St. George's Anglican Cemetery Grafton
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Peacefully at Extendicare in Port Hope on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020, Murray Browning at 95 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Lucy Browning (nee Hopkins). Loving father of Mark Browning (Karen Whillans) and Maura McHugh (Peter). Cherished grandfather of Evan, Graeme, Lisa, Diana and Thomas. Dear brother of Barbara Burns. Pre deceased by his parents Earl and Florence and his sisters Flora (Joe) and Jean (Don). Also missed by his extended family and many friends. Murray served in World War II on HMCS Penetang escorting convoys across the stormy Atlantic. After the war Murray went back to school, earning a degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto. He worked for many years with the Roads Department of Metropolitan Toronto, eventually becoming Director of both Operations and Traffic. Murray enjoyed music of all sorts and dancing to it with Lucy! He loved playing cards, golfing, fishing, and just generally being outdoors. Together with Lucy they bought a property on the Shelter Valley Creek near Grafton and spent many happy hours exploring the fields and woods and hosting family get-togethers there. A graveside service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church Cemetery in Grafton on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Please RSVP to MacCoubrey Funeral Home at 905-372-5132 during business hours 9-5. An outdoor reception will follow at the Shelter Valley property. The family is grateful to the wonderful staff at Extendicare for all the support they gave to Murray in his last few years. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Alzheimer Society or St. George's Church Grafton.
Murray was such a wonderful man! Lucy and Murray are so fondly remembered by their many friends at St. George on Yonge Anglican Church (formerly called St. George's Willowdale). Sincere condolences to the family members. Geraldine and Alan Sperling
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Our condolences to Mark and Maura and their families. I had the good fortune of working with Murray for many years. He was an excellent engineer , a fine gentleman , a good person to work for and a good friend.
Murray: your mentorship, humour and teaching me how not to slice a golf ball will be greatly missed. Rest in peace and the annual Percy Lake Open will never be the same without you and Les. Rob Burlie
Dear Maura and Mark, Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your father. Although we have lost touch over the past years, we always speak of the visits with your father and mother and will cherish these memories.
Mark My sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father. Be well in these difficult times and celebrate r fathers life and accomplishments. Bob Watt
Maura, you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May you find peace in knowing that your parents raised great children and that your father’s legacy lives on in you! Sending love.
Dear Maura and Mark, sending my condolences. Your parents hold special childhood memories for me -of when my sister Tammy and I would ride our bikes to visit them. They always welcomed us with cookies, juice and lots of laughs. I consider myself blessed to have known them.
I’m so so sorry for the passing of Murray. I worked with both Murray & Lucy at Palisade Gardens serving them in the dining room. I’m actually the one that made Murray the split photo of him and Lucy’s wedding day / them sitting in the dining room at Palisade’s!! But both Murray’s love of life And love for Lucy were just so infectious. I have such fond memories of the two of them, they were hands down two of my absolute favourite residents❤️ The love they had for each other for so many years had inspired me at such a young age and still to this day is something I will always strive for❤️ My deepest condolences to the family, both Murray and Lucy were SO loved and still to this day are. As unfortunate as these times are, he’s finally back with the love of his life❤️
We are so very sorry for the loss of Uncle Murray. We have such fond memories of Christmas parties with the Browning and Hill families at Uncle Murray and Aunt Lucy’s house. Sending our love and condolences.