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GRAY, Bud

GRAY, Bud

GRAY, Bud

Bernard Robin (Bud) Gray passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at 95 years of age. He will be missed and is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Yvonne and his children Lesley, Nancy, Colin (Suzanne) and Brian; his 5 grandchildren Joe, Corrie (Jay), Nathan (Trish), Shannon (Andy) and Kristin (Brian) and 7 great grandchildren, Colton, Jada, Brennan, Damon, Nixon, Connor and Lincoln. Bud was born and raised in Oyama. He was a WWII veteran and a long time orchardist who worked as a Gov't Fruit Inspector before retiring to travel on many sunny vacations with Yvonne. Memorial services will be held at a future date to be announced.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155


Link: www.vernonfuneralhome.com
Condolence Messages
  • Mar 15, 2018
    To the Grey Family, We are sorry to hear of Bud's passing. Another long time Oyama orchardist is gone. Derek and Bud played crib everyday at lunch when they worked together. We all lived in a great neighborhood growing up.
    Condolences from the Eyles Family, Peggy, Jennifer, Diane, Pauline and Barbara
  • Mar 14, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Bud's passing. Yvonne and Bud were some of the first people we met when we moved to Oyama. As we and our friends( the Donnans) bought the original "Gray" property and house, we were not only welcomed but spent many happy times going to house parties with them and their friends. Hope you are well Yvonne.
    Karen and Neale Stead
  • Mar 13, 2018
    Thank you to everyone who sent condolences to our family after the passing of dad, Brenard (Bud) Gray. Your kindness and messages are greatly appreciated and we honour and thank you. With acknowledgement & grace, thank you. Nancy Gray
  • Mar 11, 2018
    Sorry to hear of Bud's passing...another piece of Oyama's history is lost but not forgotten...Dave and Julie Allingham.
  • Mar 08, 2018
    My condolences to the family. Gordon Reich
  • Mar 08, 2018
    To Nancy and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father, grandfather and husband Bud. I am sure your fond memories of him will remain in your heart's forever. My deepest, deepest condolences. Sincerely, Eva Roberts.
  • Mar 08, 2018
    Nancy, Lesley & families, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Sincere condolences to both of you and your Mom, brothers and families.
    Norma Hagglund (Fidler)
    [email protected]
  • Mar 08, 2018
    Hi Nancy,
    Dianne passed on the unfortunate news of your father passing away. I hope you and your family find comfort in the amazing age your Dad lived to and the wonderful 72 years he spent with your Mom. All the best to you and your family.
    Glen Tait
  • Mar 08, 2018
    Bud, sorry I never got the chance to meet you in person. Nancy is my very best friend and she has shared so many stories, I feel that I know you. I am so sorry for the loss to all of the wonderful family members you left behind. I am so glad that my life long friend Nancy will have all of those fond memories forever in her heart! Rest in Peace.
    Dianne Sanders
  • Mar 08, 2018
    Bud Gray was a man who I knew all of life. He always kept the needs of people in mind. We had a lot of great discussion over the years. He taught me a lot on how to handle people that had complaints. He also loved to talk about the history of Oyama.
    He had a tremendous impact people in the Central Okanagan.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and LIna Rampone
    former Regional District of Central Okanagan staff memeber
  • Mar 07, 2018
    Yvonne and all the family. Was saddened to hear about Bud. So many memories of Oyama and of good friends. Lorna Dewar
  • Mar 07, 2018
    Yvonne and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. I remember visiting him and Uncle Peter at the packing house many times.
    Jean Elliott (Rena's daughter)
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