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Born: Feb 16, 1921

Date of Passing: Sep 13, 2022

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David M. Gray of Winnipeg, MB, passed away at the age of 101 years, at Riverview Health Centre on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
David was born in Carberry, MB, in 1921 to Scottish parents who were farmers at Laurier, MB. He is survived by daughter Colleen (Alan), grandson Trevor, son Garry (Noel), and sister Maisie Benson. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Isabella; brothers, Harry (Rita), Donald (Ann); and sister Nancy.
David went to school and worked in Laurier until 1940 when he joined the RCAF as an Aero Engine Mechanic, then in 1942, he enrolled in Pilot's training. Upon completion of pilot training, he served in a Hurricane Reconnaissance Squadron on the East Coast until the end of the Second World War; at which time he joined the 402 Auxiliary Squadron in the fall of 1946 and continued in various capacities until 1970. During this period, he became Commanding Officer of Squadron 402 of 17 Wing and finally Air Division of Western Canada accumulating many hours of flying on many different types of aircraft. When the war ended, he was employed by Winnipeg Hydro where he remained for 39 years at which time he retired as Superintendent of Electrical Equipment and Building Maintenance.
In 1951 he purchased two lots on Lake Manitoba (Twin Beaches) where he built two cabins. David enjoyed many years of enjoyment at Twin Beaches up until his 98th year of life. David spent six months of the year at Casa Del Sol in Donna, Texas with his second wife, where they were very active socially for many years. In his remaining years since 2013, he purchased and lived in a condo in Stonewall where he received assistance with daily living from IERHA Home Care and of course many neighbors and friends from the condo complex whom we graciously thank for all of their assistance.
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Publish Date: Sep 24, 2022

February 16, 1921 – September 13, 2022

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of David Muir Gray on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
He is survived by his daughter Colleen (Alan), his grandson Trevor, his son Garry (Noel) and his sister Maisy.
Long obituary to follow.

Publish Date: Sep 17, 2022

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 17, 2022, Sep 24, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • My first CO with 402: a kind, understanding individual who mentored us youngsters well. He is remembered fondly. - Posted by: Ian Patrick (402 Squadron Pilot) on: Sep 26, 2022

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