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Wilbur I. "Barney" Murray (1866-1950)



Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery



The Whitehorse Star - Friday, February 3, 1950


Funeral Services for Late W. I. Murray at Old Log Church Sat., 1950.

    It is with sincerest regret we record the death of Mr. W. I. (Barney) Murray who passed away at the Military Hospital in Whitehorse on Tuesday, January 4, at 2 a. m. fol-lowing a heart attack. He was admitted into the institution the previous evening.

    Born at Pictou, N. S., 64 years ago, he came west a number of years ago and was a long-time resident in both Vancouver and North Vancouver before he left for Atlin, B.C. in 1936 where he was a resident for approximately six years. He came to Whitehorse in 1942 and was a faithful employee of the B. Y. N. Co. (Commissary Dept) up to the time of his demise and a veteran of the First Great War.

    The late Mr. Murray had been in indifferent health for some time but his sudden and unexpected death was a great shock throughout the community in which he was held in the highest regard.

    Funeral services, which were delayed somewhat in order that his daughter, Mrs. MacIver of Ottawa, could arrive to attend same. They were held in the Old Log Church, Saturday, January 28 at 2 p. m.. the rector, Rev. Canon L. G. Chappell, officiating. The pallbearers were Messrs. D. Bissell, John Phelps, John Scott, George Howat, R. A. Carswell and Ian Murray. Interment took place in the local cemetery.

    Deceased is survived by his widow, son and daughter, Mrs. MacIver of Ottawa, and other relatives in Vancouver, B. C., and Nova Scotia to whom sincerest sympathy is extended in their bereavement.