It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Murray Thomas Davis at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on February 4, 2023. Born on November 8, 1935, in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Murray grew up in his beloved Marion Bridge. He was the son of the late Earl and Marjorie (Torreville) Davis.
Murray was a proud member of the Canadian Military for 25 years. Serving with many Armed Forces units throughout his career, both at home and abroad, he retired as part of the Royal Canadian Dragoons.
Left to mourn him are his wife Patricia; daughter Jean Moore (Bill); son Jeff Davis (Sandra); brother Glen; sister Anne Foster (Mike); sisters-in-law Yvonne, and Madeline; step children Robert Hooper (Shelly), Kevin White (Linda), and Gary White (Lisa); grandchildren David Moore (Amber), Katie McDonald (Rob), Carol Sevigny (Matt), Ashley Davis, Caitlyn Davis, and step granddaughter Quinby White; as well as 7 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents Murray was predeceased by his first wife Jean, son Murray, and brothers Lee and Harold.
Murray was very active in his communities. He served as Chair of the Board of Stewards at Pine Grove United Church, Burton. During the winter he and Pat enjoyed many years together with close friends in Florida, where he was president of Twin Gables mobile home park, and then vice president of the Golden Gate theatre club at Golden Gate Park. He was also a member at Bay Palms Golf Course in Tampa. Music, singing, playing guitars and spoons, and happy hours with mischief and merriment will forever be remembered. The levy each New Year’s Day, and Murray’s moose milk are legend.
Summers were spent, as a member of the Oromocto Boat Club, cruising in the houseboat on the Saint John River system with close friends, as captain of the Cape Islander. Murray was also a member of the Gage Golf and Curling Club, and in younger days was a ball umpire, and an avid hockey player, where he guarded the blue line as a member of the Oromocto Pioneers Old Timers, and military hockey teams throughout his career.
There will be a celebration of Murray’s life in the spring. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Oromocto Funeral Home.