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Theodore Patrick Murray, 79

Theodore Patrick "Pat" Murray of Rainy River, Ontario passed away July 9, 2013 at the Rainy River Health Centre .
"Pat" was born on September 8, 1933 in Port Arthur, Ontario to Adele (Carpenter) and George M. Murray. His youth was spent in Tecumseh, Ontario until 1941 when the family moved to Rainy River. He attended school in Rainy River through the tenth grade and then went to work for the CNR. In 1952 he enlisted in the RCAF. He stayed in service for 2-1/2 years.

In 1956 he married Joan Blom of Baudette, MN. They had three daughters together in their 25 year union.

"Pat" lived in Thunder Bay, Rainy River and Fort Frances for the past thirty-some years. He is survived by his daughters: Sandra (Norris) Piccinato, Fort Frances; Belinda (Ian) Chin Pang, Mississauga; Tricia (Dave) Escuyos, Fort Frances; five grand-children: Jillian and Tyson Piccinato, Fort Frances; Tyler Chin Pang, Mississauga, Cody Escuyos, Toronto; and Riley Escuyos, Fort Frances; one sister: Patricia (Melvin) Borgen, Baudette, MN; special friend Susan Desjardine, Rainy River; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by both parents and six brothers: George A., Alfred W.. Edward H., Lawrence L., Stephen M. and Terrance A.

Family and friends were received at the Rainy River, Royal Canadian Legion on Friday July 12, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. for a time of fellowship. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, Ontario, P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at