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Murray Elling Pike

Mar 16, 1939 - Jun 2, 2024

Service

Saturday, June 15, 2024
2:00 pm
Extendicare Michener Hill (Auditorium), #12 Michener Blvd, Red Deer, AB

Notice

A Celebration of Life for family and close friends, will be held at 2-4 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Extendicare Michener Hill (Auditorium), #12 Michener Blvd, Red Deer, AB. Donations can be made to Michael J Fox Foundation or Parkinson’s Canada.

Obituary

Sadly and with broken hearts we announce that on June 02, 2024, Murray Elling Pike peacefully slipped away from us after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Surrounded by family and holding onto the hand of Mabel, the love of his life, Murray - husband, father, grandfather and friend, sighed his last breath. Gratefully, Murray is free - no pain, no struggle, no darkness.

He was a quiet pillar of strength and a beacon of love and Murray’s absence leaves a void in our hearts. He is survived by his wife Mabel Yvonne, of 65 years of marriage; three children, Connie (Jim and their children Kaitlyn and Jennalee), Sheldon (Laurie and their children Jordan, Cassandra and Brittney) and Lorelei; as well as nine great grandchildren. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Ida Pike and his three siblings, Allen, Ken and Shirley.

On March 16th, 1939, Murray was born the youngest of 4 children in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. In the last years of war, Ida and her children moved to Red Deer, Alberta. After going back to Saskatchewan, Murray decided to return to Red Deer with the desire to work. During his life, he worked doing road construction, as a clerk and later promoted to store manager, held multiple positions at Alpha Milk and finally after some educational upgrading, Murray became a Journeyman Electrician, which he truly loved. In 1956, while Murray and Mabel were moving around to Saskatchewan, then Manitoba while Murray was managing of SAAN Stores, the loving couple moved back to Red Deer to start their family. Eventually, they settled in Blackfalds as a family of five. Due to medical issues, Murray had to quit electrical work and he became a custodian for Lacombe County.

Over the years, Murray kept himself busy with dancing, playing cards, fishing, stamp collecting, bowling, electronics and later on, he added on growing bonsai trees, collecting milk bottles and programming computers.

Murray’s family meant everything to him, he was a great husband, but most of all, he was the best father ever, definitely one of a kind.

A Celebration of Life for family and close friends, will be held at 2-4 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Extendicare Michener Hill (Auditorium), #12 Michener Blvd, Red Deer, AB.
Donations can be made to Michael J Fox Foundation or Parkinson’s Canada.

Condolences for the family may be left below.

Condolences

John Charles:

So sorry for your loss, Mabel. I used to enjoy chatting with him at Cunningham Electric. Our family sends their condolences, too.

Moira Tiffin:

I knew Murray as my sister, Laurie's father-in-law. Murray was a kind, generous, considerate man to me, any time I saw him. His relationship with his son, Sheldon, was sweet and joyous to witness. Sheldon adored his father and Murray adored Sheldon. After experiencing the unhealthy relationship I had with my own father, I was always emotionally moved by the relationship between Sheldon and his dad. Murray loved his kids and grandkids but the love of his life was Mabel. May Murray be at peace from his pain and his body restrictions and enjoy fishing with his buddies in heaven. God Bless

Dr. Stephanie Connolly:

My sincerest condolences to the family. In the brief time that I had spend with Murray, he was always a strong willed man with a smile that could light up a room. He certainly had an impact on everyone he knew.

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