Murray Polglase

Remembering Murray

Murray Polglase
Memorial at ISPP (23 January 2021)
Murray Polglase

This is a place to remember and celebrate the life and achievements of our principal, friend and colleague, Mr Murray Polglase. Please share your stories, memories and thoughts, so we can all see what a positive impact he had on all those around him.

If you would like to share photographs to add to our gallery, then please submit them using the Get in touch link and we will add them to the gallery. If you would like to read the speech made at Murray’s funeral ceremony, it is linked here

In the future, we will make these messages and stories into a book for Murray’s family, and we know they will cherish the stories, experiences and connections of others with their husband and father.

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Glenn Stephenson wrote on February 1, 2021 at 2:51 pm
I'll keep this brief Murray.

You were definitely "one of the good ones" as I have since described you to the people I've told. I knew you before I met you by the way your Samantha used to describe you during your courtship – I could tell your future was about to happen in a big way with this lovely woman.
I think we only hung out a handful of times – we jammed together playing Nirvana and Beatles songs in a garage somewhere. I went to your 40th as a 60s themed car salesman in my dad's rayon flares and polyester shirt with a blonde wig. Mel and I had a blast and rocked out to your live bands all night.

When you and Sam uprooted and went to Beijing, you inspired us to do similar and move to Melbourne from Perth. Stories of your travels and achievements overseas were spellbinding; so much done in so short a time.

As I recently expressed to Sam, our last catch-up in Perth – "I could've talked to you all night". I classed you as a mate even by the few times we spent together – it felt like it was always meant to be that way.

I've thought about you every day mate – I've thought about Sam, Zach and your precious Soph every day since you died. You were such a good man and by reading the comments on this page, you touched many lives with your genuine nature and willingness to give of yourself to people – to live well beyond yourself… to live for the other. Man… if we only had more time.

I'm going to miss you like a mate I had for a lifetime – that's how much you've left me here.

May peace be with your soul my friend – may love continue to surround you beautiful Samantha, Sophie and Zachary.

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