John Arthur McMurray

Born: Tue., Jul. 13, 1943
Died: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

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In Loving Memory of

John "Art" McMurray
July 13, 1943 - November 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Friday November 16, 2018 at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of Margaret (nee MacDougall)

Proud father of Wade (predeceased) (Darlene)
and Candice (Geoff)

Proud and loving Poppa to grandchildren Cassandra, Jordan, Megan, Brianna and Lily

Cherished brother of

Doug (Lestie predeceased)
Donald (Joan)
Bev (Sandra)
Shirley (Lyle)
Eileen (Alvin)

Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Art was a man that told it like it was. He loved being out on the road trucking with his good buddy Al Spry.He loved fishing and hunting and gardening. You could never believe a word that came out of his mouth. His sense of humor was extraordinary. But his true love of life was his family and friends.

Donations entrusted to the Island Funeral Home in Little Current.

A special thank you to all who took time out of their schedules to pop by and visit, all the cards and calls were appreciated.
Special thanks goes out to Gizelle McCulligh for the prayers and music in Art's final hours
and to the wonderful doctors,nurses and staff at Little Current Hospital. I can't thank you enough for the care and attention you gave Art over the last month.



My Family's Decree

It was then that you carried me,
throughout the whole of my life,
keeping me safe and away from all strife.

And now that you struggle with everyday things,
I'll make sure your safe from the pain that life brings,
and now that your quality and love of life's done,
I'll get you the best from each day till you're gone.

And as people wonder and as people stare,
as you're talking to things that just aren't there.
I will stand beside you and I'll make them see,
if its real to you, then it's real to me.

And the times that you stumble, the times that you fall,
I'll make sure there's someone to answer your call.
And when you are dizzy, scared and along,
I'll make sure that kindness and compassion is shown.

When I recently asked you what life had been?
You looked at me sadly and said ordinary.
But I will make sure though the best of you is gone,
that together we create a legacy that's strong.

So as comprehension is the last thing to go,
I hope you can hear me, I pray that you know,
it is now that I carry you

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Linda McGillis
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
Margaret, Candice & family, My Deepest Sympathy in your loss.

Jan McMurray
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
Rest in peace Uncle Art. I am so very glad I had the chance to spend that Wed. morning with you. We had a couple of chuckles, I got the chance to tell you no matter our differences I always loved you. I will carry your memory forever in my heart.

Candice Gordon
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
To the strongest man I've ever known.
You have taught me a lot of things over the years and for that I will always be grateful for.
My heart has completely shattered but I am trying to be strong for you.
Even as your health was declining, your love for you grandkids never failed. You loved with your whole heart.
I hope you are at peace.
Give Wade a hug for me and tell him I miss him so much
Love you and miss you always and forever

Until we meet again Dad...….. I love you



dale boyle
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
marg i am so sorry i know the pain and loss your going through having experienced this as well my condolences to you and candy you will be on my mind again i am so sorry your old friend [other sister] dale


Pam Cress
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
So sorry your loss / hoping Art is in peace and praying for your healing over this deveaatung loss

Jamie Sagle
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
Marg, Candace, Darlene and families. So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs. RIP Art.

Joanne Boniface
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
i'm so sorry Marg, Candise, my heart goes out to you both, i alway made it appoint to come visit both you and Art when i came to the island and was always a good visit. Art will be with Wade now.your both in my prayers and big hugs to you both, he will be missed. May he R.I.P

Jane Deyell
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Our sincere sympathy on your loss. Our neighbourhood has changed with the death of a neighbour and school days friend. Art and Jane

Linda Bowerman
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
My sincere sympathy to the McMurray Family in the passing of Art.

dorothy hudson
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Our sympathy goes out to the Art McMurry family . Will be missed out ice fishing by his fellow fishing buddies , as well as so many other places he would always be see at . So sorry . God Bless .

Tom McMurray
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Marg & family, please accept our heart felt sympathies at your loss of Art, May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Tom & Joanne McMurray

Harold & Sally Smith
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Our deepest and most sincere sympathies to Marg and Candice as well as the entire McMurray family

Tracy Baxter
   Posted Wed November 21, 2018
Marg and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Art's passing. You were all so wonderful and loving to my mom and became apart of her family..for that I will always be grateful. Take comfort in all your beautiful and fun memories. Rest in peace Art.
Tracy Baxter

Tracy Baxter
   Posted Wed November 21, 2018
Marg and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Art's passing. You were all so wonderful and loving to my mom and became apart of her family..for that I will always be grateful. Take comfort in all your beautiful and fun memories. Rest in peace Art.

Cheryl White
   Posted Wed November 21, 2018
My deepest sympathy Margaret. I know this is a very hard time for you.

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