Margaret "Peggy" Murray
MURRAY, Margaret Elizabeth - Peacefully at McCormick Home on Thursday, July 21, 2016, Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy" Murray, nee Carter of London age 97. Predeceased by her dear husband Russell Ford Murray (1999). Loving mother of Douglas Murray (Gai) in Denver, Peter Murray of London and Russ Murray in Calgary. Beloved grandmother of Wendie, Jason and Cheryl and great-grandmother of Jordan, Braeden, Payton, Brooke, Kailyn and Cameron. Sister of the late Larry Carter. Peggy had a myriad of interests which she pursued with vigor and grace. As a creative person, Peggy was a veritable patron of the arts and enjoyed painting with oil, watercolours and pastels. She also enjoyed bridge, golf and music with family and friends.
A memorial service will be conducted at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 472 Richmond St. in London, ON at 11:00 am, Thursday, August 4 followed by a reception in the Cathedral after. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Cathedral or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
At age 21 back in 1940, Margaret Elizabeth Carter wrote the following poem;
Good men looked on Your wholesome face
That was brightened by a heavenly grace,
For You were then a vision divine
That walked the earth from time to time
To free man's soul from sin and crime;
But lately we have heard no tread
O gentle Symbol of the dead.
Long months ago you urged that man
Should mine his God, and plough his land;
Should help new life spring from His hand.
But man's immune to the words of a sage,
Even in this so-called "Modern Age".
Thus we awoke one day with a start
To see Your tranquil soul depart,
And the blood rushed cold through every heart,
For You appealed to God on high,
And He clasped You with a weary sigh
And He said, "Will Peace ne're be felt by men,
For with Peace on earth, the strife will end".
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