WHYNOT – Murray Deihl, 94, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Monday, December 30, 2013.
Born in Milton, he was a son of the late Edward and Ida (Deihl) Whynot.
Murray served with the Royal Canadian Army Forestry Corps overseas during World War II from 1940 to 1946. Following the war, he was a salesman for Watkins Products and was caretaker and barkeep for a number of years with Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool. He was employed with Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited in Brooklyn retiring in 1983 after 15 years in the Janitorial Department. In his spare time, Murray enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors gardening and “digging up rocks”. He was a member of Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool and former member of the Queens County Veterans Club.
Murray is survived by his wife, Betty (Whynot); his daughters Louise Crowell of Milton, Debora Giffin of Bridgewater, Maureen (Peter) Lawrence of Beach Meadows. His grandchildren Michelle (Peter) Colp, Stephen (Sheila) Whynot, Cory Hubley (Michelle Wolfe), Brian Lawrence and Kayla Giffin; his great-grandchildren Haley Colp (Brandon Publicover), Jared Colp, Hayden Whynot and Deihl Whynot; his stepgrandchildren Heather (Tom) Cook and Tracy (Jason) Sperry, his stepgreat-grandchildren William Cook and Jack Sperry, his sister Betty (Robert) Peacock of Lively, ON.
Murray is predeceased by his step great-grandson Owen Sperry, his sisters; Marie Jones, Agnes Jollimore, Olive Richards, Barbara Valade, infant sister Ruth, half-sisters Elsie Bowers and Bertha Thorbourne. Brothers Earl, Charles, Carl, Hastings, Wallace, Dennis, Kenneth, and Austin.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church or to the Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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