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SOS remembers beloved community member and wood carver Murray Watson

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

SOS is sad to learn of the passing of local wood carver and friend, Murray Watson. Watson is the artist behind the dozens of wonderful wood carvings found throughout the Bois-des-Esprit forest.

SOS Vice-President, Denis DePape, spoke with CTV News about his first meeting with Watson and the magical legacy his carvings leave behind. Read the full article: HERE.

“He’s leaving that forest with public art, which people can enjoy. Even now that Murray is gone, those carvings are going to be there for a long, long time.” - Denis DePape.

Murray Watson Obituary: HERE. SOS is honored his family has asked in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Murray's memory to Save Our Seine or The Wildlife Haven Centre. A Tribute to Murray has been placed at the river bend in Bois-des-Esprit forest, as seen below.

(Photo: Marlene Gregory, SOS PAEC Chair)


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