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Edward "Murray" Evenson

September 27, 1953 - March 29, 2023


Murray, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend, left this world on March 29, 2023, at home with his loving wife June by his side.

Murray was born September 27, 1953, to parents Gladys and Eddie in Winnipeg. Murray spent his youth skiing and camping with his siblings and parents. He loved being outside and was recognized for his interest in the outdoors when he received the Queens Scout award. Murray worked for the family business, Evanson Sheet Metal, while attending the University of Manitoba on a swimming scholarship, where he received a degree in Physical Education. It would be an understatement to say that Murray was smart, as he was selected and short listed to be a NASA astronaut.

Instead, Murray moved to Calgary where he had a rewarding career as a police officer, serving with the Calgary Police Service for almost 30 years.  He started as a beat cop and eventually worked in the K9 unit with the best partner he ever had, Police Service Dog Saxon. They worked together for 11 years, and it was the highlight of his career.  Murray was very proud of his time as a Field Training Officer, where he trained over a dozen officers who now carry on his legacy.

Murray met the love of his life, June, while working with the police service. Murray and June were married on March 27, 1982. They had one son, Bobby.  Murray loved to spend time with his family, especially traveling and camping. Murray and June traveled the world together, going to Alaska, Spain, Portugal, Arizona, the Caribbean, and Mexico, to name a few.

Murray had many skills and talents and a great passion for building things, including three beautiful homes for his family. He passed his love and knowledge of hunting, fishing, wood working, and being a general pain in the butt on to his son, and anyone else who would listen. He enjoyed being a leader and mentor to those that knew him. Always one to appreciate a good joke, Murray’s great sense of humor will be remembered by everyone who laughed along with him.

Murray was committed to volunteering and combined thousands of volunteer hours with Ducks Unlimited Canada, Scouts Canada, Moyie Community Association, and Aldridge Community Association. He always assumed a leadership role with these organizations. Murray was recently awarded Volunteer of the Year from the Regional District of East Kootenay.

Murray will be forever remembered and loved by his wife June, mother Gladys, son Bobby (Alisa), grandsons Ridge and Holt, sister Gail (Alan), brother Lyle (Donna), and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Murray was predeceased by his father Eddie.

Forever together in love, body, and spirit.

Details regarding a memorial gathering to follow.



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From: Elvira Jackson
Relation: Through his wife and work

To June, Bobby and the rest of the Evenson clan – we are so sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. Our deepest condolences and may he rest in peace.

From: Lynda Hembree
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. He was a wonderful kind man. I am so glad I was able to reconnect with June and Murray at Moyie. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love

From: Rosemary Lawrence
Relation: Friend trained by Murray

I am very sad to learn of Murray’s passing. I was blessed to be one of those recruits trained by Murray back in 1992. I gained amazing experience from Murray that carried me through my career. I also gained great friendship and memories with Murray, June and Bobby. Fun times at their Lynwood home and great memories at Moyie Lake. Murray and June knew how to live, love and laugh. Thanks for the amazing memories and so sorry for your loss June and Bobby. May you find peace in the joy you shared and knowing Murray is no longer on the cancer journey. Blessings and prayers to carry you forward until you are together again in heaven.

From: Michael Dungey
Relation: Fellow Police Officer

Always that bright smile on his face, always upbeat and a great beat cop, followed by one of his passions – a canine (K9) cop which was probably the highlight of a long 30 year career. Haven’t seen Murray since I retired but will remember him as being a passionate police officer who had your back, Rest in Peace .

From: Steve Kirk
Relation: Co-worker and freind

June, Bobby and family,
So very shocked to read of Murray’s passing. Although we lost touch after I retired, I have very fond memories of Murray having worked with him in 6 District and hunted with he and Bobby at Indian Graves.
June, I can’t tell you how very sorry I am that you’ve lost such a fine man, husband and good friend. Whenever Murray spoke of you, you could tell it was with love.
Bless you all.
Steve and Wanda Kirk

From: Tom Page
Relation: Fellow CPS member

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Murray at CPS. I will remember him as being a kind and compassionate person who was always smiling.

From: Kevin and Cindy Brookwell
Relation: Friends

June and family, our condolences on the passing of Murray. He was one of those guys you loved being around and he would always brighten a room with his sense of humour and stories. Even after all these years, we still look back on our fondest memories in the CPS being our time in the K9 Unit and the crazy (often epic) Christmas parties at the German Canadian Club. Keep smilin’ Junie and big virtual hugs coming your way from us.

From: Neil Williams
Relation: Co worker

Murray was a happy go lucky type of guy. He had a ready smile and laugh. A good man to work around

From: Richard Powell
Relation: Former work colleague

A life well lived by a man well loved yet sadly taken from us too soon. My condolences to his family, loved ones and friends.

From: Robbie Lemon

Every time I saw Murray, he was always smiling no matter the situation. Although I never worked with Murray, we were always running into each other in Dist. 6. Murray was a great guy along with a great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Our deepest condolences to June and families.

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