1936 - 2018
It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Murray Osborne Brigley (Ossie) on October 8, 2018. Born in Sherbrooke, he was the son of Maynard and Lillian (Jordan) Brigley. Ossie leaves behind Tena (Mason), his beloved wife of 61 years, his son Paul (Margaret), and two grandsons, Matthew and Jordan. Also left behind are his three dear sisters: Audrey Patterson, Shirley Kaiser and Goldie Hull (Harold); many nieces and nephews; and countless friends. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers-in-law, Alfred Patterson and Edward Kaiser.
Born in Sherbrooke, NS, Ossie migrated to Halifax as a teenager and tried every job in the city before beginning a long career as a body mechanic, first with Wood Motors and then for many years with CN Rail.
Ossie was the kindest of souls, a friend to all who met him. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, working outdoors, spending time with family and friends and filling the evenings with music and singing. A quiet lake, hungry fish and storytelling with friends were the things that brought him the greatest pleasure. He was also an enthusiastic guitar player who felt anything worth playing was worth playing loud.
There was no role Ossie enjoyed more than that of grandfather (Pupa). He took part in every activity, sport and interest shared by Matthew and Jordan and cherished any time spent with them. He was the ultimate minor hockey fan who saw the positive side of everything. He was unconditionally proud and boastful of all that Matthew and Jordan accomplished. He also took great enjoyment getting to know his son’s and grandsons’ friends over the years and made sure they always felt welcome.
Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at QEII Infirmary’s ICU for their exceptional care during the past few weeks. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 12th from 7 – 9 pm, with a memorial service in celebration of Ossie’s life held on Saturday, October 13th at 10:00 am, both at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation.