Peacefully on August 5, 2013 at 94 years of age. Elizabeth Gray (born July 10, 1919). Dear wife of the late Ted Gray and cherished sister of the late Helen Cote. Survived by children Nancy and Edgar Scrutton and John and Shelley Gray. Grandmother of Alison Burke, Randy Gray, and April Laur. Great grandmother to Alicia Burke, Devon Dennis, Alayah Dennis and Myles Gray. Elizabeth graduated from St. Michael’s Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She attended Assumption University and received a diploma in Nursing Education. In 1963 she received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Assumption University and her Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Windsor. In 1983 she obtained a Diploma in Gerontology from the University of Michigan. She was a founding member of the Council on Aging. In 1964-65 she was a Nursing Consultant to the A.A.M. First Aid Squad in Amherstburg, 27 members were awarded the Medical Ambulance Technologist Certificates and Elizabeth was made an Honorary Life member of the Squad. Elizabeth was a Sessional Instructor in the Nursing Dept. at the University of Windsor, a Nursing Instructor at Metropolitan Hospital School of Nursing, and a Clinical Instructor at Hotel Dieu Hospital. She was the first lay person in a Catholic Hospital to be appointed Director of Nursing at Hotel Dieu Hospital. In 1972 she was appointed as an Assistant Administrator and subsequently was appointed Associate Executive Director at Hotel Dieu until her retirement in 1987. From 1982-1987, Elizabeth was a member of the St. Clair College Board. She was a member and Vice Chairman of the Windsor Housing Authority Board. She was appointed by Bishop Sherlock to the Roman Catholic Cemetery Board at Heavenly Rest. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society Windsor & Essex Co. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Huron Lodge for all their care and compassion. On Saturday, August 10, 2013 family and friends are invited to meet at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) after 9:30am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00am. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca


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