Rodney Gray

Passed 11/23/2019

Obituary for Rodney Gray

Gray, Rodney,65 of Herring Cove
Passed away peacefully with family at his side, on the morning of November 23 after a 19 year
battle with Lymphoma.
Fat boy enjoyed a full day of being able to talk with those who he loved and loved him the entire day before he passed away.
He worked hard and long hours as a welder and enjoyed his job at Atlantic CAT, retired at 63.
His favorite pastimes were his family, hunting, fishing and spending time at the camp with his best buddys, Bub and Tom and Rick.
He had an especially great summer this summer on in and around Sambro Island and the Halifax harbour on his boat with family and friends.
Rodney is survived by his loving wife Sarah(Fall) Gray of 44 years son Lee, daughter Chrissy(Seamus Dempsey) and son Marshall(Haley Dempsey). 5 Grandchildren who he adored and spend a lot of time with. Lauren, Adrienne, Layla, Ciara and Marley and one great great grandson Keighan. Mother and father, Dolly(Gilkie) Gray and Marshall Gray Brother Tony(Darlene) Gray, sisters Tammy Gray, Cheryl(Billy) Foulkes and Sharon(Phillip) Morin and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Lorne Gray, sister Wendy Gray, niece Chasity Gray and nephew Micheal Little.
A Celebration of life will be held a the Ketch Harbour community Hall on Friday November 29 from 1p-3p.
A Committal Service will be held December 1 at the St. James Cemetery at 1pm.
We are asking to please donate blood or donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society of Canada or The St. James United Church in Sambro.
Special thanks to Dr. Wanda Hagesawa, and Dr. Mary O'Neill for their expertise, support and kindness and all the nurses at the VG and the Infirmary 8.2 for their excellent care.

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My Deepest Sympathy to Sarah and Marshall & Dolly and Families, I knew Rodney growing up with him and kept in touch over the years and have a lot of memories, Rodney was one of a kind with a big heart and a great sense of humour he will be missed by all who knew him and loved him rest easy good friend and hope the angles are playing your favorite music.
- Teena Gray
Sara, Lee, Chrissy & Marshall, It is a difficult thing to say "Good-by", so maybe it could be "See You Later Rodney-Husband & Dad". You are in my fondest thoughts and I am only a minute away to help out. Roy
- Roy Pennell
Dear Marshall and Dolly and family we are so sorry for your loss of Rodney. Ron has fond memories of his friendship whenever he would visit Caterpillar in Dartmouth when he owned RKS Excavating Ltd. And he has left far too soon. Sincere condolences to all your family and close friends. Ron and Cecilia Schnare
- Ron Schnare
So sorry to hear about Rodney,your family is in our thoughts and prayers!
- Debbie Skelhorne
So sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing Sarah. You’re in my thoughts.
- Roah Merdad
Deepest sympathy to all of Rodney's family . I remember him as a boy in school . Doug and Verna Marryatt
- Verna Marryatt
Going to miss this great man ,you have been a part of my life a long time . So many good times with you and Sarah . Thanks for the memories RIP
- Viola Sheals
I am very sorry to hear about Rodney, Sarah. Suzanne Worth
- Suzanne Worth
Sarah and family and friends of Rodney I am very sorry to hear of Rodneys passing. Remember the great times and I am happy he didn’t let his illness stand in the way of him enjoying life to the fullest . At clinic appts we always enjoyed some laughs and that was because of his awesome sense of humour. I will miss those times. He was a fighter and did his best to stay on earth as long as he could. Rest easy Rodney. Hugs to you all Sandra Sullivan
- Sandra Sullivan
Dear Sarah and family we are so sorry for your loss. Whenever Rodney was going up and down the Wharf Road, hw always gave us a wave and a smile. He will be so missed. Condolences to all the Gray family.
- Ronnie and Jean
So sorry for everyone's loss. My thoughts are with you all.
- Michele Laing
My deepest condolences to you and your family, Sarah. Rodney was a good man - he was hard working, honest and genuine - always true to himself and what he believed in. Although I only got to know him as times got tougher, I consider myself lucky for it - I always looked forward to his drop ins and regular visits at Cat after he went off work. The last time we crossed paths he was dancing circles around me at the Holiday party - I could barely keep up and he thought that was hilarious (I did too). Let happy memories carry you through this difficult time and know that you are in many thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
- Terra Penrose
Sarah and Family: Rick and I would like to pass along our condolences at this sad time. Still can't believe it really happened after so many years of fighting such a horrible disease. At least Rodney did have some very enjoyable times over the past years. Please take care.
- Gail Smith
Deepest condolences to Sarah and the rest of the Gray family on the passing of Rodney.May he Rest In Peace and free from pain.
- Deanna Webber
Sarah,Marshall,Dolly and Families: So sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. The last time we saw Rodney was at Dolly and Marshall’s 60th Anniversary party at the fire hall in Harrietsfield. He was dancing and enjoying the evening with the family. May Rodney Rest In Peace Love Aunt Gladys,Donna,Nancy and Lee
- Donna Ashford
Our deepest sympathy to Sarah and family on the loss of your love one. Thinking of you at this sad time.
- Reta Miller
Sarah, Marshall, Dolly and family. We are saddened by the loss of Rodney at such a young age. He was definitely a fighter who showed courage and strength throughout the last 19 years fighting his lymphoma. Glen has many fond memories of Rodney. May he rest in peace. Love Chrystal and Glen
- Glen Gray
To Sarah and Family and Marshall and family: We are very saddened by Rodney's passing he was a causin and friend and we enjoyed seeing him on the water in the summer and will miss passing him most mornings on his coffee run. Our thoughts are with you all so sorry for your loss. Mark & Steph
- stephanie
To Sarah and the entire family: our deepest condolences on the loss of Rodney. To say he was a fighter would be an understatement. He never let his illness stand in his way. May the memories of all of the good times replace the sadness in your hearts at this time. Hopefully where ever he is, he will still have his fishing rod in hand RIP our friend
- Mark and Sherida
Deepest sympathy to all of the Gray family for your loss. Worked with Rodney at Breton's boat yard for many years, and lots of laughs had been shared Rest in Peace
- Ken Martin
MY condolences to Uncle Marshall, Aunt Dolly and family: So very sorry to hear of Rodney's passing. He fought long and hard for the last 19 years. I have a lot of childhood memories of him. My deepest sympathy is sent to you all at this sad time.
- Vicki Pictou
My condolences to the family of Rodney Gray sorry for your loss
- Paul Tough
My sincere sympathy to the Gray family. I am sending hugs & lots of love to Sarah, Tammy & Cheryl. Time will hopefully smooth the jagged edges of grief leaving warm, loving memories of your Rodney.
- Ginny Cormier
Marshall and dollie Sarah and family. So sorry to hear of rodneys passing. I have many fond memories from our childhood. The first time I ever met Rodney was a day or so after moving to sambro. He came to our back doorstep calling for me to come out and play (1960) when I answered the door , he said”coming out?) I looked at him , pointed in the direction of home and told him to “get”. Lol. We became very good friends shortly after. He enjoyed coming for supper whenever mom made fried chicken. God speed and comfort you all at this sad time. I believe he enjoyed life to the fullest. Always in my memories, at least while I still have one.
- Gary

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