Franklin 'Murray' Roulston

Franklin ‘Murray’ Roulston, of Hanover, passed away peacefully with family by his side at Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, October 30, 2020. He was 95. 

Born in St. Thomas, Ontario, on October 17, 1925, to the late Edgar and Muriel (nee Newton) Roulston.  Murray was a proud WWII Veteran having served overseas, and a long time member of the Hanover Legion Branch #130.  Murray met the love of his life, Nancy Simpson, and they were married 66 years ago in the summer of 1954.  Their family soon expanded, and they enjoyed raising their 4 children and watching their family continue to expand over the years.  Murray worked a long and fulfilling career for over 30 years as a travelling electronics salesman for Electrohome in Kitchener, retiring in 1990.  As much as Murray enjoyed his working career, he always put his family first.  Family meant the world to Murray, and this was evident in everything he did.  In his spare time, Murray enjoyed fishing and exploring the outdoors, especially in the Northern Ontario back country - this was always a peaceful place for Murray to enjoy time with family and friends, forming many special memories. Murray was also gracious in volunteering his spare time for many years with the Hanover and District Hospital Auxiliary.  

Survived by loving wife Nancy (nee Simpson) Roulston of Hanover. Father of Brenda (Allan) Mauer of Hanover, Michael (Louise) Roulston of Kitchener, and Steven (Pam) Roulston and Roger (Andrea) Roulston both of Hanover. Loved grandfather of Alecia (Kelly) Lantz, Chad (Melissa) Mauer, and Tyson, Michaela, Brianna, and Kyle Roulston, and great grandfather of Declan, Brooke, Griffen, and Tucker. Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Doris Roulston of London, brother-in-law Ken (Dolly) Simpson of Elora, as well as nephew Scott (Nancy) Roulston, and niece Cathy (John) Creighton.  Predeceased by brother Robert Roulston.   

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020, at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Pastor Lyndsay McGregor officiating. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.  As per the provincial regulations and COVID-19 restrictions, all guests are requested to wear a mask when inside the funeral home. The maximum number allowed at any one time inside the funeral home is 40 people. All social distancing measures will be taken.

Memorial donations to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.