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MURRAY WALLACE JONES

Born: Aug 09, 1953

Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2020

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MURRAY WALLACE JONES

It is with great sadness that the family of Murray Wallace Jones, aged 67 years, of Winnipeg, MB, announces his passing on September 19, 2020, at St. Boniface General Hospital.
Murray was born August 9, 1953 in Winnipeg, MB. He grew up in Garden City attending Lord Nelson, Collicutt and Jefferson Junior High Schools, graduating from Garden City Collegiate. He excelled in a variety of land and water sports. He also had a great love for music, and played in many bands throughout the years.
Murray followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Winnipeg Fire Department on September 20, 1982. He had a long and rewarding career with the WFPS, retiring on January 11, 2015 as a Captain at #16 Station. Murray loved firefighting and always talked about how much he missed the guys after he retired.
Growing up, Murray spent his summers at the family cottage. As an adult he continued the tradition with his daughters. He loved being outdoors and took pride in the work he did rebuilding and maintaining the cottage.
Murray was a hard worker who knew how to joke around and he loved to laugh. He loved his family fiercely and could always be relied on for words of wisdom... even when we didn't ask. He enjoyed watching Winnipeg Jets, Blue Bombers, Blue Jays and Vikings games in the company of his friends and family.
Murray was a treasured father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was predeceased by his parents, Wallace and Martha Jones. He is forever remembered by his daughters, Brittany (Daniel) and Jessica (Tyler), his sister Marlene (Nick), his nephews, Blair and Corey (Kelly), his great-nieces, Caitlin (Jeremy) and Kayla, as well as his great-great-niece Lilah.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to burnfundmb.ca
A private family service to be held at a later date.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
204-885-9715

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Dear Marlene, Nick, Brittany and Jessica, I am so sorry to here of your lose . Murray was a great guy, fun neighour. Alway had a smile in his face. Always willing to give a helping hand. I remember when he brought his girls home , a proud papa... He will be missed by many. God bless all! P.S. Marlene , Murray was our neighour on Dacombe Place , West St Paul. Take Care/ Stay Safe Vera Sawchuk (Harrow) - Posted by: Vera Sawchuk (Neighour from Dacombe Place ) on: Oct 04, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Murray's passing. He was such a nice guy who was always laughing or smiling whenever we saw him. He will be missed❤ - Posted by: Martin and Sharon Brudy (Friends) on: Sep 28, 2020

  • Marlene and Nick. I am so sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. My deepest condolences to you, your family and to Murray’s girls. - Posted by: Sharon Evans (Friend of the family) on: Sep 27, 2020

  • Oh Marlene, now you have lost Murray, so soon after your precious Mom. My heart 💗 breaks for you. I know just how this feels and I am sending love in abundance to you and your family. - Posted by: Joanne (Martin) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • My condolences to all of the Jones family. I was shocked to read of the passing of Murray. Murray hired me at Midas Muffler in 1979 and from that day on my experience working with and for Murray would change my life. The most awesome guy I had ever met. We had a lot of great times at golf tournaments, Manitoba Marathon and also Bomber games or just going for beers. Murray taught me not to worry about the small things in life that has carried me through my life to this day. When Murray joined the fire department we lost contact but I have never forgot about him. What an awesome guy!! RIP my friend!! - Posted by: Otto Kloos (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • So shocked and saddened to learn of Murray’s passing. Although we lost touch over the past number of years, I will always remember the good times and laughs we shared together when we were younger. Murray was a true character that loved life to the fullest. Rest well my old friend. You will be missed.... - Posted by: Dale Ward (Old Friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • To the Jones Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Hearing about Murray passing was hard to hear. I do send all my prayers and condolences to you all. - Posted by: GAIL TANASYCHUK (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Marlene and family, My deepest condolences to you and the family. I was so shocked to hear of Murray’s passing. Although many years have gone by I still had many fond feelings and memories of Murray and I know he will be greatly missed. ❤️🙏 - Posted by: Gwen Uchach (nee Tanasychuk) (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Murray and I worked together throughout our careers. Murray was a joker, but took his work very seriously. He always shared his love of his daughters, and really did his best to ensure they were first in his life. I truly miss him as a friend and colleague. God Bless you Captain Murray. My sincere condolences to Brittany and Jessica and your families, your Dad was the Best. - Posted by: Stephen Sumka (Friend - Firefighter ) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • My condolences to Murray's family. Murray and I started the Fire Department together in 1982 and we sat right beside each other at the back of the class at the old training tower on St. Matthews. We had a blast going through training together. He was a great guy and an excellent firefighter. He would often stop in to my place in Lac du Bonnet on his way to his cottage and we would visit and talk about the good times. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Bob (Friend / co-worker) on: Sep 26, 2020

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