French, Murray Douglas:
Passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Innisfree House in Kitchener at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Nadyia (nee Chomlak) for 53 years. Loving father of James and Christopher. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Dorothy (nee Mount), and siblings, Earl, Bruce, Shirley and Doreen.
Murray was born in Toronto. In 1959 he started studying at the University of Waterloo and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. He went on to become a high school teacher with what is now the Waterloo Region District School Board. He met and married the love of his life, Nadyia, an Alberta girl, while they were both teaching children of air force personnel stationed at CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany. Soon after they returned to Canada to start a family. Murray was proud of his long career at Forest Heights Collegiate. He retired from Glenview Park Secondary School as the department head of science. Murray volunteered with the Waterloo County Education Credit Union serving as president of the Board of Director’s for many years. In his spare time, Murray enjoyed creating traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs (Pysanky). Thousands of these eggs brighten the homes of many families near and far.
Murray’s family will receive relatives and friends from 5:00 – 7:30 pm (Private Panakhyda prayers at 8:00 pm) on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener. Private funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, June 14, 2021 at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Transfiguration. Private interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to attend his visitation must RSVP through the funeral home website or by calling, (519) 749-8467. Panakhyda prayers Sunday evening and the funeral service will be live streamed at www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Transfiguration or Innisfree House would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Murray’s memorial.
Wednesday June 9th 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Murray Douglas French Wednesday June 9th 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:Kitchener, Province: Ontario