June 7, 1955 – December 23, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diana Lynne Murray, age 63, on December 23, 2018 peacefully at her home in Dundas, Ontario. Lynne will be lovingly remembered by her sons Nathan (Nicola) and Brad (Ashley), her mother Verna, her brother Bill (Karen), her sister Kelly (Wayne), her niece Chantelle, her mother and father-in-law Bill and Alice, and her partner Ian. She will also be forever remembered by her extended family and many dear friends. Lynne is preceded in death by her husband Mark and her father William.
Born in Camp Shilo, Manitoba, Lynne was the eldest daughter of William and Verna (Marshall) Laur. She spent her childhood in Lahr, Germany with her family and new found friends she affectionately called her “army brats”, with whom she kept in touch her entire life. After moving back to Dundas in 1973 and graduating from Parkside High School, she married Mark Murray in 1980 and raised her two precious sons. After the death of her husband in 2009, she again found love and spent the last three years of her life with Ian Rockall.
She worked at Shoppers Drug Mart for 31 years where she displayed a wonderful ability to brighten the lives of her customers and colleagues. Lynne truly lived life to the fullest, enjoying time with her family, friends, and animals while at home or travelling. She will always be remembered for her selflessness, generosity and infectious laugh. The grace, dignity and strength she displayed during her illness remain an inspiration to those who carry her in their hearts. A special thank you to Ian for his loving care and support of Lynne during her final days.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, Ontario.
Memorial donations in memory of Lynne can be made to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Foundation (Box 739, LCD 1, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3M8) or the Hamilton Burlington SPCA (245 Dartnall Road, Hamilton, ON, L8W 3V9).
Pat n John will miss her dearly. Such a wonderful, positive, woman! Thanks for being in company!
Condolences to all family and friends. God bless us everyone!
Sending our deepest condolences to Nathan, Nicola, Brad, Ashley, Lynne’s Mother and family. Lynne was a shining star, she will be deeply missed by so many. Love Lisa, Len, Michael, Melissa Hopf Miley and Ann Walker XOXO ❤️
Dear Nathan and Brad,
A good heart has stopped beating. A good soul ascended to heaven. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers comfort you.
Manon Perrault (army brat) & family
Lynne was a special special person and a wonderful friend for almost 50yrs. Nathan and Brad, you guys were your mom’s world
I knew Lynne in Lahr and sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family.
Like many, many other military brats, I recall Lynne from her times in Lahr. For the past 8 years, she lived not far from me and I never knew that, which further saddens me. A lovely person has left us. She will be missed terribly by her family and loved ones. I wish her family a speedy recovery from the pain of Lynne’s passing. RIP …
My dearest lynnly I miss you so much! You told me to talk to you and I will hear you answer . I will remember that always until we meet again. My Dad has come down and cut our string like he said he would do . We had so many memories we shared . Nothing went unsaid . My Heart will not beat the same .
Nathan Nicola Brad Ashley Verna Kelly and Chantelle and of course Ian my heart breaks for you all.
Lynne was and is a bright light who will live in the hearts of those of us who knew and loved her! Although we do not see each other often, like most army brats, when we did get together it was like we’d just seen each of the week before. I will carry your memory with me forever. My condolences to her family and friends. Keep the wine cold until we get there Lynne!
I too remember Lynne from Lahr, so sad such an early passing. heartfelt condolences to her family.
Lisa Barnes McCarthy
Lynne was the Best.
A work colleague of my Mother’s and a Family friend.
One year ago Lynne was by my mother’s side the week of Christmas as my Dad was dying in hospital.
She was so caring so selfless
Lynne We love you ❤️
Rest in peace Love xo
I am so very sad and feel a little lost! As Lynne would say, where is my sista? I have things to text you, words to say and pictures to share…I miss you so much already! My deepest condolences to her precious sons Nathan and Brad, her dear mother Verna, sister Kelly, brother Bill and to her loving supportive partner Ian.
Part of my heart has died with you sista but our special bond and cherished memories will always make me smile and make me strong!
Sending my deepest condolences to Lynne’s family and friends, you are great family friends from our years in Germany.
Our deepest condolences to Nathan, Brad and family. We’re so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such an inspiring and happy person, also most generous. We had so many great laughs. Thinking of you during this most difficult time.
John and I are very saddened by this news. Condolences to the family. Lynne was a very kind and gentle lady. Always smiling. We shared many happy times together. Val and John.
A tie has been broken. A tie to our youth . A tie to our memories of Lahr . Through the tapestry of your life there is a sound that I keep hearing from you. I love you. Thanks for the tie that will always resonate when thinking of you. I love you back…..
God bless the whole family….thanks Ian for taking care of our flower child.
We are so sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. A beautiful soul that I wish I had more time to get to know. Our condolences to her family and friends. God bless…
Donna and Darryl Gariepy
My heart goes out to all of Lynne’s family especially her mom Verna, Nathan, Brad, and their wives her brother and sister, her niece and her partner Ian and all her close friends during this very difficult time, no words can describe how sad I am for your loss. She was an angel for sure.
Lynne was a strong caring person who made a great impact on everyone she meet especially me, she will be dearly missed everyday by everyone who knew her.
Beautiful angel you will always be in my thoughts and I will never forget you will try my best to take care of Karon and Jeannie for you. Love you xxxx
Sending our love to Aunty Verna and all of Lynn’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ,
Love from Ruth Kerr, Marilyn and Terry Hancock and our family
Wishing you peace, comfort and the courage to face the days ahead. Kelly, Chantelle and Verna, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ? Sending you love and hugs! ? ?
Lynne is such an amazing woman. Before cellphones, I would call the house for her son (my friend) Nate, & whenever Lynne picked up we would always have a good chat before she passed the phone to Nate. We both shared the love of birds too & had many laughs about our birdie friends. Lynne was a big part of the Dundas community. I always looked forward to going into Shoppers- and often went out of my way to go there- just to see Lynne. Very sad to hear of her passing.
Sorry to hear about your loss Nathan and Brad, my condolences to the rest of family.
Lynne. Will be greatly missed , she was so easy to talk to and she always took the time to listen. I will miss her smile and friendship. Nancy Mckay