GERMAN, Murray John William 1941-2019
“Love is the most durable power in the world.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Murray John William German, U.E., passed away at home, June 2nd, 2019, in his 78th year. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years,Marion (nee Clarke). Murray will be lovingly remembered by three children and their spouses: Beth and Jason, Barb and Don, and Clarke and Karen. He will be missed by his grandchildren, whom he adored, and was so very proud of: Tiernan, Nolan, Pyper, Amelia and Oscar. He is survived by his sister Ruth Kerr (Craig), brother Donald German (Deanna). He is predeceased by his parents Raymond and Audrey (nee Millar), sister Jean (Patrick), sisters-in-law Betty, and Ruth (Harold), and brother-in law Jack (Elva). Murray grew up in Prince Edward County, and graduated from the University of Guelph. He met and married his Marion, after a blind-date, while they were both finishing their studies. Murray was a biologist by profession, working at the Ministry of Environment, eventually as Chief of Groundwater Quality for South-Eastern Ontario. He finished his career heading-up the clean-up of the St. Lawrence River (RAP) and, closest to his heart, the clean-up of the Bay of Quinte, the very waters he grew up on. Murray will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, mentor and guide. A kind man, who loved his family, spending time in nature, and who had a special place in his heart for his pets. Murray’s celebration of life will be held at Bath United Church, on Monday, June 10th, at 11am. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Bath United Church 402 Academy Street Bath, Ontario K0H 1G0, or Hospice Kingston http://www.hospicekingston.ca/
would be appreciated.