Posted: August 23rd, 2022


It is with great sadness we announce that our dear mother, LORNA BLANCHE MURRAY, beloved wife of the late Jim Murray, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the age of 95 years.

Mom took great pleasure in watching her family grow and live life. She loved her three sons dearly and was thrilled to welcome each grandchild and felt even more amazed and blessed as she met her 10 great-grandchildren: first son Rodney (Wendy) Murray and their children Cayley (Edwin) Camps [son Nash], Leslie (Mike) Pollard [children River, Zachary and Bo], and Travis Murray; second son John (Jody) Murray and their children Karina (James) Boorer [children Theo and Jasper] and James (Danielle) Murray; and third son Shawn (Nicki) Murray and their children Taner (Stephanie) Murray, Austen (Alyssa) Murray [children Cash and Leo], Colten (Diana) Murray [children Romeo and Harlow], Broek Murray and Reid Murray.

Mom shared a special bond with her sister Wilda Murray, who survives her along with many nieces and nephews.

Lorna is predeceased by her beloved Jim, whom she has missed for the past 34 years. We take great comfort knowing and believing they have been reunited and are both now happy in the arms of Jesus. She is also predeceased by her parents George and Ruth Foster and her five siblings.

Mom was a kind, sweet and gentle spirit to all those she knew and loved. She always carried herself with a classy, quiet and graceful manner — a true lady of her time.

Lorna adored her Picture Butte community. She gave many years of her life volunteering and enjoyed every community gathering. She was always willing to help where she could. It was endearing that she left this earthly world at the time of one of her favourite community events, Jamboree Days.

A Celebration of Lorna’s Life will be held at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 528 Maple Crescent, Picture Butte, AB on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating. The service will be livestreamed and available to watch via Lorna’s obituary on Cornerstone’s website.

In lieu of flowers, Lorna’s family graciously welcomes donations to the Picture Butte Food Bank, PO Box 326, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0.

Our family also wishes to acknowledge the great care Mom received over the last eight years of her journey. Previously at Piyami Lodge in Picture Butte, then her later four years at the A-House in St. Michael’s. You sweet people treated our mom with respect and compassion and we are ever so grateful to you all — thank you!


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