Bernie Murray

Murray-Peacefully following a battle with declining health fought with courage and determination at the Bluewater Health Intensive Care Unit, Sarnia on Friday February 18, 2022. Bernard “Bernie” Eugene Murray, age 60 years of Coruuna.  Much loved husband of 37 years to Peggy. Treasured father of Erika Murray (Karan Brar) of Corunna. Dear son of Joanne Murray of Forest. Loving brother of Lori Jennings and her husband Alan of Forest and Angela Fraser of Brantford. Bernie is also survived by; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Jo MacKenzie of Warwick Township; his sister-in-law, Ann MacKenzie and brother-in-law, Mark MacKenzie both of Toronto and by his nieces and nephews, Derek (Alyson), Destiny (Tyler), Meghan, Jessalyn, Tucker, Blake and Sydney. He was predeceased by his father Ronald Murray (2009). Bernie spent the last 20 years working as a department manager at Foodland in Corunna. He enjoyed his time coaching minor hockey in Mooretown and was a devoted fan of the Sarnia Sting, Montreal Canadians and Team Canada. “Go Team Go! “ Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway Corunna on Tuesday February 22, 2022.  Please sign-up at to attend. A private family funeral service will be held and the interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery, Forest. For those who wish to attend the interment it will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. Please note that due to current COVID-19 protocols face masks are mandatory along with social distancing at both the visitation and service.  In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Tuesday February 22, 2022


Canadian Cancer Society Heart and Stroke Foundation

Funeral Date

Wednesday February 23, 2022

96 thoughts on “Bernie Murray”

  1. Jack and Laurie Ryan

    You were alot of fun to work with and the kind of guy that would help everyone that needed you. You will be missed by all that knew you. Condolences to Peggy and Erika.

  2. I’m so very sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. He was such a wonderful guy, always smiling and full of life. My sincere condolences

  3. Peter and Bonnie Humble

    We will miss our Bern (Bonus Son), loved our visits and always there for us. He always said that is “what friends are for”.
    Bern, loved you so much, we will help with the “Love of your Life., your special partner and of course Erika. RIP our friend until we meet again


    1. Laurie rob dalgety and family

      So deeply sorry for your loss. Bernie was such a nice man . He will be the Brightest star ⭐️ in the sky watching over u all.

  5. It is with a very heavy heart that I send my condolences to Peggy and Erica and family. Bernie will be missed by many. 🙏❤️🙏

  6. I’m so so sorry Peg and Erika
    Bern has always been one of my favourites I’ll miss running into him and having a chat
    Sending love to you both

  7. Peggy, so sorry to hear of Bernies passing, we loved our chats at foodland and our meetings at the Sting games when you guys bought 50/50 tickets, hugs to you and Erika…again our condolences, Jon and Robin Neely

  8. Peggy and Erica: we are so sorry for the loss of Bernie. Never was there a more humble and kind man. Always a kind word to everyone . He was a great man, husband and father. Our family sends their love and support

  9. Bernie was always so thoughtful, kind and helpful whenever I encountered him. My sincere condolences to his family.

  10. Bernie's "Favourite Parkhill People"

    Our hearts are broken. Heaven gained the happiest angel! Sending so much love to Peggy, Erika, and family.

  11. Dave and Flo Zink

    So extremely sad for your loss Peggy!! Bernie was a great guy!! Thinking of you and family!!

    Dave and Flo Zink

  12. Rod and Darlene Jarvis

    Sorry to hear about Bernie. Sure will miss his visits when he picked up his parcels he had sent here and his generosity of his Sting tickets and just being a friend!!

  13. Marianne Boddaert

    Thoughts and prayers for Peggy, Erika , and Joanne, Lori, Angela and families. Cherish the memories, Bernie will be missed by many.

  14. MaryJane Franchuk

    Lori, I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. My thoughts are with you and all of yours and Bernie’s families .

  15. Rick&lori Stewardson

    We are thinking of you all with heavy hearts! Bernie will be deeply missed by many, he was truly a special man! Rest peaceful our dear sweet friend ❤️

  16. Thanks for always being there for me when I needed you, Bernie. I’m glad I got to know you. My thoughts are with Peggy and Erika, I know they loved you very much.

  17. It is with a sad heart I say goodbye to my “love me less” friend, I will miss you dearly. My condolences to Peg and Erica and the rest of the family, I am very sorry for your loss and my prayers and thoughts will be with you. xo

  18. My heart goes out to the family. Bernie was a great coach and even better as a friend. I’ll forever miss our chats and his big heart.

  19. So surprised to hear this terrible news with respect to Bernie. We always enjoyed speaking with him whether it was at the store or the Rink. He will be missed by so many for his warm hearted/friendly demeanour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Peggy, Erika & family.

  20. Mike and Cheryl Stewart

    Our hearts are broken , you will be missed by everyone you met… Rip our special friend..Big hugs Peggy and Erica… Love Mike and Cheryl Stewart

  21. Tammy Broer (Kingdon)

    I am so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. So many years ago he was my mentor, boss and friend. Peggy, Erika and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  22. John & Charlotte Beer

    Our deepest sympathies
    Always enjoyed getting our groceries and talking hockey with Bernie
    He was a great guy and will be missed

  23. I will always remember him for his infectious smile. Our thoughts are with you all xo See you on the other side cuz!

  24. Peggy, Erika, Joanne, Lori and Angela ; I am so very sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. My heart breaks for all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers !

  25. To the Murray we are sending our deepest sympathies at this sad time. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories help to ease the pain.
    Stan & Bonnie Stefanik

  26. Very sorry to hear to here this . Bernie was a fun guy that will certainly be missed by his family.


    Mike and Jeannine Van Kessel

  27. Kim & Terry Soeder

    We are truly shocked & sorry for the loss of Bernie. He was always so helpful & friendly when we met in Foodland. And would always have time for a quick chat about family & friends. We’d recently missed seeing him at Foodland but had no idea he was so sick. He will be missed by so many.
    “ The gift of life, however dear, must sometime pass away……..yet love and memories remain eternal gifts that stay”, Hallmark cards.
    With deepest sympathy & fondness,
    Kim & Terry Soeder

  28. Cathy and Don Fraser

    We send our deepest condolences to Bernie’s entire family. Bernie was such an upbeat genuine man. Thinking of all of you, as you grieve this profound loss. Cathy (Maxfield) and Don Fraser

  29. So very sad to hear of Bernie’s death. Our deepest sympathy to Peggy, Erica and all his family. May the joyful memories help ease the pain you feel . Our Thoughts and prayers are with you.Jack and Catharine McKenna

  30. Sending condolences from New Hampshire, over 30 years have passed since I saw Bernie, so in reading this news of his passing, I was deeply saddened for my friends Lori and Peggy and their families. My immediate thought was to listen to Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young” to salute and honor my memories of Bernie! Yes back then, we simply called them ‘parties with Bernie’ where we listened to loud music, enjoyed the hockey games, or splashed around poolside. Today, reading all the wonderful notes of sympathy, it was clear to me Bernie stayed true to himself throughout his life’s journey – love for being with people he cared about while doing the things he loved : family, friends, hockey, social gatherings – anything to be with the people crossing his path, while not even being aware of the simple things he did or said that would have a positive impact on their daily lives. To Bernie, I salute you for your life’s journey and your impact. To my dear friends, Lori & Peggy, I am deeply sorry for your loss and grateful you have each other to guide each other and your families with honoring Bernie during this difficult time and over the days and weeks ahead. Love from NH, Brenda

  31. Brad and Kathy Knight

    Bernie was always ready to chat no matter where we met. He was a great coach and mentor to all the guys that had the privilege to call him “Coach” and friend.
    We will miss you, Rest in Peace Buddy.
    Our condolences to Peggy, Erika & Karan, sister Lori and all of your families.

  32. Our hearts hurt for your loss. Thinking of Bernie with very fond memories. It had been awhile since John and I had seen him, but when we did “it WAS Bernie!!! Such a funny, love life guy. Our deepest condolences.

    John and Janie Billings

  33. Peggy, Erika and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Our family reunions won’t be the same.

    Nancy and Gerry Davies

  34. Brad & Julie Boyd

    Our sincere condolences Peggy, Ericka, Joanne, Lori and Angela. Bernie was a wonderful, one of a kind guy and a great friend dating way back to our public school days. There are so many great memories of Bernie and in all of them, he was positive and he was happy. (Except for those few times when his fuse went short playing hockey 🙂 Bernie had a heart of gold and that incredible, infectious laugh. Although we didn’t see him too often over the past several years, each time we did, he was still the same ole Bern. He was never without smile and always made others around him happier. We will cherish our memories of a great friend and he surely will be missed.

  35. Sending condolences and big big hugs to you all. Bernie was always a great friend to dad, from kindergarten to 60 they shared so many laughs and and growing up I would hear many stories about the “good ol days”. He will certainly be missed.

  36. Rob Livingston and Family

    Peg, Erica, Joanne, Lori, and Ang –
    So, very sorry to hear of the passing of a great friend, Bern. Had a lot of great times, and laughs growing up together. Had many good trips, especially the one to Montreal to see Bern’s Habs play – he was so proud to take us to watch them. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. ‘Til we meet again, my friend. Rest in Peace.

  37. So, so sad to hear of Bernie’s passing. Had so many good memories growing up going to school with Bern, many great trips.

  38. So deeply sorry for you loss, Peggy and Erika. Our sincere sympathy to your entire family.
    Anytime we saw Bernie he was smiling, always such a great guy.
    Adrian and Susan VandenBoer

  39. Olga and Bill DePooter

    Peggy and Erica: Sending our deepest condolences with the loss of your beloved husband Bernie and father. May you be comforted by the love of those around you and by your precious memories.

  40. Joanne, Peggy, Lori, Angie and families,

    So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. He was always so generous and fun. He took me to my very first professional baseball game and I still remember the cheer we learned that day. He will be remembered fondly. Sending my condolences to the entire family.

  41. Ron & Gwendy Richardson

    Dear Peggy, Erika & the MacKenzie family
    Ron and I were so saddened to hear about Bernie. Praying that all your happy memories will bring you smiles along with the tears through this most difficult time. Sending our love, hugs and support.
    Ron & Gwendy Richardson

  42. So very sad a young man has been taken from us. We hope Bernie that you are now with your Dad. You put up a good fight and we are certain your Family is very proud of the effort you made.
    Penny and Carm Foster.

  43. Peggy, I am so very sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. He was a very kind and considerate soul, and will be missed by all who knew him. Love, hugs and strength to you and your family.

  44. I’m so sorry for your loss Peggy, he will be missed by many. Thought are with you and Erika during this difficult time❤️

  45. Peg, Erika & family
    Lisa and I are so sorry for your loss and send our heartfelt condolences.
    True sadness has touched all of us who had the privilege of calling Bern our friend.
    A truly awesome man who will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
    So long for now brother!
    Todd & Lisa Harris

  46. Dear Peggy, Erika, Jo and Bill and Family, Joanne and Family,
    I was saddened today to hear of Bernie’s passing. I remember Bernie at a grocery store in Sarnia where he would tease the dickens out of his customers. It has been many years since I saw him. Super fella. Keep all your beautiful memories of him in your hearts as you shed tears and laughter at some of his antics.
    Love and hugs,
    Lynne Davis

  47. I was saddened to hear about the passing of Bernie. While growing up, Bernie was a family friend and a respected member of the community. I always enjoyed listening to his stories about hockey or running into him at Foodland. My condolences to Peggy, Erika, and family.
    Brett Annett & Annett Family

  48. So very sad to hear that such a wonderful man was taken too soon. I only met Bernie a few times over the years, but I remember him as a kind and happy man. My heart goes out to his entire family while they deal with such a difficult time. Hugs to all, and my thoughts are with you
    With Love
    Nicole Wright

  49. Ron & Susanna Perry

    Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss Peggy and family. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

  50. Peggy. My respectful condolences are with you and your entire family. A kindhearted man your Bernie was. I always enjoyed our conversations whenever our paths crossed. With all the memories you built together, he’ll never be far away.


  51. To the entire Murray family

    So many fond memories growing up and playing sports with Bernie. I didn’t see him for several years then started getting my lunches at Foodland. sometimes had to plan for an extra 10 minutes for our chats 🙂

    Please accept my deepest sympathy . Hugs.

  52. Peggy and Erika: sending you both our sympathies and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Bernie will certainly be missed by all who knew him. Lots of fun and laughs back when we were neighbours.

  53. Joanne and Family: Sincere condolences on the passing of your Son and Brother Bernie, my thoughts and prayers are with All of You

  54. My Condolences to Bernie family he was such a great guy, love to talk to, watching sting games as we say hi to each other at the hive rest easy Bernie until we will see you again.

  55. Bernie was the sweetest guy. We met way back in the ‘80’s in Forest and reconnected in Corunna in later years. He never forgot face and never was without that smile! Wishing you all peace.

  56. Ruth, Ron & Linda Vanderburgt & family

    Dear Peggy, Erika and Karan and the MacKenzie & Murray families,

    We are so very sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing and send our love and support. He will be missed. Always enjoyed catching up with him at the Sting games.

    With sincere condolences,
    Ruth, Ron & Linda Vanderburgt & family

  57. Peggy and family
    We were so sad to hear of Bernie’s passing. I had so many great conversations over the years with Bernie at IGA about the Sarnia Sting and the World Juniors and everything hockey. I will miss his smile and our awesome conversations. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was such a good guy and I will truly miss him.
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
    Nancy and Wayne Brandon

  58. Peggy,and family, our hearts break for you all Bernie was such a great friend to all he knew. He will be missed.
    Treasure all your memories.
    Take care
    Konnie & Dave Maxfield

  59. Having Bernie and Peg in my family’s life has only made it better. Real people you can relax with, enjoy their company, happy to spend the time. As perfect a couple as could be. Bernie took me as a friend on day one at Foodland. He dispensed wisdom, jokes and ‘cranky old man’ observations without reservation. I enjoyed every minute. He’s a man I admire. He enjoyed the pleasures of life as he found them. Rest easy big guy.

  60. Errol White & family

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bernie. He was a great man, coach and friend. I have so many fond memories of Bernie, from all the road trips for our own hockey team as well as going to see the Detroit Ambassadors or London Knights (before the Sting were around). One night Bernie and I were heading to a Knights game and Bernies car was in trouble. We decided to stop a local bar in Strathroy that he enjoyed, well I think we closed it and had to find a ride home.

    So many stories buddy that I will always remember. You are going to be missed and I am sorry we lost touch the last bunch of years. Rest in peace buddy.


  61. Jack and Kim Thomaes

    So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. We got to know him when he coached our son Adam in juvenile hockey in 1991-92. They didn’t win a lot but it was a fun, growing year for both the players and their parents. Later we often found Bernie working at the grocery store and he and Jack would talk about their Montreal Canadiens. We’ll never forget him.

  62. Scott & Cheryl Blain

    To Peggy, Erika and extended family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times. A gentleman whose lives he touched from growing up to the community he lived in. He always had time to stop and chat. He will be missed. RIP Bernie.

  63. I am really sorry to hear this Peggy. My condolences to you and your family. I always really enjoyed my conversations with Bernie at the Sting games and getting lunch at the grocery store. He was a genuine and really good guy for sure.

    Take care, Jerry Bernardo

  64. Angie and family, I was so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I hope that your good memories of times with him will sustain you through this difficult time. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  65. To Bernie’s family, please accept my sincere condolences. I have great memories of Bernie, we played on several hockey teams together growing up. I was fortunate to visit with him and Peggy at a few Sting games. He will be dearly missed.

  66. To Peggy and family. I was saddened to hear of Bernie’s passing, he was much too young. What a tremendous loss for the family. I’ll miss seeing Bernie at my workplace. He was always very relatable and of late we connected on our similar health experience, I’ll miss our chats. I hope that fond memories of him will comfort you through the difficult days and months ahead.

  67. Joy (Douglas) Vokes

    Peggy and all extended Families,
    I am so sad to hear of the news of Bernie. Through high school days in Forest, or helping you out with groceries, to chatting at a Sting game, Bernie was always the same….just plain nice. Condolences to all.

  68. Alan & Jan Cadieux

    To Peggy and Family, having read all of these lovely tributes to Bernie, it is obvious, your loved one meant so much to so many. But, each share the same message. . . that Bernie always had a great smile and the gift of gab. . . for all! His presence will be truly missed.
    We are deeply sorry for your loss,
    Alan & Jan Cadieux

  69. Bill and Lois Forbes

    Peggy, Erika and the Murray and MacKenzie families.
    What can we say. Bernie was the best and he had a positive effect on all who met him. His infectious smile, genuine interest in everyone he met and generosity made him a special person. When our paths crossed, which wasn’t as often as we would have liked over the last few years, it was like no time had passed. Lots of laughs, stories and hockey talk. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

  70. Elly and Jim Teschke & Family

    Peggy and Erika,
    Our deepest condolences go out to both of you. Bernie will be remembered by his warm smile, kind greeting and his overall interest in people. RIP Bernie ❤️

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