Peacefully, in his sleep, at the end of a “great day”, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, September 26, 2011 of Ilderton and formerly of RR 1 Denfield in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Knapp) McRae for 62 years. Dear father of Doug and Brenda McRae of Port Dover, Ron and Linda McRae of RR 1 Denfield, Marjorie and Paul Johnson of London, Barbara and Larry McGill of RR 4 Glencoe, Bill Thomas and Laurie and Brent Fowles all of Ilderton. Dear grandfather of 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Mary Beth Thomas, sister Jessie Mackie, brother Ian McRae and infant brothers Ronald and Kenneth.
Murray was Past President and Director of the Ilderton Fair Board, Past President of Quality Swine, a long-time member of Vanneck United Church, 1949 Graduate of University of Guelph, a permanent member of the OAC Alumni Association and the Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame Association. Murray’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nursing staff at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at Vanneck United Church, 22651 Vanneck Road, Ilderton on Wednesday, September 28th at 11 AM with Rev. Pam Tolmay officiating. Interment Telfer Cemetery.
Donations to Vanneck United Church or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated by the family.A. Murray McRae