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MURRAY WILLIAM DANIEL BONK (published on September 10, 2011)

MURRAY WILLIAM DANIEL BONK Peacefully, with family at his side, Murray passed away on September 6, 2011 at 62 years of age. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 30 years, Marlene; daughters, Marin and Lindsay; brother, Roger (Jocelyn); uncle, Bill Tuchak; mother-in-law, Delores Sadler, and sister-in-law, Diane Sadler (Hugh Reid). Murray was born in Winnipeg, where he received his education, raised his family and built a career. After completing his B. Comm (Honours) at the University of Manitoba, Murray started his career in banking and obtained his CGA designation. He later changed his career path, following in the footsteps of his parents, by entering the field of commercial real estate. Murray was well respected by his colleagues and recognized for his professionalism. He was passionate about his work. This enthusiasm, he dedicated to Avison Young for the past 20 years, working beside his valued friend Jamie McPetrie, and supportive colleagues. Murray also served on the Salvation Army Board of Directors for several years where his expertise benefited both the organization and the community at large. Since childhood, Murray enjoyed spending quality time at the Falcon Lake family cottage. He was in his element at the golf course, in his boat, on the bike trail and in the water. Murray was truly committed to an active and healthy lifestyle. The lake was his ideal setting to enjoy company and unwind. Murray had an affection for vintage autos and Mustangs. He relished his annual trip to Minneapolis with his close friend Don Keatch, for the Back to the 50s' car show. Last year he was honoured and excited to accept an invitation by Doug McDonald and Gord Wiebe to attend the Master's Golf Tournament, a big deal for an avid golfer. He was overjoyed to have had a recent visit with his lifelong friend Paul Duncan from Nanaimo. Another highlight was a visit by our family in November to Florida to spend time with his brother Roger and his wife. Murray cared deeply for the well being of his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father and friend that will be deeply missed by all. The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Gary Harding, the Palliative Care Unit of St. Boniface Hospital and all those who assisted in Murray's care, for their dedication and compassion. A celebration of Murray's life will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at Niakwa Country Club, 620 Niakwa Rd. from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to CancerCare Manitoba, the Cancer Research Society, or to a charity of your choice.

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