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Murray Richard Lenihan


Murray Richard Lenihan

Murray Richard Lenihan – 76, of Kentville, was called home July 27, 2022, in Valley Regional Hospital, with his family by his side. Born in Lakeville, he was a son of Ralph and Laura Lenihan. 

Throughout his life, Murray tried out a few different careers, from driving tractor trailer, to selling Electrolux, but his true calling was farming, which he did, for the last 25 years of his working days, being employed with Stirling Apples in Centerville.  In his busy months you could find him in an orchard or field, working hard in his John Deere listening to country music, with a bottle of Diet Pepsi by his side. He loved to share his knowledge and tell stories of his past to anyone who was nearby. After retirement, you could find him in his favorite chair, watching The Waltons, Gunsmoke, Threes Company, WWE or the weather network. 

Murray was a simple man, who loved his simple life, and his family. Even after his health started to deteriorate, he never let it bring him down. His kids will miss his phone calls, to tell them about the upcoming weather, gas prices or just to make sure they were ok. 

Left to grieve his loss is his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth (Slauenwhite); son, Richard (Michelle); daughter, Annie; bonus son, Wilfred; grandson, Chance; granddaughters, Tristine and Samantha; siblings, Ronnie (Paddy), Reggie (Ellen), Mag (David), Lillian (Leroy), Donna, Barb (Adrien), Harry, Garnet (Linda), Bob and Leona; as well as a large extended family, many nieces and nephews and two very special kitties, Maggie and Snoop. 

Waiting for him on the other side are his parents, Ralph and Laura; brothers, Sheldon, Ralph Jr., and David; sisters, Doreen and Betty; and his favorite grandpuppy, Willow (Window Dog). 

The family would like to extend a thank you to the nurses and doctors on Medical A, for their support and caring nature to Murray during these last 7 weeks, and a heartfelt thank you to his favorite nurse "Grumpy" who he will miss picking on. 

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A graveside service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville. For those unable to attend, a video webcast of the funeral will be available at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3. Donations in memory may be made to Diabetes Canada. To view the video webcast or for on-line condolences and inquiries, please visit:

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Service Date
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville, Nova Scotia

Monday, August 1, 2022
Visitation Time
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Visitation Location
White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Nova Scotia

Requested Charity
Diabetes Canada