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6830 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381
623-974-3671
Memorial service
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
3:00 PM
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6830 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381
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Peter Edwin Murray


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Peter Edwin Murray Obituary
Murray, Peter Edwin
Surrounded by his family at his home in Peoria, Arizona, Peter Edwin Murray died on October 1, 2016. Peter was born on December 19, 1945 in London, Ontario and graduated from Sir Adam Beck High School before graduating from London Teachers College in 1965. In 1966 he met Ruth, his wife of 49 years and with whom he shared a passion for traveling the world. Peter received his Bachelor's degree from Waterloo Lutheran University and his Master's in Education from the University of Toronto. Fluent in multiple languages, Peter's 31-year career as an educator spanned all levels - from kindergarten through high school to professional development and leadership for executives, teachers and boards of education - and included nearly two decades in the Canadian Arctic which he loved for its vast and beautiful landscapes and the warmth of the Inuit people. After retiring from education, he launched a second decade-long career as a business consultant in Russia, a country he loved for its culture, history and people. Peter is survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Edwards); his children Rebecca, Jacob (Cate Crawshaw) and Nicholas (Erica); his grandchildren Spencer, Avery, Austin, Arik and Keira; his brother Brian Murray (Rosanne) and sister Beverly Griffiths (Ronald); sister-in-law Naomi Goodall (Peter); and nieces and nephews Colin, Genny, Ruby, Bryan and Kristin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Ruby Murray, and his son-in-law, Jim Stenholm. A memorial service will be held later at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W Thunderbird Road, Peoria, Arizona 85381 on December 10 at 3 pm.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 11, 2016
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