Aged 63 years

Passed away Thursday morning surrounded by his loving family.

He leaves behind his devoted wife, Puthy, three sons, Lachlan, Roderick and Fitzroy, mother Marjorie, and sister, Susan.

He was preceded in death by his brother David and father Allan.

Funeral Notice

ServiceFebruary 9, 2023 - 10:30 am56-60 Verdon Street Warrnambool, VIC Venue: EP

Family and friends of MURRAY are invited to attend a Service at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on THURSDAY (February 9) commencing at 10.30am. The cortège will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Tower Hill Cemetery. Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage for livestream access or to leave tributes and condolences. NOTE: Friends are welcome to come earlier for a 10-minute meditation session with the family commencing at 10am.


  1. To Marjorie, Susan, Puthy, Lachlan, Roderick and Fitzroy. Thank you for a very touching service. It was heart-warming to know Murray will still live on in the hearts of so many people.
    In sympathy, Marianne Crowe.

    Marianne Crowe February 9, 2023
  2. Sending our love and sincere condolences to all. We, like everyone else who ever knew Murray, admired him greatly and he will always be remembered with love and affection by us. He was a huge presence at any Maclean family gathering we were at, and Rob and I enjoyed hearing the latest amazing tales of his incredible life, always told with great humour and self-deprecation. Huge respect for him and much love to Puthy and the boys, Marjorie and Susan, and all the Macleans. Requiescat in pace.

    Anna-Marie and Rob Shew February 9, 2023
  3. Dear Puthy, Lachlan, Roderick and Fitzroy

    I am Peter Chamberlain. I knew of you from Chris Redfern and you were kind enough to offer me the hospitality of your home while I was travelling alone in SE Asia on New Years day 2555 BE, aka 14 April 2011 CE. You made me most welcome and I enjoyed meeting and talking with you and Murray. A brief encounter but one that left a lasting impression upon me.

    So it was with great sadness that I learnt of the recent death of Murray your husband/ father. May I offer you my sincere condolences at this sad time and wish you the strength to continue to live your lives in the manner he espoused – caring, generous, warm and cheerful.

    My thoughts are with you all.

    Peter Chamberlain February 9, 2023
  4. The news of Murray’s untimely death came as a great shock and will remain an enduring sadness. But we’ll always treasure the happy memories of his great qualities as a professional,as a family man,as a man of culture and a very warm human being. I met Murray when visiting Cambodia for the first time in 1993 and we developed a close working relationship that remained close friendship with him and Puthy and his family, who came to see us int Italy about 10 years ago. To them all I reach out with my heart to say how sorry I am but will try to hold on to the good memories. Take care, Chris Redfern

    Christopher Redfern February 8, 2023
  5. My heartfelt condolences to the family. I will leave you with my first and favourite memory of my cousin Murray. As a little girl he took me to Arthur Young’s farm to see and ride on his thoroughbred stallion ‘Reckless’ For a little girl who loved horses it was a dream come true.
    Rest In Peace dear, kind, witty, man of the world Murray.

    Yvette Ghajari (Crowe) February 8, 2023
  6. I am Merike Kalm, mother of Jeffrey Himel. I met Murray for the first time at my youngest daughter‘s wedding in Greece. What a wonderful man. He had a great sense of humour love, intellect and a good party person. I met him throughout the years when I visited Cambodia and other places that Jeffrey lived. I know how much it hurts to lose such a great guy. My condolences to his family, his wife Putty And the boys who I have also known as small children. Murray will be greatly missed by Jeffrey and those of us who met him.

    Merike Kalm February 8, 2023
  7. Please Rest in Peace and Have a wonderful trip to the Heven my Lovely Uncle.

    Your memories, Your Humanity are my life’s only solace.

    Much Loves from Cambodia.

    I miss you.

    Kosal SAR February 7, 2023
  8. To Murray’s Family,
    My name is Sarah Guthrie( Kelly), and I shared a fun house in Hamilton with Murray in 1988… we had so much fun! Stephanie Rickard and Jane Vaughan also lived at the house.They r unable to attend.
    I will see you on Thursday( I live at the Grampians).
    Murray was one of a kind , clever, warm and an all round great man. We had not seen each other in quite a long time, xo

    Sarah Guthrie February 7, 2023