In memory of

Murray D. Fladeland, age 57 of Helena

May 26, 1962 – August 25, 2019

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.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 31st at 11a.m. in Gladmar Saskatchewan in the Gladmar Regional School Gym. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to STARS Air Ambulance or to the charity of your choice. A celebration of Murray’s life will also be held in Helena, Montana at a later date.


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  1. Jill Bedwell says

    Our deepest sympathies to Tracie and Murray’s entire family. What a loss for all of you, such a kind man. God Bless you all! 🙏🏻❤️

  2. Janice Ashworth says

    Our sympathy to the Fladeland families.
    Kelly Janice Ashworth & family

  3. Denise Smith says

    We loved every minute of our time spent on the soccer sidelines getting to know Murray and becoming friends. He was a kind soul and he will be dearly missed.
    Brock, Denise, Riley, Elaina and Reese

  4. Kelly Rhimer says

    Traci, the boys and Murrays family in Saskatchewan,
    I was a friend and co-worker of Murray’s at Albertsons in Helena, Murray and I got along wonderfully, we both had the same kind of humor.
    Which made things fun and interesting in and outside of work. I am so very sorry for your lose, but memories will help. I loved him and will miss him. My thoughts and prayers and love are with you all.

  5. Darla Lester says

    Murray, you were a gentle kind soul. You will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you and your family 🙏❤️.

  6. Jay Blackmore says

    My most sincere condolences to the family.
    All friends will mourn.
    God bless us all.

  7. Hartley & Cathy Tessier says

    Our sincere sympathy to the Fladeland families

  8. Scott and Jill Henry says

    We are deeply sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Our time getting to know him was well spent. He was such a dedicated family man. Prayers to Tracie, Logan, and the rest of the family.

  9. Steve and Wanda Arlint says

    Tracie, boys and Fladeland family:
    I worked with Murray at Albertsons. I was shocked and saddened by Murray’s passing. He had a great work ethic. One of the hardest working people I ever worked with. He was also a great friend. We are very sorry for your lose.

  10. Stephanie Krott says

    I worked with Murray at Albertsons and he was always pleasant to be around and had such a kind personality. Hearing about his passing was shocking. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  11. Tracie, I am so sorry for your loss,. I think about you a lot. My prayers are with you and your family.

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