Funeral service for the late Gerard Archibald Murray, 72, Mulgrave, was held July 16 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Mr. Murray died July 11, 2018, at the Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Born in Mulgrave, he was a son of the late Ornan V. and Anastasia 'Annie' (Forestall) Murray. A fisherman all his life, he went to work at Acadia Fisheries, at the age of 15. Following the fire that destroyed Acadia Fisheries, he fished out of Canso for more than 30 years. He enjoyed playing bingo and trying his luck on a pull tab ticket, and he was an avid crib player. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time on his computer, keeping in touch with friends and accepting the occasional challenge on Bejeweled. However, his favorite time was spent with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Ann (Edwards); five sons, Gerard C. Jr. (Jenny), Rick (Debbie), John Allan (Angie), Christopher, Stephen (Brittany); four daughters, Elaine (Artie), Glenda (Russ), Cathy (Leroy), Roxanne (Everett); 16 grandchildren, Bryson, Andrea, Jordan, Dalton, Devon, Hannah, Taylor, Bryanna, Machara, Breton, Ben, Addison, Jaxson, Willow, Caiden, Baby M; three sisters, Jane, Marie, Sandra; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Megan Samantha; sister, Anne; two brothers, Sam and Leo. Memorial donations may be made to the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place.