January 13, 1925 - May 15, 2019
CELESTINE “SALLY” VERNA GRAY
(1925 – 2019)
At the Grace Hospital, peacefully and after a full life.
Sally is survived by her daughter Laura Gray and son Douglas Gray (Janet). Also cherishing her memory are granddaughters Julie Pacin (Larry Hosegood and sons Lukas and Aleksander Pacin and Skyler Hosegood), Paige Gray and Laurel Gray (Jérémie Gauvin) and grandson Madison Gray (Dominique Bonin) as well as daughter-in-law Karen Gray. She is sadly missed by her sister Teresa Lehman and many Ontario relatives whose prayers are much appreciated. She was predeceased by her husband Donald, daughter Linda Homann, sons William Gray and Donald Gray, parents Alexander and Mary Goetz, brothers Ambrose Goetz and Father Michael Goetz and sisters Violet Goetz, Viola Coulson and Marie McDonald.
Sally was born in Kenilworth, Ontario and met her future husband Don while working at the University of Guelph. Sally and Don married in Kenilworth and lived throughout Ontario before moving to Wildwood Park in Winnipeg where they raised their five children. They enjoyed collecting antiques and making stained glass. Later in life they were fortunate to be one of the first resident couples of Southpark Estates where they made many close friends. Sally was famous for her butter tarts and five thousand calorie squares which she baked lovingly for her grandchildren.
A special thank you from the family for the exceptional compassion and care provided by Dr. S. Smith and the nursing and respiratory staff of the ER department at Grace Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vital Roman Catholic Church, 1629 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg with Rev. Fr. Michael Lehman C.S.B., Sally’s nephew, presiding. A reception will follow. A private interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Sally’s memory may be made to the Victoria Hospital Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com