Murray Allan Metituk

09/03/1951 - 10/10/2022


Obituary For Murray Allan Metituk

March 9, 1951 – October10, 2022

We are extremely saddened to say that Murray Allan Metituk, resident of Wembley, passed away suddenly on October 10, 2022, near his home, at the age of 71. He was born in Grande Prairie on March 9, 1951.

Murray lived in the Wembley area all his of life and this resulted in lifelong friendships and many shared memories. He was a man who wore many hats over the years, working in the logging and construction industries. He operated loaders, cranes, and graders for years.

When he was 44, he struck out on his own and purchased a portable sawmill that he took to various locations, making lumber for others, until he set up permanently at the farm where he continued to saw and sell lumber, along with his summer occupation of making square hay bales and his winter love of giving horse-drawn sleigh rides. All these activities meant that he met many people who became his friends. After he gave up sleigh rides, driving and riding horses continued to occupy any leisure time he had. He enjoyed walking and spent many, many hours touring the banks of Pipestone Creek and hiking in the mountains.

Over the years Murray got enjoyment from dancing, quadding, hunting, fishing and, when his grandchildren came on the scene, he enjoyed his very best years with them. He loved taking them fishing, camping, watching their hockey games, going to Brynnlie’s riding lessons and spending time with them around the farm. He loved being a grampa, sharing his knowledge of the outdoors, a good farmer fix and telling stories that will live on forever.

Murray will be sorely missed by his loving wife Rene, daughter Rhea (Haewon), son Devin (Amber), grandchildren Jaxon, Corbin, and Brynnlie, daughter-in-law Sandi, siblings Ellen Desnoyer, Garth (Rose Koll, Mansell (Sue) Koll, Sharon Mazurkewich, Mike (Brenda) Metituk, Ted (Barb) Metituk, Debbie (Les) Pellerin, Vicki (Reid) Metituk, extended family Marilyn (Randy) Grubb, Judy (Gary) Brent, Mike (Linda) Brent, Janet (Harold) Cardinal, Bryan (Paulette) Taylor and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Murray was predeceased by his parents, Vic and Lois Metituk, in-laws Tom and Lois Brent, brother Forrest Koll and sisters Beryl Budesheim and Karen Nielsen, brothers-in-law Roland Desnoyer, Doug Russill, Jim Mazurkewich, sister-in-law Joyce Koll, sister-in-law Edie Taylor, and brother-in-law John Brent.

A memorial service for Murray will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 1:00pm at the Source Energy Arena and Recreation Centre, 9831 97 Street, Wembley, AB.

If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Talk To Me Society, or the Dustin Sieker Legacy Fund (links under Murray's photo).

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • 09/22/2023

    I miss all of you, my whole family, losing an aunt (Karen) and an uncle (Murray) and not being able to even say goodbye has been hard. I will always love you all.

  • 09/22/2023

    I remember on my birthday, he had brought me out for a horse ride, i had been very young so i don't remember all that happened, but i remember laughing with him, i remember his warm smile, and the brightness and joy that came with his presence, he will be missed.

  • 09/22/2023

  • 12/21/2022

    Condolences to Rene, so sorry to learn of Murray's passing. Murray sold me (quality) hay for years and became a very good friend. He would frequently drive up to LaGlace and we would go for lunch. God rest his soul.

  • 10/29/2022

    Love to you, Rene and family on the loss of this wonderful family member. Far too soon!! I'm so glad that he had this many years with his grandchildren in order to pass on his many pioneering skills and joy of life. The many amazing photos and memories will keep him close. So sorry for your loss, love and hugs, Marion.

  • 10/19/2022

    So very sorry to her this sad news . He was such a nice person.. still remember our sleigh ride and the family cabin.. my sincere condolences to all the family ❤️

  • 10/18/2022

    Rene, Rhea, Devin and family I am so sorry to learn of Murray's passing. Murray was such a kind man who always had a ready smile and a quick comment - he will be so missed. Keep your memories close to your heart and may your memories give you strength during this difficult time. You are in my heart and my thoughts and prayers are with you in this very very sad time.

  • 10/15/2022

    Dear Rene, Devon, Rhea and family, my heart breaks for all of you. I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to everyone. May the love and comfort of others guide and strengthen you in the days ahead. I am unable to attend Murray's funeral, but please know I am keeping you and your family in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Big hugs and all my love. 💞 Love, Lisa Wiseman & Family xoxoxoxoxo

  • 10/15/2022

    I am so sorry Rene Metituk and family. You are in our prayers. Murray was a special man who touched the hearts of many people. He made our Mayer family feud togethers so fun! He will be missed. ❤️ Kerry and Marcel Mayer

  • 10/15/2022

    My deepest sympathy to Murray's family. He will be sadly missed. Over the years I heard many stories from Bill about their adventures. Murray was always ready with a good story and a happy smile.

  • 10/14/2022

    Rene and family I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed all my interactions with Murray. Some of the stories he told me he would have a mischievous glint in his eye. If you ever want to talk and tell me more about Murray please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Unfortunately I will be out of town for his service but you will be in my heart and thoughts. Bob Marshall.

  • 10/14/2022

    Sorry for your loss! I'll cherish the memories I have of all the laughter we had when hanging out with him! So sorry to hear this !

  • 10/14/2022

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. Leigh and Darlene taylor

  • 10/14/2022

    Dear Rene So very shocked & saddened to learn of Murray's passing. May all of your good memories always keep him close & may the love of family & friends support you in the days ahead. Much love & deepest sympathy, Trudy Peterson 💙

  • 10/14/2022

    My sincere sympathies to you and your family Rene! Cherish the memories and hold them in your hearts! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • 10/14/2022

    Our deepest condolences to Murray's family and friends as I'm sure he will be truly missed.

  • 10/14/2022

    I am sorry for your loss Rene , my love & hugs to you and your family . I will never forget the beautiful sleigh rides that we went on & how kind Murray was with us all !

  • 10/14/2022

    Sending my Deepest Condolences to you Rene and family on the passing of Murray. He would come into the Wembley Hotel with the farmers for lunch often. Always so polite to me . We had many a good laugh. Years later I would see him at the Beaverlodge Farmers Market and he never forgot my name and always made sure to come by my table to say hello. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP my friend <3

  • 10/14/2022

    To all the family of Murray''s- my deepest sympathy to you all. I always enjoyed Murray coming into UFA, he usually had a story to tell and his sense of humor was so contagious, we always felt better after he was there.! He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, but most of all his family. My love to you all. Levola Sedore

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