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MacPhie, Murray J. of West Bay, Inverness County. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Murray J. MacPhie, age 82. He is survived by his wife, Christine; sons, Scott (Merisol Primeau) and Brian, daughter Heather (Mikey) Hopkins. Murray’s grandchildren, Asher and Piper Hopkins, loved to play cards with their Boppy. Murray was a civil engineer who studied at Mount Allison University and Nova Scotia Technical College. His career with Parks Canada had him managing restoration projects at Fortress Louisburg, the Halifax Citadel and many other installations in Atlantic Canada. Murray enjoyed his years of retirement in West Bay, Cape Breton with family and friends nearby. He was the President of the West Bay Seniors Club and Treasurer of the West Bay Dart League. Murray was a man of action who was always busy with his list of chores. He loved crosswords, sudoku (no easy or medium) and to watch sports, passing his love of football onto his children. Murray was an active volunteer and helped upkeep the West Bay Cemetery and spent many happy hours throwing darts and at Senior card play at the West Bay Community Centre. Murray came from a large family, including eight siblings: the late Angus (Pat) and Leslie (late Sandra) MacPhie, the late David, Irene (Francis), Dank (Carol Anne), Averill (Ian Peckford), John Grant (Mary MacKay) MacInnis and the late Sharon Urquhart (Johannes Sturm) and many loved nieces and nephews. Murray had many dear friends, especially Calder MacInnis who was by his side in good times and bad. Murray and his brother Leslie enjoyed the rare trait of close connection and spent many afternoons in companionable silence. Murray enjoyed entertaining friends and family. He was great in the kitchen and perfected pizza, Yorkshire pudding, dumplings, and porridge to name just a few. He will be missed. A special thank you to the healthcare professionals who cared for Murray, especially Dr Paul Pluta. In memory of Murray, donations to Hope for Wildlife or a favourite charity would be welcome. A celebration of life is planned for the summer, details to follow. Words of comfort maybe forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com Visitation Information Visitation No Visitation Burial Information Burial Date At a later date.
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