Ken Murray Obituary
He met his wife of 49 years at the University of Lethbridge and after graduation they settled in Pincher Creek, where he taught for 30 years.
Ken was a teacher, mentor, coach, father figure and sometimes goofy older brother to many students. He was a versatile teacher with a particular love for science. Ken could be counted on to fill any teaching role, and also gave back to his profession by serving on local and provincial committees of the ATA.
After retirement, he served six years as a school trustee, even as he began to travel and enjoy the snowbird life in Tucson, Arizona.
Ken was diagnosed with PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) in 2019. Movement became difficult, but he never complained nor lost his sense of humour. With the help of OT, ST and home care, Ken was able to remain at home until his passing.
He died peacefully at sunset on Dec. 31, 2022.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Jean, daughter Jenn and children Jordan and Sophia, daughter Marcia (Chris) and stepchildren Josh and Abby.
Ken is survived by sister Brenda and family, brother Warren, sisters-in-law Audrey (Jim) and Maggie (Rick), brothers-in-law Jack (Susan), Doug, Richard (Denelle) and George (Cate), and many nieces and nephews.
He will be remembered by many close and caring friends and colleagues, as well as former students who are still wondering how he could spot them 20 points in badminton and still win. Ken was noted for his love of pranks, love of sports, love of fishing, love of family and love of friends. He will be missed.
A celebration of life will be held on June 10, 2023. Further information will be provided when arrangements have been finalized.
Memorial donations can be made to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation, PO Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0 (website: windyslopes.ca/donate).
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home
Shootin’ the Breeze extends condolences to the family and friends of Ken Murray.
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