William (Bill) MURRAY

Bill Murray, born in Brockville, Ontario August 26, 1933 died in Chilliwack General Hospital October 22, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol and son Bret. He is also survived by two brothers Bob and Jack (Bev), nephew Mark and two nieces Michelle Murray and Cathy Kennedy all of Ontario.

Bill joined The Royal Canadian Engineers in 1957 and formed many close lifelong friendships. He earned his wings as a paratrooper and celebrated his 70th birthday with one last jump. In 1973 Bill began a second career as a Land Agent and Right of Way Negotiator. He worked many locations in B.C., Alberta and the U.S. and successfully attained his Senior Designation, with the International Right of Way Association. He served 2 terms as President of the Western Association of Right of Way Agents. Bill was an enthusiastic volunteer for several community organizations and events including; the Crafty Raft Races, The Cancer Societys’ Fresh Start Program and The Read To Me Program. He had a Special Rapport with children and could not pass one in the mall or grocery store without coaxing a smile or laugh from them. A lover of all sports, music, dance and theatre. Bill’s favorite pastime was socializing and swapping stories with his “old buds”. A Memorial Service was held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday October 29th, 2007 at the Vedder Legion, Branch #280, 5661 Vedder Rd. Chilliwack, B.C. Arrangements in care of McLean’s Funeral Services Ltd.

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