Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Vernon Gray passed away at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Deanna. Loving father of Denise (Telford), Dawn (Jim), and Vernon (Laurie). Cherished grandfather of Esau, Tiffany, Daniel, Amanda, the late Curtis, Lesley, Burke, Jamie, Stephanie, Jackson, Vanessa and Lindsay. Treasured great-grandfather of Owen and Chloe. Dear brother of Ruth (the late George), Errnol (Wanda) and the late Elsie. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Basil and Evelyn Gray. Vernon loved to coach hockey and baseball. In his youth, he played football with the Sarnia Imperials. He was also a proud member of the Painters Union 213. Family and friends will be received at Aamjiwnaang Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Avenue, Sarnia on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Aamjiwnaang Community Centre on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. A private interment of ashes will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.