Charles Victor Murray

3 April, 193629 December, 2020

Charles Victor Murray born April 3, 1936 passed away on December 29, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Charles will be remembered in the Comox Valley as “the Christmas tree man”.

Charles is pre deceased by parents William and Jean Murray (McFarlene) and sisters Evelyn (Walter) Hodgins, Gladys (William) Grycan and Francis (Richard) Thatcher.

Charles is survived by his loving wife Gemma (Robitaille) Murray. Charles and Gemma were married 59 years.

Charles is survived by 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Charles was very proud of Jade who is in nursing school and Katelyn who graduated 2020. He cherished his short time with little 4 year old Scarlet.

Charles served 22 years in the RCAF, stationed in; Claresholm, Alberta, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lahr, Germany and Comox, BC

Charles and Gemma loved the outdoors and in 1980 they started Murray Christmas Tree Farms. They have many long time treasured customers who became dear friends.

If you wish to send blessings to Gemma all her mail will be forwarded to her from: Unit 211 1683 Balmoral Avenue Comox BC V9M 2M9

Donations may be made to the Cancer Society of Victoria, BC.


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Murielle Stockton

17 January 2021

Dear Gemma and family,
My deepest sympathies in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather.
This is a memory I cherish: when my daughter Susan, was in, I want to say, Grade 10, she became friends with Michele Murray, and one day, she said to us, Mom and Dad, you have to meet these people, meaning Chuck and Gemma, they are the nicest people and you would just love them, so Susan and Michele introduced us to Chuck and Gemma ... and the rest is history, we have been friends ever since. Since then, my husband passed away and I have cherished their friendship. I was really sad when Chuck passed away. R.I.P. Chuck.