Thursday, June 13, 2024

Celebrating Byran Murray by Chris Lowrey

Pontiac native and country singer Gail Gavan belted out a few of Bryan Murray’s favourite country and folk songs at his celebration of life at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, Ont. Those in attendance were encouraged to sing along to “Country Roads” which was a Murray favourite.
Chris Phillips, the Ottawa Senators’ all-time leader in games played, gave a speech about Murray and the personal relationship the two had. “He always wanted to know about [my family] and he wanted to tell me about his,” Phillips said.
Two Ottawa Fire Service trucks were parked out front of the Canadian Tire Centre for Bryan Murray’s celebration of life. The truck’s ladders were extended and a massive Canadian flag was suspended between them.
Ottawa Senators Assistant General Manager Randy Lee (left) and General Manager Pierre Dorion speaking at Bryan Murray’s celebration of life ceremony. “Hopefully, the next time we gather like this, it’s to celebrate Bryan’s induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame.”

Chris Lowrey, THE EQUITY
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance at Bryan Murray’s celebration of life at the Canadian Tire Centre Thursday Aug. 24. “He loved the liquid hockey rituals,” Bettman said about Murray during his speech. Bettman was one of several who spoke well of Murray during the event hosted by the Ottawa Senators. Some tears were shed and many laughs were had at the celebration of Bryan Murray`s life at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, Ont. on Aug. 24.


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