William Richard (Rick) Murray
December 29, 1955 – January 15, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of William Richard (Rick) Murray announce his untimely passing on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the age of 62 years, at the Thompson General Hospital surrounded by his family.
Rick leaves with the unconditional love and awesome memories he gave us.
Rick will lovingly be remembered by his wife and best friend Carol. His children: Justin (Kerri-Mae), Kristen and David. His Grandchildren: Kayla, Alex, Cameron, Myella and Jonni. His parents: Anne and James. Brother: Darrell (Marlene) and Sister: Lesley (Craig Cochrane). His Foster Brother: John North (Elaine). Mother and Father-in-law: Louise and Eric. Sister-in-law: Gail, and Brother-in-law: David. Rick will also be forever remembered by his numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews, Cousins and many dear Friends. Rick had a special place in his heart for his Godson Boden.
Rick was born in The Pas, Manitoba on December 29, 1955 and spend his childhood in Cranberry Portage, Manitoba. After graduating high school on a Friday, he began his career in the Line Trades with Manitoba Hydro the following Monday. Rick worked as a Journeyman Lineman for Manitoba Hydro for the next 37 years and retired on January 4, 2012.
Since Retirement, Rick did power line contract work in various capacities for Interlake Power Line, Forbes Bros. Ltd., and Rokstad Power until his failing health in October 2016.
Rick loved the “Great Outdoors”, not only with his job, but fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and golfing. He also curled, played fastball and played and coached hockey. He was well known for and excelled in his skills in cooking and baking. He was a life long fan of the “Toronto Maple Leafs”. He was a longtime member and enjoyed his involvement with the Legion and was President of the RCL Branch #244 in Thompson for the past 2 years.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date to be announced.
The family would like to thank the Nurses, Staff and Doctors of Cancer Care, Emergency, SCU and 2nd Floor of the Thompson General Hospital and Boardman/Northland Funeral Home for your care and compassion.
We love you “Rick” “Dad”.
Speak of me as you have always done.
Remember the good times, laughter, and fun.
Share the happy memories we’ve made.
Do not let them wither or fade.
I’ll be with you in the summer’s sun
And when the winter’s chill has come.
I’ll be the voice that whispers in the breeze.
I’m peaceful now, put your mind at ease.
I’ve rested my eyes and gone to sleep,
But memories we’ve shared are yours to keep.
Sometimes our final days may be a test,
But remember me when I was at my best.
Although things may not be the same,
Don’t be afraid to use my name.
Let your sorrow last for just a while.
Comfort each other and try to smile.
I’ve lived a life filled with joy and fun.
Live on now, make me proud of what you’ll become.
Those who desire may make Memorial Donations to: Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation, 1160-675 McDermott Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9. Or their website: www.cancercare.mb.ca
On online book of memories is available to view and leave condolences at www.boardmanfh.com Boardman/Northland Funeral Home in care of arrangements, call 204-778-7982.
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