George Malcolm Murray

Male 1923 - 2014  (90 years)


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  • Name George Malcolm Murray 
    Nickname Mac 
    Born 8 Jun 1923  Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 2014  Kentville, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MURRAY, George Malcolm \'Mac\'
      Of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2014, in Orchard Court Shannex, Kentville. Born in Hantsport, he was a son of the late Alexander and Odessa (Frizzel) Murray and was predeceased by his high school sweetheart and wife of 63 years, Shirley Lois (Wyman) Murray. Mac graduated from the Mar­itime Business College in 1941 and immediately joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), receiv­ing his pilot wings in 1942 . Following service in the RCAF, where he served both as flying instructor in Canada and as a fighter pilot in Great Britain, he returned to Halifax in 1945 and immediately joined the public accounting firm of Nightingale Hayman as an articling Chartered Accountant (CA) student, re­ceiving his CA designation in 1950 at the top of his class. In 1951, Mac opened a branch of Nightingale Hayman on Commercial Street in Dartmouth as its sole employee. Through a series of regional and na­tional mergers and several physical moves within Dartmouth, he eventually landed at the Royal Bank Building on Portland Street. He became partner, of­fice managing partner, and eventually Senior Partner of the Dartmouth Office of Canada’s largest public accounting firm, Thorne Ridell, now KPMG. He re­tired from public practice in 1988. He enjoyed being a chartered accountant and within the profession, Mac has served on various Committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia and was an elected member of the Institute Council for 10 years, culminating with his term as President in 1960/61. He also served as Nova Scotia representative on sev­eral Committees of the Canadian Institute of Char­tered Accountants. In 1978, Mac was awarded the designation Fellow Chartered Accountant, or FCA, by his peers in recognition of his outstanding contribu­tion to his profession and his community. His greatest enjoyment and achievement was personally training and nurturing his CA students into mature, compe­tent CAs. Mac joined the Dartmouth Chamber of Commerce upon his arrival in Dartmouth in 1951, and chaired various Committees and fulfilled a term as Treasurer. As an active member of St. James Unit­ed Church, he served on both the Board of Stewards and the Session, as Church Advisor, and was Treasur­er of the Church Hall Building Fund and served as Chair of Board of Trustees. He was a member of the church for over 55 years. Mac joined the Kiwanis Club of Dartmouth in 1951, and again chaired various com­mittees and served as President in 1968. He enjoyed helping out with many of Kiwanis’ annual community fundraising events. In addition, he participated in many charitable organization fundraising drives, in­cluding having been Treasurer of the Dartmouth YM-YWCA Building Fund Campaign, Dartmouth Chairman of the United Appeal, and member of the United Appeal Advisory Board. He was Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of Pine Hill Divinity College and was a member of the Development Committee of the At­lantic School of Theology. He was also a member and treasurer of the Banook Canoe Club, and the treasur­er of the Maritime Riding School during his children’s ventures into these clubs. For many years, he was an active member of both the Brightwood Golf & Coun­try Club and the Dartmouth Curling Club and was also known as an ardent salmon fisherman and the Family Photographer. Mac was also predeceased by his brothers, Robert and John, and by his grandson, Scott Murray. Mac’s concern for family, clients, and community was demonstrated not only by his professionalism, but al­so by his constantly positive attitude, and also by the respect he showed to all those with whom he came in contact. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word, and in turn had won the respect of all who knew him. In later years, he lived with Alzheimer’s and touched many caregivers with his easy smile and gracious nature.
    Buried Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5913  Hantsport Families
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 

    Father Alexander Murray,   b. 1881, River John, Pictou, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1947  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Odessa Lillian Frizzle,   b. 18 Jun 1888, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1975, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1920  Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Shirley Lois Wyman,   b. Bromptonville, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 2006, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
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     3. Living
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F2028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2009] Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, Registration Year: 1920 - Book: 3 - Page: 45.