his wife and good friends, Rick and Nancy MacKinnon. Dave loved to travel, especially to Disney World with his family and best friends, Brad and Brenda George. He was employed by Dave Laite of Heather Mobile Homes, where he will be missed by his co-workers, Jimmy and Brian.

Besides his parents, David is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 40 years, Sandra (Landru) Gray; children, Douglas and Victoria; grandchildren, Carter and Alexis; sister, Susan; brother, Stephen; special great-niece, Brooke; special great-nephew, Chase; as well as several nieces, nephews and many close friends who were like family to him.

As per David’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service at this time. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration will he held at a future date.

Donations in memory of David may be made to the IWK or Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

Very sorry to hear the news , heartbreaking
From:  Gary Sutherland

So sad to hear this Dave was a great guy & friend growing up in Gabarus….our deepest sympathy to all of his family.
From:  Brent  & Florence Sutherland

Condolence Message To Sandra, Doug, Victoria and family, We would like to extend our deepest and sincerest condolences to you in the loss of your loved one at this time.
From:  Allister and Ryan Grant

Sandra, Douglas, Victoria…. Jill and I are saddened by David’s passing. This is a difficult time for you and your family but the pain will pass and you will be left with wonderful memories of David.
From:  Jill and Herb Ripley

So very sorry for your loss and in time may memories bring you comfort
From:  Patsy Campbell

Sorry to see that David had passed. Sincere condolences to family and friends of David. May he rest in peace.
From:  Frances Hanson