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Born: Jul 08, 1959

Date of Passing: May 28, 2021

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July 8, 1959 - May 28, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Murray John Craig Geddes announces his passing, after a lengthy illness, on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the age of 61 years.
Murray will be sadly missed by his sister Allison Challes (Gordon); nephews, Michael (Daniella), Stephen (Casey) and Andrew; and several cousins. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Geddes.
Murray graduated from Grant Park High School. He also took a program on refrigeration and air conditioning at Red River College and worked as an air conditioning and appliance repairman for several years, including a few years in his own business. He finally found his true calling when he was hired as the caretaker/janitor for the very active Riverview Community Centre, and he worked there for many years until a COVID-19 layoff and his illness kept him away. When Murray was transferred to the Riverview Health Centre, after a few months in the Health Sciences Centre and Seven Oaks Hospitals, he was happy to be back in his neighbourhood. He was able to see, from the window in his room, the large community garden that he had helped create several years earlier.
Murray loved to work and game on his many computers in his spare time. He developed a website that he used to promote environmental and climate change awareness. He also loved camping and bicycling.
The family would like to thank the many friends and family that sent their well wishes during his illness. This meant so much to him. We would also like to thank the many staff at Health Sciences Centre, Seven Oaks Hospital and Riverview Palliative Care that made his last months more comfortable.
A private family funeral service has already taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Liver Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada (JDRF) or CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 05, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Murray will be missed, this is a shocker to me, I hope the family doesn't take this hard. - Posted by: Nelson Vasconcelos (Supplier Of Cleaning Supplies) on: Jun 11, 2021

  • We'll all miss him deeply. Though I'm saddened by his passing, I smile when I think about him. I remember the first time I moved here back in 2013, it was a cold October and I decided to go for a skate at the club, I walked in and I was really shy, but seeing Murray watching his cartoons on the small box TV made me want to say hello, and in turn he'd have a conversation with me and anyone that wanted to chat. Murray is honestly the nicest guy you'll ever meet, if you needed anything he was glad to help and in turn everyone, every single resident of this community loves him, so though it's a sad day...he'll live in our memories. My condolences to the Geddes family and to his friends and coworkers - Posted by: Shouma Colyer (Member of RV community) on: Jun 10, 2021

  • I grew up in Riverview and worked at the community centre with the daycamps and at the daycare and have so many fond memories of Murray. He was always kind, so helpful, and a genuinely good human being who loved this neighbourhood and the people in it. If I needed anything while working, from help finding equipment for the kids at camp or setting up some fun activity outside, he was always there and willing to help. I remember his presence from when I was a kid visiting the community centre and his many contributions to the centre throughout the years. He will be sorely missed by everyone here. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Tekla Cunningham (Past Riverview community centre employee) on: Jun 09, 2021

  • My wife and I would bring our three grandchildren to play at the community centre on a regular basis. Murray would always open up the gym upstairs to let them play. He would also open the basement at the club for them to play as well. This was an amazing experience for them. He was very kind to them. Later on when I retired and volunteered at the club I got to know him better. He was a very friendly person and we always chatted. Our condolences to his family. RIP - Posted by: Joe (Riverview resident ) on: Jun 08, 2021

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