COBB, Thomas “Murray" - Passed away peacefully in London with his family by his side on December 3, 2014 at the age of 89. Loving husband of 62 years to Jean. Wonderful father to Peter (Diana), Grant (Saskia) and Susan (Darren). Grandfather to Adam, Rebecca, Aaron, Emma, Megan, Jack and Lochlan. Murray served with the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War and, following the war, joined the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Resources as a cartographer where he retired in 1988 after 35 years of service. He will be fondly remembered by his family, his many friends in Ottawa, particularly his congregation fellowship at St. Marks. Grandpa Mur was a kind and gentle soul who always gave of himself, made us laugh, taught us humility, decency, generosity and excelling in any of our undertakings. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 1246 Oxford St. West, London, on Saturday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Marks Anglican Church, 1606 Fisher Ave. Ottawa, K2C 1X6.
Garry & Marilyn Rae, Ottawa
December 4, 2014, 9:08 am
Jean & family, please accept our sincere condolences on Murray's passing. We remember him with fondness having met him through June & Ted Dale. We always remember his positive attitude toward life and his uplifting sprit. Although it is always sad to loose someone as precious as Murray he did enjoy a long life and that should be celebrated. Thinking of you Jean. Garry & Marilyn Rae
Murray, Chantal, Eric, Matthew and Christian
December 4, 2014, 10:10 am
Our deepest condolence for the lost of a father, he was kind and very thoughtful.
I remember that it was Murray at our wedding that greeted me into the family, and for this I will be forever thankful.
May the Peace and love of God comfort you during this time of grief. we will be praying.
December 4, 2014, 12:12 pm
Jean & Peter, Grant, Susan;
My sincere condolences on your loss of Murray. I was shocked when I read the death notice in the Ottawa paper this morning.
Jean, You and Murray were "great neighbors" on Falaise Rd, I believe if I ever needed anything, I could always call or ring your doorbell.
Even though I left the neighborhood last September,it was a very difficult decision to sell the family home (my only home).
But I didn't go far, as I now live in Fisher Heights in a bungalow.
Peter, Grant, Susan;
My deepest sympathies to all of you in the loss of your Dad/Grandfather, all of you have great memories/good times with your Dad, keep these in your heart.
Take Care all of you;
December 5, 2014, 7:34 am
Dear Jean, Pete & Diana, Grant & Saskia, Sue & Darren and the wonderful Cobb grand children, Sending my love & condolences to you all. You were blessed with a special man, husband, father, father-in-law, and grandpa. Saying goodbye will be terribly difficult but together you will find some comfort in a life well lived; one to celebrate while saying goodbye. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
December 5, 2014, 4:38 pm
Jean, Pete & Diana, Grant & Saskia, Sue & Darren, & the fantastic "crew" of grandchildren. I am so sorry to hear the news of Mur's passing. I have such fond memories of Mur on our wonderful ski trips, his visits to the Vidal St. "hood". He was such a kind & patient man...loved a good debate, & always had a special "glint" in his eye. You will miss him terribly, but take solace in one another, you have a truly wonderful family for unwavering support. Big hugs all around.
The Felder Family
December 5, 2014, 10:31 pm
We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 6, 2014, 8:38 am
My condolences to you Jean and all the family. It is very sad to hear of Murray's passing. I worked with Murray at EMR since 1968. He was always a respected colleague who was ready to listen and provide guidance and advice. Murray was always respected by all. I'm sorry to see him leave.
Billy & Jennifer Hewett
December 6, 2014, 11:11 am
Billy, Jennifer, Dale and Paige send their warmest condolences to Jean, Peter, Grant, Sue and the entire Cobb family, including my sister Diana.
For us, Murray has been and will remain an inspiration -- for his commitment to family, welcoming and light hearted manner, devotion to the power of a well kept garden, and generally humble approach to life.
In his memory, we are making a donation to Friends of the Farm at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa. The gardens have been a special place for our family, in part owing to Murray's contribution as a long time volunteer in this important public space.
Although we're not there in person, be assured that Murray will remain in our hearts for ever.
Our love to all.
December 6, 2014, 9:59 pm
Jean and family:
Sorry that we were not able to attend the service for Murray in London. We will miss him very much. He was a kind and gentle man, easy to talk to, and fun to be with. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Joel, Micheline, Emily, and Joan
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