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MURRAY, Charles Edward

October 4, 1929 — November 3, 2013


Ed passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital after suffering a stroke and complications.


He was born in Winnipeg and worked as an Accountant during his career.  He and his first wife Marion went to California on their honeymoon and decided that was the place for them.  Their 3 children were born in California.  They divorced when the children were adults and he married Ruthi Burnard.  They had 31 years together before she passed away in 2006.  They had decided to move to the Kelowna area for the clean air and purchased a home in Sonoma Pines.  Their salesperson was Diane Newton and they lived across the street from Diane and Wayne Newton.  Wayne passed away in 2007 and Ed and Diane decided they were a good team.  They were married in 2008 on a very hot day in Naramata.


Ed and Diane enjoyed their motorhome, timeshares, family, friends and pets Buster and Meilee.


The West Kelowna Yacht Club was a favorite spot for them and everyone remembers that Ed was definitely the best dancer at the club, the envy of much younger members.


Ed had a group of friends who met every Friday for pool and lunch.  He looked forward to Friday and wasn’t happy if he missed that special day.  Thank you to the “Friday guys” for all your support during Ed’s illness.


Besides Diane, Ed is survived by his sons David (Lorraine) of Vermont, Russell of California and daughter Yvonne (Kent) of Colorado, and step-daughter Paulette Burnard who lives in Portugal.  Also step-sons Stewart (Melanie) and John Worth of Calgary.


Grandchildren Casey, Kayla and Stephanie remember their Papa as loving and lots of fun.  Step-grandchildren Ella, Maisie, Jayne and Kate Worth all enjoyed a wonderful summer holiday in the Okanagan.  Ed has not seen his other step-granddaughter Robyn Ayotte for some years but she spent lots of time with him as she grew up.


Besides boating Ed enjoyed golf, and he was a jack of all trades.  The family called him Mr. Fix It and neighbors said he was like the Energizer Bunny.


His happy smile and kind and loving ways will be missed by so many.  Thank you to the staff on 2 East at the hospital.  Their professional and caring ways were a blessing at a sad time.


A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00 pm

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The service for MURRAY, Charles Edward is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Garry & Marlene Trimble says:

    Diane & Family
    Our deepest sympathy to you.You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Garry & Marlene Trimble

  • Paulette Breault says:

    Diane, my deepest sympathies to you and Ed’s family. I had the joy of knowing Ed for a few sessions of piano lessons. He was such a kind man and had a great sense of humor. I have been inriched by knowing Ed.

  • Paul & Meena says:

    Kind, helpful, fun, a real pal…
    Ed’s passing has left a big hole in our hearts. With Ed & Diane and other friends, Meena and I enjoyed many wonderful times, partying, dancing and just being silly.
    You deserve your rest, Ed.
    Our sincere condolences go out to Diane and Ed’s families.

  • Cherie Arnould says:

    Hi Diane and Family,

    My deepest condolenses to all of you. Ed fought a brave fight until he could fight no more. All he wanted was to be with his beautiful wife and family. Lucky us for having known him.

    Cherie Arnould

  • John Worth & Family says:

    Ella’s words have been the best so far so I’ll share those because its how we all feel. “I love you Pappa. I’ll miss you very much!” Glad we all came out two weeks ago for our goodbye’s, we love you Mum,stay strong.

    Love John,Courtney and the girls.

  • John Worth & Family says:

    My daughter Ella’s words have been the best. “I love you Pappa. I’ll miss you very very much! Bye for now.”
    Glad we came out two weeks ago to say goodbye, stay strong Mum, we love you.

    Love John,Courney and the girls.

  • Katherinek Butler says:

    Thinking of you all today. In the short 5 years we got to know Ed, he was such a bright light in the lives of those who were lucky enough to have known him. Even during his illness, he was concerned about others. Truly a terrific man! You will be missed Ed. Love the Butler family

  • Mignon Fritschi says:

    Take confort in knowing that you made Eddie very happy during your time together.

    I am thinking of you during this most difficult period.

  • George and Gabriele Nater says:

    Hi Diane and Family.Our deepest
    sympathy,our thoughts are with you
    George and Gabriele Nater

  • Paulette Burnard says:

    The heart can be both empty and full at the same time. Empty because of the loss but full of the love and memories we hold of our dear Papa. Love to all.

  • Vicki and Barry Scheel says:

    Yvonne and family,

    We are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We are thinking of you and pray you are holding up through all the grief and things to be done. Vicki and Barry

  • Janie and Pierre says:

    Diane, Time passes so quickly that we never know what is beyond our hopes and dreams. We loved Eddie so dearly and after close to 20 years he has touched our hearts tremendously with so many memories of good times. Now Eddie is at peace and it is time to look after you. Call anytime our friend. We are here for you. Janie and Pierre

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