Age 80, Upper Musquodoboit, passed away December 5, 2018, in Braeside Home for Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit, with family by his side. Born in Sheet Harbour Passage, he was a son of the late Eldon Charles and Venita May (Jewers) Harnish.
Murray enjoyed being in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and berry picking. He had been employed all of his working life in the woods and local sawmills. He was a man of few words who led a simple life day to day.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Helen “Jean” (Dahr); sons, Raymond, Pat (Helen), David (Nicole), all of Upper Musquodoboit; Kevin (Joanne), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Makenna, Donovan, Emma, Bailey, Ashley (Chris), Morgan (Jessica); great-grandchildren, Jayden, Jenna, Joyce; special niece, Wanneta MacDonald; siblings, Gerald; Joe (Tammie), Ruth (Phillip) Fisher, all of Upper Musquodoboit, Mike (Mary), Bridgewater; Ben, Hilden; Dennis (Rhoda), West River Station; sister-in-law, Jessie Harnish, Upper Musquodoboit. He was predeceased by brother, Doug; a sister in infancy; sisters-in-law, Della, Stella; stepmother, Maud Fleming.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Upper Musquodoboit, with student minister Calvin Burt officiating. A reception will follow downstairs in St. James United Church. Memorial donations may be made to St. James United Church or Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation - Braeside.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.