Doris Elaine Murray (nee Danner) passed away on November 25, 2008 at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, B.C. at the age of 87 years.
Doris was predeceased by her husband Norman Murray in 2000 and by her brother Gerald Danner of Lacombe, Alta. in 2005.
Doris is survived by her daughters Judy Murray (Blaine Carson) of Salmon Arm and Joan Murray-Kehr (Warren Kehr) of Hinton, Alta., brother Austin Danner of Lacombe, Alta., brother-in-law John Murray of Toronto, Ont., grandson Mark Carson of Salmon Arm, nephews Dick, Bill and Ken Danner and her very special Salmon Arm and Deep River friends and neighbours.
Doris was born in Lacombe on November 22, 1921, the third child of Anna (nee Haight) and Clifford Danner. She spent her early life in Lacombe, then moved to Edmonton where she attended the University of Alberta earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1942. At university Doris met her husband-to-be Norman Murray and after his discharge from the RCAF they were married in 1945. They moved in 1947 to Deep River where Norman had gained employment with Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. at Chalk River. There they raised their family of 2 girls and stayed until their retirement to Salmon Arm in 1980.
Doris liked to be busy and productive. She worked hard to create a beautiful home and garden wherever she lived. She was very interested in arts and crafts and made many beautiful quilts, large and small, plus countless pillows, placemats and other decorative items over the years. Doris liked to be active. As a child she spent hours speed skating on local prairie sloughs. As an adult she golfed and skied both downhill and cross-country and in her later years she attended exercise classes and went for walks. Doris wished to contribute to the community and volunteered at the Art Gallery, the Fall Fair and the Churches Thrift Store. Doris enjoyed travel and was able to go on many trips with a final ambitious cross-Canada train trip this past May. Most of all though, Doris loved to spend time with her family, friends and neighbours.
As requested by Doris, there will be no service. Doris wished to be cremated and her ashes placed alongside those of her husband’s at the cemetery in Trail B.C.
Doris’ family would like to thank all those who expressed and showed their concern for Doris in her final very difficult months. The family appreciated very much the care Doris received from her Doctor and Staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Piccadilly Care Centre, Shuswap Hospice, Bastion Place and We Care Home Health Services.
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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.