It is with great sadness that the family of Murray Edward Hutchins announces his sudden passing in Thunder Bay, Ontario on September 6, 2021, at the age of 54.

Murray was born on October 13, 1966, to Madeline and Bernard (Bernie) Hutchins in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Following the passing of his father, Murray and his mother moved to Thunder Bay in 1983, where he continued to live until his passing.

Murray loved his children with all of his heart. He was so very proud of each of them and took every opportunity to brag about them.

Murray enjoyed the outdoors, especially in the winter. As a child he spent many summer weekends on Indian Beach at Bears Passage with his family and the AA family group. He also enjoyed the times spent with his sister at her cabin.

Murray loved nothing more than bringing a smile to everyone’s face. He always had a big heart and cared about others before himself. He had a presence with a voice that filled the room with contagious laughter. He loved his music that he played whenever given the opportunity. Murray always lifted your spirits and loved bringing people together.

Murray will forever be remembered for his fun-loving, optimistic outlook on life. Through his experiences in past job opportunities, Murray was always the person to make friends everywhere he went; he will be missed by many.

Murray was predeceased by family members: father Bernard (Bernie) Hutchins in 1982; brother James (Jim) Hutchins in 1991; niece Denise Gill (Williamson) in 2004; and stepfather Kenneth (Ken) Martin in 2017.

Murray will forever live on in the memories of beloved family: daughter Kaitlyn DeSchutter (Alex); sons James Hutchins (Hetty) and Bowen Christiansen, all from Thunder Bay; mother Madeline Martin of Fort Frances; sisters Judy Williamson (Roy) of Fort Frances and Beverly Hasiuk (Brent Strachan) of Boyle, Alberta; nieces Nicolette Williamson (Mervyn), Teresa Hasiuk and Brandy Chumzuk (Dustin); nephews Christopher Williamson, Jesse Hasiuk (Joanna) and Jeremy Hasiuk (Brandy); all of his great-nieces and nephews and numerous cousins; and special friend Claudine Atlookan of Thunder Bay.

Cremation has taken place. There will not be a service held in Thunder Bay. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Interment will be held in Fort Frances at a later date.

Murray will forever live on in our hearts.

If family and friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.