In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


James Herbert Murwin


Lieutenant-Commander, RCN


Died: 07 Jul 2023, Halifax, Nova Scotia


MURWIN, James Herbert - 95, died Friday July 7th 2023 at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital, Halifax. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joan Kilbourn Carrie (1990) and second wife, Ann Isobel Eade (2010).


He is survived by his sister – Margaret Tofflemire (Charles), his children – Tricia Reynaud (Michel), Susan, Jennifer Stewart (Russell Keith) and Jaimie Murwin (Olive), his grandchildren - Christopher Stewart, Joseph Reynaud, Anne-Marie Reynaud, Michael Stewart, Alexandra, Max, Angela Luckham, Jess Murwin, Kelly Murwin, Frederic Reynaud and Tim Mombourquette, niece Andrea Tofflemire Morris and nephew Brady Tofflemire and great-grandchildren Aljoscha and Abigail Ziegler, Charlotte, Gabriella and William Stewart, Adrien and Adele Reynaud, Margaret and Henry Stewart, Anouk and Sanna Fletcher- Reynaud, Elouise and Theodore Luckham.


Jim was a man of many talents and especially gifted in music and art. He graduated from Royal Roads, Victoria in 1947 and had a professional career as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, Lt Cdr, retired.


To quote an old friend of his …”Jim was a friend to all of us who knew him and who enjoyed with him his trumpet playing, his happy outlook, his sense of humour and his professional ability as a Naval Officer. One couldn’t expect more of a friend, a classmate and a shipmate.”


Cremation has taken place. No visitation at his request. Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Last Post Fund Canada.


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