Murray Sieben
Murray Sieben
Murray Sieben
Murray Sieben
Murray Sieben

Obituary of Murray Kevin Sieben

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Murray Kevin Sieben was born on July 6, 1955 in Unity, Saskatchewan to parents Leo and Armella. Growing up on a farm north of Denzil with three brothers and a sister, Murray experienced the challenges and rewards of hard work.  Despite the demanding farm life, his siblings recall ample opportunities for mischief, especially with his brother Dale, adding a touch of adventure to their rural upbringing.

Murray married the love of his life, Michelle, in 1982.  They were blessed with 3 children; Danielle, Ciara and Colby, along with 7 grandchildren.  His deep love for them always shone through.  Grandpa Murray was always good for a laugh and a bit of teasing with many shared memories; from feeding fish at the Denzil trout pond to sharing his unique knowledge with them, including the art of swearing and “ripping shitties”.  His passion extended to the great outdoors, with camping, hunting, and fishing, especially the time he spent at Cree Lake Lodge. Murray also found joy in watching sports, particularly watching his grandchildren play hockey.

Murray loved his family, friends and community more than anything. He enjoyed visiting and could often be found at Pork’s garage, the cafe or at the rink catching up over a cup of coffee.  He has always called Denzil “home”.   He dedicated 32 years serving on town council and as mayor.

He spent most of his working life in the oil patch, operating flush-by, where he created life-long relationships and left a lasting impact on everyone who met him.  However, over the last few years, Murray was slowly robbed of his health due to his battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome.  Throughout this battle, he never gave up and could often be found cracking jokes with the hospital staff and was extremely proud to tell them that his two girls were nurses. 

Murray passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters, on January 30, 2024 at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.  The twinkle in his eye, mischievous grin and use of colorful language will be forever missed.

Murray leaves to mourn his wife of 41 years, Michelle; his daughter, Danielle and her husband Chris; along with their boys, Hayes, Calder, and McCoy; Daughter, Ciara and her husband, Mike; and their children, Nash, Grai, Rhen and Wels; sister, Yvonne (Len); brothers, Floyd (Roxie) and Gary (Holly); sister-in-law, Audrey (David); as well as a large extended family including his mother-in-law, Dorothy; sisters-in-law, Carol (Randy), Brenda (Vince), Paulette (Derwyn), Susanne (Eric) and Christine (Rod); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his beloved son, Colby; his parents, Leo and Armella; brother, Dale; father-in-law, John and nephew Dylan.

If so desired, memorial donations are gratefully accepted at the Saskatoon Cancer Center or Canadian Blood Services.  Over the past few years, Murray relied heavily on blood transfusions to keep him alive.  In honor of Murray’s memory, consider donating blood in support of those in need.

Respecting Murray’s wishes, a private service will be held at a later date.

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