Peter MurieAugust 1, 1928 ~ May 1, 2017 (age 88)
Peter Murie Jr (Bo) was born August 1st, 1928 in Vancouver, BC to Elizabeth (Bess) and Peter Murie Sr, and passed away peacefully on May 1st, 2017 in North Battleford, SK.
Great Grampa Pete will be missed by his son Peter John Murie (Helen), grandson Peter James Murie (Tammy), granddaughter Jennifer Aguiar (Stephen), and great-grandson Dominic; daughter #2 Carol LaGreca (Wayne), grandson Ryan LaGreca (Shelley), great-grandchildren Jonathan, Bri Amelia, Jade and Allanah; grandson Addin LaGreca (Lisa); daughter #3 Debra Murie (Daryl Parkyn), granddaughters Kea Parkyn and Bryn Parkyn; grandson Tyler Griffith (Nicole), great-grandchildren Abigail, Bennett and Lachlan; granddaughter Melanie Griffith and great-granddaughter Amaleigh; stepdaughter Renee Benoit Crossman (Chris), granddaughters Kirstin, Marissa, Jenna and Tea; stepson Clay Benoit (Tracy), and grandchildren Cody and Maggi; and his little sister Margaret (Harvey) Hobenshield; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and so many wonderful in-laws, a few outlaws, and his one-eyed jack Levi Jones.
Before his passing Peter mourned the loss of his first love Elizabeth Amelia (Dolly) Haugland Murie, his daughter #1 Patricia Irene Murie Griffith (Bob); his great-granddaughter Cassandra Ryan LaGreca, and his second love Lise Larocque Benoit Murie; his parents and three sisters; Catherine Tedesco (Johnny), Doreen Stitt (Gordon) and Audrey Ferroux (Sonny).
Peter was the only boy in the family and went to work at an early age, he left school and helped support his Mom and sisters while his father went back to England to support the WWII war effort. Pete was a jack of all trades and became a master of many; Commercial fisherman, plumber & electrician with his father, gypsy carpenter out of necessity, Red Seal HD Mechanic, respected gunsmith and champion skeet shooter. He loved to go hunting and would go fishing in a minute if someone said the word.
Peter was a proud man with a sense of humor, a smart and gentle soul, he often said how proud he is of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, bragging about them whenever he was given the opportunity. In his last few years Peter became reflective and told stories along with showing pictures, he loved the old pictures.
Peter couldn’t hardly believe that after 84 years of living only in British Columbia that he ended up living his last 5 years in Saskatchewan, which it turned out he rather liked the big sky and fresh winds, if only there had been an ocean nearby he could have gone back to the sea fishing, it was in his blood. When he went to his happy place it was out on Work Channel, fishing on the BoDolly.
Thanks from the family go out to all those that made Dad’s life more comfortable during his final weeks; Dr. E. Hamilton and the nurses at Battlefords Union Hospital, particularly Pritpal and Bev. In lieu of flowers please send your support to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 1738 Quebec Ave #26, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9 or make a contribution to the BUH Foundation 1092 107 St, North Battleford, SK S9A 1Z1, wwwbuhfoundation.com in Dad’s name.
A family service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the Chapel Gallery, Don Ross Centre, North Battleford, SK. Interment will be held at the Kitsumgallum Cemetery in Terrace, BC, July 29, 2017, where Peter will be laid to rest with Dolly and Patti.