We much regret having to record the passing of Mr. Fred Wayne Gray which occurred suddenly at his home here on Friday, July 26, following a heart attack. He had been suffering from similar attacks for some years past.
Fred arrived in Whitehorse from Maine, U. S. A. in 1913, and was first employed by the B. Y. N. Co., to wire the old Yukon when it was under construction. The following year he entered the service of the Yukon Electrical Co., Ltd., in after years to become one of the principal shareholders. He remained with this company and was actively engaged in its operations right up to the time of his passing. He was married in Carcross, Y. T., in 1915. Mrs. Gray had previously been teaching at Springfield, Mass.
The news of the sudden passing of Fred came as a great shock throughout this community where he was held in the highest respect. During the years he was associated with the Yukon Electrical Co. Ltd. he was largely responsible for the development and extension of the company's plant to its present status.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. R. C. W. Ward in Christ
Church (The Old Log Church) on Sunday, July 28th. The large number of friends in attendance, and the floral tributes, were a silent tribute to the memory of the departed. The pallbearers were Messrs. Gene Jacquot, J. Elliott, Harvey Gennings, Ron. Greenslade, R. Bird and Don Murray. Interment took place in the local cemetery.
He leaves to mourn his loss his widow and daughter, Lucille, Mrs. John Carmichael of Jacksonville, Florida, who is at present staying with her mother in Whitehorse. We join with their many friends both near and far in extending sincerest sympathy to them in their bereavement.