Cook, Murray David William

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Born in Belleville on July 28, 1929, a son of the late Dora (nee Robinson) and Grenville Cook, Murray, a longtime resident of Meaford and the former St. Vincent Township, passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Thursday March 12, 2020 at the age of 90.

Murray is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, the former Lois Brown, and he will be remembered as the much loved father of Judy and her husband Laurie Hill and Poppa of their son Cameron all of the former St. Vincent Township. He was predeceased by a much loved granddaughter Kelleen Hill.

Murray was a dear brother to Dorothy Pillgrem, Fred Cook and his wife Shirley and Alan Cook and his wife Leanne all of Meaford. He was predeceased by brothers-in-law Douglas Richardson and Fred Pillgrem.  He will be fondly remembered as a special uncle and great uncle to his several nieces and nephews and their families.

Family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home on Monday March 16 from 5 until 8 p.m. A family funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at 11 a.m. with committal and interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary would be appreciated (cheques only please) and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9.  www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Monday, March 16, 2020
visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home from 5 - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:00 AM
Service: Family funeral service at Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford

Donations: Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (Cheques only please)
Make a donation in memory of Murray David William Cook


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Janice Wilson
    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Mrs. Cook, Judy & Family

    I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. May your memories comfort you at this very difficult time.
    Janice Shakell Wilson

    Reply
  2. Willy &Wendy
    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Lois Judy &Laurie our condolences to you all on the passing of Murray .

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  3. Louise Cross
    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    My dear Lois
    I want you to know I wish you comfort and peace.
    You, Judy, Laurie and Cameron are in my thoughts and heart at this difficult time.
    Love
    Louise

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  4. Elizabeth Park
    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Dear Lois, Judy, Laurie and Cameron,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. His beautiful smile and gentle nature will be much missed at Meaford Long Term Care. You are all very much in our hearts and minds at this time of grief and loss.
    Sincerely,
    Wayne & Elizabeth Park

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  5. Judith Oliver
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Dear Lois, Judy, Laurie & Cameron, and extended family:
    My heartfelt love and sympathy to all of you on Murray’s passing.
    My own memories of all I shared with you over my time in Meaford, are locked forever in my heart. You have shared life with amazing joys, and tragic events. My Love, prayers, and warm hugs (from a distance) to all of you! God bless you.
    Your friend always, …& former Minister, ❤️
    Rev Judith Oliver✝️

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  6. Randy Darling
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    So sorry to hear about Murray’s passing may he rest in peace

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  7. Lilian and Ken Risk
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Lois and extended family,
    We wish to extend our sincere condolences to you all on Murray’s passing. He was a true gentleman and will be remembered by many.
    Sincerely
    Lilian and Ken Risk

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  8. Jason N. Baker
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Mrs. Cook and your family, I am Sending a Heartfelt and My Deepest Condolences to You.
    I am sorry to Hear about Your Husband’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with You at this difficult time.

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  9. Bill and Isabelle Ridd
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Dear Lois, Judy, Laurie, Cameron and the entire Cook clan,
    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Murray. He was a true gentleman and
    we will miss that beautiful smile and the twinkle in his eyes.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Isabelle and Bill

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  10. Gilmore
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Lois, Judy, Laurie and Cameron
    You have our deepest sympathies,Murray was a wonderful man.
    Paul and Linda Gilmore

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  11. Scott and Penny Brough
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Lois, Judy Laurie and Cameron Our condolences on the passing of Murray. Many good times we had in your company.
    Scott and Penny

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  12. Lori Bumstead-Clarke
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    To Lois and the entire Cook family,

    So very sorry to learn of Murray’s passing. He was such a pleasant man and a joy to see as we passed through the hallways of Meaford LTC. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Lori Bumstead-Clarke and Alan Clarke

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  13. Merv and Ellie Smith
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Lois, Judy, Laurie, Cameron and extended family. Our condolences to all. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Merv and Ellie Smith

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  14. K Murray Adams
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    To all the families,our condolences to all,a great guy to meet anytime and stop to talk, Murray & Sandra

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  15. Frank & Janet Bassingthwaite
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Dear Lois, Judy, Laurie and Cameron
    Janet and I were saddened to hear of Murray’s passing. We will remember Murray as a real gentleman with a great smile and sharp wit. I particularly enjoyed working with him at the funeral home and visiting with him at your home. We are in Ottawa at this time and unfortunately will not be able to attend the funeral. Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

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  16. Wayne and Cecile Keenan
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Once again a wonderful man has been taken from us. Our sincere condolences goes out to you Mrs. Cook, Judy, Laurie and the whole family. He will be remembered in the hearts of everyone who was honoured to know him as a loving and caring person.

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  17. Bev Evans-Caswell
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Mrs. Cook, Judy, Laurie and all family. It was a great privilege to have worked with Murray at the Meaford P.U.C. in the early years of my working career. He was a great co-worker and a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences.

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  18. Keith and Lorraine
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Dear Lois,Judy,Laurie and Cameron and the Cook families

    It was such a pleasure to have Murray and Lois and the Hill family as our neighbours for many years.
    We enjoyed Murray and the little visits Keith had with him. He will be missed by all. Thinking of you.

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  19. Bev and Marilyn Rutherford
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Lois, Judy, Laurie, and the Cook Family, we would like to extend our sympathy to all of you at this time. Lois, you have been very faithful in caring for Murray in his later years at home and in LTC. You will miss him terribly, but you have wonderful memories and family to support you now.

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  20. Barbara Seupersaud
    Monday, March 16, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lois and your family. Barbara (Rowles) Seupersaud

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  21. Ed and Marilyn Ormsby
    Monday, March 16, 2020

    Lois,Judy,Laurie and family. We were sad to hear of Murray’s passing. We have many fond memories of him. Especially Ed working at the P.U.C in his early days. Murray was a pleasure to be around. All the best!

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  22. Sue & Orville Boyd
    Monday, March 16, 2020

    To Lois and the entire Cook family
    We want you to know we are saddened to hear of Murray’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. He was a fine gentleman.

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  23. Ken & Mavis Ervin
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    To Lois and the entire Cook family
    Sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. I have fond memories of playing with Murray and his brothers Fred and Alan in the Meaford Band.

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  24. Rachael Rowsell
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    To Lois
    I had the pleasure of caring for Murray on the Meaford Long Term Care. He always brightened my day each time I came into work. I looked forward to it each day I worked. He will be sadly missed and heaven has gained an angel indeed. He will be forever in my heart. RIP Murray.

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  25. Rob & Donna Kearns
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Dear Lois and Family. We were saddened to hear of Murry’s passing. Murray was a good friend and always a true gentleman. We are thinking of you all at this time

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  26. Mather Lois
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Lois and all the COOK family,so sorry to hear of Murray,s passing, he was a true gentleman and well thought of by my whole family. R.I.P.Murray

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  27. Dianne (Willis) McDonald
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Mrs. Cook and families
    It was with sadness that I heard of your husbands (father,grandfather,brother and uncle’s) passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in the future as you go on missing him so.
    Hugs Dianne and family

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  28. Andy & Linda Andersen
    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

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  29. Bonnie Hammond
    Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Lois & family – please accept by condolences in the passing of Murray. He was a gentleman & he will be missed. Remember all the good times! Take Care & God Bless!

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