Remembering a hero: Major (Ret’d) Murray Edwards

Broadmead Care has partnered with CHEK TV to share a few of the stories of Veterans who live at Veterans Memorial Lodge, as well as the important work you and our volunteers do to ensure love, life, and living matter for all residents.

We are honoured to share the stories of Canada’s Second World War, Korean War, and modern day veterans during the 5pm and 6pm newscasts from now till October 31.

Hosted by CHEK TV’s Tess van Straaten, who is also a Military Mom, the 60 second commercials invite viewers to be a part of veterans’ life journeys with a donation to Broadmead Care. Donations will help bridge the gap between the dollars we need and what we receive, and ensure Canada’s veterans have the care they deserve.

I wanted to share a link to one of the stories that will air. Major (Ret’d) Murray Edwards was a longtime resident of Broadmead Care. For nine years he called Veterans Memorial Lodge home. It is with heavy hearts that we advise you now of his passing, at 103 years of age.

A Second World War and Korean War veteran, Murray leaves this world a hero, with a legacy that will continue for everything he stood for.

Murray was a long-time donor to Broadmead Care. In August, we asked Murray if he would like to participate in our CHEK TV campaign, to which he selflessly responded “Yes.” The day before he passed, Murray viewed his feature spot and expressed how he was “so pleased to be a part of it,” and was looking forward to sharing it with his family and friends.

To honour Murray’s life we will continue to air his story. This is our opportunity to celebrate a man who sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom, and to lay the foundation for continued support of Canada’s veterans in the future.

Thank you, Murray, for being a champion of Broadmead Care and a leader for what is good in this world. You will be sorely missed.

(Click on the image below to view the CHEK TV Campaign)

Remembering a hero: Major (Ret'd) Murray Edwards, seated in his wheelchair at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Victoria BC. He's wearing his uniform, with a poppy, and his medals.