OBITUARY

Murray Earl Laidlaw

March 4, 1921May 10, 2015

Laidlaw, Murray Earl: Passed away peacefully at Maple Grove on Sunday May 10, 2015 in his 94th year. Murray, beloved husband of the late Theresa (2000); loving father to Kathryn (Marion), Bruce (Luz Elena), and Stephen (Brenda). Beloved grandfather to Russell and Emily. Friends may call at Andrews Community Funeral Centre, Bramalea Chapel, 8190 Dixie Rd. (North of Steeles) 905-456-8190 on Thursday May 14, 2015 from 7 – 9 p.m. with funeral service to follow on Friday May 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Andrews Community Funeral Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke foundation or a charity of your choice. Please leave a message of condolence for Murray’s family at www.andrewscommunityfuneralcentre.com.

Services

  • Public Visitation Thursday, May 14, 2015
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 15, 2015
REMEMBERING

Murray Earl Laidlaw

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May 30, 2015

Dear Steve:

I remember your dad very well. As curator of the Art Gallery(when it was known as the Brampton Public Library and Art Gallery), I could always count on Murray to come to exhibition openings to meet and welcome the artists. As a member of the library board, he was always ready to support the gallery and stand behind the exhibition program. I very much valued his good-humoured interest.

Shirley Morriss

Jane Finn

May 22, 2015

It is with deepest regret that I just learned of Murray's passing. He was a bright light at Chartwell/Greenway and a wonderful friend to my father Peter Byrne and many other residents there. Murray never seemed to 'look in the rear view mirror'. He always counted his blessings and helped others do the same. He made his mark in this world and will be sorely missed. There's another star in heaven now. God bless.

Janice and Don Awde

May 21, 2015

We were saddened to hear of the passing of your father. I knew both your parents from the Peel Choral Society, My husband knew your father through the Selkirk Ontario connection. The Awde farm was very close to the Laidlaw farm. My husband and his family attended Chalmers Presbyterian Church or The Stone Church as it was called.

My mother went to the same High School and my father served on the same naval ship as your father . We had many hours of reminiscing about the Selkirk and Hagersville area. When my mother in law came for a visit your father would come over and have an evening of "hoss" and I might add he took great delight in beating the younger pair soundly!

In memory of you father we have made a donation to the MacDonald Memorial School Museum, a school that both your father and my husband attended although quite a few years in between.

Your father will be missed by many but our memories will never let us forget him.

Ralph Kendall

May 16, 2015

I was sorry to hear of Murray's death. It brought back many happy memories of the early days of St. Paul's Church. Murray was there from the beginning - organizing and directing a choir, playing a portable organ - which he obtained somehow, building and playing the new organ when the church was complete. He was a man of great wisdom, marvellous tact, and enormous patience. A true friend.

Susan Morley

May 16, 2015

to the Laidlaw family. I was sorry to learn of Murray's passing. I know you will miss him, and pray you will have many fond memories to carry you through this difficult time. He was great friend to both my parents John and Eileen, both in their shared time at St. Paul's and later at Meals on Wheels Brampton. A worthy organization which Murray "persuaded" my father to become more involved in as was Murray. My own fond memories of Murray include my early years as a young member of St. Paul's senior choir and his infamous pedal organ. A fantastic man who will indeed be missed.

Karen Macfarlane

May 15, 2015

Steve, Bruce, Kathy, and Brenda and the whole Laidlaw extended family I am so deeply sorry. Your Dad was a wonderful man. He did so much for the community and especially for all of you. I know how much he meant to you and how much you meant to him. He will leave a hole that will be impossible to fill. Thinking of you all with support and love. Karen (Macfarlane)

May 15, 2015

Dear Steve and Brenda,

We are so sorry to hear about your father's passing. We recently loss Russell's mother so know how painful this can be.

At those times when you are feeling particularly down, try to remember the happy and joyful times you enjoyed with your father. These memories are what helps to guide us through this life's transition.

God Bless.

Roxanne and Russell

Fraser McKee (RCNVR!)

May 14, 2015

Kathryn, Bruce & Steven:
I was much saddened to see the notice about Murray. We were long time shipmates at YORK, and Theresa and my late wife became friends also through that connection. He will be much missed by the whole Naval community as well.

Clay Connor

May 14, 2015

To the Laidlaw family: My deepest condolences. I had the opportunity to work with Murray on some arts-related projects when I worked as a lawyer for the City of Brampton. I don't think I've ever met a kinder gentleman.

May 14, 2015

Steven, So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Rodger Noakes and the membership of Local 5112