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Muriel Sandiford Burns

August 28, 1932 - June 28, 2016


On the morning of Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Muriel Sandiford Burns passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook at the age of 83 years with all of her family by her side.  Muriel was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada at the age of 21.

Muriel had such a lively, spirited and enchanting personality. She was well liked and love by all those who met. Muriel was very captivating when telling stories and could often be found at the centre of loved one's focus and attention.

Muriel loved whole heartedly. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and they were all instantly drawn to her. She has left an imprint on even the youngest great grandchildren's life and will always be remembered and loved.  Muriel's compassion extended beyond blood relatives, so much so, that all her friends, were her family. Their roots entwined with the blood relatives to forever be family and will remember her with fondness and love. 

Muriel leaves behind to cherish her memory three beloved children, Lynn Allison McMurchy, Arlene Valerie McMurchy and Wayne John McMurchy.  She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren; Sheena (Byron), Zack (Joelle), Mark (Jessica), Kalen, Kyle (Elda), Cory, Nolan, Kelly, Matthew, Jemma, Remi and Jenna, and 5 great-grandchildren; Logan, Isabella, Jonah, Sawyer and Shiloh.   Also left to mourn her passing is her family in Scotland; sister, Moira Burns and sister-in-law, Anne Burns as well as her nieces and nephews, Diane (John), Sandra (Stewart);  Graham (Fiona) Alistair (Jane), Fiona (Mark) and their children.

A celebration of Muriel's life will be held on July 17, 2016 in Langley, BC. 

Her friends in Invermere and area are invited to a Celebration of Muriel’s life to take place on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #71, 525 – 13th Street, Invermere, BC .  Condolences may be left for the family at    In lieu of flowers Muriel and her family would like donations made to Mark Memorial, 2024 Industrial Road #2, Cranbrook, BC  V1C 6R2.  These funds will be donated to The Poppy Fund, which was a personal blessing to Muriel and her family.


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