It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Philip James Murray, on Saturday, May 8, 2004.
Philip was born in Sundre, AB in 1935 on a small homestead. His family moved to the Turner Valley area where he was raised and, after completing his schooling, was employed in the oil and gas industry where he worked for more than forty years culminating in his ownership and management of Frontier Engineering and Consulting Ltd. He retired in 1996 enabling him to pursue his love of boating, fishing, travelling to BC, and enjoying time with his family. In Calgary he enjoyed groups of friends from the boating community (Power Squadron), golfing, curling, and was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #264.
Philip leaves, to mourn his loss, his beloved wife, best friend and soulmate, Lauren; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Randy Wosnack and Coly and Kevin Gutekunst; a son, Blair McNab; four grandchildren, Kilee (Andy) Dovichak, Darren James Ogrodiuk, and Tianna and Scott Wosnack; and two great-grandchildren, Drew and Aleksandra Dovichak. He is also survived by his sisters, Joan (Frank) Scott, Olga (Laverne) Droppo, Hazel (Rufus) Schellenberg, and Gwen (Gerry) Schindeler; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Philip was predeceased by his parents George and Isabell Murray and son-in-law Victor Ogrodiuk.
A Celebration of Phil’s Life will be held at Parkdale United Church (2919 – 8th Avenue N.W.) on Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Dr. Murray Laverty officiating. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549 www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Philip Murray, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences