Murray Green

March 19, 1948 – November 23, 2012. Murray passed away at the age of 64 years  after a 14 month long courageous battle with cancer with loved ones by his side. Murray was born in Kamsack Saskatchewan to Stan and Ann Green.Murray is survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart and soul mate, Judy (Woodward) of 44 years. Son Darcy and daughter Jamie. Murray is also survived by his only sister Gloria (Tom) Strilchuk. He was a special “Papa” to Jordan, Justin, James, and Reid Green and will always be remembered by his many nieces and nephews and many friends.

Murraywas predeceased by his son Kelly Green, parents Stan and Ann Green, and brother Wayne (Carol) Green.

Murray attended school in Kamsack. Loved hockey and baseball which he continued to play into his adult years. He started out his working career as a plumbers helper for Kamsack Plumbing and Heating. Murray and Judy were married in 1968 and moved toYorkton Saskatchewan where he worked as a plumber for ACE Plumbing and Heating. He then spent 6 years at INCO in Thompson Manitoba as a pipefitter. In 1978 Murray and family moved to Brandon Manitoba where he worked at Simplot Canada as a pipefitter for the next 29 years.

After his retirement in 2007, Murray and Judy moved back to Kamsack. He soon discovered retirement was not for him and got a job with the Town of Kamsack. True to form, he whistled off to work everyday with a smile on his face and ready to do whatever needed to be done. He was overwhelmed with the acceptance of his fellow town employees at his tender age of 61. He respected everyone he worked with and thought of them like family.

Murray was very disappointed when his health forced him to give up working and never looked at it as retirement but as taking a break. He loved small town life and was happy to reminisce with old friends on the post office step and just chatting with everyone on his route.Murray will be most remembered for his friendly smile and his quick wit and his fast feet on the dance floor.

His life was structured with always wanting to win the “big one” with his lottery tickets, and going to get the local newspaper, the mail and the flyers. He always loved his time at MadgeLake enjoying the nature and his long walks and time spent with family and friends.

A Funeral service was held at Andrychuk Funeral Home on Tuesday

November 27, 2012. With Stephen Ruten officiating

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations in Murray’s memory may be made to the Ronald Mcdonald house in Saskatoon.  1101 University Dr, Saskatoon, SK. S7N0K4  OR to the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge. 4101 Dewdney Ave, Regina,SK. S4T1A3

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  1. Andy and Anita Strilchuk says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Murray passing away. He was just too young to leave the family. Our condolences go out to the family.

  2. Barenz Family says:

    Uncle Murray will be sadly missed. We are sorry for the loss of such a caring and heartwarming person. We’ll never forget his infectious laugh.

    Lance, Kristine, Taylor and Morgan

  3. Lawrence Honke says:

    Hi Judy and family, Deepest sympathy to you all. I used to work with Murray at Simplot. We retired at the same time. It was a shock to read the obituary in the Brandon Sun today. I always liked Murray, he was an easy guy to work with. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Lawrence and Rose Honke, Brandon, Mb

  4. Bruce and Amber Phipps says:

    Hi Judy, Darcy and Jamie,
    So sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. What a wonderful caring person Murray was, we were so happy to know him. He was always so happy and chatty and loved having his family around. I am sure you have many happy memories and his legacy will live on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

  5. Don & Rilla Fisher says:

    Our sympathies to Judy and family. Murray was truly a wonderful family man and a great friend; talking with him always brought a smile and a few laughs. He will be missed.

  6. Lawrence and Marlene Jumaga says:

    Judy, we were so saddened to read of Murray’s passing. It was a pleasure to have known him and worked with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

  7. The Bysouth Family says:

    Dear Judy and family;
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and yours…Murray was such a “good guy”, and he faced the inevitable with a lot of courage and support of his family. Share the memories…and celebrate his legacy…

    Garry, Brenda & family

  8. dianne mullins rn says:

    Dear family of Murray,
    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one.
    May you find comfort in the loving promise of our Heavenly Father that one day in the near future He will reunite us with our dead loved ones by means of a resurrection right here on earth in paradise conditions that will be filled with peace, happiness, and perfect health for everyone. (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:9-11,29; Isaiah 33:24)
    As you read the above texts from your Bible, may the wonderful hope they give us, along with loving memories bring you a measure of comfort during this most difficult time.

    sincerely dianne mullins

  9. Renita Picton and Bernie Barabash says:

    Dear Judy and family
    ALthough this message is late [i just found this on line after my brother Bernie asked about Murray], we wanted you to know how saddened we all were to hear of Murray’s passing. You two were an inspiration to many of us in terms of your long term relationship and marriage. Bernie B says he will never forget Murray’s fast feet on the dance floor watching the two of you jiving! Always happy, always smiling, always full of life. We missed everyone this summer at the lake as we were busy moving my Mom from BC back to Calgary so we missed seeing Murray and we are so saddened for that. Know that he is sorely missed by all who knew him and we hope all your memories from high school on will bring you comfort. Both Bernies remember playing hockey and baseball with him. Sincerely,
    Reni and Bernie B and Bernie P

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