Mr. Murray Arnold Goodwin

Mr. Murray Arnold Goodwin

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Murray Arnold Goodwin on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the age of 58 years, following a sudden illness. Murray was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on July 25, 1965. Murray grew up in Prince Albert until the age of 11 when his parents, Arnie and Julie, and siblings, Linda and Colin, moved to the homestead in Spruce Home, Saskatchewan. Murray loved growing up on the farm. He had many passions in life – family time, singing, playing cards, socializing, sports, motorcycles, and traveling. Murray completed high school at St. Mary’s and took pride in being Class Valedictorian for his graduating year, 1983. After high school, Murray took off on a six-month adventure through Figi, New Zealand, and Australia.

Murray’s favorite place in the whole world was Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan. Murray spent many summers working, socializing, and enjoying life with family and many friends at
the cabin. Murray loved a good Waskesiu Lake music jam and could often be heard singing to every song late into the night. Murray met and married Leslie at Waskesiu Lake. Together they settled in Calgary, Alberta. Murray received his Class 1 driver’s license and enjoyed truck driving for many years. Murray and Leslie were blessed with two wonderful children, Jade and Tait. His kids were his pride and joy. Murray spent many years coaching Tait’s hockey teams with McKnight Hockey. He assisted many young hockey players and was a coach whom everyone loved. Murray was also an avid ‘dance dad’ and enjoyed attending Jade’s many competitions and dance performances.

Murray is survived by his parents, Arnie and Julie, his sister, Linda, his brother, Colin (Sondra), nieces and nephew, Courtney, Isaac, and Lauren, Leslie, his two amazing children, Jade and Tait, and many loving family members. Murray is pre-deceased by his grandparents and many, many loved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Murray was loved by all who met him. His smile could light up a room! He will be dearly missed.

‘Grief is the price we pay for love, a testament to the depth of our connections. In every tear shed and memory cherished, we honor the ones we’ve lost, keeping their presence alive within our hearts.’

A Celebration of Life will be held at Waskesiu Lake on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the Recreation Hall (1221 Montreal Drive) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.