Smith, Murray

November 24, 1952 – July 23, 2019

Murray lost his battle with cancer with spirit and strength.  Loving husband, dad, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and brother-in-law.  Deeply loved by his wife and soulmate Dawn; his daughter Tara and her husband Brett, his grandchildren Leah and Dalton; his mom Jackie (predeceased by his dad Jack), his sister Janet (predeceased by brother-in-law Norman); his nephew Matthew and his wife Larissa; niece Jennifer (predeceased), nephew Carter and niece princess Payton; his Uncle Garry and Aunt Joan, his sister-in-law, Karen (Greg) and brother-in-law Brian (Janet) and his cousins Dug (Drasko), Richard and Wendy (John).

Murray worked at AMG Logistics/First Team Transport for Uncle Garry for a very long time.  He finished his career at Waste Management in December 2016. Murray played in the Northern Football Conference and the Ontario Senior Football League for many years and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame with his Mississauga Raiders teammates.  He will be deeply missed by his football brotherhood.  When his football career ended, Slo-Pitch became his passion and he played in many Ontario Provincial championships.Murray was blessed to have the talented medical team of Thoracic surgeons, and the loving and special doctors and nurses of the ICU/CCU Unit at Brampton Civic Hospital managing his care.  His family, and most especially his wife Dawn, are eternally grateful for their support and dedication.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Murray’s name, to the Humane Society or the Jump Start Program to honour his lifelong love of dogs and sports.

A ceremony to honour Murray’s life will be held at St. John’s Dixie, 737 Dundas Street East @ Cawthra in Mississauga on Tuesday July 30th.  Visitation from 11:00am – 12:30pm with a service to follow.

If you were a friend of Murray’s, you were a friend for life.
“Too well loved to ever be forgotten.”

12 replies
  1. Donna Rae
    Donna Rae says:

    My heart goes out to Murray’s family. Although I haven’t seen him for years this picture of him with his big smile is exactly how I will always remember him. He was a lovely person.

  2. Talha Omer
    Talha Omer says:

    Dawn, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. My deepest condolences to you and your entire family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Nicole Lane
    Nicole Lane says:

    I am sending you my deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband, Murray. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  4. John Goretty Winstanley
    John Goretty Winstanley says:

    Deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.We offer our thoughts and prayers to ease your pain.

  5. Launa
    Launa says:

    Thinking of you all during this time. Words can not make your heart feel better but memories will be held there forever!

    From Tristan he will miss his Ghostbusters partner!

    Deepest love
    Jason, Launa and Tristan

  6. Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson says:

    Murray I have great memories of you at Tramps in the convertible Cutlass and laterally of you and your pups …… will miss seeing you drop in for a pint ….. Dawn and Tara my condolences on your loss….Peter Thompson

  7. Pat Hollingworth
    Pat Hollingworth says:

    Dawn – I am truly sorry to hear about Murray’s passing. My prayers and hugs go out to you and all your family.

  8. Carol Campeau
    Carol Campeau says:

    Dawn, thinking of you and wishing you comfort in the midst of sorrow. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.

  9. Cam Natale
    Cam Natale says:

    Wow just thought I did this..Anyway Murry my man we/I will miss you and that smile. All those yeras of playing football and lifting weights at Oliphonts with Nicky. Trying to make suits for you at your biggest arm burst and tiniest waist competition with Nick. Playing as line mates on the tough guy line with the Barking Spiders..Or our great Parenting bring both our Tara’s when they were 3 to Tramps cause they loved to be with us..I think they did well by us..I will miss you everytime I think of anything because we did it all.. Go Tryout for that team in the sky and leave a spot for your favorite QB. Say hi to Gino and Tom if there where you are. Hahaa.. love you forever Big Cat, you were one of a kind…Love Cam Natale

  10. Jennifer Sicilia
    Jennifer Sicilia says:

    Dawn, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Murray. My condolences to you and your family. May the loving memories of Murray bring you comfort and strengthen in the days ahead


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