OBITUARY

Ann Marie Gray

July 26, 1941December 1, 2018

Passed away peacefully in Halifax on December 1, 2018. Ann Marie (Odell) Gray was born in July, 1941 in Halifax. She is predeceased by her parents, Eva (Kline) Odell and Stanley Odell; her brother, John Odell; and Gordon Gray. Ann is survived by her daughter, Alison Gray (Chris Giacomelli), granddaughters, Ella and Madeline Giacomelli, Toronto; and son, Bruce Gray (Effrosini Manziaris), grandsons, Peter and John Gray, Toronto; brother, Tom (Susan) Odell, Halifax; sister, Margaret Odell, Halifax; sister-in-law Fiona (Udo) Fieback, Ontario; and nieces, nephews and many dear cousins and friends. Ann lived in England, Singapore, Dartmouth, Portage la Prairie, Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga and Halifax. She was employed as a secretary with N.S. Dept. of Public Health from 1960-64; in Ottawa in secretarial positions for Bell Canada and DND; at Searle Pharmaceuticals in Oakville; and at Sheridan Research Park, Mississauga before retiring in Halifax in 1998. Ann enjoyed family times, playing bridge, lawn bowling, exercise classes and bowling with friends. Donations in Ann’s memory can be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Friends and family are invited to attend a gathering from 10am-12pm, Saturday December 8 at J. A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Gathering Saturday, December 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ann Marie Gray

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Roberta Giffin

December 7, 2018

Aunt Ann was so beautiful, inside and out. When we had family gatherings Aunt Ann was always so positive, happy, and loving, she always welcomed us with open arms. The memories bring smiles to our faces and what else could we ask for. Aunt Ann will be missed by us all, but she will still be with us in so many ways. Aunt Ann we love you and will miss you.
Love your nieces Roberta and Tisha
Roberta, Jamie, Blake, Reid and Tisha, Duane, Tyler and Jessica

Raymond MacDougall

December 7, 2018

My condolences to Ann Marie's family at this sad time. It seems that she had a wonderful career and was special to many people. Sometimes, out of the blue, you read of the passing of someone with whom you have a long ago touch point. The Odell family has shared these years of heartache since John, Mike and Leo went to God so suddenly in 1968. May you find comfort in thoughts of the peace and reward she has entered along with your parents and brother. Sincerely, Raymond MacDougall

Mary MacDonald

December 6, 2018

Margaret and Family:

Hi Margaret: I just read your sister's obituary and want to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. May your memories of your sister console you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Mary

Heather McLeod

December 6, 2018

Dear Margaret,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. May good memories be a comfort to you at this sad time.

Abbie & Cliff Broaders

December 6, 2018

Dear Margaret & Family,
Although we did not know Ann, we know Margaret and want to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Cherish all the fond memories you have and know Ann is in a safe loving place forever.

Pat Horsman

December 5, 2018

Bruce, Alison, Tom, Margaret and families. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

Alison and Bruce, I lived next door to you on Bella Vista and was your regular babysitter when you were very young. My parents, Pat and Marina Moore, were good friends with your parents and have kept in touch with them over the more than fifty years they knew each other. Dad died two years ago but mom still lives in the condo next to where your mom lived on Regency Park. I have lived in Ottawa for 36 years now but I have visited your mom many times in Halifax in the last several years. I thought the world of both your mom and dad and I feel very sad that you have lost them both this year. Mom asked that I send her condolences as well. I am so very sorry.

Ruth McPhail

December 5, 2018

I did not know Ann well,.We only enjoyed lunch and played afternoon bridge together three or four times when I spared with her Wednesday group. However, those times were enough for me to admire Ann's personality, always ready to laugh with you and her genuine honesty.

I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to her family and close friends of whom she had many.

Ruth McPhail

Delores Smith

December 5, 2018

Dear Bruce, Allison, Tom and Margaret and families,
It was with great shock and sadness that I read the obituary today. Currently with family in BC not returning until Dec. 15 so will miss the visitation. Ann was a wonderful lady, always so welcoming and so positive. Her family and friends will miss her very much. Thinking of all of you at this sad time. In sympathy, Delores (Belliveau) Smith

Gail Laskey

December 5, 2018

Words can not express how I fell right now. I did so hope she would see another holiday season. I will long remember and enjoy my memories of Ann. Her visits with Margaret to our cottage were always the highlight of my summer. I shall miss you Ann

FROM THE FAMILY