Born in Arthur Township, Wellington County on February 22, 1926, a son of the late Harvey Lorne McEachern and Florence Mae (nee Morrison), Murray passed away at Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on January 1, 2021 in his 95th year.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend Kathleen ‘Kay’ Frankum on December 13, 2009. The couple, who had been lifelong friends since their teen years, were married in Harriston in 1952 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage at the time of Kay’s death. She and Murray retired to the Thornbury area some time ago and were actively involved in the community while health permitted and maintained a strong connection to the many friendships developed over those years.
Murray is remembered as a much loved father, ‘Dad’ and grandfather by his family: daughter Janice and her husband Claus Zimmer of Collingwood and his sons Matthew and Michael Zimmer; son Scott McEachern of London and children Alex and his wife Kayla, Tori, and Katie McEachern; daughter Laurie Murray of Kitchener and children Melissa and her husband Sam Hillifer and Cameron Murray. He was predeceased also by a son Bill McEachern of Goderich in December of 2019.
He is survived by his sister Doris Gascho (late Bob) of Collingwood, Jean Woods (late George) of Mount Forest, and was predeceased by a sister Marion (Dave) Fielding of Toronto, brothers Donald and James (Phyllis) McEachern of Stoney Creek and Robert McEachern (Isabell) of Kitchener.
Murray was a special uncle to his many nieces and nephews and their families.
Due to the many restrictions placed upon us by the Covid health regulations, there will be no public visitation at this time and a family funeral service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 followed by a service of committal and interment at Harriston Cemetery where Murray will be interred with his beloved wife Kay.
If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to Grace United Church Memorial Fund (cheques only please) or online to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca would be appreciated.