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Murray James Stuart

June 26, 1931 ~ November 18, 2020 (age 89)


   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Murray Stuart of Coleman, AB on November 18, 2020.  He was 89 years of age.

   Murray was born in Hardisty, AB on June 26, 1931 to parents Ruby and James Stuart.  Along with his brothers and sister, he learned the value of working hard and of giving back to those around you.  These values stayed with him throughout his life and they served him well in his professional life while working for the BC Department of Highways and as a welder, in his personal relationships, and during his time as a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.  Murray married his soulmate, Virginia Coulman on August 10, 1960.  They created a warm and loving home together and went on to be blessed with seven children and sixty years of marriage.

   Over the years, Murray enjoyed a variety of hobbies such as doing autobody work, woodworking and knitting, but his true passion was photography.  He was so dedicated to his craft that he would turn the only bathroom in the house into a dark room to develop the beautiful images he captured.  Murray was a diligent provider for his family and he looked forward to every moment he got to spend with them.  May countless fond memories bring peace and comfort to those he loved and who loved him. 

   Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his wife, Virginia Stuart;  his sons, Randolf (Michele), Omer, Keith and Phillip; his daughters, Brenda (Ken), Luawana and Tamara (Theodore); his grandchildren, Roland Gibson and Michael Stuart; his sister, Mavis (Larry); his sister-in-law, Sonja; his extended family across Canada; and many friends.

   He was predeceased by his parents, Ruby and James and his brothers, David and Alonso (Joan).

   Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no funeral service will be held.  Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9 Coleman (PO Box 448, Coleman, AB T0K 0M0).  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.  (403) 562-8555

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