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GRAY, James Scott - Passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017 at the age of 90.

Loving husband of the late Kathleen (Kay) 2009.

Proud father of Scott, Farlan (Mary), Bruce (Marilyn), Glen, Wendy (Bruce).

Exceptionally proud grandfather of: Emily and Christine; Jim, Rachel and Alex; and Indigo and Eve.

James (Jim) came to Canada in 1948 from Glasgow Scotland after serving in the British Merchant Navy. An impressive and varied career led Jim and Kay to live in Edmonton, Brantford, London, Montreal and finally Prince Edward County.

A man of many skills and talents, he worked as a ship engineer, tool and die designer, commercial artist, political cartoonist, advertising executive, president of Western Tire, and advertising agency owner.

He was also a prolific artist and furniture builder. He leaves a legacy of creative work including an illustrated brand for the city of Belleville, of which he was very proud.

Those who knew Jim well knew him to be outgoing, loyal to friends and family, and a rebel with a twinkle in his eye. He was a music aficionado and a lover of sports, fine scotch, and reading.

The Gray family would like to extend a very special thank you to the caring and compassionate staff at the Bayview Retirement Residence which James happily called home for the last three years.

A cremation has taken place and a family celebration of James' life will be held at a later date.

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GRAY, James Scott - Passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017 at the age of 90.

Loving husband of the late Kathleen (Kay) 2009.

Proud father of Scott, Farlan (Mary), Bruce (Marilyn), Glen, Wendy (Bruce).

Exceptionally proud grandfather of: Emily and Christine; Jim, Rachel and Alex; and Indigo and Eve.

James (Jim) came to Canada in 1948 from Glasgow Scotland after serving in the British Merchant Navy. An impressive and varied career led Jim and Kay to live in Edmonton, Brantford, London, Montreal and finally Prince Edward County.

A man of many skills and talents, he worked as a ship engineer, tool and die designer, commercial artist, political cartoonist, advertising executive, president of Western Tire, and advertising agency owner.

He was also a prolific artist and furniture builder. He leaves a legacy of creative work including an illustrated brand for the city of Belleville, of which he was very proud.

Those who knew Jim well knew him to be outgoing, loyal to friends and family, and a rebel with a twinkle in his eye. He was a music aficionado and a lover of sports, fine scotch, and reading.

The Gray family would like to extend a very special thank you to the caring and compassionate staff at the Bayview Retirement Residence which James happily called home for the last three years.

A cremation has taken place and a family celebration of James' life will be held at a later date.

HastingsObituaries.com

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