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Kenneth Macleod 'Ken' Murray

 MURRAY, Kenneth   MacLeod ‘Ken’  Kenneth  MacLeod ‘Ken’ Murray, 97, Truro, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Earltown, he was the son of the late Rod and Barbara (MacLeod) Murray and was raised on
MURRAY, Kenneth MacLeod ‘Ken’ Kenneth MacLeod ‘Ken’ Murray, 97, Truro, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Earltown, he was the son of the late Rod and Barbara (MacLeod) Murray and was raised on the family farm. Ken served his country proudly during World War II with the Canadian Grenadier Guards and was recently appointed as a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the Government of the Republic of France as well as the receiving the Legion of Honour medal from the Government of France, their highest medal. After the war, Ken worked for 40 years for the federal government, the last 27 with the Agriculture Division of Statistics Canada. Ken was always very active in the church and the community. He was an elder at St. James Presbyterian Church for many years where he was a member of St. James Men’s Club and on a large number of other church initiatives and served on the 4th Truro Scouts Group Committee. He had been an active member of the Odd Fellows, and Scouts Canada – Colchester District. He has also been a continual member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 for 74 years – the longest continual member of this branch. He was involved with numerous charities over the years including Colchester Food Bank, Canadian Cancer Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation. Ken was always seen walking and would give a quick wave to everyone. He lived on Churchill Street with his wife June for over 50 years where he could be found either working in his garden or talking to the neighbours. He enjoyed joking around and his friends would often be on the brunt end of his well-intentioned jokes. His biggest joy came from spending time with his family and in helping others. Ken is survived by his loving wife, June; children, Paul (Jane), Ottawa, John (Susan), Valley; adored grandchildren, Christopher, Jeffrey, Melissa, Peter, and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Allister, Sybil, Marion. Ken’s family extends its sincere gratitude to the wonderful staff at Wynn Park Villa for all their love, support, respect and care. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where a Legion Tribute Service conducted by members of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro, will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, September 8, 2019, followed by a celebration of his life at 2:30 p.m., Reverend Norman Pearce officiating. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Colchester Food Bank, Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Saint James Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ken’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

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