Kawartha Lakes mourns the passing of David Murray, former Warden of Victoria County

By Lindsay Advocate

David Murray, former Warden of Victoria County, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday October 7. Murray was a community driven man who was involved in many local committees and boards throughout his life.

Before his time as the Warden of Victoria County in 1978, he served as Councillor, Deputy Reeve and Reeve of Fenelon Township from 1969 to 1997.

In his time with Victoria County, Murray was instrumental in the planning of the addition and renovation of the County Administration Building, City Hall as we know it today, in 1987.

He was also a key contributor to the planning of the Victoria Manor Home for the Aged a few years later. Murray had a strong interest in the transportation and public works sectors and was involved in the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) for several years.

The flag at City Hall in Lindsay has been lowered to half-mast in his honour.


  1. Don Macumber says:

    It was indeed an Honour to have served on Victoria County Council with Dave. He was truly dedicated to his Community. My condolences go out to the family and his many friends.

    Don Mc Cumber
    Past Warden/Victoria County. 1986

  2. Marty Stollar (former Mayor, Town of Lindsay) says:

    While I didn’t actually serve on Victoria County Council, I was nevertheless privileged to have worked with Dave — who, along with Ken Logan, Jim Brazier, Wayne Teel, Tom Crowe and Sal Polito, was one of the mainstays of what has been termed “the golden age of County government” — between 1994 and 1997.
    To me Dave exemplified what devotion to public service was about.
    Over the years I’ve frequently reflected on many of the conversations we shared … and I remain grateful for the insights and the guidance he provided (as I’m certain are those who served with him).

  3. Pj Murray says:

    Thank you all for taking the time to comment and condolences at this sad time.
    The family appreciates your thoughts and memories.

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