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DR. MURRAY R. SMITH

Date of Passing: Feb 01, 2014

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DR. MURRAY R. SMITH It is with great sadness that the family of Murray Smith announces his passing in Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Born in 1943 in Winnipeg, Murray began his public school teaching career in St. James, continuing in Niagara Falls and then Fort Garry where he became a vice-principal and principal. He married Sally-Anne Anderson in 1969. In 1989, after working as a consultant for Frontier School Division, Murray joined the Faculty of Education at Brandon University where his commitment to science education won admiration from students and colleagues alike. A passionate educator, Murray's impact on science education will be felt for generations both locally and internationally. He is survived by his loving wife Sally-Anne, daughters Karen Smith of Brandon and Glenda Pratt, son-in-law Andrew Pratt, and granddaughters Lauren and Haley of Winnipeg. Murray is also survived by his brother Ross Smith and sister-in-law Marilyn of Winnipeg. A Celebration of Murray's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Neil McQuarrie will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice in Murray's honour will be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, Brandon, 1-888-694-8153

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 05, 2014

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Sally and family...Our sincere sympathy to all of you in the passing of Murray. Always enjoyed our conversations with you and Murray whenever we met, Sally. May all those memories of the past, help all of you through this difficult time. Shirley - Posted by: Shirley and Glenn Erskine (Friend) on: Feb 09, 2014

  • Got to know Murray at yellowsubmarine. Looked forward to our discussions every Friday while he ordered his veggie pizza. There he got to know my daughter Jamie. He gave her money which she loved to collect from around the world. Talked about fossils which they promised to get together to discuss. My daughter being in Lpn. Was to busy but looked forward to getting togther on her school breaks. What a wonderful man you were Murray. Thank you for touching our lives. I have missed you since I am no longer at yellsub. And now I will miss you till I see you in the next life I hsve no dought your an angel. The world became a little more lonely. Rest in pease my friend - Posted by: Dusty. Diment (Good friend) on: Feb 06, 2014

  • So sorry to hear of Murray's passing. We taught at Acadia in 1972 and enjoyed camping with the children in the Whiteshell. He was a fine teacher and will be missed. My thoughts go out to his family. - Posted by: Bev Smith (former teaching collegue) on: Feb 05, 2014

  • Every once and a while people come into your life who are a gentle, loving souls. Murray Smith, his wife, Sally and their children are such people. While wise leaders such as the Dai Lama or Master Ng recommend living a life of gratitude, happiness and compassion for ourselves and others, few actually embody this way of life. Murray Smith did. Our lives were greatly enriched by knowing Murray and his family. He choose to face life and death in a way that is a shining example and brought comfort to us. We love you and will miss you. - Posted by: Tami Reynolds and Mike Karakas (Tai Chi Friends) on: Feb 05, 2014

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