MCMURRAY, John Joseph - Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on December 27, 2012 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Margaret for 58 years. Predeceased by his daughter Carol (2009), his parents Tom, Margaret and sister Janet. Retired employee of VIA Rail. Loving father of Catherine and Dennis. Father-in-law of Dan (Kaloutsky). Adoring grandpa of Kaitlyn and Lindsay. John will be sorely missed for his humour by family, especially those in Manitoba to whom he was known as one of the "J's" in "J&J" family farm construction". He will also hold a special place in the hearts of many other family and friends who enjoyed his baking talents. Thanks to Dr. Sharma and Angela at Credit Valley Hospital for their kindness and compassion. Special thanks to staff at CCAC (Ursula, Theresa, Ester, Armila) and VON (Josie, Mark) who helped us keep dad comfortable and at home. In celebration of a life well lived - colorful attire is appreciated at services. Friends may call at Turner & Porter "Neweduk-Erin Mills" Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (just east of Erin Mills Pkwy.), on Sunday from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Martin of Tours Church, 1290 MCBride Ave., Mississauga, on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Private interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ian Anderson House or Alzheimer Society.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 29, 2012