John Murray Geddes
Born April 16, 1923, Pilot Mound, Manitoba. Dad, Papa, Murray will be enormously missed by his daughter, Jane Grant; daughter-in-law, Nell Geddes; granddaughters, Ashley Grant, Jenny Jukes (Graeme), Amy McKee (Shannon) and Carrie Meagher (Brad); great grandchildren, Scott, Lucas, Peyton, Finlay, Elise, Evan and last but not least, baby Clara. He is predeceased by his wife, Peggy and his son, John.
Murray was not only a gentle man, but a very special gentleman, whose wonderful wit and sense of humour endeared him to everyone he met. He was always surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Dad was so appreciative of every kindness shown to him.
Murray joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 as a pilot. He had great pride as a flight instructor and felt very privileged to have flown many types of aircraft. He graduated from Western University with a degree in Business, where he met his wife, Peggy Fisher.
Throughout his life, he and Mom lived in 52 different homes all over Canada, as well as 5 years in Colorado Springs on special assignment with NORAD Command which was the highlight of his time in the Air Force. After a long, successful career, he retired from the Military at 48, only to start a new career as Registrar at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Murray retired again at age 59 and moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he started a water purification business. He so enjoyed the weather and beaches, as did his family and friends who came often to visit.
After moving back to Ontario in 2003, to be close to his son, John and family, Murray enjoyed many wonderful times at the cottage and made many very special new friends in his new community at Briar Hill, Barrie, Ontario. He was then off again to discover the Maritimes and moved to Moncton to be close to his daughter, Jane and her family. Murray was blessed with a very full life filled with an abundance of love from all who knew him.
A very special Thank You to all the staff at Veterans who took such gentle loving care, always showing Dad such compassion and kindness and who treated us like family. We will be forever grateful.
A family tribute for Murray will be held at a later date. Interment will be in London, Ontario.
Arrangements entrusted to Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995).
In memory of Murray, donations to the Parkinson Society (https://www.parkinson.ca/), NB Heart & Stroke Foundation (https://www.heartandstroke.ca/) or a memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared on Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook page or at