MURBY, Walter Alan
Born October 13th, 1937 in Port Alberni, BC to Walter and Helen Murby, died from a courageous battle with cancer May 20th, 2017 at Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton BC. His only sibling, Robert, passed away in Hong Kong in 2004. His grandfather, Walter Murby was the sheriff of Nottingham, England.
After graduation from Vernon Secondary School, Walter immediately started as a teller with the Bank of Montreal. His many branch transfers through BC included Williams Lake, Sidney, Port Coquitlam, Haney, Hope, Burnaby and Vancouver. He left the west coast in 1969 for Toronto as Senior Manager for Benefits & Compensation. He then transferred to Head Office, Montreal, Quebec in 1972 as Corporate Benefits Manager. Walter was seconded to the Federal government’s Anti-Inflation Board in Ottawa in 1975. He was also transferred to New York N.Y. as Human Resource Manager for the USA Operations where he retired, and settling to Summlerand, BC after spending 37 years with the Bank of Montreal.
He was a member of the Lions Club in Hope, BC. In Darien, Conn., he was the Grand Master of the Lodge with Masons. In Summerland he was the President of the Seniors Drop-In Centre, Head of Lodge for the Elks Club, President and District Governor of the Lions Club.
Walter will be remembered for his strong work ethic and great sense of humour. He enjoyed golfing, curling and sailing his yacht on Lac de Deux Montagnes. Walter and Margaret toured in their motor home throughout the USA and Canada. The last 8 winters were spent enjoying the desert in Thousand Palms, California.
Walter was an incredible husband and father. He will be missed by his wife, Margaret, and his 2 children, Nadine and Bud (Gail) and grandchildren, Nolan, Nicole and Lilia.
Our family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff for their care and compassion at Penticton Hospital and Moog & Friends Hospice House. A Celebration of Life will be held at Everden Rust – 1130 Carmi Ave. Penticton on Sunday June 25 at 2 p.m..
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