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Memorable Manitobans: James Gladwyn Murray (1921-2002)

Municipal administrator.

Born at Altamont on 5 May 1921, son of James Murray and Maude Evelyn Minor, he grew up at Marquis and Etonia (Saskatchewan) and Swan River before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. He went overseas in 1943 and returned in 1945, after which he was employed by the Monarch Lumber Company at Miami, Boissevain, and Wawanesa. In 1953, he returned to Miami to replace J. A. Kerr as Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Municipality of Thompson, a position he held until his retirement in July 1986. He also operated an insurance business for Wawanesa Mutual Insurance and Autopac. He was instrumental in the formation of the Manitoba Municipal Administrators Association. He died at Carman on 28 May 2002 and was buried in the Miami Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 26 December 2016

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