Irene Murray

Irene Murray

Wednesday, August 22nd, 1923 - Friday, February 14th, 2020
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MURRAY, Irene [Manchul]
We have lost our leading lady.
Irene passed on at the Collingwood Nursing Home on February 14, 2020 in her 97th year. Irene was born in Rivers, Manitoba on August 22, 1923 to Peter & Anna Manchul & graduated as a Registered Nurse from Winnipeg General Hospital in 1946.
She, a pretty little nurse, met a handsome young OPP officer in Favourable Lake at the Berens River Gold Mine. His name – William G. Murray. Irene & Bill were married in Dryden in 1948 & were intertwined with love & inseparable for 72 years.
Having resided in Dryden, Ignace, Timmins & Scarborough, Collingwood became their home in 1988.
Irene was a great gift that came in a little package. Treasured wife of William George [Bill Sr.]. Beloved mother of Olive Irene [Mardi] Bourgard & William George [Bill Jr.].
Beloved Grandmother of Dane-Ryan [Lisa] & Jayden-Lee [Stephanie] & GG’Ma to Kaebren & Tanner [Dane & Lisa] & Landon [Jayden & Stephanie]. Mother-in-law of the late Garry Bourgard. Predeceased by her brother, Edward & remembered by his wife, Marion & remembered by her brother-in-law, Bruce Murray.
A special thank-you to our many family & friends including Catherine Brown & Judy Main.
As per her wishes, cremation has taken place & a family burial service will be held at the Collingwood Presbyterian Cemetery.
In Irene’s memory & with our appreciation, donations may be made to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital or the Collingwood First Presbyterian Church.
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Robert Wdowczyk

Posted at 09:53am
My sincerest sympathy to you Mardi, your father Bill, brother Bill, and family on the recent passing of your dear mother Irene. I remember her as a very kind and gentle lady...a lovely person who will be deeply missed! Rest in peace Irene.

Robert Wdowczyk

Glen Bender

Posted at 03:14pm
So sorry for your loss Bill. Your wife touched my heart. She always had a friendly smile and was kind to me. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Glen Bender ( retired mailman)

Bill & Joyce denBok

Posted at 01:50pm
Dear Bill,
We are so sorry to read of Irene's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. "What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever".
Bill & Joyce

Donita Ruppert

Posted at 08:02pm
DearBill, Mardi Dane and Jayden. So sorry to hear that your beloved wife, mother and grandmother has left us for a far better place. She was a lovely person and I enjoyed seeing her at the Nottawa School performances that the boys participated in. May all the memories you have of her bring you peace . She will surely be missed by all. May you feel the loving hands of the Lord surround you at this time. Brian and Donita Ruppert.


Lynn Hewitt

Posted at 09:26am
Bill, Mardi and Bill Jr.
I was saddened to hear of your loss although she is in a better place. My hope for you is that your many memories will sustain you.
God bless.
Lynn Hewitt

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