McMurray, Iris

Iris passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on March 26th, 2011 at the age of 92 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Neil, in 1992, sisters: Winnie, Doris, Ruby and brother, Albi. Iris was born in Galt, Ontario and moved to Vancouver with her family when she was three years old. She became a secretary for B.C. Tel in her early years and worked in athletics, doing hiking and some trapeze work. Iris was a great animal lover. She obtained a kennel license and raised small breeds of dogs after moving to Surrey, BC. In 1964, Iris and Neil, along with her youngest son, Roy, moved to Armstrong where she continued to raise dogs. After her husband’s death in 1992, she moved to Quail Run in Vernon and then to Somerset on Middleton Way.

Iris will be sadly missed by her family: daughter, Carol Surkan (Gordon); son, Wayne (Barbara) and son, Roy; eight grandchildren: Treena Puente of Redmond, Wash., Shari Rysen and Tamara Hubacek, both of Coldstream; Lisa Spielman and Jason McMurray of Kelowna; Trevor McMurray of Alberta, Rhonda McMurray of Quebec and Darren McMurray of Alberta; sixteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lily Watson officiating. A reception will follow in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room.

The family wishes to thank the nurses at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and Dr. Long, Dr. Borchert and Dr. Dyck for their care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:


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