Condolence & Memory Journal

To Geri and family our late wishes as we had not seen where to send our condolences.
We well remember their wedding day in Ormstown as my wife Marilyn Court was Geri's Maid of Honour.

Posted by Ken Court - St Anicet, QC   November 04, 2017

Bryan was quite the achiever. He had the wit of a David and coached his men to beat the Goliaths whomever they may be. But, above all, Bryan was a Super-Man. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Thanks for the opportunity and unforgettable memories. Paul Payer

Posted by Paul Payer - Orleans, ON   August 27, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our love ones is never easy but may the love of people that surrounds you soften your grief. And may you find comfort and peace in drawing closer to God in prayer during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 24, 2017

Geri and Family,
My thoughts will always be with you and the journey you have shared with Bryan.
From the first night at Mac when the Garbage Hill Gang played all night hockey I knew that Bryan was your love.
To you and the girls, my heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by Dorothy (Smith) Hobbs - McDonald's Corners, Ontario   August 22, 2017


you will be missed RIP

Posted by FRANK ROTUNDO - WOODBRIDGE, ON   August 22, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our love ones is never easy but may the love of people that surrounds you soften your grief. And may you find comfort and peace in drawing closer to God in prayer during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 22, 2017

Deepest sympathy to the Murray family in the loss of your husband,father and grandfather. And of course to the Senator family, what a very sad loss for all who knew him. RIP Bryan, you fought long and hard.

Posted by A friend   August 21, 2017

My deep condolences to the Murray families. The Pontiac region and the Ottawa valley has lost a great man an a native son. RIP Bryan
Sam Ford
Rockland On

Posted by Sam Ford - Rockland, ON   August 21, 2017

May your soul rest in peace Bryan. You were respected by all.

Posted by Tim Cote - Orleans, ON   August 20, 2017

My thoughts & prayers are with the Murray family on the loss of Bryan. May he rest in peace. He will be missed. God Bless.

Posted by Anne Borthwick - Munster, ON   August 20, 2017

Deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.May the wonderful memories you treasure bring peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Special thanks to Bryan for the great contribution he gave to our community..He will certainly be missed.

Posted by Jane Hearty - Kanata, ON   August 20, 2017

RIP Bryan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends, co-workers, Ottawa Senators Organization, hockey fans near & far. He was a class act!

Posted by Sarah-Lynn Carkner - Ottawa, ON   August 20, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time of your loss. He will be missed.

Posted by Pam, Doug Radbourne - Stittsville, ON   August 19, 2017

RIP Mr. Hockey. Thank you for all you gave to the Ottawa community. The Pontiac has lost a legend.

Posted by Colleen Downey - Ottawa, ON   August 19, 2017

Murray Family

Our deepest sympathies to all,Cheers to a life well lived and loved,May god bless.

Ken&Debby Rodney

Posted by A friend   August 18, 2017


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   August 18, 2017

I'm truly sorry for your loss. I made this Memorial Keepsake Book In Loving Memory of your loved one Bryan Murray.

Posted by Sue Milner - Ottawa, ON   August 18, 2017

Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Joni Watson Racict - Orleans, ON   August 18, 2017

Myself, Brian Poupore, Billy Keuhl, and Carson Ryan had the pleasure of playing for the Shawville Pontiacs alongside Bryan. Thank you for the great memories. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Posted by Ken Christink - Pembroke, ON   August 18, 2017

We share the sadness and loss of a fine, caring man! R.I.P. Mr. Murray!

Posted by Donieta Lister - Orleans, ON   August 18, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Murray family. R.I.P. Bryan

Posted by Dorothy (Schwartz) Bell - London, ON   August 17, 2017

so sorry to lose a great friend and hockey man Played and coached many years with and against Have posted many pictures of Bryan and Shawville Pontiacs on facebook

Posted by John Bonnar - Calabogie, ON   August 17, 2017

Sincere sympathy to Geri, Heide, Brittany, Bryan's family and friends
I have enjoyed reading so many beautiful tributes for Bryan. He has been a dear friend since school, Teachers College, going to see games and just meeting him in Shawville. I have always been a Bryan Murray fan no matter which team he was associated with. If I called or e-mailed Bryan he kindly put our names on a list and we could go and meet players and speak with him. One night at a game I was cheering for Florida. After the game a man tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Lady, please tell me why you cheer for Florida". I told him that I cheer for Bryan Murray!. I have a scrap book of many photos and clippings. I was always so proud of Bryan and to be from Shawville, Bryan Murray's town. Bryan was always so humble and genuine. At our HS Reunion he did not stand up and brag about his success. He turned to two of his HS teachers and thanked them for encouraging him to attend Teachers College and play sports. He said he might never have been able to do what he did without their encouragement and the skills that he learned. Bryan said that thanks to them he enjoyed a wonderful life in the hockey world. May all of the wonderful memories you all hold help to sustain you as you mourn but celebrate a special man who influenced so many. RIP dear friend until we meet again. When a star twinkles we will remember the twinkle in your eye.

Posted by Mary Kilgour - Perth, ON   August 17, 2017

My condolences to Bryan's wife and family.
I have very fond memories of all the hockey games my brother Bart and I played with Bryan and his brothers on Back Street in Shawville.
It was a lovely time in life.
R.I.P Bryan,you will be missed.

Posted by Bill Megrath - Oakville, ON   August 17, 2017

Our condolences to the Murray family. Brian was a great force in and a tremendous ambassador for the Shawville area. He never forgot his roots.

Posted by Craig and Linda Young - Bristol, QC   August 17, 2017

Difficult to imagine a new Ottawa hockey season without seeing Bryan Murray. He will be remembered by all who knew him or knew of him. To his family, my sincere condolences. He will be missed!

Posted by A friend   August 16, 2017

Deepest sympathy to the Murray Family. R.I.P Bryan

Posted by Elaine Dahms Lewis - Stittsville, ON   August 16, 2017


Posted by susie adams - ottawa, ON   August 16, 2017

my condolence to the Murrayfamily and his hockey family , you will be missed by every one that knew you .we'll all miss seeing you at the Ottawa Senators hockey games

Posted by joan wiggins - kazabazua   August 16, 2017

It's very hard to imagine the Ottawa Senators organization, and the hockey world in general, without Bryan Murray. My most sincere condolences to his family, friends, and anyone that had the honour to know him.

Posted by A friend   August 16, 2017


Your family will miss you, as you can well imagine, Coach Murray. From a fellow Anglophone from the Outaouais region.

Posted by Toll Diane - Gatineau, QC   August 16, 2017

Sorry for Your and Our loss, Brian will be remembered as Shawville/ Ottawa's Mr. Hockey....lots of great memories, to be shared by so many, such is the measure of a great man...RIP

Posted by Bruce Morrison - Nepean, ON   August 16, 2017


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   August 16, 2017

To the Murray Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I met Bryan once and he gave me the impression that he was your friend even if he had never met you. A great person he was and he was great for the game he loved so much. He will never be forgotten....RIP Bryan.

Posted by Bob Lacelle - Ottawa,Ontario   August 16, 2017

Always a "class act" was "Shawville" Brian...he was indeed a hockey man...sorely missed in

Posted by George Pearson - Surrey, BC   August 16, 2017


Grateful for Bryan's many gifts - to the hockey world, to the community, and to humanity. Our sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Bryan Murray. God Bless. RIP.

Posted by Sens Fans - Ottawa, ON   August 16, 2017

My condolences are extended to Bryans family, extended family and friends. May the peace and comfort God gives be with you now and always.

Posted by Ramona Giekes - Ottawa, ON   August 16, 2017

My deepest condolences to Mr. Murray's family and friends. The whole city feels your loss as he was a great man in so many ways. May your memories help you through this difficult time and know that he will be missed by many. May he rest in peace, he has definitely earned it. And again, thank you for sharing him with all of us.

Posted by Francine Archambault - Orleans, ON   August 16, 2017

To Geri, Heide,Brittany and all the Murray clan. so sad to hear of Bryans passing. I feel very fortunate to have had Bryan as a gym teacher, coach and friend.One of the best hockey minds on the planet! Gerry and Allison Armstrong

Posted by Gerry Armstrong - Arnprior, ON   August 16, 2017

To Brian Murrays family our deepest condolences

Posted by A friend   August 16, 2017

a great man with dedication to the game was second to none he will be missed but is at peace rip sir sit back and enjoy your new ride

Posted by mike jones - Almonte   August 16, 2017

Sincerest condolences to Mrs. Murray and family and thank you for the years you allowed Bryan to do what he loved and for us fans being lucky to of had him, he was much loved and will not be forgotten.
Wendy Artelle

Posted by A friend   August 16, 2017

To All The Murray & Sutton Families & Friends
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Joan Hines-Ireland & Family, Ottawa, ON

Posted by A friend   August 15, 2017

Dear Geri and family,
My condolences to you during this time. Bryan will be missed.

Posted by Alison Dano - Kanata, ON   August 15, 2017

Geri, Heide, and Brittany,

Jim and I both have you in our thoughts during this difficult time. While we have lost touch over the years, Jim always stayed up on where Bryan was and what he was doing. He has many fond memories of Bryan. All our love.

Jim and Wendy Loria

Posted by Jim Loria - Sioux Falls, SD   August 15, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
R.I.P. Bryran. The Latreille's and Crosby Families.

Ottawa and Dunrobin, Ontario

Posted by A friend   August 15, 2017

Geri and family
our deepest condolences to you and your family. We will miss his smiling face coming in for breakfast

Posted by Staff at coras - Ottawa   August 15, 2017

Thank you Bryan fore all the years you and your family gave to us your job is done are in God's hands now

Posted by Jerry - Rockland, ON   August 15, 2017

Sincerest condolences to the Mrs. Murray and their children and families in Bryan's passing. Remember, his love will be with you always. He was a 'man' among men. May he rest in peace. A devoted fan.

Posted by EVE Yantha - Renfrew, ON   August 15, 2017

My deepest condolences to the extended Murray family, and to the entire community of Pontiac. Both Canada and the Pontiac lost one of its giants this week.

I'll never forget how willing Bryan was to provide his wisdom and advice when I was first elected as MP for Pontiac. We sat down for coffee in Shawville and he was so open, honest and strong of character. I love how he didn't mince words he just told it like he saw it. I will always remember the leadership advice he gave me, grounded in his Pontiac roots and his deep knowledge of our communities.

Bryan was passionate about youth and sports, and his legacy reflects just that.

Posted by Will Amos - Pontiac   August 15, 2017

To "Teedi", Heide, Brittany and families
Love and sympathy from Trinkie and Garth in PEI. Will be in touch a little later.

Posted by Trinkie and Garth Coffin - Truro   August 15, 2017

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Posted by - Nepean, ON   August 15, 2017

Our most heartfelt sympathies to all the family. Like always Bryan fought the good fight. You are and always will be missed.

Posted by Ron & Claudette Manor - Perth, ON   August 15, 2017

To the Murray Family. I do not want to repeat everything that others are saying about Bryan Murray. Everything they say is so true. R.I.P. Bryan C. Murray. You will be missed and you will be loved.

Posted by Margaret C Carey - Val-des-Monts, QC   August 15, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Murray family. Bryan was a SENSational person.

Posted by Martin Walker - Delhi, ON   August 15, 2017

My sincere condolences to the famiy and friends of bryan. Rest in peace sir

Posted by Douglas Gibbons - Moose Creek, ON   August 15, 2017

Our sincere condolences to Geri and family.

Posted by Kyrke & Susan (nee Smith) Nussey - Carman, MB   August 15, 2017

I have old Ottawa Journal clippings of interviews I did with Bryan when he was coach of the Rockland Nationals and Regina Pats. Glad to have known such a fine man. Not only was he a great hockey mind but he was a pretty decent baseball player growing up. Sympathies to his family.

Posted by Danny Gallagher - Uxbridge, ON   August 15, 2017

Bryan, you will always be an honoured "Ottawa Senator". God speed.

Posted by A friend   August 15, 2017

Dear Geri and Family :

Sending you my heartfelt sympathy, Bryan was always a pleasure, always a friendly face in the halls of CTC...he will be missed by many. Please know I am thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time. RIP Bryan, you fought a hard battle with dignity and helped so many along the will always be remembered.
DeDe & Staff( Club Red )

Posted by Diana Cashman - Stittsville, ON   August 15, 2017

My condolences to the Murray family. thank you Brian you made the valley proud

Posted by Tony Marks - Ottawa, ON   August 15, 2017

I remember watching Bryan play hockey for the Smiths Falls Bears and having him to our house for a meal. He was a humble gentleman at an early age. I moved to Alberta and raised a family and in the early 80's I took my children to an Oilers game against Bryan's Capitals. After the game I met Terry, but it was Bryan who took the time to have a long chat with myself and my children. A true gentleman to the end. My prayers go out to the entire Murray family.

Posted by Barry Bradley - St. Albert, AB   August 14, 2017

My condolences to Bryan's family. Bryan made a great differ in my life as my coach at Macdonald College.

Posted by Bob Shaw - Kingston, ON   August 14, 2017

Two words come to mind when remembering Mr. Murray; Integrity and Class. I don't think I ever met a more positive and upbeat individual. We will keep the Murray family in our prayers!

Greg and Linda Hook
On behalf of Fr. Thompson and the Basilian Father's of St. Michael's College School

Posted by A friend   August 14, 2017

I became a big fan of Bryan's after he took over in Detroit and followed him through out the remainder of his career. A true class act that knew how to get the most of his players . May he R.I.P. Hockey in Heaven has gained a first class executive.

Posted by Kenneth Kochajda - Sterling Heights, MI   August 14, 2017

My deepest sympathies to The Murray Family & Friends.
I am saddened by the loss of this great Man...
Bryan Murray
Great Son,Brother,Uncle,Husband,
All around "Great Guy"
RIP My friend ❤❤❤

Posted by Debbie Hodgins - Ottawa, ON   August 14, 2017

As a journalist I had the pleasure of interviewing Bryan. He was always a gentleman, very respectful and a first class professional. He loved his family, his town, his job, his players and his team, seldom failing to mention Shawville. My deepest sympathies to the Murray family, Bryan's many friends and those in the sport he loved so much.

Posted by Terry Boland - Fitzroy Harbour, ON   August 14, 2017

My deepest condolences to Geri, Heide and Brittany and the the Murray family on the passing of loved one. "Mr. Murray would always greet me when he met me at the elevator - How are you Sir". May his soul rest in eternal peace. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. God Bless

Posted by Amyn Keshavjee - Ottawa, ON   August 14, 2017

Sending my deepest sympathies to Mr. Murray's
Family and friends !!
He is in a better more peaceful place now !!
Someday we will all meet again ....

Posted by Larry Sidney - Arnprior, ON   August 14, 2017

so sorry for you loss he was a great ,I had him as my gym teacher in shawville Quebec ,he put shawville on the map,

Posted by connie sharpe-hunter - shawville, QC   August 14, 2017

Geri, Our deepest condolences through this sad time to you and your family. May your strength come from Bryan in your hearts.

Posted by Perry & Bev Timpson - 127 Johnson Lake Rd   August 14, 2017

My condolences to Geri, Heide and Brittany for the loss of your dear husband, father and friend ~ Bryan. May the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you (John 6:40) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   August 14, 2017

Geri, Heide, Brittany, Family,

Sorry to hear of the passing of your dear loved one. Treasure his wonderful memories. Our prayers are with you. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33

Posted by A friend   August 14, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   August 14, 2017

R.I.P. You were such a kind man and left your stamp on the world with your education about colon cancer and your contribution and influence in the hockey world. Thank you Bryan!

Posted by Sam Phillipson - Welland, ON   August 14, 2017

I met Bryan Murray in 2014 in the chemo ward at Queensway Carleton Hospital. My wife who has since passed away was getting chemo treatment for stage 4 cancer at the same time. I mentioned to my wife that I should go over and speak to Mr Murray. Her response was that I should leave him alone and let him get his treatment in peace. The nurse who was treating him said quite the contrary, that he would love to talk to me. So, needless to say I went over and introduced myself. I was delighted to learn in our conversation that he was down to earth, sincere and ready to face his disease head on. He also instilled the notion of taking things day to day and to enjoy every minute of life. I took this to heart and the last year spent with my wife was one of the best. Thank you for your advice Bryan. I admire your courage. To the Murray family, my sincere condolences from someone who has also lost a loved one to this disease.

Posted by Wayne Murray - Stittsville, ON   August 13, 2017

Heartfelt sympathy for the loss of a loving husband and father.
Reverend Dr. R. J. Irving

Posted by A friend   August 13, 2017

Our deepest condolences go to the Murray family.

Posted by Joseph and Barbara Rooney - Bristol, QC   August 13, 2017

As the Red Wing broadcaster it was my duty to record a brief pre-game interview with the coach.. and when we shut the door to his office, I couldn't have enjoyed myself more.. He was so easy to talk with.. a quiet sense of humor... and made me feel like a real friend... the loss will be a great one to his family.. to whom I send my most serious condolences... Bruce Martyn

Posted by Bruce Martyn - Venice, FL   August 13, 2017


God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.

Posted by Jane Dowling - Waterbury, CT   August 13, 2017


Posted by celeste - PA   August 13, 2017

My condolences to the family. May God grant you peace to cope with your loss Phillippians 4:6,7.

Posted by - NJ   August 13, 2017

We express our sympathy to the family of Brian Murray. He was a gentleman and was greatly respected. May you be comforted through the peace and love of our Lord. Matthew 5:4

The Faris Family

Posted by HILARY FARIS - Nepean, ON   August 13, 2017

My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time. The death of our loved one is the most painful ordeal we can experience, and at times unbearable. May you find some comfort in knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. As Almighty God is the Hearer of Prayers, we pray that you find fulfilment in these words recorded at Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted: He bins up their wounds.

Posted by G Alexander - Cleveland, OH   August 13, 2017

How comforting it is to know that those who pass on, God keeps them in his memory because they are precious to him.

Posted by A friend   August 13, 2017

God speed

Posted by fight aitken - fort myers, FL   August 13, 2017

May peace find the rest of us here on earth to help continue your legacy. I pray for your family and colleagues. Rest in peace Amen

Posted by Pattit Smith - Stanislaus, CA   August 13, 2017

Posted by Rev Ron Ellis - Cobourg, ON - friend   August 12, 2017


My sympathy, Geri.

Posted by Donna Templeton - Pointe Claire, QC - acquaintance   August 12, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   August 12, 2017

Condolences are extended to the family. May the peace and comfort God gives be with you.

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2017

Rest In Paradise Bryan Murray... may your memories live on and on through your family and friends... You will most definitely be missed by all those who worked with/for you and those who admired you, along with your family and friends.

Posted by Cindy Ramsay - Greely, ON   August 12, 2017