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McMURRAY – Frederick James (Jim)

July 30, 1934 – January 4, 2010

Jim McMurray beloved husband of Isabell McMurray of Calgary, passed peacefully away on January 4, 2010 at the age of 75 years.

Jim grew up in the Bow Island District and in 1957 he married Isabell Birkhiem. They made their home in Calgary where Jim worked with Canadian Natural Gas Company for over 35 years in various divisions. Jim and Isabell raised their family of two boys, Doug and Cym and enjoyed the many activities they were involved in. Jim especially loved the outdoors, and had a great passion for fishing and music.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Isabell; sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Jennifer and Cym and Lisa; four grandsons, Jonathan, Jarrod, Robert and Richard; one sister, Donna (Ken) Reid; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents, Dick and Sadie and one sister, Eleanor.

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Scandanavian Centre (739-20th Ave NW) on Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, or to the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation, 901 Standard Life Centre,
10405 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4R7, Telephone:
(780) 415-1167.

In living memory of Jim McMurray, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. tom and shirley swanby :

    Dear Isabel,

    Many years have gone by since our paths crossed, but I remember you well. We are so sorry for your loss. I hope that your family will be a comfort to you. Take care of yourself and I hope you are well.

    Sincerely, Tom and Shirley Swanby

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  2. John and Jeanne Ellison :

    Jeanne’s and my thoughts and prayers to give you strength are with you at this time. Jim will long be rememberd by all who knew him.

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  3. Gareth Williams :

    To the McMurray clan: My sincerest condolences for your loss. It has been a long time since we enjoyed each other’s company, but your family remains in my thoughts as very kind and caring people during the 1970s and 1980s when we knew each other. My mother passed away on December 31st, so we are grieving together at this difficult time. Take care of yourselves, and keep the McMurray family tradition strong and true.

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  4. Leah & Dennis Nate :

    Dear Isabell & family,
    Thinking of you at this time of sorrow and hoping you will find comfort in warm memories.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Leah & Dennis Nate

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  5. Johnny Thorson :

    Dear Isabell:

    To you and your family, Cecile and I are so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. I know we shared a love of music and dogs and once again, we’ve lost a good person too soon. Please know you are very much in our thoughts in this time of sorrow and loss.

    Our heartfelt condolences to you all.

    …Johnny & Cecile Thorson

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  6. Shirley and Gordon Birkhiem :

    Dear Isabell Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Our very best wishes to you and your family. Gord

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