To Everything there is a season”. The season of death returned ROBERT E. MURRAY to his heavenly father on December 1, 2011 at Bluewater Health. He died peacefully surrounded by his devoted wife and family. Robert, or Bob as he was commonly known, along with his twin sister Jean, were born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, 81 years ago. He was the youngest of 10 children born to Mary and John Murray. In 1949, Bob came to Canada with a lifelong friend to attend St. Frances Xavier University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Education degrees. It was there that he met his wife of 56 years Dolores Doyle. Bob began his teaching career in Sydney, N. S. He also taught in Alberta and finally in Sarnia where he retired from teaching to pursue other goals. He later worked in several government agencies ending up as a Supervisor with the Bluewater Bridge. Bob’s commitment to his faith, family and friends was unparalled. He was a man of high integrity and possessed a keen sense of humour. He particularly enjoyed having coffee with his dear friends at John’s Restaurant. Of course his annual visits to Cape Breton and Boston were highlights of his life. He is survived by his loving wife and their 5 sons and 2 daughters. Lowell with his wife Heather (Sarnia) have 6 children; Jennifer (Nick), Paul (Dania), Brian, Cherilyn, Kathryn, Brad. David with his wife Sandi (Toronto) who have 2 children Kiran and Hailey. Lianne Murray-Ross and her husband Paul (Sarnia) who have 2 boys Kevin and Conor. Bert and his wife Julie (London) who have 2 boys Darryl and Scott. Kelly Murray Bartel and her husband Rudi (Toronto) who have one son Adam. Ian and his wife Karen (Bright’s Grove) who have 4 children, Courtney, Sean and twins Lauren and Erin. Stephen and his wife Judy (Fort Gratiot, Michigan) who have 2 boys Marcus and Marcel. Friends will be received at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE (102 N. Victoria St. Sarnia) on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Michael’s Church on Tuesday December 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made through Mass cards or donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Right to Life (cheques only please).
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