It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pastor David M. Gray on January 20th, 2022 at the age of 75. Born in Saint John on December 20th, 1946, he was the son of the late Corey and Emma (Dunnett) Gray.
David will be sadly missed by his wife and best friend of 51 years, Irma (MacTavish) Gray and by his devoted children Tammy (Robert) Gallagher and Andrew (Stacey Deacon) Gray. He was a wonderful Grampie to Daniel, Hannah, Nathan, Carter, Emerson and Declan. David will be lovingly remembered by his brothers, Joseph (Nancy), Tom (Lynda) and Peter and his sisters, Anne (Andrew) Crossan, Jane Malley and Joan (Reid) Eisenhauer. He was predeceased by David Carter, his son-in-law.
David served the Lord for over 51 years and referred to this as the best life ever! He and Irma pastored at many churches including Church Planting in Pine Glen, Parkside Baptist, Amherst Open Bible and, most recently, Nasonworth Baptist Church for the last 20 years. Their ministry took them to France and Chad Africa with TEAM and included 16 years with Child Evangelism Fellowship serving the Maritime Provinces. They also loved their partnership with the White Head Baptist Church during their missionary conferences. David also served as the teacher of the Children’s Ministry course at the New Brunswick Bible Institute for almost 20 years. Every opportunity to serve the Lord was precious to David and Irma. To our dear friends of the Nasonworth Baptist Church, we will never forget your love and kindness during his last ministry. You were in David’s heart until the very end.
David treasured his family and loved spending time with his wife, children, and their spouses. His grandchildren brought him the greatest joy, creating wonderful, fun, and meaningful memories with them each visit. David also enjoyed metal detecting and his visits to Prince Edward Island with his family every summer. He was an avid reader and always had many books on the go. Gardening, mowing his lawn and especially tending his lilies were favorite summer activities. David was always kind to God’s little creatures and especially loved Oliver (Tammy’s puppy) over this past year.
David’s family would like to express deep thanks and appreciation to the Doctors and Nurses at the Oncology Clinic of the Moncton Hospital and on 4200. A special thank you to Dr. Al ani for her amazing care over this past year. We would also like to thank David’s niece, Ruth Dunnett and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Randy Thurber for their tremendous support and love during this difficult time.
David's Service of Rembrance will be held at Nasonworth Baptist Church on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Robert Dunlop leading the service. Reception to follow the service.
Fergusons Funeral Home are assisting the family with funeral arrangements, which will include a Ceremony of Remembrance for David to be held in the spring at Nasonworth Baptist Church in Nasonworth, NB.