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GRAY, Jessie (Etta)
GRAY, Jessie (Etta) - 109, Valley View Villa, Riverton, Pictou County, died June 17, 1993, in the villa. Born in White Hill, Pictou County, she was a daughter of the late John Duncan and Elizabeth (Jardine) Cameron. She spent most of her adult life in the village of Hopewell, Pictou County. Some of her younger years were spent in Providence, RI, where she learned and worked at the millinery trade. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church; Rebekah Lodge; Canadian Red Cross Society; Home and School Association, all of Hopewell; adherent of St. Andrew's United Church, Truro, and member of various United and Presby- terian ladies' groups of Hopewell and Truro. During her lifetime she witnessed the introduction of all the major modern day inventions. At age 83, she had her first plane ride to Montreal where she attended Expo 67. At age 100 she appeared in the musical King of Friday Night, written by her grandson, playwright John Gray, partially filmed in Truro and later shown on television across Canada. She is survived by a son, Howard, Truro; six grandchildren; six great-grandsons. She was predeceased by her husband, William; two sons, Trueman, Edwin; an infant daughter; two brothers, Willard, Harry. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday in St. Columba United Church, Hopewell. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery. Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, St. Columba United Church or St. Andrew's United Church, Truro.

[Halifax Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1997]
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