It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the peaceful passing of Murray Ronald Smith on April 19, 2014.
Murray was born in Selkirk Manitoba on January 13, 1941 to Murray and Helen Smith.
Murray married Bonnie Smith (Poffenroth) on August 05, 1978 in Okotoks, Alberta.
Murray worked for the Pulp and Paper Industry for 35 years in Richmond, BC.He enjoyed many camping trips with his wife bonnie, Hockey was his passion as him and his wife were season ticket holders for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks watched all the games cheering with their many friends in Section “I”. Enjoyed curling in the 50 plus league on Tuesdays and the stick league on Thursday morning, Thursday night league at Salmon Arm curling center. Especially loved all the get togethers’ with family and friends.
Murray is survived by his wife Bonnie, Beloved cats Artica and Sachi, sister Arlene (Richard) Graham and their family; brother Lawrie (Tracey) and their family; Aunt Marge Woosman and her family as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Murray was predeceased by his parents Murray and Helen Smith and brother Glen Smith.
A special thanks to Dr. Grant McCallum of Maple Tree Clinic for his Stellar care and compassion. Thanks to nurses in room 209 at Shuswap Lake Hospital who cared for Murray and thanks to the staff at Bastion Care home for making his final days so loving and comfortable. Heartfelt thanks for all the support and love from our many special friends.
Celebration of Life service will be held at Bowers Funeral Chapel on Saturday on May 10, 2014 at 2:00pm and a time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service allowing friends and family to continue sharing memories.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the heart and Stroke foundation, 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B5
Online condolences may be sent through Murray’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm