Forever in our hearts A. Murray Lount, 11 Aug 1925 - 24 Feb 2006
The angel was inspired by a wooden angel that Murray had hanging to the left of his bed in his apartment and which he had had for a long time.
The penguins were inpired by the "Jimmy the Penguin" childrens stories that Murray wrote for his children. The Stonework around the edge was inspired by Murray being a Civil Engineer, one of his main passions in life. The Tombstone was laser etched in an elegant black stone and has a hole for flowers or a small flowing plant (preferred).
LOUNT, Albert Murray - Passed away suddenly on Friday February 24, 2006 at age 80 while vacationing in Mexico.
Beloved father of George, Elvira (Laurence Keane), Michael, Joan (Art Wanuch), Stephen (Margaret), Peter, Elizabeth (Fred Prendergast), and Christine (Steve Pretre).
Murray will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Alex, Nathan, Jessica, Jake, Sam, Nick, Kyra and Justin and his beloved friend Teresa Davis.
Survived by 1st wife and mother of their children Elizabeth and predeceased by 2nd wife Barbara.
Born in Toronto on August 11, 1925, Murray was brought up in Lille, France and attended Tonbridge Wells Public School in England. He also attended UTS (University of Toronto Schools).
Murray graduated with honours in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1946. He devoted his career to improving engineering design and practice through the use of computers especially for the design and erection of steel and concrete structures. He developed and successfully applied many innovative techniques and large computer-aided design systems. He was co-founder and president of several engineering software development companies in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver over a period of more than 50 years.
Most recently, in 1992, he co-founded Condor Rebar Consultants Inc. in Vancouver. In 2003, he co-founded Condor Software Inc. where he was active until his death. During that time Murray developed sophisticated rebar detailing software that has enabled the company to expand worldwide. Besides its Vancouver office, Condor has offices in Belgrade, Serbia and Dalian, China. For the past few years he was conducting research into the use of object oriented programming principles to develop highly unique parametric graphics as an adjunct to his detailing software.
Murray was a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI).
Murray was a passionate French chef and loved to play piano for hours. Murray was also a long time active member of the Liberal Party. In the early 1990s he was President of the West Vancouver, BC Liberal Party Riding Association.
Memorial Services for A. Murray Lount
The service is open to all. If you will be attending any of the services please rsvp to email@example.com. Thank you.
7:00 PM Tuesday March 7, 2006 - Prayer Service @ St. John the Apostle Parish, 5457 Trafalger St., Vancouver, BC (map). (This is the church Murray attended most recently and is Tessa's Parish as well); There may be a short 5-10 minute time to speak about, or offer prayers for Murray, followed by a chance for visitation as the casket will be open. (Murray will spend the night at the church)).
11:00 AM Wednesday, Mar 8, 2006 - Catholic Funeral Mass also @ St John the Apostle Parish, with a brief opportunity of 5-10 minutes for a eulogy before the Mass ends. We have been asked to keep this limited to 1 or 2 speakers and brief. We have asked the Priest for a little more time...answer pending. Opportunities to say a prayer during mass or do a reading may be available as well.
12:00-1:30PM Wed, Mar 8, 2006 - A reception with a light lunch will follow in the church hall immediately following the Mass with further opportunity to speak or memorialize (collages, short film loop on TV moniter playing continuosly, short speeches etc.,etc.) (1/2 hour alloted roughly).
1:30 PM Wed Mar 8, 2006 - Funeral procession to start lining up and leave for Cemetary by 1:40 PM.
2:20 PM Wed Mar 8, 2006 - Burial @ Gardens of Gethsemani Cemetary, 15800-32 Ave, Surrey, BC (map).
Condolences and Rememberances
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Website by Peter William Lount with assistance by Alex Wanuch. Copyright 2006-2008 by Peter William Lount