May 2, 1929 – February 21, 2019
YORK, Charles Murray – Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the age of 89. For over 60 years, Murray was the beloved husband of Effie who passed away in 2013. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Sheelagh Boin (Louis), and his grandchildren David, Jordan, Christian, and Jacqueline. Predeceased by his dear son David John, his loving parents Charles and Muriel, dear Aunts Bev, Kay and Jess, and his cousin Barry Base. He will be greatly missed by his nieces Gayle Gregory (Greg) and Karen Hyatt (Bev), and his nephew Bruce Gregory. Murray was the Principal Cost Accountant at International Harvester for over 30 years. He enjoyed a long and happy retirement during which time he became a tour guide at The Hamilton Spectator for more than a decade. Murray was a faithful and active member of Westdale United Church of Hamilton and its community for many years devotedly helping Effie with whatever initiative she was organizing. He was always supportive and was her behind the scenes partner in establishing Westdale/West Hamilton Seniors and Retirees. Friends will be received by the family at WESTDALE UNITED CHURCH, 99 North Oval, Hamilton on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. until the Celebration of Murray’s Life at 11:00 a.m. Private family committal at a later date. Many thanks to the nurses and staff at both Christopher Terrace in Burlington and Aberdeen Gardens in Hamilton for their loving care, the doctors and nurses at Joseph Brant Hospital for their professional and compassionate attention, as well as Dr. Sharon Marr for kindness and support over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA or to Westdale United Church would be appreciated by the family.