James Filmore Murray

With broken hearts we announce the passing of our much loved Husband, Dad, Gramps, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Predeceased by sons, James and Matthew and brothers Gerry and Gar. He will continue to be loved by his wife of 53 years, Marguerite, daughter Melinda (Michael), grandsons Logan and Lucas, daughter in law, Ingrid (Adam and Kelsie), sister Lynn, brother Barry (Gail) and extended family and friends.
The Family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Shiraz Mawani and the exceptional nurses of McKenney Creek Hospice who cared for him.
Celebration of Life โ€“ January 17, 2016. Please contact the family for details.

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  1. My heart is hurting for you and your family Melinda I really wish I had met this awesome man that you had told me so many good stories about. Love to you all.

  2. So sorry for your family’s loss. I pray for lots of love, strength and some moments of peace through this hard time for you all.


    On behalf of the Winnipeg branch of Jim and Marguerite’s family , we send our love and best wishes at this painful time in your lives – with special love from Auntie Cill

  4. Ken and Renie MacLennan :

    Marguerite we are so sorry to hear of Jims passing. Hoping all the wonderful times and memories you made will comfort you and Melinda during this sad time. Love Ken and Renie

  5. Court Brooker :

    Our deepest condolences. What a wonderful thing families are. At times like this the family is so much more important than ever. Jim was a fighter and a wonderful person that we had the good fortune of knowing. May he rest in peace.

    Court, Betty, Corrie & Michael

  6. Ellen Lynne Dirnfeld nee Murray :

    Doctors,Nurses,Caregivers who attended to my brother Jim ….with special thanks to all of you.

    Jim was special to me..we had many GOOD times together…..Every year…..we were the same age …19 days apart…he was born 1939…I was born 1940….So AT THOSE TIMES..I TOLD HIM THAT I WOULD NOT SHINE HIS SHOES ,MAKE HIS BED ,DO HIS DISHES.OR PRESS HIS PANTS…for 19 days were same the age no longer my BIG
    We especially would go to field on government property..get under the fences..and look for gophers..we were looking for the holes….and we would lie down on the ground and he would instruct me to say not one word…. and we would wait for the gopher to poke his head off the hole.
    One time.I heard scathing in my closet…called my mother to come upstairs..and Jim had collected a few field mice and hid them in a box. Another time JIM threw a bunch of garter snakes…and i screamed … the neighours heard a block away.
    Jim and I got to go to the movies…,made snow forts…both Jim and I got broken arms in that summer…and we went to same schools.

    Jim was my protector…he watched over me…told me to girls to see…what boys to see or not see. That one year made of difference…I took me to my first canteen and last canteen…He tried new dance steps on me…before he tried Marg.

    Jim would say “Sis,one day above ground…..tis a good a day”
    Jim would say this…”.Brother..it sure see your two sons’your Mother and Father.see your brothers,Gramps &Gramma..Aunts &Uncles…counsins ,friends .You are HOME and we will
    ,surly follow. When I get there…please Greet me with the MURRAY Tarton.
    We will miss you….Keep in our prayers.

  7. Uncle Jim…what can I say?
    That you were always a great uncle?
    That you were always fun to be around?
    That you could always make me laugh?
    That a stern look from you scared me half to death? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    That conversation between you and my father were always fun to watch?
    All of the above are true, but most importantly, the feeling of family that I got from you, Auntie Marg, Melinda, James and Matt are precious and feelings that I will treasure forever.
    I may not have seen you for 20 odd years, but i remember you like it was yesterday.
    I’ll miss you, and my whole heart goes out to Marg and Melinda to have strength and carry on.
    Sending you all lots of love from the Middle East ๐Ÿ™‚
    Danielle, Shira, Emily & Ian

  8. Marie Mandoli :

    I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of your dear husband and friend, Marguerite. My heart aches for your families loss as well. May God give you and yours the peace and assurance that passes all understanding. You are all in our prayers.

  9. Court Brooker :

    An older cousin and fun loving relative. A few conversations but not enough. A good friend of my brother. Was always special when I made the infrequent visits. Wish I made more. rest in peace Jim.

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