John Gray

John Gray

It is with great sadness that the family of John Gray announce his passing on February 25, 2014 at the age of 63 years. 

John was born in Rossland, BC on July 3, 1950. He moved to Golden in 1973 and started work at Evans Forest Products where he met and married Shawna Wenzoski.  Together they had three children: Charity, Jayna and Alan.  John later left Evans to pursue his passion as a woodworker and opened the business of Why Knot Wood.  Many households and businesses throughout the Columbia Valley will have lasting memories of his fine talents.

John will be remembered as a family man who was kind, patient and generous.  He will also be forever known as the greatest Grampa that any kid could ever have.

John is survived by Lynne Romano of Golden and children: Charity Gray(Patrick Balmer), Jayna Gray (Jim Tatton) and Alan Gray and step children Brandi and Adam Romano.  Extended family includes five grandchildren: Daylon, Linden, Hailey, Kalli, Jayden and one on the way.  John also leaves behind a sister Alexandra Edlund and brothers Dan (Judy), Michael (Ailsha), Ken (Sherry), and Barry (Ursula).

A funeral service was held at the chapel of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home on Monday afternoon, March 3rd, 2014.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Arrangements are in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.

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