March 16, 1927 – June 18, 2004

It is with deep sadness the family announced that Norman Wilbur Murray passed away peacefully on Friday, June 18 at Menno Hospital.

At the age of 18, Norman joined the Royal Candian Navy Volunteer Reserves. He was aboard the frigate Strata dam in the North Atlantic for four years.

After leaving the Navy, Norm took up mining which took him all over the world. He mined in Ontario and B.C. Then he was off to Peru for about two years. He returned to Canada for a short time then went on to Kellogg, Idaho. It was there that he was in a mine cave-in. This ended his career in mining. He ended his working career in autobody.

Norm has had a very interesting life. He has been all over the world with the Navy, mining and he was a certified pilot. Some of Norm’s most enjoyable times were travelling, dancing and being with his freinds. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Anavets.

He is survived by his ex-wife Audrey Williams; daughter Kim (Shelly) Cool and his five grandchildren Robert, Keire, Mike, Kayla, and Amber; his brother Bob and sister Myrna. Predeceased by sisters Marge, Joyce and Lyla.

The family would like to thank the staff of Menno Home and Menno Hospital, where Norm spent the last few years of his life, for the kind and loving care of Norm. Our thanks and gratitude goes to the staff on East 2 for their special care of “Uncle Norm”.

Following cremation, his remains will be taken to Manitoba for a family burial in High Bluff.



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