Gerald Murray

Obituary of Gerald Murray

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MURRAY, Gerald Bigney We are saddened to announce the passing of Gerald Murray, age 83 of Bigney, River John. Gerald died peacefully at home on April 4, 2024. The world became a better place when Gerald was born to his parents, the late Milledge and Jean (MacKay) Murray in Pictou on January 26, 1941. Gerald was raised on the family farm in Hodson with his five brothers and five sisters where an amazing work ethic was fostered. Gerald was a carpenter and there was nothing he couldn’t fix or build. He owned his own woodworking business and worked on his special projects right up until his passing. Gerald had an exceptional eye for creating, designing, and making furniture. He was most at peace when he was working in the woods and on the farm, growing his root vegetables, listening to Charlie Pride and Johnny Cash, reading (in particular Canadian war history) and taking his dog, Nellie for a drive. Gerald was a kind soul, caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin. His selfless nature, and devotion to others is a testament to the kind of person he was and will live on in our memories. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Gerald is survived by his wife, Agnes (Langille) of 54 years; daughter, Sheila (Cary); sons, Tom (Heather) and Clay/ ‘Sonny’ (Amy); along with his grandchildren, Noah, Ceilidh, Andrew, Hunter, Ryan, Katherine, and Dylan. He is also survived by siblings, Raymond (Margaret), Elbert, Beth Langille, Joyce Brown, Glenn, Malcolm (Donna), Ethel Slaunwhite; sister-in-law, Leona Murray; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Hugh, sisters, Anne, and Ruth; as well as brothers-in-law, Robert ‘Bob’ Hume, Andy Henderson, Billie Langille, and Bane Brown. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM, Tuesday, April 9th at McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. The funeral will be Wednesday, April 10th, at 2PM, in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn, with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. A reception will follow at the church and then there will be burial in the Riverbank Cemetery, Toney Mills. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerald’s memory may be made to the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn or to a charity of your choice.