Murray Donald Fladeland was born May 26, 1962 in Radville, Saskatchewan. The third son of Ted and Gertrude, youngest sibling to Dennis, Wayne, Karen, Judy and Dianne. He died unexpectedly from a tragic fall while camping at Canyon Ferry Lake near Helena, Montana in the early hours of August 25th, 2019.
Murray attended grade school in Minton and graduated from Gladmar Regional High School. He spent many enjoyable hours riding horses on the farm and his horse Dolly always held a very special place in his heart. Murray loved showing cattle and one of his proudest moments was winning the Grand Champion Steer at the 4-H Regional Show in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He worked with his Dad and brothers on the farm and was proud to be a part of TFS Polled Herefords. Never afraid of hard work, Murray worked on oil rigs in Saskatchewan and Alberta. In 1985, he entered the meat cutting trade working at various places in Saskatchewan and continued in this trade when he moved Montana.
Murray met Tracie and her three sons and it was love at first sight for all. They were married in Helena in 1994, Murray’s Dad was his Best Man. Their family was complete with the birth of their son Logan in 1996 and he could not have been more proud. Always a dedicated Dad, he spent many hours going to sporting events, fixing cars, and working on projects with his boys. In 2010, he was blessed with a grandson James who became his greatest joy in life.
In his spare time, Murray loved working in the yard and being outside with James. He enjoyed working with his hands and was always willing to tackle any refinishing project and the end results were done to perfection. Murray was a kind and caring man who will always be remembered for having a big heart.
Murray was predeceased by his sister Judy, his brother Dennis and sister-in-law Wendy. Murray is survived by his son Logan Fladeland, stepsons Austin, Ryan and Evan Fonk and their mother Tracie Fladeland; grandson James Fonk; parents Ted and Gertrude Fladeland; sister-in-law Valerie Fladeland; brother Wayne Fladeland; sisters Karen (Dwayne) Fettes, Dianne (Greg) Dedora; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to STARS Air Ambulance or to the charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place and memorial services were held Saturday, August 31st in Gladmar, Saskatchewan where he was laid to rest. A local celebration of Murray’s life will be held Saturday, October 5th from 4-7 p.m. in the Power Room at the Lewis and Clark Brewery, 1517 Dodge Ave in Helena. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Murray.