It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Murray Edward Fewer, at the age of 91. He passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Northside Community Guest Home. Born in Sydney, Murray was the son of the late Edward and Eliza Fewer. He resided in Grand Lake for most of his life.
Murray had over 40 years employment with Sydney Steel and retired as Superintendent of the General Yard. Murray served as a reservist in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces. He also contributed as a Flight Officer in the Air Cadets Squadron 587 Whitney Pier. He proceeded as one of the original founders of the Grand Lake Squadron 808 and transferred to Sydney Kiwanis Squadron 29 where he finished his service with the cadets. Murray was also a proud and dedicated lifetime member and past President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 151, East Bay.
Dad loved spending time at the cottage in North Side East Bay. He loved his pets, he loved to golf, and in his younger years, Dad spent much of his time following the grandkids around watching them do what they love, whether it be at the ball field, or basketball court or in cadets, he didn’t miss much.
Murray is survived by his son, Glenn Fewer (Debbie); daughter, Shelly Fewer (Robert) and daughter-in-law, Debbie Fewer; three grandsons, Glenn (Brianne), Douglas (Ashley), and Shawn; one granddaughter, Darlene (Jonathan) and his eight loving great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Murray was predeceased by his wife, Rose (Vigneau); son, Dougie; daughter-in-law, Patricia; brothers, William and Donald, and sisters, Margaret, Winnifred, and Eileen. Murray was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Memorial Service will be celebrated at 12 noon on Friday, November 3, 2023, at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Reception to follow at Branch 151, East Bay Legion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dad’s memory to Veteran Affairs.
The family sends their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home for their care of Murray in his time of need.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Shelley, Shawn, Robert, and Family
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From: Leslie, Steve, and Will Hogan