Murray retired from the Engineering Profession in June 2016, after working for the South African Railways for 23 years and thereafter another 20 years for various private Companies.
He is married to Ricky for more than 45 years already, but has known her for 48 years. They have three married daughters and five beautiful grandchildren, two grandsons and three granddaughters. Two of their grandchildren live in the UK with his eldest daughter and son-in-law, for the past 12 years already, and they have become British Citizens.
Although Murray has retired from the Engineering Profession, he wants nothing to do anymore with his previous career, although he has being invited by the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (of which he is a Fellow Member) numerous times to present papers at their AGM’s and also to lecture at the courses that they run, as he did previously when he was still in active employment.
Instead, he keeps himself busy (and out of trouble) by doing little things, e.g. helping with taking the grandkids to school and fetching them, supporting the grandkids in their extra mural activities, doing the shopping, washing the dishes, cooking the meals, working in his garden, planting vegetables in containers (his hobby), acting as courier (delivery boy)/banker for his wife (who is still working from home for the past 40 years), etc.
Murray is proud to be a member of the U3A, and is looking forward to his new role as Treasurer for the West Rand Chapter.