Geordie Murray, 30, was killed in an accident in Alberta last week. His family is remembering the expectant father for his “passion for people” and “innate ability to sense when people needed support.” (Facebook/Shauna Elizabeth)

Greater Victoria man killed in Alberta accident was expectant father

Geordie Murray described as ‘wonderful husband, brother son and friend’

A 30-year-old Greater Victoria man killed in a “tragic accident” in Alberta on Thursday leaves behind a pregnant wife and a devastated community of friends and family.

In a GoFundMe campaign created to support his family, Geordie Murray is described as “one of the most selfless people on earth.”

“This wonderful husband, brother, son and friend was an adventurer with a huge heart, who died doing something he loved,” the GoFundMe reads. “He was a passionate, outgoing, energetic soul who was committed to making everyone smile.”

Murray’s mother Kath is quoted saying her son “would never drive by when someone was stuck on the side of the road.”

She added, “there isn’t a bone in his body that would have let him leave someone in a lurch.”

Geordie Murray and wife Shauna Clarke were expecting their first child in July. Murray was killed in an accident in Alberta on Thursday. His family and friends say his legacy will leave them striving “to love better each day.” (GoFundMe)

Greater Victoria-born, Murray was a graduate of Stelly’s Secondary School in Saanichton. He went on to become a carpenter, starting his own company and working in Calgary and Vanderhoof, among other places.

READ ALSO: Saanich man killed in Alberta shooting

An obituary for Murray says he loved the “outdoors, sports and competition.” He is again remembered for having a big heart and “infectious smile.

“He had an innate ability to sense when people needed support and would reach out to make them feel loved, welcome and at home.”

He was thrilled, the obituary says, to learn he and wife Shauna would become parents in July.

“All that knew him knew he was going to be an incredible dad,” the obituary reads.

Murray’s family is asking those who knew Geordie to write down how he impacted them, as well as any stories or sweet memories and send them to geordiestories@gmail.com. The stories will be compiled into a book for his wife and baby.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks people “reach out to someone you don’t know, buy a meal for someone in need” and/or donate to the GoFundMe in support of Murray’s family.

A funeral is scheduled for Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (701 Mann Ave.). The service is has open invitation to attend.

READ ALSO: Victoria teen killed by falling tree remembered as hero

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

AccidentsAlbertaSaanichVictoria

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Campus View Elementary undergoes $4.2 million in seismic upgrades

Campus View Elementary undergoes significant seismic upgrades

Claremont Spartans win the inaugural Senior Girls’ AAAA Basketball Island Championship

Claremont Spartans win their Feb. 15 game agains the Royal Bay Ravens 71 - 64

Sidney company tastes sweet success with sugar kelp

Cascadia Seaweed is experiencing rapid growth after launching six months ago

North Saanich floats tougher policies for buoys and moorings near Tsehum Harbour

Municipality also considers additional collaboration with Sidney and other communities

Westin Bear Mountain invests $2 million to renovate newly-named spa

‘Amatista Spa’ has yet to announce official opening date

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

#FoxForFiver: Support grows in B.C. to put Terry Fox on new $5 bill

Terry Fox’ Marathon of Hope raised money for cancer research

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

The Trudeau government has been criticized for not doing more to end the blockades

Canadian nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

President says safety protocols nationwide are inadequate compared to those in Ontario and other countries

Most Read