In Loving Memory Of
Murray White
1952 ~ 2023

Grand-Barachois, N.-B – It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Murray White, that occurred on December 1st, 2023, at the Moncton Hospital.

Born in Amherst NS, Murray is the son of the late Earl and Eileen (Duffy) White and the brother of the late Mary Louise (Lorenzo) Leger of Moncton, NB.

Murray will always remain in the hearts and memories of his wife Pierrette of 20 years and his daughters: Melanie (Chris) Betts, Melissa White, and stepdaughter Carine (Martin) Doiron-Richard. His grandchildren: Brent (Marie), Sam, Bradley (Sage), Ashley, Cedric, Daniel. His 2 sisters: Liz (Paul) Landry of Winnipeg and Lois (Evans) Estabrooks of Fredericton. I’m sure he will be remembered by many brothers-in-laws, their partners, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Murray had pride of saying he worked 31 years in numerous positions as a guard at the Dorchester Penitentiary, giving him a sense of reward for the times spent on that infamously windy and cold hill, some good and some bad. You might have seen Murray within his 7 years working as a Usher for the Moncton Coliseum; where he enjoyed among the best concerts and some of the most exciting hockey in the Maritimes. He took great pleasure in conversations and loved the social aspect of working in that type of environment. As he loved to joke: “It was the only pace I could tell people where to go”.

In lieu of flowers, mass, cards, or donations; Murray ask that his family and friends spend more time together. Murray leaves you with these words:

***ENJOY YOUR FAMILY, AS THEY ARE YOUR TRUE TREASURES. ***

Visitation will be held from the Passage Funeral Cooperative (625 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB, (506) 855-1145) on Saturday, December 9th from 1 to 4 pm only.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

Arrangements are under the professional care of Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre

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26 comments

  1. Sincere condolences to you Pierrette and family along with Liz, Lois and family.
    Thinking of you all durning this extremely difficult time.

  2. I worked with Murray for over 25 years. It was always enjoyable to work with him.
    RIP big guy.
    Terry Murphy

  3. Murray was one of the finest man I worked with. Loved every minute we shared off work or inside.

  4. Murray was a great guy I knew him many years ago, he would give the shirt off his back to people, my sympathies to his family.

  5. Although we didn’t have the pleasure of meeting you, your choice of a wonderful woman for your wife, shows what a beautiful soul you had. Our condolences to your wife and family. I’m sure that God will say “Well done my son”.

  6. My condolence to family , it was a pleasure to work with you back in the day in that “big house on the hill “ rest easy your work here is done 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  7. We are very sorry for your loss. Peter had some great stories about his Uncle Murray–as a young man who got roped into babysitting his sister’s children and later as a corrections officer. Our condolences to Pierette, Melanie, Melissa and family.

  8. My most heartfelt condolences to Murray’s family. He was a very nice person who seemed to be liked by everyone he worked with. I’m sure he’ll be truly missed by his family and his many friends.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear of Murrays passing.
    I worked with him at DP, he was a great officer and a great man. My condolences to his family and friends.❤️

  10. My condolences to family and friends. Murray was always a delight and he took pride in his work and being there for others. Certainly was a spark of life and laughter for his fellow co-workers. 🙏

  11. My condolences to the family. Melissa & family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know your Dad will be greatly missed, but you will ALWAYS have the memories.

  12. Sincere sympathies to you Melissa and your family during this difficult time. I never met your father but from the words written in his obituary and from others comments, sounds like he was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  13. My condolences to family and friends on Murray’s passing. He was a great guy. I will always remember his sense of humor and easy going personality.

    Also he was a great Santa at the children’s party.

    Rest in peace my friend.

  14. Lois and Evans, we are so very sorry to learn of (Lois) your brother’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and other family members. Jack and Kaye

  15. My deepest sympathies to you Melissa and your family for the loss of your father. May his soul rest in peace.

  16. The most prized possessions in Dad’s life was his family and friends. Even when he got sick, he still spoke of all the plans for family dinners, potlucks and barbeques we were going to have. No material possessions were going to replace that special time with family. I will always cherish our trips, dinners, barbeques at the cottage, and family reunions. This is what he looked forward to the most, as did I. Really try to sit down and think of all the presents and materialistic stuff you’ve received in your life. Do you remember them all? I remember all the trips to Halifax, Fredericton, PEI, Bangor, Amherst and Tignish cottage with Dad, and how wonderful they were. Even as simple as the family sitting around Dad’s dining room table having a meal was special. In memory of Dad this Christmas, value the time with your family and make memories. That’s what in life you will treasure the most. xoxo Melanie

  17. I first met Murray in Grade 10. It didn’t take very long before we became good friends. We had more laughs than anyone should have in class, and outside was another chance to bond over comedy and music. We made a few movies for school projects and rewrote lyrics of popular songs to get a few yuks from our friends. My ex-wife (Dianne Bourgeois) and I stood up for Murray and Sheila when they got married and they did the same for us. We moved to Regina and only got to see them occasionally. Eventually we lost touch with each other but a few years ago, our Third Musketeer Jimi Steele arranged for us to get together in Amherst. It was bittersweet because he was suffering and we couldn’t do anything to help. I managed to get a picture of the three of us and I enlarged it and gave one to Jimi and Murray. I have that picture on the wall by my computer and see it regularly. It will always remind me of the good times the three of us had together. My condolences to his family. He was a good man. So long, Big Guffer!

  18. To my little brother Murray. I will miss your weekly phone calls and you ending each with “LOVE YOU LIZ” We shared many laughs about Lower Cove and Miniudie, just small places not having to deal with Covid, housing or traffic and lots of water front land available.
    Murray loved those lobster rolls and often offered to send me one if he could. He would send pictures of his lobster plate and say doesn’t this look good!!!!
    I will miss you every day for the rest of my life until we are at rest in our “little piece of heaven” in Amherst.
    Love Liz

  19. Murray and I worked together for years before we became family friends. He was a great officer and a great man. Sincere condolences to his wife, family and friends.

  20. From Murray’s family,
    As you know, we lost a special man on Dec. 1st, 2023.
    We appreciate the memories you shared with us..
    And mostly, “Thank you for your kind words”
    Murray’s wife, Pierrette

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