The family of Murdoch Bernard James McSween, beloved husband, brother and uncle, are heartbroken to announce his sudden passing at the age of 72, on November 8. Murdoch was born at North Vancouver General Hospital to Hugh and Evelyn McSween, the eldest of seven children.
Murdoch graduated from Delbrook Senior Secondary in 1967 and went on to study at Capilano College. He worked for many years in the shipping industry, most notably at Star Shipping, where he met his soulmate Gunilla. Murdoch was an accomplished musician, and spent many happy years singing and playing with the band Circle of Friends. The family’s shared memories of nights singing around the campfire at the Glen will forever be in our hearts.
Murdoch was predeceased by sister Claire (1965), father Hugh (1981) and mother Evelyn (2021). He is survived by his wife Gunilla, siblings Leah, Colin(Pat), Garth, Brian andMary-Ellen, thirteen nieces and nephews,two grand-nephews and a grand-niece, to who he was beloved Uncle Murd, and many extended family. Funeral mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on November 23rd at 10:30 am, reception to follow in the church hall.
Dear Gunilla and the McSween family. I was so shocked to read Murdoch’s obituary in the NS News. Please accept my sincere condolences to you all on Murdoch’s passing. I have very fond memories of happy times spent together while working at Star Shipping and after. May your sad times be filled with happy memories of Murdoch. Take care, Lynda Baxter
Gunilla, we are so sorry for your loss of Murdoch. Our condolences. We allways enjoyed our visits.
Gunilla, we are so sorry for your loss of Murdoch. Our condolences. We always enjoyed our visits.
To Murdoch's entire Family I send my deep and heartfelt condolences. So sad to hear the news of his passing. I will always remember Murdoch with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. If was a pleasure to work with him and Gunilla at Canadian Career Moves and I loved bumping into him a different events after we all went our separate ways. I will always think of Murdoch very fondly. He's entertaining the angels now, lucky them. Lots of Love to you all.
Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Gunilla and family. Murdoch was a business associate, neighbour and friend.
My heart and prayers are with you Gunilla and all the family Murdoch will always hold a special place in my heart