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Graham, Muriel Myrtle

GRAHAM, Muriel Myrtle

1947 - 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Muriel Graham at the age of 77 at Teck Pioneer Residence with her family by her side. Muriel was born January 19, 1947 in Foleyet, Ontario. She moved with her family to Swastika at the age of 13 years old. Swastika is where she married and started her family until moving to Kirkland Lake for many years before moving to Larder Lake with her daughter Penny who took on the role of primary caregiver.

 Murt, as the KL sports world knew her, was an avid sports player. Playing broom ball at the old KL arena in her younger adult years and baseball throughout the majority of her life. For many years she played fastball and then onto slo-pitch. Murt was often described as one of the best ball players in KL. She brought her big smile to the ballfield along with her amazing talent. Upon her retirement from baseball, you would always see her cheering on her teammates she played with for many years. Some of those teammates became a second family to her and vice versa. Another passion of Muriel's was BINGO, she chased the money and in doing so won the big jackpot while playing Super TV Bingo televised every Saturday night. Also known as Grama, Grama Murt, Gma, GMurt, she played an integral part of her grand children’s lives. Big heart, kind, gentle, loving are just the tip of the iceberg when describing her. She will sadly be missed by everyone that knew her.

 Muriel was one of eleven children and is predeceased by her mother Mary Alice Lachance and father George Fraser. Daughter Lynn Brown, son in law Shane Allison, sisters Barbara, Sheila, Marjorie, Edwina, brothers Theron, Rheal and sister-in-law Donalda.

 Left to mourn are her four loving daughters Brenda Graham, Debra Allison, Penny (Jason) Kwierciarz, Lori Graham (Brian Kenny) Siblings Delphine Blenkhorn (Fred), George Fraser, William (Wendy) and Fran (Cindy).

 Grandchildren Tyler and Brendan Fraser, Matthew and Alexandria Graham, Stephanie Dupont. Catlin and Channing Graham, Chance Kwierciarz. Jamie-Lee and Tanner Allen. Stefany and Darian Allison. Clifford Brown.

 Great-Grandchildren Wyatt, Xavier / Alannah, Aaliyah, Zayden / Kinslee, Theo / Baby Harrison / Paisley, Weston / Peyton / Memphis / Delsin / Rowan, Parker / Lily, Jett / Rainbow. Also left to mourn are many nephews and nieces who will miss their loving Auntie Murt.


Friday, March 29, 2024

From 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

111 Burnside Drive in Kirkland Lake, ON

 Funeral Service:

Friday March 29, 2024

At 12:00 p.m.

Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

French Family Chapel

111 Burnside Drive, Kirkland Lake, ON

In lieu of flowers, contributions by cheque can be made to the Teck Pioneer Residence, PO Box 1757, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4 re: Busy Bee Spa (donation receipts will be provided)

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Family and Friends

So very sorry to hear of Murt's passing. I remember her from my slow pitch days. She was an amazing player and always had a smile and encouragement for her teammates. My deepest condolences to all who loved her.

Kelly Davis, March 27, 2024

Lori, Debra, Penny, Brenda and families

Our heartfelt condolences for your loss and our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Hold tight all your best memories of your dear Murt. We will always remember her kind and loving nature and the happiness she brought to all her adoring grandchildren.

Steven and Caroline, March 27, 2024

Brenda, Debra, Penny, Lori and family

Sorry to hear of Murt's passing. I am sure glad that I had the opportunity to entertain the residents of TPR at Christmas and had that little chat about slopitch days. My deepest condolences to you all at this time.

Darren Phillips, March 27, 2024

Family and Friends

We lost another great woman but her legacy will always live on and will always be remembered as a true warrior! Loved watching her place ball growing up , visiting KL is one of my fav memories growing up and getting to be with my dads side of the family for the Summer !!! Still have the best memories there and will never forget

Love and miss you auntie

You will always be on my mind and in my heart ️

Jonathan , March 27, 2024

Graham Family

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. ️️

Jenny Fox, March 27, 2024


So sorry for your loss.

Carmen Che, March 27, 2024

Muriel’s Family

I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Murt in her younger days, however her kind heart and sense of humour remained very apparent in her later years for sure . Not uncommon to be the recipient of a warm wack in the bottom followed by a big grin as wheeled away laughing. You will be missed by many in our little corner of the world. Hugs to all of you ️
(aka The jewllery box nurse )

Colleen McGill, March 27, 2024

Graham family

Sorry for your loss, all my sympathies,
Murt was great ball player!!!

Jeannine Gadoury, March 27, 2024

Lori and all the families

Condolences to all ,your mom was a wonderful lady. My mom played broom ball and baseball with her for years in their younger day so much fun back then . She will be missed. So sorry for your loss and hugs to all.

Lorrie Brough, March 27, 2024

Fraser and Graham Family

Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of Muriel's family.
I have known Muriel since grade school at Swastika Public School. She was always a kind, gentle and happy girl, then lady! Always a big smile!
Muriel will be missed and remembered by all who had the pleasure to know her.
Treasure your memories ️
Fly with the Angels, Muriel

Muriel Lang Shirback , March 27, 2024

Brenda, Debra, penny and Lori and extended Family.

So sorry to hear the passing of Murt. May she rest in peace! Gone but not forgotten.

Love Shelly, Dennis and family!

Shelly Birnie nee Brown, March 27, 2024

The Graham Family and Friends

Condolences to you all at this very sad and difficult time, sure will miss your friendly smile...RIP MERT xo

Judy (Cale) Gervais, March 27, 2024

The Graham family

I am so terribly sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. What a huge loss. She was such an important part of your life. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. My sincere condolences.

Patty (Champagne) Colpitts, March 27, 2024

All the Graham Girl's

We are so sorry for your loss

Joyner Family, March 27, 2024

to all the family my deepest sympathy

my sympathy to all the graham family she was a great lady loved her family she will be missed

francine charbonneau, March 27, 2024


May the Memories help you through through this grieving time. She was a great lady with a great caring family. She will be with you all daily.

Richard Axcell and Colleem Grandmaison, March 27, 2024

Family and Friends

I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Murt during my slow pitch days. She was an amazing player, a great lady and always kind and friendly. My condolences to her family and friends.

Lori Davis, March 28, 2024

The Graham Family

Mother and mentor to all,she will be so deeply missed,always in our hearts..

Terrylee Thomas, March 28, 2024

Lori and family

Words can’t express the feeling we have when we lose our Mother, condolences and prayers to you and all your family at this difficult time ,, Murt was well loved and liked by everyone who knew her,, fly high with angels Murt

Andy and Judy McKnight , March 28, 2024

Debra ,Lori,Brenda Penny Graham and family

My deepest condolences to you all and your families at this most difficult time. Sending love and hugs to you allR.I.P Muriel

JoJo, March 28, 2024

Penny and family

Condolences on the loss of your mom. She was an amazing athlete during my youth .Murt was a pleasure to know !

Stan Skalecki, March 28, 2024

Entire family and friends of Mert's

I am so sad to have seen this obit for Murt. Oh the memories of Swas back in the day, broomball, baseball, etc. I loved hanging out at Mrs. Fraser's house where I often played with Marjorie and grew up knowing the family. Murt of course was such an athlete and one of the sweetest people I had the privilege of knowing. Deepest and most sincere sympathy to you girls, you were raised by the best. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest". RIP Murt,

Valerie Lang Gustar, March 28, 2024

Lori, Debra, Penny, Brenda and Families

Our condolences to you all on the loss of this special lady Murt. May the memories you cherish help you through these hard times. Certainly enjoyed every chat with her and will not forget that smiling face!

Francine and Dean

Fran Archer, March 29, 2024

The Graham girls (penny,

Just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss your mom was a kind loving person. She used to babysit me then babysat my son I will always remember the good times she will always be in my heart

Roseann VanCurrick , March 29, 2024

The Graham and Fraser families

How I have dreaded hearing this news! Murt was such an enduring presence in the lives of so many of us, especially (in my eyes anyway), those of us from Swas. I know that I learned much about life from her. Girls and family my deepest sympathy to you all! The angels will rejoice now that she is back home while we left behind, cry. Thank you for sharing her with us.
God bless your soul Murt as you run fast and far and free.

With love…Karen Johanson

Karen (Johanson) and Paul Allard, March 29, 2024

Graham family

Francis and I are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom and Francis had wheelchair races while they were both in Hospital. She will be missed. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends ️

Tina Bailey & Francis Dorval , March 30, 2024

the girls

Your Mom is iconic and always will be. Much compassion for your hearts right now

Jo Ross, April 1, 2024

Brenda, Penny, Debra and Lorrie

I was so saddened to hear about Murt’s passing. I had the pleasure of playing baseball with her. She was a very sweet and lovely person. We used to have some fun times. May she Rest In Peace. Xo

Valerie Vinkle, April 3, 2024