ROULETTE, Murray - It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our dear brother Murray on March 16, 2017 in his 52nd year after a long but bravely fought battle with a challenging illness.
Despite his challenges, Murray enthusiastically lived a full and active life with the help of so many.
Murray will be deeply missed by his "sis" Bernie Fothergill and her husband Ed of Ancaster, brother Barry and his wife Linda of B.C., and brother David of Pembroke. Murray was a loving and devoted uncle to his nephew Christopher and niece Brittany. He also held a special place in his heart for Gramma Fothergill and his best friend Michael.
He is predeceased by his parents Phyllis and Hugo Johnson, who provided him a solid family life he would never have otherwise enjoyed.
Murray was a resident of Rotary House, a part of Community Living Burlington and worked at ARC Industries for many years.
Our deepest thanks and appreciation go out to CLB and Murray's staff, for all their love, care, and support and for all the special outings, sporting events, dances and visits to Tim Hortons they provided to him. His staff, friends and co-workers became his second family, as did the members of New Street Christian Reformed Church who welcomed him as one of their own and provided him strong spiritual support as well as weekly activities.
We would also like to thank Dr. Ribic, Dr. Treleaven and the kidney transplant team at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton for their excellent skills and special care they provided to Murray.
Murray touched many lives during his time with us. He will be missed by so many, but he will be loved and cherished forever.
Visitation will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington on Sunday, March 19th from 3-5 p.m.
A Celebration of Murray’s Life will be held on Monday, March 20th at New Street Christian Reformed Church, 3422 New Street, Burlington at 11 a.m., with luncheon following.
For those who wish, memorial donations made to Community Living Burlington or The Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.
The family wishes to thank all those who have offered their prayers and condolences.