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Date of Passing: Apr 23, 2023

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Murray Douglas McMillan, age 71, of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away on April 23, 2023.

Murray was born in Deloraine, Manitoba to Margaret and Donald McMillan on December 5, 1951. He was raised on the McMillan family farm south of Waskada with his sister, Donna and brother, Bryce. Murray attended Hernfield and Waskada Schools followed by university in Brandon.

Murray worked in feed and farm chemical sales for many years before purchasing A&J Pump Services which he operated as a petroleum contractor for over 25 years.

Murray married Gloria Morrison in 1977 and they had 3 children together, Steven, Jana and Daniel. Murray was a devoted husband and father. He always made time to be at any game, tournament or event that his children were involved in. In retirement, he found his true calling as “Papa”. Ever the jokester, teacher and best friend Murray made sure that every minute of every visit with his beloved grandchildren was filled with memories that will be forever in their hearts.

Murray took immense pride in his home, and especially the backyard where every summer the pool was always full and ready for family and friends. Each fall, Murray could be found at the McMillan family farm helping his nephew Curtis, Kay and family with harvest. Murray and Gloria enjoyed many trips over the years, but the most cherished times were spent together during family holidays and celebrations.

Murray played and loved many sports including broomball, curling, baseball and fastball. He was a loyal Wheat Kings fan and season ticket holder for many years. He loved spending Friday mornings with his Inukshuk cribbage group. Murray also enjoyed volunteering at Trinity United Church where he served in many roles. Murray will always be remembered as a genuinely kind man, with a great sense of humour, who made time for anyone and made everyone who met him feel special. He will be truly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.

Murray is survived by his wife Gloria; son, Steven (Katie-Jo) and their children, Avery and Cole; daughter Jana (Jason) Moore and their children, Malcolm and Ian; son, Daniel (Amy Betker) and their child, Henry. He is also survived by sister, Donna (Doug) Adams; brother, Bryce (Lorna); brothers-in-law, Lew, John, Don (Phyllis), Greg (Wilma) and Tim (Carol); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Murray was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Donald McMillan; in-laws, Phyllis and John Morrison; and sister-in-law Betty Morrison. A funeral service was held on April 29, 2023, at Trinity United Church in Brandon, Manitoba with Rev. Doug Neufeld officiating. A time of fellowship took place at the Clarion Inn and Suites

following the service.

Donations in memory of Murray may be made to the Trinity United Church; 1515 6 th St. Brandon, MB R7A 6B3 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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As published in Brandon Sun on May 20, 2023

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