Brock mourns loss of longtime custodian Brad Murray

The Brock University community is saddened by the death of Facilities Management employee Brad Murray, who passed away Thursday, Feb. 23.  

Murray was a friendly face at Brock for the past 20 years. His most recent assignment was as a dayshift Custodian for the Arthur Schmon Tower and Thistle Complex.  

Scott Johnstone, Associate Vice-President, Infrastructure and Operations, said Murray was an outstanding employee who was steadfast and friendly.  

“He was always busy doing his best and providing great customer service for the Brock community. He will be greatly missed by all,” he said.  

“Brad epitomized the definition of a quiet professional,” said Dave McArthur, Director, Facilities and Services. “He just wanted to do a good job and was not looking for personal accolades or recognition.” 

Shane Jenkins, Past Union President for CUPE 1295 and one of Murray’s co-workers, said Murray was an independent worker in both his professional and personal life.  

“Brad was a hard-working custodian, always asking his supervisors for extra work and new projects to complete,” he said. “He took on all home projects by himself (home renovations) even when his co-workers offered help or assistance, as his independence was important to him.” 

Custodial Supervisor Frank Thomas recalls Murray’s attention to detail when he worked on the afternoon shift as a Floater/Cleaner waxing floors. 

He was one of the best floor refinishers in our department,” he said. “He loved using special floor polishing machines and enjoyed making floors nice and shiny in all buildings on campus. He took pride in that part of his job very much.” 

A private service will honour Murray’s life.

The flags at Brock University were lowered on Friday, Feb, 24 in Murray’s honour.

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