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MURRAY, Mary Teresa Vera

February 2, 1928 – New Carlisle, Quebec
August 14, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Mary Teresa Vera Murray beloved wife of Sam Murray of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the age of 86 years.

Vera was born in New Carlisle, a small town in the beautiful Gaspe region of Quebec. She joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1954 as a Registered Nurse and met Sherman (Sam) Murray. Sam and Vera married in 1960 and have five children.

Vera is survived by her husband Sam, son Gordon Murray, son Ross Murray (Carolyn), daughter Therese Murray, daughter Danielle Valenzuela (Americo) and daughter Nicolle Hans (Trevor). Vera was a loving Grandmother to Daphne Stevenson (Go Flames Go!), Glenn Carlson, Jorden Murray, Kayleann Murray, Samantha Hans and Kevin Hans.

Additionally, Vera came from a large family in Quebec and is survived by her sisters Irene and Mary, her brother Eric and many nieces and nephews throughout Quebec and Eastern Canada. She spent many happy hours playing Hearts and enjoying family gatherings with Paul, Marilyn Scott and Gina Rasmussen.

She was predeceased by her brothers Charlie, Frank and Jerry and sister Ruth. She is also predeceased by her brother-in-law Paul Rasmussen of Calgary. The family would like to thank the Southwood Hospice for their exceptional care and attention to Mom and the family during this difficult time

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Vera Murray, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Marlene & Normand :

    Uncle Sam, Gordon, Ross, Therese, Danielle, Nicolle, we are with you in this difficult time, with all our hearts. We were so happy to talk to Aunt Vera & Danielle at the Imhoff party, such a joy.

    I love the idea of the tree, to pursue Aunt Vera’s love of life. She leaves us with sweet memories. Our sincere condolences.

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  2. Donna Patterson :

    To All The Murray Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow and loss. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you all now and the coming days
    Donna Patterson

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  3. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Murray and Hans family for the loss of their mother and grandmother Vera. We had the profound pleasure of knowing this lovely sweet woman. She was dedicated to her loving husband Sam and her family. Gentle, kind with a great sense of humor is how Vera will always be remembered to us. Please know that our hearts weep for your loss and our prayers are with you all through this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that she lives on in each one of you…
    Love and hugs, Diana, Bridjet, Cyrus and Greg

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  4. Victorine Imhoff and family :

    Dear Sam, Gordon, Ross, Therese, Danielle and Nicolle
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, my prayers are with you. Dont forget that she is always going to be beside you as you go on with life. I was glad to talk and to see Vera through skype in July. Big hugs to each of you !!! Xxx
    Aunt Vic from New-Carlisle, Quebec

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  5. My condolences to the entire family. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Even though it’s been a long time since I’ve seen my cousins and Aunt Vera, I have fond memories of you all. All the best,

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