Obituary – Gail Amundsen and Murray Church


Gail Amundsen and Murray Church, age 61 and 67, from Point Roberts, WA passed away suddenly on November 25, 2021. They leave behind their children Hailey and Dawson and extended family across Canada.

Murray was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Winnipeg. He is survived by his mother Margery and by his three younger brothers; Alan, David and Robert. Murray loved to visit Margery in Kelowna whenever possible.

Murray had an entrepreneurial spirit, spending many years working in medical sales while also starting his own businesses. He always kept the room entertained, telling jokes or showing off one of the new gadgets he had bought. He was an active member of the Point Roberts community, always wanting to get to know his neighbors and join them in their hobbies. Friends and family will miss his caring nature that always had him going above and beyond for others.

Gail grew up in Calgary, Alberta with her sisters Linda and Beth and brothers Larry and Patrick. She spent many years as a radiography technician before taking time off to raise her children. Her adventurous spirit was always pushing her to try new things including beekeeping, surfing, hiking and bike racing.

Gail was an active member of her community garden, always willing to take on the undesirable task without complaint. As a marathon runner, you would often see Gail out running or at a fitness class with her Winskill Warriors. Her calm, caring and adventurous presence will be deeply missed by her children, siblings and friends alike.

Gail and Murray met in Vancouver in the late ’80s and moved to Point Roberts to raise their family shortly after. They were married in Point Roberts 31 years ago, surrounded by their family members at Lily Point. While Point Roberts was their home, they were often travelling with friends and family, visiting Dorothy Lake in Manitoba, exploring waterfalls in Costa Rica, beaches in Thailand, and castles in Europe. After completing their dream home in early 2021, they were taking advantage of everything Point Roberts had to offer and living their life to the fullest. Their greatest joy in life was their children and they were so proud of their professional and educational accomplishments.

The outpouring of love and support has been tremendous, and the family appreciates hearing and continuing to hear any stories or memories with Gail and Murray.

The family is planning a celebration of life in the spring of 2022. If you have any memories or photos to share, or would like to be involved in planning the celebration of life please email