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St Peter's 13-18

Anthony Gray

Remembering Anthony (Tony) Gray (School 1952-2017)

A colourful character, and loving brother, who lived life to the fullest - not least as both an old St. Olave's and St. Peter's student that excelled in swimming and rugby, always rising up to a challenge. Guided his younger brothers, Ian, Neil and Martin, through their school years, always lending a shoulder when needed.

Tony (as he was fondly referred to as) had a career in the oil industry, working for the major players (Shell, Agip, ConocoPhillips, Maersk, Total, Enterprise Oil, BP) in operations, and later as a consultant in various parts of the world; North Sea, Iran, Nigeria, Angola, Libya, amongst others, facing difficult challenges and times. He was a hands-on leader by example and much sought after, always finding a new challenge throughout his career.

Early in his career he worked at the Aberdeen Drilling school as a tutor/lecturer.

He has left behind his dear wife (Susan Watmough) with whom he had two adorable, athletic and, now grown-up and successful children; Nicholas and Chloe. From a former partner both Tony and Susan raised his twin boys (Andrew and Michael).

In his leisure time (away from work) he loved water sports (skiing and boating) trailing his second love, his boat (Miss Chloe) from Scotland, to and from Beaulieu-sur-mer, on the French Riviera.

He sadly passed away on Sunday, 8th October, 2017.

Supplied by Ian Gray