Catherine Gray

Obituary of Catherine Rose Gray

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It is with great sadness that the family of Catherine Rose Gray, 76 of Port Hawkesbury announce her sudden passing on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at the Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s, NS.

Born in West Bay Road, she was the daughter of the late Duncan and Florence (MacQuarrie) MacAskill.  Catherine was raised in West Bay Road along with her 11 siblings.

After 35 years, she retired from the Strait Regional School Board.  Catherine loved children and also provided childcare to many families in the community.

She enjoyed music, dancing, bingo and spending time with her loved ones.

Catherine is survived by her four children, Wes Gray (Pam), Lawrencetown, NS, Blair Gray (Karen), Eastern Passage, NS, Amanda Gray, Port Hawkesbury, NS, Gregory Gray, Kitamac, BC; Grandchildren, Gracie, Madison, Brooklyn and Jordan.  Brothers, Murdock (Elizabeth) MacAskill, Uxbridge, ON, Angus (Pauline) MacAskill, Heatherton, NS, and sisters, Julia MacQuarrie and Annie MacInnis, Port Hawkesbury, NS.

Catherine was predeceased by her brothers, Hughie, Duncan John (Dorothy), Dan (Anne); sisters, Jane (James) Rogers, Florence (Alex) Hatcher and brothers in law, Eddie MacInnis and Donald MacQuarrie.

Catherine’s family would like to thank the staff of the Richmond Villa, the homecare workers, nurses, and Dr. Collins that all helped with her care over the last few years.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2 – 6 p.m at Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.  Funeral service will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, March 13 at St. Mark’s United Church, Port Hawkesbury.  Burial to be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Princeville United Church, Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or to the Richmond Villa.  Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

We know Mom you’re at peace now and will be always looking over us saying “you can be doing that there now.”

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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Dennis Haverstock Funeral Homes Ltd
724 Granville Street
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada

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11:00 am - 11:45 am
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
St. Mark's United Church
504 Bernard Street
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Catherine Gray

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Catherine Gray

1947 - 2024

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