Murray Burley

Memorial Service

12:00 am - 2:15 pm
Thursday, July 24, 2003
Brenan's Bayview Chapel
New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Murray E. Burley

The death of Murray E. Burley, husband of Margaret M. “Peggy” (Galbraith) Burley, of Smythe Street, Saint John, occurred on Friday, July 18, 2003 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, he was a son of the late William (Will) and Florence (Morris) Burley. Murray served during the Second World War with the N. B. Rangers in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe and was formerly employed with the Port of Saint John and was a member of the ILA Local #273. Murray enjoyed golfing and fishing and was an avid sportsman. He was awarded a lifesaving medal for saving a child on the marine dock on the West Side. Besides his wife, he is survived by his twin daughters, Margaret and her husband John Schnieder of St. Andrews, NB and Marilyn MacDonald of Rothesay, NB; his brothers, James (Dot) of Fredericton, NB and Frank of Prince Edward Island; his sisters, Dorothy (Ditty) Burley of Saint John, Lorraine Comeau of Saint John West and Elsie Dwyer of Saint John West; his grandchildren, Jennifer Sulprizio of California, Roxane Streeter of Rothesay, Melissa Gadowsky of Fairbanks, Alaska, Michael MacDonald of Rothesay, Cail MacDonald of Rothesay, Jillian Chown of Churchill, NWT, Nathan Chown of St. Catherines, ON, and Melanie Chown of Saint John; his great-grandchildren, Brooke and Anna Streeter, August and Annabelle Sulprizio, Mac and Magnus Gadowsky; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Brian in 1981; brothers, Allison, Gordon and Vincent; sisters, Margaret Blagdon and Ruth Bawn; and a grandson, Kyle MacDonald in 1998. Following cremation at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424), Saint John, the funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 2:15 PM from Brenan's Chapel. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery at a later date. Remembrances made to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
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