It is with sadness, that the family of Murray Everett Parker, age 73, announce his passing on November 5, 2020, at Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, N.S., after a lengthy battle with C.O.P.D. Murray was born on September 28, 1947 in Windsor, N.S., living his entire life in South Rawdon, until hospitalization early this year due to his illness.
Murray is survived by his wife Linda (Weir), daughter Patricia Perrier (Bryan) Mt. Uniacke, sons Tim (Cherie) Scotsburn, Pictou Co., Jeffrey (Cynthia) Mt. Uniacke, Thomas (Katie) Petawawa, brother Laurie (Gladys) South Rawdon, 15 grandchildren and step grandchildren, and his good buddy Lawrence Parker. He was predeceased by his parents, Austin and Evelyn Parker and daughter-in-law, Rhonda.
He was raised on a dairy farm and was passionate about farm life, driving many country miles just to look at a crop, a horse, or a tractor. Over his lifetime, Murray owned and "tremendously" enjoyed Belgian Draft Horses, never missing an exhibition or a horse pull. He also liked to attend his granddaughter's barrel racing competitions throughout the province.
He loved to drive the back roads with his windows rolled down listening to country music oldies, in search of mayflowers, pussy willows, deer and just appreciating nature. Murray hunted a "few" deer in his lifetime and in later years liked to spend time with his grandsons, offering up hunting tips and advising them of the best places to set up their stands.
Honouring Murray's wishes, cremation has taken place arranged by East Coast Memorial Cremations & Funeral Consulting, Windsor, N.S. A graveside service and burial will take place at the South Rawdon United Church Cemetery, Ashdale Road on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 2 pm. The family welcomes extended family and friends to attend, to help celebrate Murray's life. Please note, that due to Covid 19, there will not be a reception concluding the graveside service.
"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "Come to Me" ~ Author Unknown
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