MURDOCK MCKINNON ROBBIE

Murdock was born November 5, 1914 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Forty-eight hours into the 100th year of a rich and fulfilling life, he slipped away peacefully on November 7, 2013 in Vernon, B.C. surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Murdock had a kind manner and a warm generous heart. Family meant everything to him. Time spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren was precious as he had a special connection with each one of them. He served his country from 1940 to 1945 in Nanaimo and Vernon where he trained officers in physical conditioning and weaponry. In 1951 Murdock returned to B.C. with his wife, Violet and young family. He worked as a machine operator, foreman and superintendent on many highway, port, dam, and powerline projects across B.C., and spent 11 memorable years at Christina Lake. He was a member of the Grand Forks Masonic Lodge, and always took pride in his contribution to the building of the Christina Lake Golf Course. He enjoyed golf, hunting, curling and baseball. He is survived by his two sons, Byron (Joanne) and Don (Sharon), 6 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. He is also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews from the Robbie and Bates’ families. A service was held for Murdock in Vernon. Murdock will be interred in the Grand Forks cemetery at a later date.


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