MURRAY, William Andrew (Bill)
January 2, 1921 – November 21, 2011
Born in Mission City, B.C. and raised in Chilliwack. Predeceased by his parents William Murray and Esther Brown, sister Anne, her husband Hugh, and their son Dale Edmondson.
Devoted husband to Leona for 55 years. Father of Nala (Cheryl), Davie (Collette), Coleen (Danny), Paula (Mike) Gaube and granddad of Brenden, Jasmine, Kallie, Graham, and Janel. Uncle to Kim (Shane) Mantle, Allyson Morse, Glenn (Anne) Taylor, Mike (Mina) Taylor, Lori (Al) Gair and their son Spencer.
Bill followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Bank of Commerce in 1938 in Vancouver. He worked in many locations throughout B.C. during his banking career.
Enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and saw active duty on the Corvette escort ships in the North Atlantic. Released from active duty in 1945 where he resumed a long career with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Bill retired from CIBC in Nelson, B.C., and then moved to Comox in 1981.
Actively involved in community events and associations, including the Rotary Club, Comox Valley Camera Club and the Comox Glacier Wanderers.
An avid photographer, historian and musician, Bill loved music and playing the piano. He was a wonderful singer who randomly broke into song. He was a natural athlete who enjoyed swimming, hiking and walking in the fresh air. The Comox Marina was one of his favourite destinations. He loved to chat with people he met and was a great storyteller.
We will miss you, Dad.