Obituaries: Murray Gilles
March 18, 1958 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 62)
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Murray Gilles announce his passing on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the age of 62 years.
Murray will be remembered by his beloved wife Betty, daughter Kristen & grandson Cameron, along with his many extended family and friends.
Due to restrictions, there will be a private family service at this time, please feel welcome to post your condolences to the family on Murray’s tribute wall.
Murray was born on March 18, 1958 in Unity SK to the parents of Lloyd & Thelma Gilles. He lived and attended school there until graduating in 1976. He shortly after that moved to Kindersley and was employed by the then Sask Wheat Pool, after a few years later he moved on to the oilfield working as a operator for Calana Resources. When the oil industry was in a slump, he was laid off and settled in as a stay-at-home dad for six months. He soon got hired on as a custodian with then Kindersley School Division and this is where he thrived and worked until present day. Murray married Betty in 1983 and their daughter Kristen was born in 1986. Years later a grandson Cameron was born in 2011. Murray was an avid bowler, taking part in many tournaments over the years with his greatest accomplishment of being a part of a team that went to Nationals. Murray enjoyed his motorcycle and with Betty on the back, they went on a few trips out to BC in the recent years. He has a detailed model train set up which has entertained young and old. Murray was a hard worker and could be seen on many cold and snowy days shoveling snow around town which he considered fun. Murray passed away after a short diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Murray leaves behind siblings Harold (June), Elaine (Ken), Eileen (Casper), father-in-law Raymond (Rachel), brothers-in-law Dennis (Kathryn), Robert, Gerald (Patricia) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. He was predeceased by both his parents, his mother-in-law Helen, and sister-in-law Jody. He will be greatly missed.
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