Murray  Dufton


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, January 4, 2024
Community Bible Church
24294 Adelaide Street North
Lucan, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, January 5, 2024
Community Bible Church
24294 Adelaide Street North
Lucan, Ontario, Canada
Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial in St. Marys Cemetery

Obituary of Murray LeRoy Dufton

Murray LeRoy Dufton passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at Stratford General Hospital on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the age of 75. In leaving his earthly body, Murray entered joyously into the glorious presence of his Lord and Saviour. He is home.


A dedicated hard worker, Murray served as a property assessor for the Province of Ontario for almost 29 years. He went on to use his talents as a loss prevention specialist in the mutual insurance industry for 15 years. “Born a farmer”, Murray's foremost passion was agriculture and running his beef and cash-crop farming operation over the years. Murray cherished his relationship with Jesus, and shared God’s love with anyone he crossed paths with, both inside and outside of the church. As a "people person", Murray found immense pleasure in conversation and laughter, especially over a good meal or cup of coffee.


Murray is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Shirley Margaret (Facey), and their two sons, Kevin (Sarah) Dufton and Ryan (Jenn) Dufton. Much loved grandpa of Kyle, Lizzie, Jordan, Micah, Phoebe, Naomi, and Sophie. As the proud eldest, Murray's siblings are: Linda (deceased 2022) (Fred Clendinning), Bill (Janet), Brian (deceased 2000) (Jani), Bob (Debbie), Alice (Barry Hoskin), and Elaine (Rodger Scheuermann). He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Jean (Sterritt) Dufton, and his in-laws, Wilbur and Margaret (McGuffin) Facey.


Visitation will take place at Community Bible Church, 24294 Adelaide Street North, Lucan, on Thursday, January 4, from 7-9pm and Friday, January 5, from 10-11am, with the funeral service being held at 11am, officiated by Pastor Andrew Longmire. A livestream video of the funeral service can be viewed by clicking this link


Reception at the church following.,

Following the reception, burial will occur at St. Marys Cemetery, 150 Cain Street, St. Marys.



"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him." (John 3:16-17, NIV)



Memorial donations may be made to the

Community Bible Church 

24294 Adelaide St. N
RR #3 Lucan, ON, N0M 2J0

Child Witness Centre of Waterloo Region 
111 Duke St E, Kitchener, ON N2H 1A4

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