Murray Glen Roylance

December 22, 1957 - July 15, 2022

Funeral Details: Celebration of Life on Sunday, August 14, 2022 Utopia Hall, Utopia from 2 p.m. -5 p.m.

“Murray” Glen Roylance passed away at home at the age of 64 with his loving family by his side, after 2 years of a valiant Murray Strong journey.  He left us on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 4:54 pm. Think of him at that time and raise a shot of Drambuie.

Glen was born on December 22, 1957 in Winnipeg and moved to Ontario in his early teens.  He had a successful career in the Automotive industry and was known as a Super Salesman.

Murray lived in Cookstown for 30 years and enjoyed building things (Hogde Pogde Logde on Leech Lake) and his back yard garden while greatly supporting his children’s many exciting activities.  Great family memories were made on the beaches of Laguna Beach and Emerald Isle.  Daddio taught us many lessons of the ocean, which mirrors the ebb and flow of life.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2022 in Utopia at The Utopia Hall from 2 pm - 5 pm.

If so desired, plant and care for a plant or tree of your choice.

Rest easy Murr.

He is survived by his wife Andrea, his children Julia (Luke), Clark and Camille.

Online memories and words of comfort may be shared at

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


16 Condolences
  • Kelly Cetnarski
    Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2022 Reply

    Rest easy Murray G. Thanks for being such a great role model for my daughter and for being such a good man.

    One of my favourite memories with you is when our girls made it to the Royal! You, Andrea and I spent some time listening and dancing to a band at the hotel. The next day, we watched our girls ride their little hearts out. You always watched Mia (and the rest of your family) with such pride and love.
    I always admired your silent strength my friend.
    Till we meet again
    Much love to you and your family

  • Monika Fox
    Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2022 Reply

    Dear Andrea, I am immensely sorry for your loss. I know how close your family is and how much you all love each other and your husband is such an important piece of this loving family puzzle. I am sending you a hug and I’m thinking of you during this difficult time.

  • Nancy Douse
    Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2022 Reply

    Oh Andrea, I’m so very sorry. Sending you lots of love and big hugs. Murr (Glen or digger as I remember him) will be sorely missed. My condolences to your whole family.

  • Paula Perlmutar-Oretsky
    Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2022 Reply

    Dear Andrea & Family,
    Please know that you are in our thoughts as you suffer the loss of your beloved Murray. We hope the vibrant memories of him and the love of those who surround you bring you comfort.

    May Murray’s memory be for a blessing.
    Sending lots of love to All of You,
    Paula & Barry

  • John Perras
    Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2022 Reply

    Andrea, I just heard the tragic news. I can only imagine your sense of loss and relief for what you both must have gone through.

    May all the memories and good times be forever with you. My sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.


  • Kathy Daoust
    Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2022 Reply

    My sincerest sympathy Andrea in the loss of Murray especially at such a young age. I only met him once but was impressed with his commitment to helping his community. I know how much he will be missed by you and your family. God Bless.

  • Mike and Dianne Cupples
    Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2022 Reply

    Andrea, I wish there was something we could say to ease your pain. Words are so inadequate at a time like this. We are so sorry for your loss and we will attend the celebration of Glen’s life.
    Mike and Dianne

  • Barb and Dave Degagne
    Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2022 Reply

    My dearest Andrea, Julia, Luke, Clarkie and Chica,

    For so long, you have all been, and always will be, part of our lives. Glen’s smile and laughter will stay with us always. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed in our circle of friends. His spirit will live on in the many memories of times we’ve shared together, from the years of watching Santa’s arrival on the many Christmas Eve’s together, to the countless celebrations of one thing or another, then the quiet contemplation of ‘what life is all about’. We love you all so much, and our hearts hurt at the knowing of your profound loss. It is our loss too. May Glen’s peace bring you peace and acceptance of what is surely an unfair ending of a life well-loved.

    All our love, always, Auntie Barb and Uncle B

  • Gabi Borgo
    Posted on: Saturday, July 23, 2022 Reply

    We will never forget the gentle kind man Glen was, may he rest in Peace . Andrea and family our sincere Condolences, I never forget the many hours we spend together and we mourn with you ❤

  • Margo Cooney
    Posted on: Saturday, July 23, 2022 Reply

    Andrea and family. We were so saddened to hear of Murray’s passing. He fought the good fight and met the end with those he cherished in life by his side. Our heartfelt sympathies.
    Margo & John Cooney

  • Janet White
    Posted on: Sunday, July 24, 2022 Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I didn’t know Glen very well, but what I did know is, he was a good man and a great dad.

    Thinking of you all
    Janet, and Olivia White

  • Megan Rochford
    Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2022 Reply

    Andrea, I was so sad to hear of Murray’s passing. Please know I am keeping you and your family in my heart and thoughts at this time. I hope the many memories you have will be treasured in the days to come. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Megan xo

  • Eyre Purkin Bien
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Reply

    Dear Andrea, I am so sorry for your loss, for the journey you have been on, and sending deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Carolyn Kremer
    Posted on: Thursday, July 28, 2022 Reply

    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Glen. I have fond memories of and of Glen’s humour and kindness., and of our visit to Hogde Pogde Logde.
    My heart goes out to the family. My deepest sympathy

  • Barbara Ann Gauley
    Posted on: Saturday, July 30, 2022 Reply

    Andrea and family. I’m so sorry to hear of Murray’s passing. Keep his memories alive as they will give you comfort in the months and years ahead.
    My sincere condolences.

  • Helen Crockford
    Posted on: Monday, August 1, 2022 Reply

    My deepest condolences to you and your whole family Andrea. I’m so saddened by this news. Being his hairdresser for many years, was such a privilege for me, as he was my longest most dedicated client I’ve ever had.. I will miss all the chats we had during every hair cut… He was such a kind hearted and caring person, and so easy to talk to… He talked so much about all his children, and was so proud of all of them..
    He will be missed terribly by me, and by so many other people that knew him.

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