Brian Gray

Knockmuldowney Park, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo and formerly of Scalloway, Shetland Islands, Scotland.

26 Feb, 2023

Peacefully, with his wife at home. Brian, predeceased by his father Ian. Loving husband of Paula and dear father of Paul. He will be sadly missed by his wife, son, mother Marina, sister Karen Cameron, brother-in-law Donald Cameron, niece Vaila, nephews Euan and Lewis, aunts, uncle, in-laws, relatives and friends.

Rest In Peace.

A Celebration of Brian’s Life will take place on Thursday at 5:00pm at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo for family and close friends only. A private Cremation Service will take place on Friday at 12:00pm at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to North West Hospice, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for his family below.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence below for the family – please see form at bottom of page. Alternatively, you can send a private message to the family on


  1. Sadness. You’ve lived around the world. You left many friends.
    Goodbye my friend.
    Luiz, Vera and dogs from Brazil

  2. Many fond memories of a good friend taken too soon. Heartfelt condolences to all his family.

  3. Sincerest condolences Paula and to all the family on Brian’s passing. He was a lovely gentleman and always had a friendly hello when passing No. 29. Kindest Regards, Catherine & Tom.

  4. Sincere condolences to you Paula and to Paul. and also to Karen and family and of course his mum Marina. Fond memories of when we were all in Cape Town for Chantal’s wedding. Also of times in Shetland.

  5. Deeply saddened with this news he was a dear friend and neibourgh some years ago now. My condolences to all his family
    Lyn Fraser

  6. Sincere condolences to his dear wife, Paula, his son Paul, his sister Karen and family and especially his lovely mum Marina. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.

  7. Condolences to all Brian’s family, i will remember teenage fans with great fondness.

  8. Brian Gray- one of a kind. Eternally grateful to have crossed paths and too have had such a dear friend in you. A remarkable life… lived to the full. We will hold on to all the fond memories and support Paula in any way she needs, until the next time ❣❣ no.36

  9. Marina, Karen and Paula
    I am devastated at your loss. I am so glad to have been able to spend time with Brian and Paula last year when I visited from Australia. Much love to you all and you are in my thoughts.
    Forever in our hearts 💔

  10. Brian, we love you, we’re so grateful we had you here in Sligo, we thank you for your friendship and I was so proud to have you as my pal and Big Bro. There are so many, many memories our family have with you that will be cherished for the rest of our lives. My heart and love goes to Paula, Paul, Marina and Karen, Donald, Vaila, Euan and Lewis and all of Brian’s many friends and extended family. Rest Easy Brian. Love always, Anna, Tabby, Illán and Aphria. Xxx

  11. Sad to see dis he wis full o funs and mischief whin in shetland .condolensces tae you aa

  12. We are so sad to hear the news about Brian and send our deepest love and condolences to all the family, especially Paula, Marina, Karen & Donald and Paul. We want you to know that Brian’s passing is felt all these miles away and we are with you in our shared shock and grief. Your family is very dear to our hearts and the thought of you always brings a wistful longing to be closer. Much love Ann & Cam, Joan & Jenny xxxx

  13. ‘Handsome Brian Gray’ what can i say that about you that isn’t already well known ? You were charming, funny, entertaining, kind, generous, and of course very handsome. Your company was a joy to be in and never dull, your heart was a mile wide as was your smile and its sad to know that we will not experience either again in the flesh, but memories are forever and they are strong so thanks for that my friend.
    Paula, sad and difficult times are with you now but I’m sure there are many dear friends and family also so lean on them and keep it going as best you can.
    Love and best wishes from Hof and Kai, Thailand.

  14. Sending condolences with a heavy heart to Paula, Paul, Marina, Karen & Donald, Vaila, Euan & Lewis, to the wider family & all of Brian’s many friends across the seas.
    Brian will be sorely missed.
    With love from Isobel, Paul, Miriam, Amy & Harry in Weisdale, Shetland xxxxx

  15. Brian was the kindest and biggest hearted person going, so many great memories of all the funs we had. Sending lots of love and hugs to Paula, we’re heartbroken for you, and all the rest of the family. The good looking wan is gone too soon. Norma & Campbell xx

  16. We are devastated to hear the news of the passing of our much loved friend Brian. I feel fortunate indeed to count him among my dearest friends, and to have spent so many great times with him over the years in different parts of the world.

    He inspired me to travel as a young man, and as a result had a profound, positive influence.

    His friendly, funny, intelligent, upbeat personality was infectious, and wherever he was in the world he had a knack of not only being great company, but combined with his big heart he had a knack of making folk of any creed whatsoever feel good about themselves. I will miss him dearly, but will carry many many great memories of him for the remainder of my life.

    Thinking of you today, and sending wir deepest condolences, love and bosies to you aa.

  17. Fond memories of Brian as a teenager, with a wicked sense of humour and the most charming smile. Just like Peter Pan, he never seemed to age.
    My thoughts are with you Paula, Paul, Karen, Donald, Vaila, Euan and Lewis as you celebrate the life of a wonderful husband, father, brother and uncle, today and may your many happy memories fill your minds, warm your hearts and lead you through. xx

  18. Very sad to hear of Brian’s passing. An absolute gentleman. Always a pleasure to deal with. May he rest in peace.

  19. My deepest condolences to those left without Magic Brian in their lives.

    Magic. Aberdeen cookies and raves. Thailand’s secrets. Islands we would never have known to explore. More magic in Malaysia. Your stories from Brazil…
    Brian influenced my being and will never be forgotten.

    Love and magic forever xxx

  20. My heartfelt condolences to Paula, Paul, Marina, Karen, Donald, Vaila, Euan, Lewis and his family on this sad news. Great memories of Brian back in the day as a young man in Shetland. His easy manner and good humour made for great company. Celebrate a life lived to the full with such happy memories. We’ll all miss him.

  21. First appreciation to Robin for letting Brian’s American and Canadian friends know of his passing.

    I met Brian on my first day on Koh Bulon during the 1994-1995 winter season. It was my first time in Thailand. We became fast friends. Many great memories; except maybe the several times where Brian was able to have the last late night walk on the beach with the girl we were both trying to chat up. I know he wasn’t a bad looking fella but I believe if it wasn’t for the damn magic I would probably have taken a few more of those walks.

    Brian came to the states the following spring and summer and worked and lived with us painting exterior houses in western Massachusetts with a bit of electrician work on the side. It was a great summer with trips to NYC and Boston as well as many BBQ’s and parties.

    Brian and I spoke on the phone on and off over the years and each time it was always a laugh.

    Brian was a kind and generous man with a great Scottish sense of humor. All of his friends here in America and Canada will miss and remember him.

    My condolences to his wife, son, family and friends. RIP Brian, looking forward to another laugh.

  22. I was deeply saddened to hear that Brian had passed away & I felt like a light had gone out in the world. Although it’s many years since we hung out together, I have so many fond memories of times spent with Brian in Shetland when we were younger. Brian was such a charmer, so handsome, & always had a twinkle in his eye & a wink, & that great big smile. Such a joker. You were guaranteed instant laughter when Brian appeared! I last spoke to him in the local pharmacy in Scalloway & he was just the same. Such a special human, & my thoughts are with his wife Paula, son Paul, his Mam & sister & the rest of the family. R.I.P beautiful Brian. Xx

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *