A 30-year-old Saanich man who died east of Airdrie, Alta. last week is being remembered as an adventurer and a selfless person.
Family and friends said Monday that Geordie Murray passed away in a “tragic accident while in Alberta with dear friends” on Jan. 23.
“This wonderful husband, brother, son and friend was an adventurer with a huge heart, who died doing something he loved,” Rachael Westgate, who organized a GoFundMe for Murray’s wife Shauna.
Shauna is pregnant and is expecting a child this July. The GoFundMe campaign is raising money to support the baby’s growth and education.
Murray was a graduate of Stelly’s Secondary School in Saanichton, according to an obituary in Black Press. He worked in carpentry in Vanderhoof, Calgary, Salmon Arm and Victoria. He also loved the outdoors and sports.
Westgate wrote that Murray was “one of the most selfless people on this earth.”
Murray’s mother Kath is quoted in the articles as saying: “He could never drive by when someone was stuck on the side of the road. There isn’t a bone in his body that would have let him leave someone in a lurch”. He was a person that others aspired to be like; a true role model of a man.”
The GoFundMe can be found here. A funeral is scheduled for Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 701 Mann Avenue, (Corner of Wilkinson and Mann) in Victoria. There is an open invitation to attend.
Anyone who has a story about Murray they wish to share can email [email protected]. The stories will be compiled into a book for Shauna to share with the baby.