MUR­RAY, Abra­ham Peter

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Abra­ham Peter Mur­ray, age 97, passed away Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, 2017, at the Cove Guest Home, Syd­ney.

Born in Rose­burn, In­ver­ness County on April 12, 1919, he was the son of the late Lewis Archibald and Flora Mary (MacKin­non) Mur­ray.

Peter was a per­son with in­cred­i­ble faith, and took great en­joy­ment from the fel­low­ship of his church fam­ily. He en­joyed trav­el­ing to many con­fer­ences and meet­ings in Nova Sco­tia, New Brunswick and New­found­land. Peter at­tended the Ber­wick United Church Camp for more than 30 years and it was the high­light of his sum­mer. He felt priv­i­leged to serve his church in var­i­ous po­si­tions over the years in­clud­ing, Sun­day school teacher, of­fi­cial board, hon­orary el­der, St. An­drews’s men’s club, Mar­itime Con­fer­ence rep­re­sen­ta­tive, ses­sion mem­ber and Syd­ney United Church Broth­er­hood group. He was a faith­ful mem­ber of St. An­drews United Church up un­til its amal­ga­ma­tion and con­tin­ued as a mem­ber of the United Her­itage Church.

Peter moved to Syd­ney in the for­ties from his fam­ily farm in Big Brook, Cape Bre­ton and worked in Syd­ney for many years. He served in the Sea­man’s Club in Syd­ney, as well as var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions dur­ing his time in Syd­ney. While at the Cove Guest Home, he was the res­i­dent coun­cil pres­i­dent. He worked in jan­i­to­rial du­ties for the R.C.M.P., as well as med­i­cal ser­vices and the Depart­ment of Public Works.

Be­sides his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by his older brother, Sgt. John James Mur­ray, who was killed in bat­tle dur­ing WWII on April 4, 1945; sis­ter, Dolena Mar­garet Mur­ray (Jan­uary 24, 1918 - March 18, 2014); adopted brother, John Ward; and brother-in-law, Peter Alexan­der MacLach­lan (Oct 18, 1917 - May 17, 1974).

Peter is sur­vived by his sis­ter, Josie MacLach­lan, West Bay Cen­ter; nephew, James (Dar­lene) MacLach­lan, Smith Falls, Ont.; niece, Florence MacLach­lan, Truro; and nephew, Archie (Paula) MacLach­lan, Port Hawkes­bury. He was a grand un­cle to Aaron MacLach­lan, West Bay, Brianna Trem­blay, Ed­mon­ton, Josie Marie MacLach­lan and Lauren MacLach­lan, Toronto.

The fam­ily would like to thank the staff at the Cove Guest Home for the great care and com­pas­sion given to Peter over the past few years. Thank you, as well, to the many, many, many friends that vis­ited Peter in his apart­ment and at the Cove Guest Home. He ap­pre­ci­ated each and ev­ery visit.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Syd­ney Me­mo­rial Chapel, Syd­ney, N.S.

Fu­neral ser­vice from United Her­itage Church on Satur­day, March 4 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Rose­mary Godin of­fi­ci­at­ing.

There will be no visi­ta­tion, but a fel­low­ship af­ter the fu­neral in the church hall. In­ter­ment at a later date in the Princeville United Church Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, dona­tions may be made to the Princeville United Church Ceme­tery c/o Florence MacLach­lan, 441 Pic­tou Road, Truro, NS, B2N 2T6 or a char­ity of your choice. Words of com­fort may be sent to the fam­ily at www. syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel.ca or email syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel@ ns.sym­pa­tico.ca.

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