Gray, Janey

February 21, 1953 ~ April 18, 2023

Janey Lynn Gray, also known as “Lella”, passed away on Tuesday April 18, 2023 with her loving husband, Bruce Gray, by her side. Janey was an incredible person full of love and comfort, intelligence and advice, and the most infectious laugh. She was born in Petrolia, spent most of her adult life in Wyoming and Bright’s Grove.  She was a registered nurse, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and confidant. Janey will be forever and always missed by her husband, Bruce Gray, her son Brett and his wife Keely, their two children, Kaden and Makenna, their daughter Jana and her husband Jonathan and their daughter Kennedy, her brothers and their families, her husband’s family, and her best friend Cora-Lou Ewing.  She is predeceased by her brother Larry Churchill, and her parents Muriel and Irving Churchill. Janey was an extremely caring, intelligent, unforgettable, and giving person.

Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life will be organized in the near future.

Sympathy may be expressed by donations to the Humane Society ( or Wyoming Minor Ball (


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  1. Bruce, Brett, Jana and families; we were so saddened to hear of the loss of Janey, your wonderful wife, mother and
    Janey’s smile always lite up a room. She will be greatly missed.
    Jill (Marley) & Scott Leedham

  2. Bruce, Brett, Keely ,Jana and families… so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss… We are keeping your families in our thoughts and prayers…

  3. Bruce and Family,
    Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
    Bob Gray,
    Patty and Blake Helps

  4. Dear Bruce and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you Steve , Beth, Dan and Sophie Marley.

  5. Dear Brett and Jana: So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and so supportive of anything you wanted to do in Kindergarten. May God be close to you as you mourn her passing.

  6. Dear Bruce & Family, How terribly sad it was to hear about Janey’s passing. Janey and I were childhood friends from Kindergarten through high school. I have so many great memories of her and our friendship over the years. Please know you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. With sincere and heartfelt condolences, Adrian and Ilene

  7. Bruce and Family
    We were surprised and saddened to hear of Janey’s passing.
    Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time and that we extend our deepest sympathies.

  8. Bruce and family
    So sorry to hear this sad news about Janey. We worked together at St. Joseph Hospital and drove to worked when we were on the same shift. Janey was an amazing nurse and always had that beautiful smile. We shared many laughs. Treasure all those memories.

  9. Dear Bruce and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  10. Dear Bruce, Brett, Jana and family, our sincere condolences to you all. Janey was a wonderful friend, so caring and genuine and always thinking of others. I know she has already found an amazing book club, where she still never reads the book! Thanks for the memories Janey.

  11. Bruce, Brett and Jana. We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Janey. Our thoughts are with you at his difficult time.

  12. Bruce and family
    We are thinking of you at this very difficult time, may you find strength in your loving memories of Janey

  13. Bruce and family…….sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad, difficult time…….remembering lots of good baseball memories from years gone by.

  14. Bruce, Jana, Brett and Family, So very very sorry to hear of the sad shocking news of the loss of Janey. Our sincere thoughts and condolences are with you during this extremely difficult time of sorrow. We will always remember Janey for her awesome genuine personality and continuous smile. May the many fond memories of Janey’s life help ease some of the pain and comfort you during this very sad time. R.I.P. Janey. Sincerely Ron and Linda Scales

  15. Bruce – So sorry to hear that your wife has passed away. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your Family at this very sad and difficult time.

  16. I have been a nurse for 41 years and the first 15 years were spent working with Janey on 3 South at old St. Josephs Hospital in Sarnia. She was indeed a wonderful person, always smiling, very family focused, and a great nurse. I have many awesome memories of Janey from working as a nurse. She frequently talked about, and was very proud of her family. As young nurses, we always told Janey that Bruce looked like “Magnum”, she would just laugh. Her positive and enthusiastic presence was always felt at work.
    Sincerest sympathy to Bruce and Janey’s families.
    Gail Lester

  17. Bruce and family we were so saddened to hear that Janey had passed away. Please accept our sincere condolence.

  18. Bruce, Brett, and Jana. I am so sorry and saddened to see this. The memories I have of Janey, one of my best friends living in wyoming I always cherish. I am thinking of you all and am keeping you in my thoughts.

  19. Hey Bruce & family, very sorry to hear about Janey, so young , we must remember , every day is a blessings .

  20. Bruce, Brett and families. I am so sorry to hear of Janey’s passing. My deepest condolences at this most difficult

  21. Condolences to the Gray family, and to all that loved Janey. I am sure she will be missed by many.

  22. My sincere sympathies to Bruce, and all the Gray and Churchill families at this sad time. May Janey rest in peace.

  23. Condolences from the “Garry Jordan & Family”. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you at this time!

  24. Our deepest sympathies to the Bruce, Brett and Jana. Janey was a very caring and giving person. She will be missed by her family, friends and many is difficult to express the sadness we all feel, memories of her laugh and sense of humour help ease the loss.

  25. Bruce and Family, so sorry to hear of Janey’s passing. Hold onto to those great memories. Thinking of all of you in the days ahead. Big Hugs to all

  26. To Bruce and family our sincere condolences. Janey was an amazing lady and I was proud to call her my friend.

  27. Bruce and family was so sorry to hear of Janeys passing
    SHE Will be remberd as a beautiful caring ladie she was

  28. Bruce, Brett and Jana: Thinking of you and your family at this ,most difficult time.
    Another angel to watch over all of us.
    RIP Janey

  29. Bruce, Brett, Jana and family. Deep condolences on Janey’s passing. She always had a smile and some kind words.

  30. Bruce and Family
    We are very sorry to learn of Janey’s passing. Our sincerest condolences go out to the entire family.

  31. To all of the Gray family, we extend our most heartfelt condolences.
    May the memories you hold near (especially from the ball field!) bring comfort to you all during this difficult time and on future days.

  32. Very sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. I never met her but Barbie said she knew her from Wyoming. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Gary and Barb Fleming.

  33. So sorry to hear of Janey’s passing. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to all. Bill and Sharon Stonehouse

  34. So sorry to hear of Janey’s passing. Many memories of her with my mom when living in Wyoming. My condolences to your family.

  35. Bruce, Brett, Jana and family. We are sad to see of Janeys passing, our sincere condolences to all.
    It’s never easy losing a love one. Gods blessings to you.

  36. Dear Bruce and family. I. am so sorry to hear of Janey’s death.
    I remember Janey as a little toddler at Ross and Joey’s wedding . She was so cute and continued that way. I know you will miss her so much as she was always by your side. You will have wonderful memories of your life together.. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love, Aunt Lois

  37. Our thoughts are with each of you as we remember the fun-loving person that Janey was. It was always great meeting up with her.
    We’re so sorry for your loss.

  38. So Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this very sad and difficult time. May the memories of this amazing woman help carry you all through. R.I.P. Janey ❤️

  39. We are so saddened to hear of Janey’s passing. We have fond memories of being neighbours in Wyoming. Our sincere condolences to you Bruce, Brett and Jana and families. May it be of some comfort to you to know others are thinking of you at this most difficult time. Henry & Bev

  40. Bruce, Brett, Jana and family.
    I will always remember Janey’s kindness and love of life. Some of my fondest memories of my time in Wyoming are with Janey at the diamond. She was such a good friend.

  41. Brett, Keely and family: so sorry for your loss of Janey. You certainly are going to miss. may your memories give you comfort at this sad time. sending hugs.

  42. Our most sincere condolences to Bruce Brett Keely Jana Jonathon and families Janey was a wonderful lady always smiling and up for a good visit She will be missed by many RIP Janey
    Doug Wendy Alex Janelle Isaac and families

  43. Brett, Keely, and Family
    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all in your time of sorrow.

  44. So sorry to hear about Janey. Went to school with her and was a close friend to her Mother Muriel. Our condolences to her family and friends. Too young to be gone. Cherish her memories.