Murray (Mike) McPhail MacIntosh, passed away peacefully at Winchester Hospital on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 in his 87th year.
Murray leaves his wife of 67 years, Donella (Burleigh) who he married in September of 1950.
Together they raised 10 children: Brenda (Gord Wilson), Patricia (George Wright), Karon (Bruce Pinhey), late Janice (Hank Buter), Donnie (Jane), Marion (Brian Stanley), David (Cindy), Laurie (Donald VanHoof), Lorraine (Guy Monette), and Loretta (Greg VanDellen). Murray’s siblings were Mary (Brian Murphy) and the late Doug (Mildred), late Ken (Barb) and Betty (Lyle Robinson).
They were proud grandparents of 17, and great-grandparents to 12 more. Born in 1931, on the MacIntosh family farm in Ormond, Murray loved life on the farm in Ormond and then Toyes Hill, before moving to Winchester.
He shared many tractor rides with his children and then his grandchildren allowed him to share the joy and freedom of a forgotten time. Murray showed dedication in all parts of his life.
He was a veteran employee of the National Capital Commission, retiring in 1993 after 29 years of dedicated service. He could always be found lending someone a helping hand – whether it be out in the bush cutting wood, cheering on a grandchild’s hockey game, lending a hand during the ice storm, or helping build something at the campsite – he and Donella enjoyed with friends for many years.
He was a man of quiet strength who had a mischievous grin and he was a grandpa truly loved. He loved a good laugh, a good story, and most of all, a good joke. Murray will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing this gentle man.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at Winchester United Church on Wednesday, October 18th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Christine Lowson officiating.
Interment followed at Ormond Cemetery. Pallbearers were Greg VanDellen, Brian Stanley, Donald Van Hoof and Hank Buter. In lieu of flowers donations to the Winchester United Church, supporting the Church renovation, would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. The family would like to thank the staff at the Winchester Memorial Hospital, Second Floor, and Dundas Manor for their wonderful care.