March 31, 1924 – May 5, 2012
Emily was born to parents David and Agnes Duncan and spent her early life in Duncan, B.C. In 1944, she moved to Victoria and met the love of her life, Colin Murcheson. One year later, she and Colin were married, and they moved to Nanaimo where they raised five children – David, Gordon, Jim, Gwen and Laurie.
In 1952, Emily became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 10, and the Ladies Auxiliary, and in 1977 she was presented with a lifetime membership, followed by a 50-year pin in 2002. Emily served on the G.R. Pearkes Senior Citizens Housing Committee and volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and she was recognized by the City of Nanaimo for her volunteer work. She was one of the founders of junior bowling in Nanaimo, and a “den mother” to the Nanaimo Clippers Junior Hockey team.
Emily was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and good friend. As well as her parents and her brother, Leslie, Emily was predeceased by her beloved husband, Colin and her son, David. She leaves to miss her very much her children, Gordon (Bernice) Murcheson, Jim (Heather) Murcheson, Gwen (Tony) Randle, and Laurie (Dave) Briggs; her 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation in Emily’s memory to a charity of your choice. Charities important to the family are the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the B.C. Cancer Society, and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10. A Celebration of Emily’s Life will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Branch 10 Legion at 129 Harewood Road in Nanaimo.
“Scotty and Red, together again forever”