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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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Relation: friend and work

MURRAY always a smile on your face. We send you our thoughts and prayers at this time for your family and so many friends . Taken too soon from the world .

From: Greg Proude
Relation: Friend and coworker.

June I am so sorry to learn of Murray’s passing. He was such a great person who always made you feel better for knowing him. He taught me a lot about life with his wisdom and knowledge he will never be forgotten. Condolences to you and Bobby.

From: Gary and Janice Snyder
Relation: friend

We are so sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. A finer man has never graced God’s earth. His kindness, generosity and love of community was only surpassed by his quick wit and contagious laugh. It was evident how much he loved his family in the way he spoke of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

From: Henry and Geri Siemens
Relation: Friend

Our very deepest sympathy to June and family, so very sad.

From: Kalinka and Rick Shier
Relation: Friend

June, Bobby and family, sending you much love during this difficult time. We were so fortunate to be able to spend time with Murray last summer at Moyie. Even though we hadn’t seen each other in many years, we picked up as if we had never lost touch, great stories and lots of laughs. We’re grateful for the time we spent together with you. Murray made a great impact in so many peoples’ lives and the communities he lived in. He will be missed.

From: Peter Waring
Relation: Friend

Murray was truly one of a kind, there are so many great memories of the nonsense that we got up when we crossed paths in the CPS.
My condolences to June and Bobby.

From: John Manahan
Relation: CPS

My deepest condolences June. Always smiling and cheerful, Murray was an inspiration to all those in his presence. He will be missed.

From: Deb (0’Connor) McCorqudale
Relation: Friend

June and Bobby , so many great memories!
Staying in the original garage at Moyie with two big dogs, three little kids and an outhouse!!! In the cold and snow. Loved every minute of it because of you..
Thinking of you always. It’s been an interesting two years. Hope you are all well 🥰

From: Barry Robbins
Relation: Friend

Hi June & Bobby. I am so sorry to hear about Murray’s passing. Logan informed me of it today. It is such a shock to hear this news. Murray’s laughter and antics will no doubt be missed (but also remembered). My thoughts are with you all. Take care.

Barry Robbins (Logan, Kyle & families)

From: Swanie
Relation: CPS

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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