In Loving Memory of

Penelope Adeline Wray

1938 - 2019

Obituary of Penelope Adeline Wray

WRAY, Penelope Adeline “Penny”

Peacefully with the love and support of her family, Penelope passed away at St. Peter's Hospital on Monday, February 25, 2019, at the age of 80. She has been reunited with her beloved husband, Blair Wray. Loving mother of Debby (Ted) Lehman and grandmother of Leo and Mary Anne. She was predeceased by her parents Barbara and Henry Eydt and by her brothers Ron and Bob. Penelope will be remembered by her sisters-in-law Betsy and Carol (of Waterloo and Burlington). A long-time teacher in Hamilton, Penelope worked for over 30 years at Earl Kitchener and Cardinal Heights Elementary School. Throughout the years, Penelope enjoyed travelling and devoting time to her church, St. George’s Reformed Episcopal Church. From time to time, she even enjoyed a glass of wine! A special thank you to the doctors and nurses of St. Peter’s Hospital for their care and support. In accordance with Penelope’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A visitation will be held at St. George’s Reformed Episcopal Church, 134 Emerson Street, Hamilton, on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 10am-12pm in the fellowship hall. A Memorial Service will follow in the church sanctuary at 12pm. An interment will take place at Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard, Hamilton, at 3pm. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA, the Canadian Nature Conservancy- World Wildlife Federation or to St. George’s Reformed Episcopal Church. Online condolences may be shared on Penelope’s memorial page found at

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Jennifer Booth
3 years ago

I always wondered what happened to Mrs. Wray, my grade 6 teacher at Earl Kitchener Public School and was sad to read she had passed. She was very fair, never played favourites or picked on a kid. I loved being in her class. She was meant to teach children, I was lucky to have her that one year. Sincerely, Jennifer Booth, Class of 1971-72

Melaina Gava
5 years ago

Dear Ted and Debbie
Sending you my deepest sympathy – I am sorry to hear about Debbie’s Mom, Know I am thinking of you.
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Patricia Barton
5 years ago

I was saddened to read of Penny`s death in the Spectator. As a former colleague and member of the “Apple” crew we shared many times together both working and at Apple lunches in retirement–happy memories.

My condolences to the family.

Melanie Mumby
5 years ago

Sending condolences from a prior student of Mrs Wrays. Mrs. Wray was my grade 6 Teacher @ Earl Kitchener And was one teacher I always remembered.

Cathy Simon
5 years ago

It was my great privilege to call Penny my friend. We shared many happy and sad times together over more than 25 years of friendship. Penny was always supportive and willing to help everyone she knew, and she was my rock during several difficult times in my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better friend, and I will miss her terribly. Rest In Peace my dear, and may your family find comfort in remembering your love.


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