GRAY, Norman "Norm" George

April 15, 1934 - July 11, 2018


Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday July 11th, 2018.  He was a loving husband to Eleanor for 25 years and the late Sheila Chilcott.   Dear devoted father to Donald Gray (predeceased 2006), James Gray (Brenda) of Osoyoos BC, and Stuart Gray (Karen) of Pembroke.  Loving stepfather to Donna Eastwood (Bob), Stephen Wearn (Leah) and Susanne Callery (Patrick).  A loved Grandpa to 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  A special Grandpa to several step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Norm enjoyed skiing until two years ago.  The cottage on Dickey Lake that he built with his boys and friend Chuck was his sanctuary.  Norm taught at Donevan Collegiate as the science department head for 32 years.  He was an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Cancer Society.  He also loved to sing and play the organ.  A memorial visitation will take place at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday July 18th, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  A memorial service will be held at Faith United Church, 1778 Nash Rd, Courtice on July 19th, 2018 at 11:00 AM with one hour of visitation prior to service time.  Donations in memory of Norm to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Faith United Church would be appreciated. 


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  • Jul 12, 2018

    Lucas, Megan, Cavan, Trent, Elsie and Everly
    So sad to let go of such a wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather. Dearly missed and forever remembered. Xoxoxo
  • Jul 13, 2018

    william dykshoorn
    my condolences to the gray family.
    i was a student of mr. gray at donevan collegiate, and he is the person who interested me in physics. in fact, now, i am a physics teacher myself, and do remember the example and excitement that mr. gray gave to his students. he will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
  • Jul 13, 2018

    Pam Bell
    So sorry for your loss Eleanor, thinking of you & remembering you & your family in prayer. Praying for comfort & strength in the days ahead.
  • Jul 13, 2018

    Alex & Eileen Bull
    Jim and Family, So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you at this time
  • Jul 14, 2018

    Donna Eastwood
    Missing the man who I called "Dad", Grateful for the years he looked after my Mom and loved me and my kids and grandkids. Who celebrated the birthdays and holidays. Who casually turned down his hearing aids when the great grandkids where out of control.Who shared his passion for reading and politics with me. Who called me Daughter. Thank you. I love you.
  • Jul 14, 2018

    Stephen & Carolyn Hall
    Dear Eleanor and Family, We were so sorry to hear that Norman has passed away, you have our deepest condolences.  Norman was a cousin of my late mother, Marion (Gray) Yeo, and she always thought so highly of Norman.  He was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly, we're so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
  • Jul 15, 2018

    Randall Johns
    Norman was my physics teacher in 1963. He prepared us for the dreaded Ontario Departmental Physics Exam and was a major influence in guiding me into a career teaching physics for 40 years. Lately it has been a thrill running into him at the Regent Theatre listening to the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra.
    A good man,fondly remembered.
  • Jul 16, 2018

    Gail Rickard
    Norm was my first "boss" when I began my teaching career at Donevan Collegiate.  A wonderful person, fair with his science staff and with the students.  I am very sorry to hear of Norm's sudden passing, and sorrier that I am away at the moment and cannot attend his service for celebrating his life.  My condolences to all the family.
  • Jul 17, 2018

    Bruce and Deanna Horwood
    Eleanor, our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
    Norm was loved and respected by the Horwood family. He will be missed.
  • Jul 18, 2018

    Dave and Sandy Gray
    Norm was a second cousin to me my brother and two sisters. As a child and teenager my family and Norm's spent many event filled summer's camping and canoe tripping together. Norm had a  sense of humour and could brighten a day with a witty comment. He will be dearly missed by our family and our condolences to Eleanor and all of Norm's family.
  • Jul 18, 2018

    Dave and Debbie Horwood
    Eleanor, very sorry to hear of Norman's sudden passing. Sending condolences to all the Families. Norman got to spend the rest of his life with such a nice beautiful person. Love Donna, David, Joanne, Paul and Families.
  • Jul 20, 2018

    Janice Steele
    Janice Steele & John Donko
    We are sending our condolences.   I remember visiting my mom at home (Eastbourne Ave.) when Norm delivered Meals on Wheels for Mom (Pat) and she was very happy to see him and catch up.  He was always very kind.
    May your happy memories help you through this difficult time.
  • Jul 22, 2018

    Mary-Ann Reedyk
    I would like to express my condolences to the Gray family. Mr. Gray taught me at Donevan. His love of science was apparent in his daily lessons. I remember him for his quiet nature and dry sense of humour. He was one of the ones I remember. I went on to become a teacher and thought of him when teaching some of my science lessons to my students.
  • Jul 29, 2018

    John Schievink
    Thank-you Mr. Gray for the lessons you taught beyond physics that inspired many of us to follow in your footsteps. Gray family as you mourn your loss take comfort in the legacy he left to all of us.

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