It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Murray Thomas Green. Murray passed away peacefully at the age of 89 with his family at his side on the morning of his 65th wedding anniversary and 11 days shy of his 90th birthday. He was born and educated in Vernon, BC. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Upon his return to Vernon, he met the love of his life, Elsie Newick. They were married on March 1, 1958. Together they had 4 children; Kevin Green (Debbie), Stuart Green (Carmia), Teri Holt (Fred), and Robyn Green. Murray was blessed to have 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was an avid sportsman which included curling, hockey, lacrosse, hunting, and his extreme love of golf. Murray excelled in his sports and received many accolades, awards, and championships. He was very well known for his business accomplishments. He worked in the insurance industry for 32 years in BC and Alberta. He accomplished his dream by opening his own insurance agency in Medicine Hat (Green Insurance Agency Ltd.). Upon an early retirement in 1984, he returned to his home town of Vernon, BC and continued in the insurance business with Capri Insurance for an additional 18 years. In 2022, Murray and Elsie returned to Medicine Hat to be closer to family and finally retire officially. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Aldea Green; his brothers, Emory (Margaret) Green, Gerald Green; his in-laws, Bud and Margaret Newick; and brother-in-law, Wayne Newick. Murray loved spending time with his family and he will be greatly missed by all.
As per Murray’s wishes, there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Murray’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation by visiting www.ourhealthfoundation.ca.
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