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May 10, 2020

Joan Louise Murray (Sutton), beloved wife of the late Charles J. Murray (1998), of Lucknow, died peacefully at home, Sunday, May 10, 2020, with her family by her side. She was 79. Born July 3, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Pearl (Grover) and Lymn Sutton. Dear mother of Paul (Carrie) of Ripley, Brian (Karen) of Langside, Wayne (Judy) of Ripley, Grant (Karen) of Ripley, Donald (Barb) of Holyrood, Charles (Sally) of Lucknow, Joanne (Derek) Beishuizen of Ripley, and Elizabeth “Betty-Anne” (Troy) Briggs of Warner, Australia. Also greatly missed by 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Survived by her siblings, Cecil (Wilma) Sutton of Ripley, Bud Sutton of Amherstburg, British Columbia; Gary (Donna) Sutton of Lucknow, Jean (Alan) Gilmore of Ottawa, and John (Debbie) Sutton of Teeswater. Sister-in-law of Bernice Murray of Walkerton, Eleanor Kraemer of Kinloss, Amelia Murray of Harriston, Gerald (Nancy) Murray of Holyrood, Barbara (Doug) Schmid of Toronto, and Elaine Fisher of Exeter. Predeceased by infant daughter, Mary Julia; sister, Ruth (Jan) Bruinooge; brother, Charles Sutton; and in-laws, Veronica (Keith) McCarter, Frank Murray, Leo (Imelda) Murray, Lorne Kraemer, Alphonse “Ab” (Gloria) Murray, Margaret Anne “Marty” (Robert) Dales, John Murray and Donald Fisher. Joan’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and keeping up with all of their activities. She was a life-long member of the Women’s Institute, enjoyed helping and visiting with the Legion ladies, and each minute spent with the Ukulele Group was always special to her. Due to present restrictions, there will be a private family service. A larger celebration of Joan’s life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Wingham Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 309, Lucknow, would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow. Condolences on-line at