Private gathering at a later date.


50 Years


Dr. John McGuire Murray

Death Notice

MURRAY, Dr John McGuire Murray BA, D.D.S., MSc. - Peacefully at his residence on Thursday, January 15, 2015, of London in his 73rd year. Lovingly remembered by his wife & best friend of 48 years Nancy (Alexander), children Brooke (Jeff Charon) and John-David (Kleo Landucci) (who both suffered through headgear and retainers), an especially proud Poppi to his grandchildren Beatrix and George Murray. We send our love to his sister Jane Murray (Sandi Sabloff), nephew Mike Tissenbaum (Pearl Chen), who also begrudgingly wore a retainer, his aunt Nora Selkirk (McGuire), cousins Bob, Ken, & John, and all the Selkirk family. Born in Calgary, raised in Toronto & Montreal, John received his BA from Western, his DDS from McGill, and his MSc from the University of Manitoba with a specialty in orthodontics. After settling in London, John enjoyed many years in private practice and began a 40 year teaching career at the Graduate Orthodontics Clinic at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Upon his retirement, a bursary, the "John & Nancy Murray Scholarship Prize," was established to be awarded to a second year ortho student. We are all very proud to keep his name involved with the school. For many years John was an avid tennis player, and was known to venture south of the border with a gang, due to inclement weather. He was a regular face around the courts of the London Hunt & Country Club and annually supported their Thanksgiving Fox Hunt. A natural teacher, great friend, and lover of food, wine, art, and theatre, no one was happier in the company of others - having a good laugh, throwing a party, or talking as loudly as needed to be heard (McGuire). When asked once, he said that he chose orthodontics because he could see the change in his patients self-esteem and self-confidence when the treatment was finished - that made all the difference in the world for him. A private gathering will held at a later date. ( Such a lovely man will be sorely missed. Braces are beautiful.