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James "Jim" Murray
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of James “Jim” Murray, age 68, of Loggieville, Miramichi. Jim passed away peacefully at the Miramichi Regional Hospital on Friday, July 5, 2019.
Born in Newcastle, on December 21, 1950, he was the son of the late Jacqueline (Blackmore) and the late Robert L. Murray. He was an employee of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure for approximately 25 years; a member of the Knox United Church; a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch #8; and a member of CUPE 1190. He was also a volunteer with the Special Olympics Miramichi Chapter and the Miramichi Folk Song Festival.
Jim will be missed dearly by his loving wife Elizabeth “Beth” Murray (McArter) of 48 years; son, Kenneth Murray (Christine) of Moncton; daughter, Christina Murray (Jeff) of Edmonton; four grandchildren: Ayden and Alex of Moncton; Tristan and Isabella of Edmonton.
Jim is also survived by his sister Peggy Kelly (Tim) of Loggieville, and brother Sterling Murray (Susan) of Chipman.
A celebration of Jim’s life was held from Knox United Church, Loggieville on Saturday July 13, 2019 at 11:00 am with Rev. David Allan officiating. Reception followed at the F.B. Loggie Hall. Songs for the service were “Over the Rainbow”, “The River”, “When I get where I’m going” was played from recorded music and “Remember Me” was sung by Susan Butler and Barb Somers. Dad’s Story was presented by Christina Murray. Tribute’s to Jim was given by John and Cameron McArter, Billy Fleiger, Paul Fiander, Kenneth and Christine Murray.
Urn was carried by grandchildren: Ayden, Alex, Tristan and Isabella. Interment was held in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Jim’s name to the NB Special Olympics or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca