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Steve Fodor posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 19, 2019Sheila I loved reading your Dad's story. What a wonderful life. Now I understand where you get so much of your greatness. Steve
Peggie MacFarlane MacLean posted a condolence
Thursday, February 14, 2019Mr Murrin was always respected and always loved as our wonderful principal at MacPherson Elementary. He had a way of making every student feel worthwhile and had a special place in his heart for the kids from Williams Point. He was always interested and interesting. I was better for having known him and enjoyed my encounters with Mr. and Mrs. Murrin when visiting Antigonish - condolences to the Murrin family.
Ann Marie Tozer (van Oirschot) posted a condolence
Thursday, February 14, 2019Sending our deepest condolences from the van Oirschot family of Pleasant Valley to the Murrin family. Mr. Murrin was a very kind and genuine person, friend and principal. It puts a smile on our face when we think of him. He will be missed.
Duncan Floyd posted a condolence
Thursday, February 14, 2019Sympathy to the Murrin family; Mr Murrin was a beloved figure at MacPherson Elementary when he was the principal in the 70s; I remember students regularly bragging that we had the best and kindest principal around..
Lois Lilly posted a condolence
Thursday, February 14, 2019No one was ever kinder to the students of MacPherson Elementary than Ed Murrin. He treated them all with dignity and love.
Edmund LeBlanc posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Condolences to Mr. Murrin,s family. He was inspirational to student teachers like myself at MacPherson Elementary in the early 70's. Such a pleasant man. Rest In Peace !
Monica MacPherson posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Dear Maura Lee, So sorry to hear of the death of your father. I remember him teaching our class math in junior high. My best to all the family. Monica MacPherson
Michelle Bourgeois posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019My deepest cocondolences to all the family.
Anne Marie Plunkett (MacEachern) posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019To the Murrin Family. i was so saddened to hear of Ed's passing. He was my math teacher at St. Andrew Junior High many years ago. and forgive me I hated math. But, I thought Mr. Murrin was the best teacher I ever had. So, with much coaching, pushing, and lots of extra help, I got through . With out Ed's help and telling me I could do it, i probably would have dropped it or failed. the world was a better place with Ed in it. He came to class one day and told us he had a new baby the night before , a little girl named Anne Marie, to say the least I was thrilled. I can still see that look of joy on his face. when, I went home from Ottawa, I dropped by to say hi and I reminded him about my trouble with math. he asked me what I did in Ottawa, I told him government, he said please tell me it is not finance. To all Ed's family, my deepest sympathy, and thank you for loaning him to us his students, May he rest in peace and may God keep him in the palm of his hand and guide him home. God Bless you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Anne Marie
Mike and Linda Moeller posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Dear Anne Marie and all the Murrin family, We are so sorry for your loss. He was a real gentleman and well distinguished. Please know that our thoughts are with you and all of your family at this time. Sincerely Mike and Linda Moeller
Dan Bunbury posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Dear Murrin Family, Saddened to hear of Ed's passing, my condolences and thoughts are with you all. I remember Ed as a good neighbour, a big man with a bigger, ready smile who was always friendly, interested and interesting. His legacy is great in multiple ways and he'll be missed by many in Antigonish, Cape Breton and beyond. I'll always remember him with a smile. Take care. Dan Bunbury, North Sydney.
Anne MacDougall-Croft posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019To the whole Murrin Family, So very sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. Such a lovely, wonderful man who we will always remember for treating our family so kindly in our younger years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and so sorry to not get to the funeral. The weather made it impossible to travel down today. Blessings and peace!
Marilyn McLellan posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019To All: So very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Laurie and Marilyn
Maria Lineger posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Margaret, Anne Marie, Marguerite, Marty, Maura Lee, Sheila and families, Sending so much love as we all say farewell and celebrate sweet Uncle Eddie. He was another father figure to me, like dad, the type of man who made you feel seen and understood. He made me feel like my life was so valued, always expressing so much curiosity and interest in my passions and interests. It was so heartwarming to see Caleb and Kaia also experience the warmth of his enthusiasm, engagement and many compliments. I will always cherish the fond memories of Arisaig, driving up the long driveway to see Margaret and Eddie waving from the deck in excitement to see us, the many delicious and cozy family dinners throughout my years at X and our many deep, meaningful talks. Most importantly, I will always remember how Eddie made me feel. Wishing you peace in your hearts and joy in your time together as you reflect on beautiful memories shared. Looking forward to seeing you all next summer and toasting to a great soul during an Arisaig sunset! With Love and So Much Gratitude, Maria
Stephanie Langley posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019My deepest condolences to all the Murrin family. Ed taught my Dad (Tom Langley) and taught me - he spanned many generations! He was such a kind man and was always interested to hear how your life was going. When we moved to North Sydney we were delighted to find out Michael was living there as well. Our kids became friends and our paths crossed with Ed once again. There has been tragedy and loss - more than any family should have to endure. Know that you are all in our thoughts! Those Murrin genes are strong. I see Ed and Micheal in Erin and Lyndon all the time. God Bless
Jeff White posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019My sincerest condolensces to the entire Murrin and Kiely family. I was welcomed into Eddie and Margarets dining room with open arms for many a Sunday dinner during my time at X. The warmth and hospitaility was always present. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Jeff White
Sandy & Evelyn MacEachern posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Our most sincere condolences to the Murrin and Kiely families. Probably met him first with Bill. Always a most enjoyable time when meeting with him over the years.He earned respect by being his pleasant self and open to all. Sandy & Evelyn.
Neil MacLean posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Murrin's passing. He was my principal at MacPherson Elementary and an important and respected role model for all of us who went there. We were very lucky to have him.
Joseph Lewin posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Ed was my 9th grade home room teacher at St Andrew’s and taught me math. He could easily put you in your place by grabbing a neck muscle between his thum and index finger. He also played hockey with my cousin Harry (Gummy Guilfoy). Ed and my cousin Harry were in the same car accident that took the life of my cousin. I asked Ed how he got that scar on his forehead one time and he told me. I have always remembered Ed as being one of my best teachers and a good friend. My condolences to his family, they can be proud of their father and husband
Bill Macquarrie posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 13, 2019My Condolences to the Murrin family I have always had great memories of times as a youngster growing up in Arisaig and my first fastball coach. For several years, Ed gathered all the local boys in the vicinity to form our first organized team. We were all able to hit, throw and run but Ed taught us the finer points of the game and many life lessons. I will always remember the road trips to various ball fields in Antigonish, Pictou and Guysborough counties in the back of Eddie MacDonald’s half-ton truck with the white box on back. It wasn’t a safe mode of transport by today’s standards but with Ed at the wheel we knew we were in good hands. In all the years that have past since those days, any time Ed spotted me, he would always come and speak with me. Such a kind and gentle man, he will be missed.
Daniel E Smith posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019Murrin family,mydeepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Murrin. I have fond memories working with him during my student teaching experiences in Antigonish. He was wonderful individual and a great math teacher. Daniel E, Smith, Calgary,AB
Nancy Dunphy posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019To all the Murrin family . So sorry for your loss. Ed was such a beautiful person. He was a kind and wonderful mentor to me at the regional. He will be sadly missed ❤️
Hilary MacIsaac posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019Margaret my deepest condolences to you and your family. My memories of Ed are numerous and filled with joy , he was a mans man, strong in his convictions and gentle in the administration of his duties. He hired me out of college to teach at MacPherson , this allowed me to stay in Antigonish and raise my family , for which I’ll always be grateful . The staff at MacPherson was like a big family ,everyone cared about everyone else, which was due to his leadership. I remember our spring lobster parties, didn’t know a man could eat that many lobsters. He had a big heart and touched many people positively. He will be missed but memories will live on.
Sandra MacLeod posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019My deepest sympathy to all of you. I met Eddie and Margaret through Dean (Murrin) and I always enjoyed the stories/tales that we would hear when we visited. In particular, Eddie enjoyed talking about my brother's father-in-law, Arthur Stone. It is never an easy time, please know that I am thinking of all of you.
Marjorie MacHattie posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019To Margaret and Family: It is with genuine sadness that I learned of Eddie's death. He taught me in junior high and his love for teaching left a lasting impression on me. Each day he would bounce into his class with electrifying enthusiasm for the subject he was teaching. We never got this from any other teacher and there were some great ones at St Andrew Rural High. Eddy seemed to really love his job and those who he taught. He was a much beloved teacher, friend and a stirling example of how an adult dealing with impressionable young people should behave. There never was nor ever will be another Eddie Murrin. You can all feel very blest that you shared his life and love. He was a treasure and I am so thankful that our paths crossed. Peace, Marjorie Christie MacHattie
Jim Lerikos posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 20191962 - 1964 I was a student at X and we rented Ed’s basement apartment. We weren’t merely tenants, but became friends....He was kind, friendly and a warm person. Simply put, he was a great human being! Great smile....always had time for a chat!.....my deepest condolences to the family.....Jim and Barbara Lerikos
Joe Matheson posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019To Eddie's family our deepest sympathy, Eddie and I played on the same rugby team during our high school days at St Annes, Eddie was a great guy who held the respect of all his peers. Rest in peace my friend
Rich Foshay posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019Dear Murrin Family: Mr. Murrin was the first adult I met when arriving at MacPherson Elementary School in the early 1970's - no school could have had a better person to make a positive first impression on a kid. I recall on my first day, Mr. Murrin asking my mother where we lived as we had just moved to Antigonish. He then introduced me to Jack MacDonald, who also rode the bus to Brierly Brook. He asked Jack to make sure I got on the right bus. Jack and I remain good friends to this day. I too remember the occasional extended lunch hour on nice spring days as Ron mentioned in his post! Mr. Murrin was always friendly, laid back and interested in what you were doing well after being his student. He was a class act and a real gentleman. Over time, a kid remembers their teachers not because of the topics they taught, but mostly because of their 'way'. Ed Murrin treated people in a way that made him unforgettable. My condolences to your entire family. I am very sorry for your loss. Rich Foshay
jean-Douglas Comeau posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019J'offre mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille d'Ed Murrin. Jean-Douglas Comeau, Ph.D Doyen Émérite Université Sainte-Anne
Jim & Hazel Veinotte posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019Dear Margaret and family There are many wonderful things to remember about Ed, one being his smile which always made your day so much better and you just had to smile in return! He was truly a remarkable kind man. We are so deeply sorry for your loss Jim, Hazel and family
Gerry White posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019Marty and Family The circumstances, whether expected or not, nor the state of health all matter not. Losing your dad is a terrible thing. I will spare you the platitudes of 'in a better place' and try to join you in simply mourning the loss of your dad as mine is still fresh in my heart after many years. I've heard stories about what a good man, a kind man, a handsome and rugged man your dad was so take comfort in him that you've had him for your entire life. That will never depart from your memory. Please accept my sincerest condolences in your loss but take joy in the fact that you can now talk to your dad anytime you want and he will always be listening.....and Watching You......Peace and Comfort to you, Paula and what appears to be a very extended family.....God Bless......Ger
Betty Wallace clarke posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019Murrin Family Such fond memories of the best teacher ever not only for his knowledge but his wonderful sense of humour and always treating his students so well he made learning fun Deepest condolences to the family may all your favourite memories keep him close to your hearts in your time of sorrow and in days to come Thoughts & prayers Betty Wallace Clarke
Condo Sarto posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019Dear Marg and Family, We’re saddened to learn of the passing of Ed, a fellow Bay Boy, fellow St. F. X graduate and a fellow teacher. We want to take this opportunity to express sincere, heartfelt sympathy in the passing of a beloved, cherishes husband, father and grandfather. Ed’s personality and disposition made him a lifetime friend to many in the community and beyond. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know Ed. The community will be less without him. May his soul Rest In Peace. God bless Condo Sarto and Elmer MacNeil, Dartmouth, NS In his lifetime
Karen and Hollis O'Toole posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019Our sincerest condolences.
Tom Langley posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Dear Marg & family: Marius & I were deeply saddened here in Florida to hear of Ed’s passing. I had the great experience of being in Ed’s first class of teaching in port hawkesbury. A large number of a small class all ended at StFX because of Ed’s influence. We had the pleasure of reminiscing many times about that first year of teaching. Ed was a wonderful gentleman and I enjoyed his company every time we met. He leaves a great legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tom & Marius Langley
Conrad Poirier posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019We're sorry to hear that Ed passed away. He is now enjoying eternal happiness, and we know that he is just a prayer away. God Bless !
Debbi McFarland Milne posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Shelia, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was a sweet, kind man. Thoughts and prayers Deb
Ron MacFarlane posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Marty, Paula and Family: I was very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. "Mr. Murrin" was our principal at Mc Pherson elementary back in the 60's. When the weather was nice in the spring or fall he would announce on the P.A. we were having an extended lunch for the rest of the afternoon! No more classes. For kids my age, it meant we played alot more baseball! The good old days for sure. A kind, gentle man. A real role model. A life well lived. Ron MacFarlane
Janet Fraser posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Maura Lee, sorry to hear of your father's passing. Sending prayers your way. Bill and Jan
Debbie (Cousins) & Michael Walsh posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019To all family members We both remember “Mr.Murrin” very well from our high school days at the Regional! He was an amazing teacher. Our sincere sympathies Debbie & Mike Walsh
Chris Petersen posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Murrin several years ago at their cottage in Arisaig. I dropped by unexpectedly but all I had to say was, "I teach with Sheila in Calgary and I am a fellow Maritimer", and the door swung open. A few hours later, I literally had to tear myself away from the warmth of their home and their hospitality. Mr. Murrin shared many hockey stories with me that day, including several involving my Dad, whom he met while playing hockey in Dalhousie, on the North Shore of New Brunswick. I wish I had been able to see him more often, but that visit has left a permanent mark and a small sample of what a great man he was. Sympathies to the entire family, Chris Petersen & Dennis Holowaychuk
Edwina Arsenault posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019I am sincerely sorry for your Loss! Your Dad was a friendly, unique, handsome Man. The Arsenault family was always friends with the Murrin family . Thinking of you at this time. Edwina
Ed & Angie Hall posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Our thoughts & prayers are with you all..Such a wonderful man
Ron Sullivan posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019To the Murrin family, You won't know me from a hole in the ground, by I was told of his passing and had to leave a comment. We called him "Uncle Ed", whether he knew it or not, because he made us feel like a family. In 1976-7, he was our volleyball coach at ARHS, I believe the first year he actually tried to coach volleyball, and we were NOT star athletes, but he brought us to the final game of the provincial championships, which for most of us, was our "glory days". He was one of the most kind, gentle, motivating, encouraging, loving people I can imagine and he left me with my best memories of high school (and he wasn't even one of my regular teachers). He made life fun, win or lose and brought out the best in everyone. I just want you to know how far and wide his positive and lifelong influence has been felt. You must have countless beautiful memories of him. Savour them all, and be grateful for having such a wonderful man for all those years. Ron Sullivan Montreal (formerly of Antigonish)
George churney posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Truely sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. My condolences to his immediate family and to his Cape Breton relatives. Especially my childhood friend Eric. Their parents were very good to me.
Scott Henley posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Our condolences to Ed's Family!! We enjoyed our several visits while "down home" the last few years. Ed was my grade 9 Principal and Teacher while at RCAF Sydney in the late '50's. Just a wonderful person and neighbor! I recall when my wife (Also a Teacher/Principal) met Ed, she asked him if he ever had problems with Scott -- Ed's answer: "No - It was a small base, we were close neighbors, and I knew his Dad"!! Rest in Peace, Ed!! Linda and Scott
Monica Farrell posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Deepest condolence to you entire family
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Monday, February 11, 2019
Chalmers and Marie MacLeod posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019We were sorry to read of the passing of Eddy. Our soncere Condolence to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Chalmers and marie
Mary C. Cahill donated to ST. NINIAN'S PARISH, ANTIGONISH
Monday, February 11, 2019In memory of Edward Murrin.
Bill & Pauline Malcolm posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Margaret,So surprised to hear of Ed's passing our prayers &thoughts go out to you & your family,God Bless
John and Judy Briand posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Dear Murrin Family, We were so saddened to learn of Ed’s sudden passing this morning. We will remember always his wonderful smile. He was a delight to work with in those tough years at the Regional. May it help to know that others are thinking of you at this time. Sincere sympathy, John and Judy Briand
Mary Cahill posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Heartfelt condolences to Margaret and all the Murrin family on your loss. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Janice (Nolan) McKenna posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Wanted to pass along condolences to the Murrin family..especially Eric and Dorita..our family have been friends for many years..so, so sorry Io hear of Eds passing.
DAN HUNTLEY posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019MAY THE PEACE OF OUR LORD BE IN YOUR HEARTS/AN OLD STUDENT .
Mike “the Hound” MacDonald posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019My heart is sad here in Mexico after reading of Ed’s passing. He was an incredible gentleman, and I am grateful for having had the gift of his friendship. Condolences to all of the family.
Martha Anne Palmer posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019My deepest sympathy to the Murrin family. "Mr Murrin" was one of the kindest people I ever knew. I was lucky to have him as my elementary school principal, then later as a teacher. He would come visit our classes and tell us stories of his travels, bringing a little of the world to our lives, and sharing wisdom and his passion for knowledge. He was the first person to greet me when I started school at MacPherson Elementary. Missed but never forgotten.
Kim Crawford posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019Murrin Family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Eddie was an my high school computer teacher. I remember him as being a very kind and gentle soul. And he was always there for Shelia in our many many basketball trips and games.
Lorraine Kenny posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019My deepest condolences Many fond memories of Mr. Murrin Sincerely, Lorraine Kenny
Isabelle Tate posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019My deepest condolences to the Murrin family. Ed was my grade 10 Math teacher. He made learning fun.
Heather Napier posted a condolence
Monday, February 11, 2019I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of knowing Ed, but my late husband Donnie Teasdale held him in very high regard. May he rest in peace..
Holly Septon Mattie posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019My Deepest Sympathies to all the Murrin Family. He was my homeroom grade 11 teacher. Such a kind and caring man. RIP Mr Murrin
Clare and Terry Kennedy posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019To the Murrin family, Ed Murrin was my favorite prof at St. F.X... He was so funny and interesting. He would do an impression of Red Skelton and put us all in stitches. He made math interesting. Such a sweet man, always had a great smile and I am sure he will be missed.
Karen Cormier-Binning posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ed was such a wonderful positive man. Thinking of all the memories of him in High School just makes me smile. He made a difference in so many lives. A great man, a great life lived. He will be missed.
Trudy Dunn posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019My condolences. He was a kind and gentle man.
Robert Cameron posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019Very sorry Sheila and family to hear about the passing of your dad. He was a pillar of Antigonish.
Jim and Minna Mac Donald posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019Margaret and Family,sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Ed,our thoughts and prayers are with you during these tough days. Great neighbor and wonderful teacher,my Mom,Mary Crawford had a fond spot for Ed during their teaching days and he always took time to ask Jim and I about our kids . One great guy who will be sadly missed by all.
Danielle murrin posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Ed’s passing ... we will definately be there for the services ..Thinking of you Margie and family and sending all of our love to you all ❤️ We will see you soon .. hugs
Bernadette and Dale Mackinnon posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019Margie and family, I was very sad to hear of uncle Eddies passing . I have many fond memories of our summer visits at Arisaig . Eddie was a very kind man who made everyone feel welcome . Condolences to all of the Murrin family . May he Rest In Peace .
Michele Murrin-Clements posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019I was heartbroken to hear about Uncle Ed....I have many great memories from my younger years when my parents took us on vacation...our first stop was always an overnight or two in Arisag with our Murrin family....Ed and Margie always made us feel at home....Ed would take us fishing, have campfires and I loved helping him pick strawberries from his garden....he was such a sweetheart....and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Ron MacDonald posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019It is with sorrow I will not be able to travel from my new home in BC for this service. However, it is with joy that I remember the wonderful life of my neighbour, coach, friend Ed. My most significant memories of Ed were as a coach. He took over our grade 12 volleyball without much previous volleyball experience. He took a rough bunch of guys, and with pure coaching ability turned us into a team that finished second in the province, barely falling short of a championship. I have played on many teams and encountered many coaches. Ed was the best pure coach I ever met. This was not just because of his knowledge, but more because he was such a great man. We played our hardest because we didn't want to let him down. Every time I saw him over the years he would ask about how things were, always genuinely concerned about my life and that of my family. I will miss those encounters, but will cherish my memories.
Buddy Mosher & Family posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019Margaret & Family, On behalf of my family and I please accept our most heartfelt condolences on Eds' sudden passing. Such a true gentleman. We always enjoyed our talks. He never forgot his students nor did we forget him. May our thoughts and prayers be a source of strength as you mourn his passing. Buddy, Liz & Family
Joe Mac Farlane posted a condolence
Sunday, February 10, 2019Sincere sympathy on the passing of Eddie a true gentleman.
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