MURDOCK, Ronald Albert

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa on July 6, 2019 at the age of 88 years, Ron passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side.  Beloved husband of the late Shirley (née Yager).  Survived by his daughter, Bette Mae Murdock and predeceased by his son, Jim Murdock.  Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Kyle Murdock of Lindsay, Ontario and Emily Koniditsiots (Costa) of Australia.  Great Papa of Ruby and Max of Australia.  Ron was a Rotarian of many years who worked for others in need with tremendous energy, commitment and passion through the Partnerships in Service program which he initiated.  He was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow and the Ron Murdock Spirit of Rotary award in recognition of his contributions.  Ron was a 32 year employee of Bell Canada, a company for which he and other members of the Murdock family proudly served for over 100 years.   Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St., E., Oshawa (905)433-5558 on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m., until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.  Donations in memory of Ron to The Salvation Army Oshawa, 570 Thornton Rd., N., Oshawa, would be appreciated.  Online condolences can be shared at



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  • Jul 10, 2019

    Jen Atkinson
    My sincerest condolences on your loss. I knew Ron from my time as a therapist working in the Durham Region. Ron worked tirelessly on providing help through the Rotary Club "Partnership". I will always remember him as someone who cared deeply about others, and gave his time selflessly. His legacy will live on in others that volunteer now, he set a high bar as an example!
  • Jul 10, 2019

    The Nickson family
    A friend who we as a family will always cherish, fellow Rotarian, neighbour, and wonderful golf enthusiast ,with so so many memories 
    Mr pooper scooper we will miss you.,and it is Rotary’s loss 
    God Bless
    John,Heather,Stephanie &Wendy
  • Jul 11, 2019

    Gloria Moring
    To all who Loved Ron - my deepest sympathies.... 
    To all those of us who interacted with the Murdoch family during different seasons and for so many reasons, Ron will be missed.
    I received the news yesterday and my memory bank opened and I could vividly see sooooo many times when we were together... the laughter,  crazy antics, stories, Smile makers, happy times, the real life situations, Ron and Shirley, always being aware of their abundance in life and love and the sharing with sooooo many friends and strangers, who often became friends.
    Shirley, Jim and sooooo many others are welcoming Ron now.
    Ron - Thanks for the Memories!!
  • Jul 11, 2019

    Marion Rose Wetmore
    Fond Memories of trips to wineries, dinners, "spirited discussions" over a bottle of wine, laughter, live theatre...and even a few tears.
    Rest Well, My Friend. You will be missed.
  • Jul 11, 2019

    Bruce MacKimmie
    Sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Bette Mae, Kyle, Emily, Ruby, Max & Family
    The CTEA, CWC, CEP, UNIFOR Bell Members, Retiree’s of UNIFOR Local 28  
  • Jul 11, 2019

    Janet Culbert
    Bette Mae: Thinking of you and sending my deepest condolences.
  • Jul 12, 2019

    Sarah Harries
    So sorry to hear of Mr. Murdock’s passing.  I have many wonderful memories of both Mr & Mrs Murdock. 
    May he Rest In Peace
    Sarah & family. 
  • Jul 15, 2019

    Geof Harries
    Mr. Murdock (as well as Mrs. Murdock) were always so kind, loving, patient and generous to me as a child. This continued for the rest of my life. I met with him and Bette Mae just last summer during a visit to Ontario and we chatted, and shared news and memories. He had such a calm, happy presence.
    Mr. Murdock came to visit my family in the Yukon a number of years ago and we spent several days together. He was, in many ways an uncle to me.
    Thanks for everything, Mr. Murdock.

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