Mr. Murray Adam Laird November 22, 1924 - December 02, 2004 Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home LAIRD, Murray A. - The family of Murray Laird announces with great sorrow his passing on November 29, 2004. Murray Laird, dearly beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, is to be forever remembered by his wife, Laverne, his children: Douglas (Nona), Brian, Mavis, Debbie (Livio), Rhonda (Ian), Jeff (Patricia), Heather (Tsutomu), his fourteen grandchildren: Douglas Jr. (Shauna), Laura (Brent), Robert (Monika), Dylan, Santana, Alan, Fabiana, Luciana, Olivia, Sunny, Sean, Zachary, Hannah, Leo and six great-grandchildren; Nahanni, Benjamin, William, Tessa, Mattias and Rishi. He was predeceased by his beloved son, Gregory Alexander, and beloved daughter, Marilyn Dorothy; three brothers: Eldon Laird (Ann), Bruce Laird, Glen Laird (Vicky) and sister-in-law Vera Laird. He is survived by his brother, Bill Laird (Zoe) and his sister, Mona Parry. Murray was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy and served in W.W. II. He loved the ocean and often spoke of his time at sea. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. Murray spent his working life with the Government of Saskatchewan as the Director of Parks and Recreation and Renewable Resources. He played a significant role in the development of many of Saskatchewan’s parks and recreation areas including the Diefenbaker Lake development. Murray was an avid golfer and was instrumental in developing a nine-hole golf course at the Mistussine Village near Elbow, Saskatchewan, where he and Laverne spent the majority of their retirement years. Murray was a lover of nature and imparted an appreciation for the outdoors to his family. He was a hard-working family man, who respected the simple things in life. He will be dearly missed and forever cherished in our hearts. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Elbow United Church in Elbow, Saskatchewan on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. INTERMENT will follow at the Elbow Cemetery. A book of condolences may be signed at www.obituariestoday.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Regina Food Bank, 2201 - 1 Ave., Regina, SK S4R 8G4. or to Salvation Army, 777 Broad Street, Regina, SK S4R 8G3. A special thank you to Shirley Svenson; Linda and Staff at Prairie Lily Home; Eileen and the Staff at the William Booth Special Care Home and Cheryl and Staff at the Elmview Extendicare Home. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306-789-8850).