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New Glasgow – Barry Murray, 1944- 2019. It is with great sadness that the family of John Barry Murray, 74, of New Glasgow, announce his passing at the Aberdeen Hospital on February 8, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Barry led a life full of
New Glasgow – Barry Murray, 1944- 2019. It is with great sadness that the family of John Barry Murray, 74, of New Glasgow, announce his passing at the Aberdeen Hospital on February 8, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Barry led a life full of purpose and gratitude knowing every day he had with his family was a gift. Born in New Glasgow, he was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Christine (Williams) Murray; sister-in-law, Ardella MacPhee; brothers-in-law: Gord Forward, Jim MacDonald and Ron Cameron. He is survived by daughters: Jill MacDonald and Beth (Brian) Rehill; our mother and his beloved friend, Ruth Murray; his cherished grandchildren: Tyler MacDonald (Emily), Madeline MacDonald (Mike), Connor Rehill (Erin), Caleb Rehill, Donovan Rehill and Olivia Rehill; great grandchildren: Paislee Crouse-MacDonald and Madeline and Mike’s new little one on the way; brothers: Delbert (Mary) Murray and Kim (Linda) Murray; plus, several nieces and nephews and special cousins; sisters-in-law: Marion Forward and Nancy MacDonald; brother-in-law, Robert MacPhee; and son-in-law, Duncan MacDonald. He will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends and his husky, Kiara. Our father’s career allowed our family to explore the world and created a sense of adventure for his children. He was a mechanic in the RCEME Division in the Canadian Forces and had many fond memories of people he met while he was posted in Germany and New Brunswick. He owned a garage in New Glasgow for several years and later would become a welding inspector for Garex. Hard work came naturally to our father and you could be sure if his hands touched it, it would be done well. Our father identified with others who may have faced adversity in this life and recognized that it does not cost anything to be a kind human being. His generosity to his family and anyone he met was remarkable. He did all that he could for others in a quiet, non-judgmental way. Dad was especially proud of his many years involved with AA and was grateful for this fellowship. His was a life well spent in service and we were very blessed to have learned many valuable lessons from him. Dad will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor and all the things that made him the happiest, playing his guitar, biking, meals with family, his love of reading and most importantly, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and anything else they may be involved in; they were his pride and joy and his whole world revolved around them. He was an incredible Papa. There will be a gathering at Trenton First United Church Hall, 81 High St., on Saturday, February 16, from 2-4 pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Barry’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your charity of choice. The family would like to thank the staff at the Aberdeen Hospital, chemotherapy staff, Palliative Care, VON and his family physician of many years, Dr. Tom Park, for all the excellent care and support. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca

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