In loving memory, Teri Murray

On febuary 14, we suffered a great loss of our 2006 Calgary Stampede Princess, and dear friend, Teri Murray. She lost control of her car on her way back to Calgary from visiting friends in Banff. Her life was honoured at Rafter Six Ranch and the church was packed with upwards of 350 people. She was young, but lived her life to the fullest and as the numbers proved, touched hearts everywhere as she achieved her dreams in the highest standards - from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, her involvement in community volunteering, wrangling at the Tim Hortons Childrens Camp, and her latest adventure, the International Program at the YMCA of Honolulu. People came from all over the country, out of country, and out of continent to share fond memories of this special lady on her day.

Even though we were so close for many years, Teri and I met during my first try for the title of CS Princess. I may have lost the competition, but I made a great friend, amoung the best. We would always say to eachother “I am your biggest fan!” and I would often announce her royal presence with a grand entry when she would enter a room. Many fond memories are held dearly in my heart, as we shared our many passions in life. I inspire to be more like her, to really Live each day with Love, Laughter and Currage.
My love goes out to her family.
Thank you Teri, for the friendships you shared, the lives you’ve touched and the inspiration that continues to shine. Love you always.

Sweep sweep…

February was quite the month.  We were all very saddend by the unexpected passing of our friend and fellow past royalty Teri Murray.  She was truly an amazing person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  

Our official royal duties  in February included a visit to an elementary school where we read to the grade one and three classes, and practiced some barrel racing – the participaction kind – without horses.  On Friday we are attending the Tim Horton Brier at  the Saddledome.   Maybe I will get to throw a few rocks –  after all I did win a few ribbons at our 4-H competition  in years past.  For sure Tara, Kateri, Nikkole and I will be looking forward to the yummy pancake breakfast on Saturday morning.   

 Hope to see you at the Briar!

Kerri