WADE, Murray Kenneth
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August 6, 1954 - March 1, 2013
It is with deep grief the family of Murray Wade of Lamont, AB announces his sudden passing at the University of Alberta Hospital due to a severe stroke at the age of 58.
Murray will be profoundly missed and forever remembered by his loving wife of 25 years, Audrey Dobrowney; children, Vanessa, Matthew and Nicole (granddaughter, Michaela); sister, Lynda DeBuck (Maurice); stepmother, Mary Wade; aunt, Freda MacDonald (Graham); brother-in-law, Walter Dobrowney (Susan); sister-in-law, Connie Hubley (David), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends, Ian Pennoyer and Allen Carter. Murray was predeceased by his mother, Mary in 1984; his father, Kenneth in 2011 and his in-laws, Nettie and William Goble both in 2012.
Murray was raised on the family farm in Wallaceburg, ON and attended the University of Windsor 1972-1979 leading to his Honors BSc, MSc, and PhD in Theoretical Physics. During his working career he was employed by STSC Inc., Petrosar Ltd., DMR Group Inc., Right Associates, Peopletech Consulting Inc. However, his independent spirit and entrepreneurship led him in 1994 to found his own consulting business. As President of Redline Advisors Inc., Murray consulted to a myriad of corporations both here in Canada and abroad. He was a gifted writer and researcher and authored and presented many papers on business methodologies that he developed. He was an engaging communicator and was invited as a keynote speaker for a variety of functions. He was highly respected in the business community for his intellect, integrity, efficiency, humor and his down to earth, no nonsense, let's get the job done approach.
His professional accomplishments aside, in his heart Murray always considered himself a farm boy and cherished the strong family ties, life lessons and character building that it fostered. He always chose to live in the country, raising animals and having a big garden. He was first and foremost lovingly devoted to his family and they were always his priority. Although Murray was fiercely independent and self-assured, he was humble, kind and considerate, with a high degree of empathy, compassion and generosity for others. His hand was always out for those who cared to grasp it. He respected his intelligence and intellect and always looked at life's situations as an opportunity for learning. He was always ready for a spirited philosophical discussion on any topic. Murray had a wonderful sense of humor; he liked nothing better than to hear or tell a good story followed by his hearty and infectious laugh. Finally, he was an honest man - he lived his life with integrity, according to his values and principles, and never wavered from them. For his family and friends, it truly was a privilege to have Murray a part of our lives. A good man gone, much much too soon.
In accordance with Murray's express wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the emergency staff in Lamont Hospital, STARS Ambulance and the critical care staff in ICU 3C3 at the University of Alberta Hospital. The compassion, honesty and dignity, coupled with the excellent care shown to Murray and our family is much appreciated. Donations in Murray's memory to any of the above would be most appreciated by the family.
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Published in The Edmonton Journal on Mar. 8, 2013