July 4, 1949 – July 27, 2018
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, David Peter Murray. David passed away peacefully at his home in Wilmer, B.C. at the age of 69 on July 27, 2018, after his battle with lung cancer.
David was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan on July 4, 1949 to J. Duncan and Isabelle (Sommerville) Murray. David was the first of six children, Allen, Laurie, Chris, Karen and Gale. In 1957 they moved to the valley, and in 1958 to Wilmer. In 1973 David married Kathy Mackay and they had one son, Shawn, shortly after.
David worked in the forest industry for 38 years. David also had a passion for classic cars. David spent a little over 5 years restoring his favourite car, a 1955 two-door hard top Bel Air. David also enjoyed just having coffee and visiting with friends and family.
David was predeceased by his father, mother and sister Gale. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Kathy; son Shawn (Susan Oglestone); grandchildren Alisha and Dustin (Amy Osinchuck); great-granddaughter Charlotte Anne; his brothers Allen and Chris; his sisters Laurie, Linda and Karen; and many nieces and nephews.
Kathy and Shawn would like to thank family and friends for the loving thoughts through this journey. Special thanks to Dr. Johnson, Jessie McKersie and the entire home care staff.
An open reception will be held at the Conrad Kain Hall in Wilmer, B.C on Saturday, August 11th 2018 from 1-3 pm to celebrate his life.