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Memorable Manitobans: Victor Vereker “Vic” Murray (1897-1985)


Born at London, England on 30 April 1897, he worked for the Winnipeg Tribune from 1928 to 1970. A man of dry wit, he wrote the columns “Tribune Trumps” and “Moss I Gather” under the pseudonyms “V.V.M.” and “Graham N. Smith” (the Tribune building was situated at Graham Avenue and Smith Street). In 1970, the year he retired, he was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society. He was a member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club and a founding member of the Winnipeg Ski Club. He was active with the Manitoba Mental Health Association, serving as its President for a few years. He died at Winnipeg on 24 December 1985.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 December 1985.

“Yesterday’s newspaperman” by Gordon Sinclair, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1986.

“No mistakes found on this paje” by Val Werier, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 2005.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 November 2017

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