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Donald Eric Murrin

April 4, 1938 — June 24, 2023

Marion Bridge

We the family of Donald Eric Murrin would like to announce his peaceful passing at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Bernadette and Dale MacKinnon on Saturday June 24th, 2023 in Marion Bridge, NS, where he resided for the past 15 months. Eric was born and raised in Glace Bay.

He attended school in Glace Bay and went on to pursue a career as a chef.  He received his Chef’s training in New York, which then took him to many places throughout the US and Canada. He cooked at RCMP barracks in Halifax, then later moved to Connecticut, where he worked at Bridgeport Connecticut Hospital. He later moved to Boston where he worked as a Chef at the Ritz Carleton Hotel and had the pleasure of meeting and preparing a meal for the film producer Howard Hughes. He met his wife Jeanette in Boston, they later moved back to Cape Breton where he accepted a job as a cooking instructor at Eastern Tech, then later he transferred to Adult Vocational Training Center as a cooking instructor, where he worked until his retirement in 1996. During this time, he also owned and operated Eric Murrin Catering Business.

Eric was born on April 4, 1938 to the late Bessie and Dan Murrin. He is survived by his wife Jeanette, children; Bernadette (Dale) MacKinnon, Marion Bridge, Michelle (Darryl) Clements, Minnesota, US., Allen, Fort McMurray, grandchildren; D.J., Jeffrey, Adam and Jordan MacKinnon, Erika Clements-Tix and Grace Clements, and Tristin Murrin, great-grandchildren Walker and Weston MacKinnon and Finn Tix, siblings; Dorita, Gerald, Dan.  He is predeceased by his siblings Ed, Vernon, and Tommy.

Eric was a true outdoorsman, who enjoyed many years hunting and fishing at his favorite spot at his “Bungalow” in Loch Lomond.  He loved to travel and go on yearly summer vacations to New Hampshire with his family. After retirement he spent approx. 20 years wintering in Florida. 

During his last 15 months spent in Marion Bridge, he enjoyed sitting on the deck, watching the eagles, hummingbirds, and the boats cruising up and down the river. He also enjoyed his evening games of cribbage.

There will be no visitation as per his wishes. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.  The family would like to Thank Continuing Care, VON and Palliative Care for their support during this stressful time.


Death leaves a heartache

No one can heal,

Love leaves a memory

No one can steal.


Rest Easy Dad, til we meet again..

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