Murray McCartney

Obituary of Murray Dennis McCartney

October 5, 1955 – Vancouver, British Columbia

February 19, 2024 – Banff, Alberta


On the morning of Monday, February 19, 2024, a family lost their father, husband, friend, and mentor. Murray McCartney, tenacity personified, was lost to this world and has sought greater challenge in the next (which means he was a total badass). His vitality, depth of character, and the priority he placed on his family and friends was evident in everything he did. His world was characterized by an astounding dichotomy. His personal, down-to-earth sensibility, where if something needed fixing, he grabbed a toolkit and got to it, was contrasted by his innate vision, understanding of people, and the personal integrity which made him a force to reckon with. The roles of CEO and President of the Board of multiple international corporations were natural to him as such. He was the wisdom at the head of the dining room table or the boardroom table that did not speak until the moment called for it.


Murray McCartney manifested a world as bold as the life he wanted to live. With the love of his life, confidant, and partner in all things, Janet Conners McCartney, Murray created an enduring sense of family that will carry on in his memory. His wife, three children, daughter-in-law, (soon to be) two grandchildren and Golden Retrievers will miss his force of personality, his adventurous stories, and his sense of unassuming morality. His passing will be marked with fewer roll-down-the-windows moments in the car, fewer laughs and thoughtful malbec-fueled discussions, and fewer knowing smiles from a situation well-handled. Our Murray, our dad, was an incredible man whose passing will leave the world poorer for it. His laughing eyes, sharp wit, and gentle words will live on in those who knew him best.


We do and always will Love you.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Murray’s family here.


In living memory of Murray McCartney, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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