Passed away peacefully on October 29, 2020. He was born in Peterborough, Ontario on November 23, 1951. Predeceased by his father Harold; he will be greatly missed by his wife, Debbie; brothers, Tom, Doug, Bill; his Mom, Betty, all our family in Ontario and our family in Maui.

Murray’s love and passion for music was one of his most favourite ways to spend his time. The ultimate though was the many, many trips he made with his wife Debbie to Maui. Watching sports together was a favourite cheering on the Blue Jays, or The Toronto Maple Leafs, or his team the Seattle SeaHawks. Murray moved out west in his early twenties and knew this was the place he wanted to be.   Murray was so happy having just reached their 30th Anniversary together. Also, a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses and staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital for the loving care given during the last few weeks.

Funeral service by invitation only on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:00 am at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 4274 Wilkinson Road, Victoria, BC.

All others are invited to attend virtually via Zoom by clicking the following link.  Please use your video camera when joining so that family in attendance can see you and feel your support.

Password to join zoom:  888935

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Cancer Agency, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R6V5 Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Nancy Smith (Belch)

    Sorry to hear of Murray’s death. I have many good memories of Murray from our childhood years in Peterborough. My prayers go out to Debbie, Tom, Doug, Bill and Betty and families.

  • Sheralyn & Ken Grant

    It is with our deepest sorrows we offer our condolences to you Debbie, and all extended family members with the devastating news of Murray’s recent passing. Murray worked at our business for 34 years and was the type of employee any company would value. He always showed up and performed his job without issue. There was always lots of sports chats especially about the Maple Leafs & his big $1.00 bets with Deb against the Canucks. Be strong Deb and lean on your faith to help you get through these very tough times. Love from our family.

  • Gayle Sanders

    Thinking of you Deb and the rest of Murray’s family, I do remember the laughter and fun we all had on our trip to BC. Murray had a kindness and smile on his face. He was such a gentle , kind soul. You two were pretty amazing together,no wonder 30 years passed so quickly for you

  • Duncan Conrad

    Very shocked to hear of Murray’s passing. I have known him for 14 years through working together. We always got along well, and many many sports chats, predictions, opinions, He was unwavering in his support of The Seahawks, and of course The Leafs! My condolences to Murrays’s family

  • Joanne Maccallum

    I am in shock and deep sorrow to read about Murrays passing. We were friends at Parkhill School and Highland Heights School. Murray was a gifted little artist and I tried to be as good as Murray ! My deepest condolence to all Murrays family .

  • Mary Davie

    Debbie and family: I shed a few tears on reading of Murray’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle person and such a great friend to my late son Kevin. He was so helpful and kind to me on Kevin’s passing a few years ago and we have kept in touch over the years. Debbie, you know that you were everything to him and your trips to Hawaii, music and sports made his life a happy one. I hope he and Kevin will get together in the other world and make music together.

  • Wayne Dallamore

    My deepest condolences to Murray’s partner, Deb, his friends, and family. Although it has been many years since I have seen Murray, our shared friendship, as band mates, and also coworkers in the forest industry, has always stayed with me. He was a great guy, and many times I have wished his musical talents were more available to me, as we live in different towns. Over the years, I have missed his great smile, laugh, voice, and acutely precise attention to musical nuances, and have thought of him often. I know he will be missed by many, including myself. Rest easy Murray, You will not be forgotten.

  • Rosemary Buss

    Deb, My heart goes out to you, I did not know Murray but I do know that you loved and adored him! My heart breaks for you.

  • Jo-Anne Mclaughlin

    I worked with Murray for 4 years before he retired. bwe always talked hockey music and Christianity.
    I will miss him and my heart and thoughts are with you Debbie.

  • Brenda Patterson

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Deb I didn’t know your husband but I knew you and you are a very kind soul I can only imagine How kind and caring and loving your husband of 30 years was. Big
    hugs to you and your family .

  • Dave Sanders

    Murray was a good guy ….there was so life in him…….so many music CD’s……I will miss my cousin….

  • Deb Wormald

    I am sorry to Murray’s family and friends for your loss. May he rest in paradise

  • Edith Chemago

    Debbie, my heart is broken for you. You do have a rough rode ahead but all your beautiful memories of Murray and the wonderful times you had will definitely help you through this difficult time. Murray is at peace and will be looking down on you and guiding you.

  • Ross Jamieson

    My thoughts are with his brothers Tom, Doug, and Bill and his mother Betty.

  • Carole Batten

    My deepest condolences to the Huddlestone and Sanders families. I liked Murray from the first time I met him, and I could tell how happy he made my dear friend Debbie. Debbie and I have been best friends since Grade 9 at Kenner and we have kept our friendship going all of these years. Thinking of you!!

  • Sandra Lamontagne

    I am so sorry to hear this Deb. My most sincere condolences to you Deb.

  • David Belch

    I am very sorry to hear that Murray has passed away. My condolences to Debbie, Betty, Tom, Doug, Bill and all your family. Those were happy years growing up in Peterborough with the Sanders boys living just around the corner. I have many fond memories.

  • Fred Weyerman

    You won’t be forgotten, old friend. So sad we didn’t spend more time together over the last year with the COVID-19 isolation. Condolences to Debbie and the family from our mutual birthplace of Peterborough. Safe journey.

  • Philip McColl

    Thank you Murray for all the great memories . A.S.C.V.I. alumni say hello to Don and Joe.
    My thoughts are with your mom , Debbie, Tom, Doug and Bill.
    Highland Road forever !
    God’s speed R.I.P.
    Phil McColl

  • Ted Belch and Fiona Lam

    Condolences to Debbie and the Sanders family.I have fond memories of sharing my formative years with Murray.We had some adventures.Rock on!

  • Debbie Cozens

    Murray ,, always made me smile inside and out.He was such a kind soul,, he loved so many things in life but the love of his wife Deb, was the most precious.Even though we all will miss this angel on earth he is now in heaven playing his music and making people laugh and smile.Murray will be in my heart forever.His smile was beautiful and i will always remember his smile towards me,,love to Deb and family and friends of Murray

  • Donna Maudsley

    Words cannot describe the sorrow I felt on finding out about Murray’s passing. His generous spirit and warmth was clear to everyone who met him. May the great love you two shared provide the strength you need now and always. I pray that time will heal your broken heart and peace will replace the sorrow.

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