Shirley Murray

Shirley Temple Murray

1936 – 2015

Shirley Temple Murray of Red Deer, Alberta breathed her soul away into her Savior’s arms on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre at the age of 78 years.

Shirley was born on July 1, 1936 in Grimsby, Ontario. She was the fourth child of five, to Lloyd and Elsie Townsend. She met the love of her life, Jerry, at age thirteen, and married him five years later. In 1970, Shirley and Jerry moved their eight children to Alberta. When Jerry passed in 2010, they had been married for fifty six years. Shirley was a woman of character, wisdom, grace and loyalty. She will be remembered for her unwavering faith in God, fierce love for her family, amazing ability to forgive and her wholesome approach to life.

Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her four sons; Gordon Murray (Karen) of Blackfalds, Douglas Murray (Kim) of Salmon Arm, B.C., Robert Murray of Canoe, B.C., Anthony Murray (Tami) of Revelstoke, B.C., three daughters; Wanda Murray of Edmonton, Cheryl Wohlgemuth (David) of Edmonton, Temple Murray of Red Deer, twenty two grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, as well as brother Louis Townsend (Bernice) of Hythe and sister Joan Fisher of Sherwood Park.

She was predeceased by her Husband Gerald Murray, sons Norman and Joseph Murray, her parents and two older brothers. A private Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2015. If desired, memorial donations in Shirley’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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