In Loving Memory of Andy (Nip) Murdison
Andy (Nip) Murdison enjoyed one last summer at his favourite place, Lake Boshkung, before passing in the morning of September 27th, 2019 in his 74th year, with his family by his side. As a founding member of the Lake Boshkung Skiers, Andy turned his passion for sport and his athleticism into countless Canadian Water Ski Championships (one of his records still stands today), representing Canada twice at the World Championships, twice in the Pan Am Games and ultimately an induction into the Canadian Water Ski Hall of Fame. Also an avid snow skier, Andy spent time on the Avalanche Patrol one season in Switzerland with his dear friend Garth and 46 years as an active member of Caledon Ski Club. Andy's passion for sport and the outdoors led him to a successful career with Mercury Marine, then as a partner of UTC Ltd, a sporting goods manufacturing and distribution company and sat on many boards in those two industries as well as the CWSA.
Andy's wife Bev (nee Hendy) shared his passion for the cottage, sport and the outdoors. Naturally their two sons Andrew and Tom were on skis (water and snow) as early as possible with world-class coaching from their Dad. Andy was always highly engaged with Andrew and Tom's activities, creating a fantastic bond built around sport, family and community. Those values are now being passed to his four grandchildren, Andrew, Bohdi, Juliette and Nathan with the help of their mothers Jenn and Virginie. Boshkung brought together everything Andy loved the most, his aforementioned family, his two sisters Bonnie (Brad) and Jennie (Paul), and his niece and nephews. As well as Bev’s sisters Julie and Sue (Jock) and brother Tom (Judy) and many nieces and nephews at the chalet at Caledon in the winter. The family wants to thank the doctors and nurses at the hospital in Haliburton for their care and compassion his last few days.
We will be sharing stories and toasting rum and cokes to Andy's incredible life on Saturday, October 26th from 11:00 to 2:30 at the Pepper Mill Steak House, 15141 Hwy 35, Carnarvon. Please join us with your best memories of Andy/Nip.
Donations can be made in his memory to Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHSF) or the Charity of your choice and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0.