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Alexander Murray

Alexander Murray

Monday, March 16th, 1925 - Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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Obituary

Alec passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the age of 94. Preceded in death by his wife Margaret (nee Hargreaves) and his brother James. Survived by sons Glenn (Laureen) and Michael; grandchildren Emelie, Christopher and Matthew and great granddaughter Lilly. Born in the Scotch Block area of rural Milton in 1925, he moved with his family to “town” as a young lad. He met a “city” girl, Margaret and married in June 1950. They built their own house in 1954 and raised their boys in this home. Alec was known to get up and ask the “young ladies” if they would care to dance anytime during the course of the evening at the many social events he and his wife attended during their life. A workplace accident as a young man did not deter him from pursuing anything he set his mind to, including building his own house. He was an exercise fanatic. He began this discipline at the age of 30 after quitting smoking and continued on with his push-ups and sit-ups just a few weeks prior to his death. He was very proud of this accomplishment, as he would be sure to casually mention it during conversations with friends and family. Known by many around Milton for his long walks, he continued to pursue his walks at the Sunrise Seniors home on a daily basis. He was very disciplined in what he ate but never turned away home goodies. He and Marg enjoyed many memorable bus trips together and established new friendships on each trip. He touched many people with his generosity and will be fondly remembered by them for his acts of kindness. Many thanks to the staff at Sunrise Seniors Home in Oakville for their endless support they gave to Alec during his time there and also to the attentive staff at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. E. Milton 905-878-4452 on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations the Salvation Army or the Milton District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    Address
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    Address
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
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  • Interment

    Location
    Evergreen Cemetery
    Address
    230 Ontario Street S.
    MILTON, ON
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  • Reception

    Location
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    Address
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
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Carol

Posted at 09:11am
I read of your dad’s passing last evening . My mom and dad , Rhonda and Alf McColeman would often drive to Milton to visit your parents with aunt Ione and Uncle Al . I remember many family get together at Thames Ave home of your Aunt and Uncle. My dad just recently passed away too and he was still living in his house in Alderwood enjoying his neighbourhood and walking his dad. My heart is with you
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Love Dorene and Greg

Posted at 04:26pm
Special friend, Thanks for 50 years of special memories
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Jackie Haringa

Posted at 09:10am
Laureen, I was saddened to read of your Father-in-law’s death. I greeted him many of mornings on our daily walks. Please know I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
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Alan Waters

Posted at 12:20pm
For the Murray family; Our family knew the Murrays very well ,being close neighbours for many years living at 430 Broadway in Milton. A nice recollection was of Alec teaching our daughter Karen to ride her new 2 wheel bicycle one wet day while her dad was at work. We saw a lot of the Murrays over the years, not the least of whom were Glen & Michael, who attended our home on numerous occasions to ask very politely if they could (as they grew older) play with our daughter Karen's toys, and always put them back properly. The Murrays were fine neighbours, and certainly added to the enjoyment of our long residence on "Good old Broadway" over the years. My wife Dolores and I would like to express our most sincere expressions of condolences to the family at this sad occasion. Sincerely, Alan & Dolores Waters
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Peg McLeod

Posted at 11:30am
I just read of Alex's passing and wanted to express my deepest sympathy. Alec was a special friend of my former father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Dorothy Hilson. Alex was a true friend to both of them and they enjoyed Alex and Marg's company so much. When Lawrence passed away, Alex and Marg would call and take Dorothy out for coffee and she so appreciated these times. Alex and Marg were constant visitors to Lawrence and Dorothy so I got to know them as wonderful people who cared about others and showed compassion and friendship to all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I hope you know how wonderful your parents were to those of us who had the opportunity to get to know them. Thanks for the memories, Alex. May you rest in peace and may your family find strength and comfort in knowing how much he was loved and appreciated. Sincerely - Peg McLeod (formerly Hilson)
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