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.

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.

 

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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.
    Prayers,
    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.
    Jb

  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.

  12. LouVonne Skjerdal says

    I am so sorry for all of you – this was such a tragic loss- I have thought allot about all of you since this accident, Murray was a special cousin to me ,and he will be missed by many- so glad I had the time with him when he was home to Sask. .My prayers are with all of his families.

  13. Marsha Alsbury says

    Tracie and families, we were so very sorry to hear of Murray ‘s passing. He was always so kind and friendly to all. You have all been in our thoughts and prayers and will remain there.
    Marsha Alsbury

  14. James Colegrove says

    I always enjoyed visiting with Murray (such a gracious person) at the soccer games when our two boy’s (Logan & Logan) played together and also in the years afterward when I would see him at events and stores around Helena. I will sure miss him. I offer my condolences & prayers to all family members and close friends.

  15. Joan Miles says

    Dear Tracie and Family – Tony and I were so, so sorry to learn of Murray’s death. It was just so tragic – we are so saddened. All our thoughts and best wishes are with you and the boys and the entire family. We will always remember him so fondly. Such a kind and gentle man.

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