Glenn Harwood Gray was born to Robert Hanley Gray and Delia Marie Gray (nee Cunningham) on November 20, 1949.
He is survived by Gordon Gray, Bobbi Gray, Harold Gray (Marleen),Anne Gray (Darrell), Elizabeth Gray, Robert Gray Jr, Cynthia Dunnigan (Doug), Josie Baker (Leo), Sullivan Baker (Dalyn), Krista Leddy (Rob), Aurora Leddy (Brandon), Sydney Leddy (Jay), Giorgianna Leddy. Glenn was predeceased by parents Robert and Delia; brother-in-law Joe Dunnigan and sister-in-law Anita Gray (nee Gross).
Glenn joined the Enoch community in 2006, where he gained a fourth brother in Respected Elder George Callingbull. The Callingbulls’ were beloved family to Glenn, he was a loving father figure, and a doting Moshem to Lisa Ground (Joel), Miranda Arcand (Glenn Arcand), Ashley Callingbull, Rabbit (Wacey), Mariah Callingbull, Kitana Arcand and Amelia Ground. Glenn was predeceased by Charlotte Callingbull, and Goddaughter Ambee Ground. Thank you to the Callingbull family for loving our brother Glenn.
Glenn’s extended family included his work colleagues. He started working at Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE) as a Psychiatric Aide, he then received his diploma in Psychiatric Nursing in 1982. After working various AHE units, Glenn joined Forensic Assessment and Community Services (FACS) in 1992, engaging with mental health clients at all levels. He provided 40 amazing years of mental health services to the Edmonton community. He was gifted in his soft and loyal approach, assisting in stabilization and treatment services. He had a presence like no other, and will be missed by many clients, co-workers, and other professional colleagues. Over the years, Glenn touched the lives of thousands of patients and he truly cared about each one of them. In addition, he impacted the lives of his numerous colleagues. His work family truly was family to Glenn. The AHE team has the utmost respect for him, and he will be truly missed. Both the Gray and Callingbull families are grateful to Paul and Frances for bringing Glenn home from his last shift because he was ill. We’re also grateful to them for ensuring he got to the hospital.
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Generous, kind, respectful, highly respected, intelligent and humble. These words describe the character of Glenn Harwood Gray.
He left us on Thursday, April 28, 2022 after a valiant fight with ulcerative colitis and COVID.
A booming laugh was Glenn’s trademark. No one enjoyed a good joke or a funny story like Glenn. The Gray family sat in the sun the day after his passing, sharing memories and family legends. The cutest story about Glenn was shared by his oldest brother Gordon. When Glenn was about five, Dad would change jobs now and then, resulting in moving the family around. One day, Mom and Dad went to have a look at a house that was for rent; little Glenn tagged along. When they got home, Gord asked Glenn what the house was like. The response indicates his mischievous character: ‘I don’t know, but there’s lots of great hiding places!’ As a big brother, Glenn was kind and protective, yet mischievous. His younger sister, Anne, recalls seeing cement trucks for the first time. She asked him what they were, and he replied that hamburgers were made in those trucks. Thereafter, every time she saw a cement truck pass, she’d pray for a miracle in the vainglorious hope that a few hamburgers would fall out. Glenn grew from a mischievous character to an informed, wise and wonderful man.
We miss you, Brother, Uncle, Father figure, and Moshem. We will all be together again one day. Say Hi to the Ancestors, Mom, Dad, Anita, Joe, Charlotte and Ambee for us.
His spirit left behind a body wasted by illness, but it was his gentle, loving, and peaceful face that stood out in the moment.
So passed a proud Metis man.
A visitation will be held at Serenity Funeral Service, 5311 – 91 Street, Edmonton on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 7:00–9:00 pm.
A funeral mass will be held on Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at 1:00pm at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Enoch Alberta
Following the mass will be a joyous celebration of life.