South Huron mourns passing of local hero, Sir Murray Greene


On Monday, January 16th at just past 8:00 pm a pillar of our community, Sir Murray Greene, passed away peacefully at the age of 101 with his daughter, Bonnie, at his side.

As a member of “The Greatest Generation,” Murray served Canada on the battlefields of Europe during World War II to help bring stability and peace to the world. In recognition of his heroism in liberating France, Murray was awarded the French Government’s highest honour - the French Legion “Chevaliers”.

After returning home from the war Murray lived in rural Ontario and eventually settled in Exeter where he became a fixture of many committees working to make our community a better place. South Huron is a better place because of his efforts. He will be missed; never forgotten.

“Sir Murray Greene’s patriotic contributions both locally and internationally is part of the reason why we now live in the greatest place in the world. He has made a positive difference and we are a better society because of his contributions and those of his generation. Lest we forget.”

– Mayor George Finch.

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