Two images of Murray will be with me until we meet again. The first is the Vice-Principal Polglase. If WAB is truly a family, Sam and Murray were Mother and Father figures to many a troubled kid just trying to survive. They connected with all kids; but Sam and Murray made the biggest difference in the lives of kids dealing with inner doubts and demons, the kids others couldn’t or didn’t understand.
The second is Murray the mate. The last time we saw Sam and Murray was a year ago when we took COVID refuge in Cambodia. We had dinner and drinks in their back garden, and the biggest takeaway from the evening was they were so happy together, so at peace with things. Call it countenance, serenity, tranquillity, or Zen. Whatever. That’s the image I share and keep; back garden peace of mind.
Murray didn’t lose to cancer because Murray won life. We’ve got nothing but love and respect for the man, and thank him for all he has meant in our lives. We send heartfelt blessings and love to Sam, Zach, and Sophie; and grieve your loss together.