Robert Charles Gray
April 17, 1920 – March 19, 2007
Our dear husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle, brother and friend is now safe in the memory of our dear Heavenly Father Jehovah God. He died at 6:30 am March 19, 2007 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Vernon, BC. He spent his last 4 days with his dearly loved wife, children and grandchildren at his side.
His precious life began in Notikewin, Alberta. He travelled to many countries fighting for what he thought was an honourable cause. He worked as a mechanic in many service stations throughout Alberta and British Columbia and rebuilt fine classic cars to either sell to support his family or as a much appreciated gift for a family member. His last position held was for the works yard at the Municipality of Burnaby, BC from which he retired in 1985.
Bob and his wife Beatrice have cared for their family with 7 boys: Elton, Lester, Robert, Jerry, Terry, Dwane and Rob Jr. Their 3 daughters: Gale, Roberta and Brenda. He is pre-deceased by his twin children, Roberta and Robert. Bob has always shone with contentment and pride with all of his family’s accomplishments and was the best example of patience, love and wisdom for his family. His family feel truly blessed to have such a stellar dad who will be missed with painful hearts but cherished memories.
In 1996 Bob dedicated his life to his maker and life giver Jehovah God, his symbolism of this by water baptism was the greatest accomplishment of all his life. He shared his love for God and Jesus Christ with all, right up to his death. His prayers always contained the hope that all of his family would come to the same accurate bible knowledge and then join him in the promised paradise where all will be resurrected. When he is brought back to life eternal, his heart would burst with joy to see all of his family there waiting for him.
All who have been touched by this faithful and tender man were invited to join in the memorial of his death on Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 1:30 at the West Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1424 Mission Hill Road, Vernon, BC where Brother Don Hodge presented us with an encouraging discourse for our time of mourning.