Murray, Olga

January 5, 1927 ~ November 12, 2016

dsc_0479MURRAY, Olga (Neesom) – Formerly of Manchester, England passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in her 90th year, with family at her side, at Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia, Ontario. She was a British Milk Maid, he (Roy) was a Canadian soldier. That chance meeting at a bus stop during the war changed their lives forever. Olga moved to Canada in 1947 to join her husband Roy in New Brunswick. They soon made their way to Sarnia, Ontario and settled on Baird Street in Corunna. Roy built a house and they made it a home with their 6 children. You could hear the delight in her voice whenever she explained she had 6 children – 1 girl and 5 boys, 19 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. This sentence was often followed by, “and there isn’t an ugly one in the bunch!”. She will be missed by many, but especially by her daughter, Ellen (Dave) Mills of Oil Springs, Cliff (Penny) of Goderich, Doug (Carmelle) of Nova Scotia, Russ (Sonia) of Qatar, Dave of Sarnia, and Mel of Goderich. Her husband Roy, went home to heaven in 1995. Olga’s sister Vera in England will miss her letters and phone calls from Canada. Besides, her children, Olga leaves behind 19 grandchildren: Jo-Anne, John, Connie, Janice; Heather, Siobhan; Carol Ann; Elizabeth, Jennifer, Angela, Martha, Nicole, Joshua, Josiah, Joel; Aaron, Aarika, Deidre, Andy, and 31 great grandchildren: Jesse, Liam, Abby, Josh, Kaelyn, Madison, Cody, Connor, Brock, Ruby, Kate, Evan, Nicolas, Abigail, Elijah, Elizabeth, Jenica, Christopher, Juliana, Hannah, Andrew, Johnathan, Victoria, Mathew, Breanna, Samara, Alyssa, Joson, Brielle, Alivia, Brooklyn, and many nieces and nephews. Her brothers, Clifford, died during the war and Arthur, passed away several years ago. She was also predeceased by her parents, Arthur (1972) and Martha Ellen (1978) (Franks) Neesom. Olga came to Canada as a young war bride. This new country was full of promise and adventure but was far from home. She met another war bride, Molly Cook, and they quickly became friends for life. What a wonderful legacy Olga (also known as Mum and Grammie) has left to all that have known and loved her.

Join us as we celebrate the life of Olga Murray at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 1:00pm with visitation one hour prior to the funeral at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden. Pastor David Lane of Temple Baptist Church in Sarnia, officiating. Burial in Sutherland Cemetery, Courtright.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Samaritan’s Purse, World Vision, a local foodbank, or charity of your choice.




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  1. My deep sympathy to the Murray family, I just learned of you mom’s passing, she was always a very sweet lady and good friend to me so long ago, but not forgotten, love and prayers for all.

  2. Hi,Ellen and Dave and family so sorry of your mom’s passing she was a sweet lady we had many enjoyable talks,she was a kind and considerate lady.

  3. Sympathy, love and hugs to all the family and especially my dear friend Ellen. Remember the fun times you had with your Mom and family. Prayers and Peace are being sent to you. Love Elsie Oakes

  4. Ellen and Dave and all the family. I’m sure your mom’s loss is immeasurable so try to dwell on the HAPPY memories.So pleased to see the pictures of her at your daughter’s wedding that you shared with Class of 68 at our reunion this past September.Take care of one another Sue

  5. Ellen I am very sorry for the passing of your Mom.It sounds like she was a wonderful lady and I am sure you all will miss her greatly.My condolences go out to all of the family.Thinking of you.Nancy Hibbert

  6. I’m so sorry to learn just now about the passing away of your mother, Ellen. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers during this time. But you did not “lose” her, for you know where she is! God richly bless and be with you during these days.

  7. Dear Ellen, Cliff, Doug, Russell, David, and Melvin and families,
    I was saddened to hear of the death of your mother. The memories that you share will give you much joy. Your faith will give you peace. I will remember you all in my prayers. Love, Cousin JoAnne

  8. To the Murray Family… Deepest sympathy from the Stacey Family. While growing up and living in Corunna, we were all like one big extended family. Such great memories!!! Olga will certainly be missed. Thinking of your whole family at this time. Jean Burns
    Condolences from…Doris Stacey and family. (Dianne, Jean, Ruth and Gail, and Norma Stacey, Al’s wife)

  9. Condolences to all who knew Olga.
    Peace and Blessings to all involved.
    Yours in Christ;
    Doug and Sharon Carmichael

  10. Dave and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Cathy (formerly of Corunna Library)

  11. Ellen and the Entire Murray Families. So sorry to hear about the passing of Olga. I enjoyed chating to Olga and working with her while I was a PSW on the floor. She always had a great smile and was so thankful for everything that you would help her with and so kind. She will be missed by so many. Thinking of all the Families at this difficult time. Maureen Bailey from LMV now in the AEC Program.

  12. My deepest condolences from The Weese family from Moore St. Our thoughts are with you. Sherry, Kathy and Anne. ( Keith and Doris Weese)

  13. Ellen & families, our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom, grandmother & great grandmother. Joan was so pleased to have had he opportunity of seeing Olga last week but it was a surprise to hear of her passing so fast after the party. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all. Linda (Murray) & Hubert Robichaud Moncton N.B.

  14. Cliff, Penny, and Mel and families, my deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mom. (((HUGS))) and prayers – Deanna Core

  15. Ellen, so sorry. Was not aware during our working days that your mom was a warbride. My sincere condolences.