Arthur Murray Lawrence passed away peacefully July 3rd with his family by his side.
As a young man Murray was a bit of a maverick thumbing his way across Canada in 1944 and working wherever there were labour shortages. He settled when he met Dorothy Worley in Toronto and started working for Frigidaire.
When they awarded him $2500 for a material supply idea his name and photo were published in the Toronto Star . That is when Samuel & Son, one of Canada's oldest companies, recruited him to build and manage a new branch in Montreal.
His integrity and fairness earned him respect in the steel industry and his business acumen helped him rise to Vice President of Western Canada for Samuel by his retirement in 1994.
He was an avid golfer, fisherman, skiier and gardener with a great love for this country and the outdoors. He was at one time President of the Columbus Fishing and Hunting Club and President of the Canadian Ski Marathon.
An intellectual giant, he loved reading and writing. When he retired he published his first novel, Fearful Master, and had two more in draft before he died.
Predeceased by his two sisters Marge (Vince) Miller & June (Pat) Patterson and his brother Harvey, he leaves behind his wife of 71 years Dorothy, and his two sons Rob and Rick (Becky) as well as his two daughters Catharine and Carole (Fouad), and two grandchildren John Menassa and Katie (Clayton) Twa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
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