Michael (Mike) Scott Gray, passed away suddenly due to a medical condition, on April 8, 2008 while in the line of duty as a BC Ambulance Service Paramedic in Vancouver, B.C.
Born February 24, 1969 in Quesnel, B.C. Mike is predeceased by his mother Mary, his grandparents, William and Katherine Gray and Henry and Christina Ewan. He is survived by his father Simon; sister Nadine; step-mother Barbara; step-sister Leanne and step-brother Kevin.
Mike will also be missed by his extended Paramedic family from across the province. Mike was raised in Fraser Lake, B.C. where his love for the outdoors, motorcycles and amateur radio began. As a teenager he was diagnosed with a rare genetic kidney disease and underwent dialysis for several years until a successful kidney transplant in 1993. The donor was a vibrant young girl, Martha Bryan of Victoria and her family holds a special place in our hearts. The transplant enabled Mike to begin his adult life and his work as a paramedic for the BC Ambulance Service. Mike’s work as a paramedic was his greatest pleasure. Mike joined the ambulance service in 1997 in Fraser Lake, he later transferred to Dawson Creek, Chilliwack, Central Saanich and Hope as well as several stations in the Lower Mainland. Mike truly loved working for BC Ambulance Service, Life Flight, and Cromedica Prime Research. The friendships he developed in the service meant a great deal to him.
In the short time he was with us, he lived his life to the fullest. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to his Paramedic partner, the Ambulance crews, Vancouver Police, Vancouver Fire Rescue, and the VGH Emergency staff who responded to the call.
A memorial service and honours procession is planned at the Chilliwack Prospera Place on Tuesday April 15th at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Easter Seal House, The Transplant Society of BC or the CKNW Orphan’s Fund.