Clara Murray

Clara Murray

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Clara Murray, our beloved mom, grandmother and great-grandmother on May 14, 2016 after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 21, 1930, the daughter of Antonio and Giuseppina (Pina) Sordi.

Mom met her husband, Patrick Murray, in Trail and they were married in June of 1948. Together they raised four children. Mom was a manager at Eaton’s Department Store in Trail for many years. Mom and Dad moved to Sidney, BC during their early retirement years but came back to Trail to be close to family. Together they spent many wonderful years fishing at Kootenay Lake.

Mom’s greatest joy in life was her family. She was a fantastic cook and we will all miss her wonderful Italian family dinners. Mom was a great knitter and crocheter and she loved singing, dancing and getting together with her friends for a game of cards. She really enjoyed her time spent volunteering at the hospital until her illness forced her to ‘retire’.

Clara is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Caron (Roland), sons; Patrick (Annie), Gary (Ann) and Gordon (Reanne), grandchildren; D’Arcy (Pam), David, Braeden, Helen, Jeff, Nick, Emma and Chloe, great-granddaughters; Emma and Megan, sisters; Eva Olsen and Toni McLuckie, her brother Leo Sordi and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick, her brother Sergio and sister, Anna O’Shea.

The family would like to thank the CVL staff for the wonderful care that mom received during her stay.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Clara’s name to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Elder Care) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at

As per Clara’s wishes, there will be no service, however, the family will be arranging a memorial at a later date. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at

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