Murray James Forbes
Murray James Forbes passed away on June 13, 2022, at the age of 88, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honour his legacy, including his wife, Marlene (née Jervis) of 67 years and five daughters Katherine Archibald (Tom), Connie VanLoo (John) Brenda Forbes (Brock Fraser), Sylvia Whalen (Mike), and Barb Forbes (Bert Middegaal).
Murray was predeceased by his infant son, Blaine Murray Forbes, sister Joyce Taylor and brother, Don Forbes. He is survived by his sister, Mary Lynn Iacobellis. He was delighted with each of his 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Murray was proud to farm in Goderich Township for his entire life; milking cows, raising beef cattle and cash cropping before retiring at the age of 82. Murray and Marlene had moved to Clinton to enjoy their retirement community. His favourite ways to fill his spare time were with family, as well as being a volunteer driver for OneCare, enjoying the Clinton races, playing cards and curling. He was a role model for humility, integrity, generosity and hard work.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 17 from 1:30 - 4 p.m. at the Falconer Funeral Home, Clinton and Saturday, June 18 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Clinton United Church - Auditorium with reflections to be held at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to the Clinton Public Hospital, Clinton United Church, or the charity of one’s choice.