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Murray John Cousins

June 14, 1956 - February 17, 2021

On February 17, 2021 at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, Murray Cousins in his 65th year. Murray is survived by his wife Sharen; daughter Brandi Rowland and her husband, Mark and their son, Luka; daughter Nikki Jackson and her two children, Noah and Liam; son Josh Cousins and his wife Natalie and their daughter, Maren.

We were extremely blessed to have a such great team around us! Dr. Aric Sudicky, there are no words to express our gratitude. You were in our corner fighting every step of the way. Your care and compassion are what every doctor should aspire to. Nurse Jody, Respiratory Therapist Julia, Oxygen Jody and PSW Wanda – Murray looked so forward to seeing you every week. A special thank you to Nicole, the 2nd floor nurse at STEGH for your unparalleled compassion. Thanks to all of you for making a difference and going the extra mile!

You didn’t like attention and you never looked for praise,

You grumbled at the weather, except for sunny days!

Your gardens were your refuge, tending each with loving care,

Challenged by the white-tailed deer that chewed your fruit trees bare!

It was always great with kids all home, until it got too loud,

You slipped away for a place to hide but I know they made you proud!

We made travel memories near and far and boy we had some fun,

Each one unique in its own way, I cannot pick just one.

Our lives were etched together, some with laughter, some with tears,

Would we change some things…yes maybe…not the blessed 48 years!

God saw that you were weary so He gave you peace and rest.

And for the time we had together, we were ALL so truly blessed!

Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, please consider mailing a cheque in memory of Murray to the Belmont Community Park, P.O. Box 128, Belmont, ON N0L 1B0 or call 519-644-0841. To leave an online condolence, please click the the Tribute Wall button to the left of the obituary.

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In memory of Murray Cousins

~ Wayne crinklaw

Sharen and Family, Words cannot begin to express how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your beloved Murray. I had the privilege of knowing him for many years when I started working at the hospital and will certainly miss all our gatherings with him and the Parkwood gals. May his cherished memories bring you comfort and the love of those around you help you through this sad and difficult time. He truly was a beautiful caring person who loved his family very deeply. My thoughts are with all of you. He will truly be missed but will live on our hearts. Sincerely, Linda Servais

~ Linda Servais

Sharen & family, Please know we are thinking about you and our warmest thoughts are with you at this time. Sandy & Paul

~ Sandy Hushagen & Paul Coakwell

So very sorry to hear of Murray's passing. Hugs and prayers to all.

~ Karen Rowland-Marshall

(Donated to Belmont Community Park)

~ Elgin Vessie

(Donated to Belmont Community Park)

~ CUPE Local 35

Sharen and family-sending our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Don and Lorie Weaver

So sorry to hear about Murray.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lorraine,Melissa,and Katie

~ Lorraine cook

In memory of Murray Cousins

~ Ray & Cathy Fletcher

Sharon and Family, We are so sorry for your loss of Murray. Terri remembers very well all the afternoons spent bowling with you and the the ladies' lodge. It's been a long time since I saw Murray....the old London Knights barn where we used to watch the game every Friday night. We had many great moments and a few terrible ones with the teams they put on the ice. But we always had a great camaraderie together. It's so long ago when we were at Westminster Central and then Laurier that all the memories run together into a giant blur. But I remember the Friday Knights like it was yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Don and Terri Hogg

~ Don & Terri Hogg

Murray was such a humble caring man with a heart of GOLD

~ Gord Vessie

(Donated to Belmont Community Park)

~ Paul Llew-Williams

In memory of Murray Cousins

~ Danielle Derbyshire

With deepest sympathy

~ Audrey McCann

Our heartfelt condolences on Murray's passing

~ Dan & Sharon Buchanan

(Donated to Belmont Community Park)

~ Sandy Hushagen

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pam and Dave Taylor.

~ Pam Taylor

Sharen and family, we're so sorry to hear of Murray's passing. You are all in our thoughts.

~ Nathan Rowland and Family

Dear Sharon and family We were so sorry to hear of Murray's passing. We hope you find comfort in your wonderful memories of him and in the knowledge that many friends family and neighbours are thinking of you all. Tom and Susan Grieve

~ Susan Grieve

Dear Sharen and family I am so sorry to hear of Murray's passing. Hold and cherish the memories that have gathered for all the years that you two created together. Cathy Rand

~ Cathy Rand

To Sharen and family, We are sad to hear of the loss of Murray. We wanted you to know you are in our thoughts. The Dales - Sue, Brenda, Donna and Anne

~ Donna Dale

Nikki and family, so sorry for your loss. It was always great to see you dad and mom at the boys hockey games. Your dad was so proud of you all! May you always cherish his love and memories. ❤️

~ Tracy and Darryll Mantel & family

Sharon and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Murray's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the wonderful memories you have together get you through these sad days ahead. Julie Da Silva

~ Julie

We were very sorry to hear of Murray's passing and send our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you Sharen and all the family at this very sad and difficult time. Fred & Shirley Wood

~ Fred & Shirley Wood

Sharen and family, we are very sorry to hear of the passing of Murray we are thinking of all of you at this sad time sending our sympathy and prayers. Gord And Rete Macpherson

~ Rete & Gord Macpherson

Sharen, Brandi and Mark, Nikki, Josh and Natalie and families Remembering how beautiful Murray kept the gardens around your home....a labour of love. Please know our thought and prayers are with you all now and in the days ahead. In sympathy Doug and Jessie Beattie

~ Doug and Jessie Beattie

Dear Sharen and family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Murrays’ passing.........such a kind and gentle man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Marg Payson.

~ Marg Payson

Nikki, and family. I'm so sorry to read about the passing of your Dad. Sending love and strength through this difficult time.❤️

~ Lindsay

Sharen, So sorry to hear of the loss of Murray. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

~ Wayne Crinklaw

We are so sorry to hear about Murray. He is way to young to go to heaven. Our condolences to the family. Dave &Pauline Mitchell Paul & Pat Zimmerman

~ Dave & Pauline Mitchell

Dear Sharon and Family: So sorry to hear of Murrays passing. Thinking of you ALL at this very sad and difficult time.

~ George and Marilyn MacLeod

Really sorry to hear about Murrays' passing. My thoughts go out to your family. What a true bringer of wit and joy he was. Spent the last few years of high school and many afterwards as friends with him and Sharron. I know my mother Evelyn Williams never regretted giving him his chance at Parkholme Hospital and she always appreciated his work ethic and well needed humour. Paul Llew-Williams

~ Paul Llew-Williams

My condolences to you all for your much too early loss. I had the privilege of working with him for many years at the hospital. He will be missed by all.

~ Carolyn Burgie

Sharen and family, We want you to know we are sending our strength and love to you and your family at this most sad time. Our memories of Murray are all great and I can see his kind eyes and warm smile. Take good care xo Rob and MarN

~ MarNee and Rob Hammond

Hi,Sharen and family Paul and I send our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Murray. We were so sorry to learn of his illness and now offer our prayers for the pain you are suffering now that he's gone. I always enjoyed our visits in the office when he would come to plan a holiday. I know you will treasure all the memories of those holidays along with all your other family life. Please take care of yourselves. Margaret and Paul Brewer

~ margaret brewer

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