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MURRELL, Buff Coulter

March 24, 1929 – February 21, 2013

Buff Coulter Murrell beloved husband for sixty years of Jean of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the age of 83 years.

Buff was born in Stonewall, MB and was raised on a small farm with sisters Verna and Phyllis. After completing high school, he moved to High River, AB in 1947. Buff gained employment with TransAlta Utilities (at that time, Calgary Power), starting March 1, 1948 on a construction crew. He remained with TransAlta for forty years, retiring March 31, 1988 as an area supervisor. Dad enjoyed time spent with family and especially his grandchildren, including companion Furby. He cared deeply for all of us, always supporting, always encouraging, always there. He also enjoyed woodworking, producing numerous items proudly displayed in the homes of many family members.

Besides his loving wife Jean, Buff is survived by sons Steven Brent Murrell (Colleen) and Robert John Murrell (Maria); daughter Cathryn Joan Murrell (Jim Balfour); grandchildren, Nicole, Julie and Naomi Murrell, Evelyn “Lyndi” and Coulter Balfour, and Richard Armitage; sister Phyllis Murray; sisters-in-law Jessie, Betty and Evelyn; brother-in-law Bud, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Verna Brown.

A Private Family Service will be held. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Poppy Fund, Suite 1, 4539 – 6 Street N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, Telephone: (403) 265-6304. The family wish to thank the staff at Rockyview General Hospital for their care and compassion.

In living memory of Buff Murrell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. With our deepest sympathy.
    Trans Alta Retirees

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  2. Joyce Costello Rose :

    How very sad to read of Buff’s passing. I have pleasant memories of his family home and his coming to a school reunion some time back. A cheerful, kind man, who remembered us all. My sincere sympathy to his family and Phyllis. There was no mistaking who he was at the school reunion, he was the image of his father! He must have been a great dad.
    Joyce (Costello) Rose

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  3. Phil & Doreen Haydu :

    Our sympathy Jean to you & your family.
    Phil oftens tells the story about cutting a line with his backhoe & Buff
    coming out to inspect it – they had a good visit. Glad Jessie is with you.

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  4. Thinking of you and sending our dearest condolences to you and your family.
    Barney and Anne (Arneson) Buckle

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