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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: Norm Doerksen
Relation: Former colleague and friend

June and family – a life too short for Murray – like many others I have fond memories of working with Murray, especially grateful when he stepped past me at the open door of a house in Penbrooke, he not seeing the dog rapidly coming our way and taking the bite instead of me, maybe his first foray with K9 in the CPS. Moira and I send our condolences…

From: Gord Bryant
Relation: CPS

June, my deepest condolences on Murray’s passing. Although I never worked directly with Murray, our paths very often crossed, starting with our days at MRC when he was in the class ahead of me. I will always remember Murray as a good, humble man who was smart, hardworking, and extremely well liked. He was well known as a good cop who could be counted on and always had your back. Rest in Peace Murray.

From: Derek Steedman
Relation: Worked with Murray at CPS

It is with heavy hearts that we send our condolences to you, June and Bobby. We both worked around Murray and remember his friendly smile and infectious laugh.
Taken so young, his achievements clearly describe the great man he was.
Rest easy Murray. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends.

Derek Steedman, Susanne Tarrant

From: Paul and Darlene Jeffery

Our sincere condolences June, Bob and the whole Evenson family. Murray will always be a pillar of the community. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Bill and Marilyn Sanderman
Relation: Friend and Neighbor

Murray’s passing leaves a huge hole in our neighborhood gang and Moyie has lost an outstanding member of the community. He will be greatly missed.

From: Wally & Shirley Tityk
Relation: Friend & Moyie Neighbor

Dear June, Bobby & The Family, We were so saddened to hear of Murray’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you all. Murray’s passing has left a big hole in our hearts. Murray was a great guy and always there to help where needed. We always enjoyed our outings and times spent with Murray & June. He had such a great sense of humor that was enjoyed by all who knew him. We will miss him so much, a dear friend leaving us too soon.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you June, Bobby & the Family. Lots of Love and Hugs.

From: Chris Fileccia

I worked along side Murray back in the early 90’s in 6 District. Very fond memories of him. Great sense of humour. He made the job so much fun.

From: Wendy & Sharon
Relation: Friend

Murray will be missed by all who knew him, he had a great sense of humour and a wonderful compassion for the community.Our sympathy to June and family

From: Byron and Shaunan Ellis
Relation: Friend, colleague.

Dear June and Bobby…..
Our heartfelt condolences for your loss of a beacon like Murray…May you find comfort in the many special moments that brightened your days over the years, especially with his wicked sense of humor. We hope that you will allow all the memories you shared to shine brightly in your remembrance for years to come.
We know we will.

From: Paul and Denise Rose
Relation: Friend

June, Bobby and family please know that our thoughts are with you as you mourn the loss of Murray. Our hope for you is that all of the wonderful memories of your life with Murray will help to ‘settle your hearts’ during this very sad time.

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