On the loss of Murray Thomson

You are invited to join the Ottawa Quaker community in a
CFSC style Memorial and Celebration of Life for Murray McCheyne Thomson (19 December 1922 Honan, China – 2 May 2019 Ottawa, Canada)

Wednesday 23 October 2019
1:30 pm
First Unitarian Church
30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa

Please RSVP to Sheila at mothomcelebrationoflife23oct@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Please feel free to share this invitation with any who may be moved to join in reflection and celebrations of Murray’s life and work.

Murray Thomson was one of the 150 extraordinary Canadian peace makers that PeaceQuest celebrated in our Canada 150 project.

Pauline Lally SP, Debbie Grisdale, and Murray Thomson at a PeaceQuest event in 2016.

…a fine fellow with a great sense of humour

Jamie Swift

He was a founder of Project Ploughshares, PeaceFund Canada and Peace Brigades International. He was a model and a mentor for many members of the Canadian peace movement. He was internationally respected for his efforts to connect the work for peace with the work for justice, security and international development.

He was a peacemaker in every sense of the word.

You can read more about Murray’s work in this article by Jim Cresky of The Hill Times In the coming days and weeks there will be more tributes to Murray’s work and his legacy.

Beth Pater, Pauline Lally SP, and Murray at the
ICAN Nobel Peace Prize Celebrations in Ottawa, December 7th, 2017

We reflect on the times we spent with Murray with the following archive of articles and images: