September 24, 1933 – December 18, 2012
It is with great sadness that our Creator called our dad home peacefully in his sleep on December 18, 2012 at the age of 79 years.
Murray was raised and educated in Morley. In his early young life he was into rodeo, as a saddle bronc rider. He was entered into wild horse racing in the early 1950’s with Wilfred Fox. Murray was invited to Hollywood to act as a second for Tonto, after making the movie “The River of No Return Saskatchewan Crossing” with Marilyn Monroe. He was willing to go until his father didn’t allow him in 1953.
He leaves to mourn his children Rufus (Roxanne), Angelene (Carlos), Retha, Haylee, Haven, Daisey, Wanda (Duane), and Tommy; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild Breall; one sister Eva Labelle; nephews Ricky (Tricia), Marty (Linda), Jarrod (Ann), Gerald (Jenny), Floyd, Preston (Shelly), and Randall (Sandra); nieces Linda (Irvin), Brenda (Glenn), Mable, Marlene, Creta, and Adele; cousins Wilfred, David, Vera, Norma, Doreen, Doris, and Debbie. We apologize if we have missed anyone.
He was predeceased by his wife Hazel in 1978; sons Kajoe in 1957, Dwight in 2005; daughter Shelena in 1960; granddaughter Alana in 2011; niece Betty Hunter in 2002; sisters Grace in 1997, Daisey, Libby in 1997; brothers Aldophus in 1986, Adolphus Weaselchild, Isaiah Powderface; nephews Ted, Fred, Johnston Powderface. We apologize if we missed anyone.
Wake Services will be held at the residence of the late Murray Hunter (Morley, AB) on Friday, December 21, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at Morley United Church (Morley, AB) on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Chiniki Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to Dr. Kirk and the nurses at Canmore Hospital and Homecare Staff at the Morley Health Center.
In living memory of Murray Hunter, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences