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Mr. Murray William KROEKER

18 March, 195022 November, 2020

Suddenly passed away on November 22 at the age of 70.

Murray will be deeply missed by his loving wife Bonnie; son Sean; daughter Tracey; and grand-children Sage, Eden, Summer, Braden and Connor.

Murray was employed at IBM as a Customer Engineer where he happily served for 31 years before retiring in 2005.

He had many interests outside of work and one of them was restoring and driving his 1927 Chevrolet. Murray also enjoyed golf and fishing, but cherished the time entertaining with family and friends.

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Mr. Murray William KROEKER

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Neil Duggan

4 December 2020

I worked with Murray at IBM for more years than I can remember. We spent many over night, weekend shifts together and learned to be a team, we seem to know what the other was thinking .
I lost my brother a year ago and now another in October. I will miss you Buddy.

Jocelyne Godin

3 December 2020

Our hearts ache for you, Bonnie and family. Murray left a huge void in our lives. He was our very dear friend for over 40 years, always being there for us, through good times and bad. We will truly miss him. Our sincere condolences, Jocelyne, Doug, and family

Bonnie and Lorne Mazur

1 December 2020

So sorry to hear about Murray. Always enjoyed our visits with you both, out at Malachi. Thinking of you Bonnie, and your family at this sad time.
Lorne and Bonnie Mazur

Terry DeLong

1 December 2020

My condolences to Murray's family and his good friend Vic.
Murray was a real character. The memory of him that sticks out in my mind is from 40 years ago. I was working the 2nd shift (4-12) with IBM. This particular Friday night there was an IBM social or Christmas Party going on in a hall in Transcona. It wasn't busy that night so I thought I would drop in to the party to make an appearance and say hi. Back then the pager we carried was small enough to fit in a glass and it would just "beep" if you had a service call. You would then phone in to Fine Line answering service to get all the info from their dispatcher. Anyways, Murray grabs my pager from my belt, tells me it's waterproof and submerges it in his glass of rum or rye and Coke or Pepsi. I quickly retrieve it, call him a few names, dry it off and head back to the office. As I'm driving down Regent, my pager starts making this God-awful squawking, squealing noise. I figure I must be being "beeped" for a service call and since we didn't have cell phones back then, I stopped at the nearest phone booth and called Fine Line. Nope. No service call. I guess my pager might've been waterproof, but it wasn't alcohol or soda proof, and now it was "shorting out" intermittently making it totally useless for the rest of the night. I can't remember if it was fixable or got thrown out. Thanks Murray!!
I forgave him for that. You couldn't help but like Murray. I considered him to be a friend. He will be missed by me and all of his other TKO Tourney golf buddies.

Gary Quilty

1 December 2020

Was always nice to see Murray on the tee box at the annual TKO...........RIP Murray

Joe Yule

1 December 2020

The first time Murray and I were introduced to each other was at Elmwood Curling club. That meeting led to many years of absolutely great friendship. We curled together, we worked together, we socialized together, we spent many rounds of golf together, we became snowbirds together. I’m going to miss my big buddy more than I can express in these few words. Most of all I’m going to miss the really happy times we had just talking to each other about everyday things. Murray will be missed by so many people as his quiet unassuming nature would draw people into his world. In all the years we spent together I only saw him upset once and that let’s you know how good natured he really was.
R. I. P. Brother

Bob Laventure

29 November 2020

Murray was the one who guided me through the IBM "ropes" when I moved to Winnipeg in 1978. We rapidly became close friends and we had so many good times together that it would be impossible to list them all. For 42 years he has been my friend, my confidant, my brother. I'm going to miss him a lot.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY