John Alexander Murdoch

John Alexander Campbell Murdoch – It is with great sadness that John’s family announce his passing peacefully at home in Kingston, Ontario on 5th May 2020. Devoted husband to Nicola, adored father of Ross, Caroline and Fergus, son of Ian and Mary, brother of Rob and the late Jamie and friend to many.

The family would like to thank Dr. Chris Booth and all the staff at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario for their support.

John was an enthusiastic sailor, cyclist and skier, as well as a highly regarded anesthesiologist.

During his illness, John continued his love of human connection and recently shared a song by another John, John Prine:

You know that old trees just grow stronger

And old rivers grow wilder every day

Old people just grow lonesome

Waiting for someone to say, "Hello in there, hello"


So if you're walking down the street sometime

And spot some hollow ancient eyes

Please don't just pass 'em by and stare

As if you didn't care, say, "Hello in there, hello”

Donations can be made in memory of John to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario or the Send It Foundation.