Murray Kidd Obituary, Death – We are deeply regret to inform you that Mr. Murray Kidd passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023, in the 81st year of his life. 52 years ago, Janice Platt married the man who would become her best friend and most cherished husband. Greg, who is married to Judy, has Michael, who he adores and is very proud of (Chris). Bob Platt and Paula Platt Weaver’s preferred brother-in-law and close family friend (Paul). Murray’s father and mother, Orville and Clara Kidd, as well as his brothers Doug (and Vera), Ross “Bud” (and Betty and Ann), and his brother-in-law Wayne Platt all passed away before him. His favorite grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins who enriched his life in so many different ways will miss him dearly. Since he was 12 years old, Murray has spent summers at his cabin on Catchacoma Lake.
He was at his happiest when he was entertaining his family and friends at their dream cottage, fishing with his best friend Karina, instructing children on how to catch and clean fish, and driving his pontoon boat at a very slow speed. He and Janice built their ideal cabin. He regarded himself a “foodie” and enjoyed to cook, eat, drink, and experiment with anything new. He also loved to try new things. When he could make people laugh with his silly stories and lame jokes, that was when he was at the top of his game. Despite the fact that he had to put up with a lot of taunting, he continued to be a devoted supporter of both his Montreal Canadians and his Green Bay Packers. He was an avid fan of spending the winters in Florida, gambling on horses, keeping up with the financial market, listening to music of all genres, and playing bid euchre with his friends. He maintained a cheerful countenance, a warm grin, and a kind disposition at all times.
His approach was one of kindness, compassion, and confidentiality, and he was able to assist a great number of people throughout the course of his work as a Funeral Director. He held a license to catch animals, worked as a taxidermist, was a member of the legion, and volunteered in the community. Murray was a member of a large number of boards and committees, both locally and on a statewide level. Former President of both the Lakefield Jolly Seniors and the Trent Lakes Seniors, he was a member of both organizations. His most notable accomplishments include serving as a Charter Director of the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site for 14 years and as a member of the management advisory board for the same amount of time; serving on the Board of Victim Services for Peterborough/Northumberland for 11 years; and his involvement with Guaranteed Funeral Deposits of Canada as a Director for a period of six years (GFD).
On Saturday, January 14, visitors are welcome to stop by the Ashburnham Funeral Home, located at 840 Armour Road in Peterborough, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 12 noon, and burial will take place at Lakefield Cemetery.