Kathryn Mary Gray

November 12, 1942 to November 29, 2021


It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Kathryn Mary Gray, aged 79 years, at the Health Science Center on November 29, 2021.  She was a well-known teacher in Mount Pearl having taught Grade 4 at Park Avenue Elementary for over 30 years.

Predeceased by her parents Wilson and Mary Gray (nee Brown) and sister Bertha Marilyn Gray.

Leaving to mourn with cherished memories are her sister and brother-in-law Jim and Dorothy Long.  Also cousins Milton and Marie Brown, Bertha McBain (Bob, deceased), Delores Dunphy (Joe, deceased), Karen and Brian Scalzillo, Mary Frances Gamber (Gerry, deceased) and family, Bud and Shirley Thorne and family, Jim and Maureen Thorne and family, Austin Thorne and Sheila Copps and family, Mary Albota (Fred, deceased) and family, Evelyn McQuinn and family.

Special friends Mary Long, Kay Hurley, Judy Dale, Derm and Shirley Connolly, and members of the Park Avenue School retired teachers card club and the Shortall Street card club.  (She did love a good game of cards!)

A very special thank you to the doctors and nurses of 4 South B, Health Sciences Center.  Your thoughtfulness and caring were much appreciated.  A special thank you to Dr. Mabel Greene and Dr. Shawn Metcalfe, her family physicians.

As per Kathryn’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation and a private family burial will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021.  No flowers by request; donations may be made to the NL Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Those we love don’t’ go away, they walk beside us everyday; unseen, unheard but always near – still loved, still missed, still very dear.





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Sincere condolences, I remember Ms. Grey when I was a student of Park Ave in the early 70’s

Miss Gray was a very happy person…a pleasing smile in the morning when I arrived at class. She took me aside one day and gave me an award for reading and presented me with a book. It is her kindness and insight that helped me develop a love of reading. She stood out…she was excellent….

David Baldwin

To the family of Ms. Gray, I had the pleasure of having Ms. Gray as my Grade 4 teacher at Park Avenue School way back in the 1970s. I remember her with fondness and warmth. She was a very kind teacher and made all of us students feel special. Sending heartfelt condolences to you all.

Just learned of Kathryn’s death. I’m so sad. She was a lovely person and I have great memories of visits with her and Dorothy. It was a pleasure spending time with her. Our family will miss her.

Dorothy and Jim, So saddened to learn of Kathy’s passing. So many memories flipping through my head right now. Our many hours attending school from Kindergarten through graduation at Jackson Memorial. Playing school and nurses in your back yard. We were separated for many years before being reconnected a few years ago. but our conversation picked up from where we left it almost sixty years before. May she Rest In Peace.
Sincere condolences

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Kathy Gray, a teacher colleague from Park Avenue School . I remember Kathy as being an excellent teacher who enjoyed her work and was loved by the students who were fortunate to be in her Grade four class.

Sincere condolences to Kathy’s family and friends,
Roberta Gill

As someone who was never fond of school, I will always look back at Miss Gray’s class with great fondness, her kindness and gentle ways will stay with me always. Her legacy is the love she gave to so very many of her students.

If anyone ever asked who was your favourite teacher in school, my answer through the years was always Miss Gray. She was so kind and had a huge heart. She encouraged us to always put in your best effort. For me personally, she encouraged my creative side and gave me confidence in my abilities. I am so glad I had the opportunity at a local craft fair about 20 years ago to tell her in person she was my all time favourite teacher. She still is. She certainly made a difference to one little girl. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

Dorothy and Jim. thinking of you at this time. May Kathryn Rest In Peace. Randy and Michelle Davis.

Condolences to Ms Grays family. I had Ms Gray for my grade 4 teacher at Park Ave. School. She was always pleasant and kind and loved working with children .I have great memories of her. I am so sorry to hear of her passing may she rest in peace.

It’s been said “ They may forget what you said — but they will never forget how you made them feel.”. Grade 4 was a long time ago for me but I will never forget the kindness and genuine care she demonstrated for her students. Her memory will live on in all those who were taught and influenced by Ms. Gray over the years….may she Rest In Peace.

Condolences to Dorothy and Jim in the passing of your dear sister and sister- in – law .Cherish your memories! She always spoke lovingly of you both. Kathy was a long-time friend and colleague. She was a valued and enthusiastic member of our Park Avenue Retired Teachers’ Club. .
Always remembered! Always loved !
Lima and Raymond

So sorry to hear of Miss Gray’s passing. She taught me grade 4 at Park Avenue and was one of my favorite teachers. Sincere condolences to the family at this sad time.

Sorry for your loss. I remember her teaching me.

Dorothy and Jim. So sorry to hear that Kathryn has passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Glenys (Janes) Hazeltine

Ms. Gray taught my girls at Park Avenue School. They loved her. She was a great teacher.

Dorothy and Jim;
We were so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was a beautiful lady and always had a warn and friendly smile. We know you will miss her dearly. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Sincere condolences; Mary & Kevin Walsh

Dorothy and Jim, condolences on Kathryn’s passing. I remember her as a sweet, kind lady who will be missed by all who were blessed to have known her.
Kindest regards to all the family.



Dorothy and Jim
My deepest condolences on the passing of your sister and best friend Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gennie Murphy

Our condolences to Kathy’s family. I had the pleasure of teaching with her at Park Avenue Elementary. She was a true professional who always came to school early and was usually the last one to leave in the afternoon. May she Rest In Peace.
Jed and Paula Butt

Sincerest condolences to Miss Gray’s family. She was my grade 4 teacher in 1975 and favorite at Park Avenue. I can still see her standing at the front of class and reading Pippi Longstocking stories to us. Rest in Peace Miss Gray.

So sorry to hear the passing of Miss Gray. She had taught me Grade 4 at Park avenue school in the 80’s. I always remembered her kind, warm smile and her compassion for teaching. May she Rest In Peace. Prayers and thoughts to her family and friends

My condolences to Miss Gray’s family and friends. She was my grade 4 teacher early 70s at Park Ave School. She always kind and caring.

Carolyn (Knee) McGrath

Omg seeing her photo..I remember her as a teacher for my daughters……deepest sympathy to her family……we should never ever take things for granted..tomorrow’s are never promised…..

Heartfelt sympathy to Dorothy and Jim. Kathy was a much loved member of our card club (Park Avenue) and we looked forward to her many interesting. stories.. We will indeed miss her very much . .Cherish your memories and remember how special you were to her. Keith and Joan Welsh

To Dorothy and Jim. We are so sorry to hear this news of Kathy’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Kathy was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed. Gil and June Boyce

My deepest condolences to Ms Gray’s family. She was my Grade 4 teacher in the early 70s and I remember her as a wonderful and caring teacher. May many happy and lasting memories help you during this time.

Sincere condolences to Dorothy an Jim on the passing of a dear sister and sister-in-law.

A fond farewell to Kathy, the organizer of our Monday night Card Games. You are and will be missed.

Anne Kearsey