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Barbara “Barb” Jean Gray (née O’Brien)

June 6, 2024

Sadly passed on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Victoria Hospital at the age of 89 years.  The most amazing and caring wife, mother, Baba, Great Baba and friend.  She thought of everyone, and family was always her number one priority.  Barb will be truly missed.  Mother of Daniel, Pamela, Robert and Tim.  Adored Baba of 8 and Great-Baba of 11.  Predeceased by her husband and true love of 68 years (2021) Donald Dinwoodie Gray; parents Daniel O’Brien (Borshuk), and sister Sandra Ropac (O’Brien).

Miss Me – But Let Me Go

I have come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom filled room

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss Me a little – but not too long

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember all the love that we once shared,

Miss Me – but let me go.

For this journey that we all must take

And each must go alone.

It’s all part of the Master’s Plan

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart,

Go to family and friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss Me – but let me go.  Xoxo


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in the memory of Barb are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.

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Great Person... Positive Spirit God Bless the family during this difficult time 🙏.

~ Jimmie Vinson jr

Ava and Baba

~ Rebecca Gray

Barb will always be missed fwith her happy infectious laugh to her serious informational knowledge of the many branches of her family tree. For each one of our four daughters Barb came to the hospital and gave the granddaughters their very first dress. She was so accommodating and to this day her son Bob and I cherish the many original ceramic creations she made for us. She was a very strong and smart person who helped make life worth living.

~ Elaine Gray

Baba you have always been a rock and the strength of our family. I loved visiting with you and sharing my growing family with you. You loved your family and we love you right back with all our hearts. I miss you terribly but I am so happy to know you are reunited with Grandpa!

~ Rebecca Gray

We will miss you baba, thank you for the birthday wishes.

~ Melissa Mink

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