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MURRAY BOYD CARTER (published on July 25, 2009)

MURRAY BOYD CARTER In loving memory of Murray Boyd Carter, age 74 years, who died in the Dryden Regional Health Center on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 following a brief illness. Born and raised in Fort William, Murray was a man of strong faith. He met and married Ellen Mills there and became father to her four children. Together they had two more daughters completing a family that was very important to Murray. He loved spending time with his family, especially taking the grandkids fishing at the dock, for donuts at Robin's and swimming at the Best Western. An avid sports fan, it was his letters of opinion to the editor that helped seal his first job at the Chronicle Journal as a teenager. Mainly covering sports for many years, he wrote under the name Moe Carter in various locations across the country, including the Chronicle Journal, Winnipeg Free Press and a period as Editor of the Dryden Observer. His work enabled him to meet many people over his life and he kept in touch with a large number of those friends via the internet. He always had a story or a joke to share. He was predeceased by his wife Ellen, his daughter Judy O'Keefe Polhill, brothers Jim and Howard Carter and sister Mayme Tangness. Murray is survived by his children: Kathy (Paul) Waller of Dryden, Terry (Steve) Gadd of Dryden, Frank (Linda) O'Keefe of Thunder Bay, Cheryl Coulter and Debbie Johnson of Winnipeg, by 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Murray Carter were held Saturday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. in First United Church with Alice Bloomfield officiating. Interment followed in the Dryden Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Stevens Funeral Homes Moffat Chapel . Should friends so desire donations to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be made through the Stevens Funeral Homes, P. O. Box 412 Dryden P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be emailed to sympathycard@shaw.ca subject: Carter


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