Edward Burton Murrin

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend, Ed Murrin, of Antigonish. Despite the heroic efforts of local EMT responders, Ed passed away at home on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on December 15, 1930, the eldest son of Dan and Bessie (MacDonald) Murrin, Ed was educated at St. Anthony’s and St. Anne’s High School, followed by St. F.X. University, where he played hockey with the fabled X-Men of the early fifties. He was proud to be inducted, along with his teammates, into the St.FX Sports Hall of Fame, and the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame.

Eddie was active in many other sports such as swimming, golfing, volleyball, sailing, and baseball, both playing and coaching. After receiving his B.Ed he embarked on a thirty-five year teaching and administration career. He served as President of both the Nova Scotia Math Teachers Association and the Nova Scotia School Administrators Association. Ed was very humbled to learn of the impact he had on the lives of his many students throughout the years, who often stopped to say thanks.

Ed is survived by his wife Margaret (Kiely), son Marty (Paula), Antigonish, daughters; Anne Marie (Peter Robson) McLean, Pender Island, BC; Marguerite (Tom) Cahill, Ancaster, ON; Maura Lee (Jim) Murray, Antigonish, NS; Sheila Smith, Calgary, AB, daughter-in-law Rosemary Murrin, North Sydney, NS, grandchildren: Amy (Matt), Allison (Mike), Kiely, Brad (Jessica), Mark (Christine), Ryan (Izzy), Chris (Erin), Stephanie (Nick), Beth, Erin, Lyndon, Sean, James, Matthew, nine great-grandchildren; brothers Gerald (Sis), Eric (Jeannette), Vernon (Lois), Dan (Rose), sister Dorita, sister-in-law Heather, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by son Michael, daughter Jeannie, grandson Tom, grandson Ian, and brother Tom.

Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Tuesday, February 12 in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass 1 pm Wednesday, February 13 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Donald MacGillivray presiding. Burial in St. Ninian Cemetery.

Dad was a proud Cape Bretoner who loved a good cup of tea and a bad pun! Even into his eighties, Ed was always surprising us with new stories of his many adventures. We will miss him dearly.  

As Dad would say, “See you tomorrow, and keep your stick on the ice”.