Peacefully on Monday, September 10, 2012, Murray Elwood Parsons passed away at the age of 77. Beloved husband of the late Gail (Laybourne) Parsons. Loving father of Murray Alan, Steven, Cheryl, Colleen (Desmond Winters) and Wayne. Cherished grandfather of Lance, David, Bradley, Nicole and great-grandfather of Bella-Anne. Fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law Doug Webber, Colin (Diane) Laybourne, Donald (Lannie) Laybourne, sisters-in-law Alice Parsons, Jeanette (Mike) Turner, several nieces and nephews, and his extended family.  Murray worked for Sarnia Hydro for 35 years and specialized in appliance repairs. He had a green thumb for gardening, was a general handyman in his neighbourhood, loved photography, taking family photos, loved nature and wildlife.  Murray was a very spiritual and kind person and will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 14, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 608 Errol Rd. W., Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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