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Thomas Murray

March 11, 1955 — December 5, 2022

Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray of New Waterford passed away on Monday December 5th, 2022, at the age of 67, surrounded by his loved ones. He was the son of the late Arthur and Helen ( MacKinnon) Murray of New Waterford.

Thomas started his working life as so many men did as a proud coal miner, he then went on to a career with Seaboard Industrial where he was employed for the better part of his life. Thomas was a quiet man and was a well known and well-respected member of this community. He had several pastimes which included jiving, skating, fishing, and hunting but the one he will always be known for is his skill at playing Checkers. The Murray family name was well represented whenever he sat down at the table for a ‘friendly game’.

Thomas leaves to mourn his loving partner, Darlene Cameron, his sons Ashley (Wendy) Murray, Justin Murray, Josh Cameron and his five beautiful grandchildren. Brother; Arthur Sid ( Debby) Murray, sister; Shannon ( Calvin) Murray McKinnon and sister-in-law; Helen Murray. Several nieces and nephews and his much-loved fur baby, Blossom, who brought him such joy and companionship throughout the years.

Besides his parent he was also predeceased by his brother John Frances Murray.

A sincere heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses, at the ICU Unit at the CBRH, your care and compassion helping us through such a difficult time was a true blessing. If you wish donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McLellan Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford. A visitation will be held on Wednesday December 14th, 2022, from 11 - 1 p.m. at McLellan Funeral Home followed by a chapel service at 1 pm. With Fr. Godwin Obike officiating. All are welcome to join the family following the service at the KOC, Plummer Ave, you may share your online condolences directly to Tommy’s family by visiting his Tribute Wall.


One night I had a dream.

I was walking along the beach with the Lord

and across the sky flashed

scenes from my life.

In each scene, I noticed

two sets of footprints

in the sand, one belonged to me,

and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of my

life flashed before me,

I looked back at the

footprints in the sand.

I noticed that many

times along the path of my life

there was only one set of footprints.

I also noticed that it happened

at the worst times in my life.

This really bothered me and

I questioned the

Lord about it.

“Lord, you said that once

I decided to follow you, you would

walk with me all the way.

But I’ve noticed that

during times of trouble

there is only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why,

when I needed you most,

you would leave me.”

The Lord replied,

“My precious, precious child

I love you and

I would never, never leave you

during your times of

trial and suffering.

When you see only

one set of footprints,

it was then that I carried you.”

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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