(New Brunswick & St John's 1954) (27 April 1932 - October 15 2021)
Dr. Robert Murray Mundle, MD, FRCS, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, Royal Canadian Navy (retired). Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on October 15,2021 with family by his side. Husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
Murray was born in Sackville, New Brunswick and received his early education at Sackville High School, before attending Mount Allison University for B.A. in 1953. He was chosen as a Rhodes Scholar from New Brunswick and studied at Oxford University, England, where he received an M.A. Degree in 1956. Murray joined the Fleet Arm Royal Canadian Navy as a squadron pilot and served in various squadrons including 75 Squadron Royal Navy. In spite of a busy career as a pilot in the navy, he felt the need to continue his education and entered McGill Medical School where he received an M.D.C.M. Degree in 1959. This permitted a promotion in the navy from lieutenant to a Surgeon Lieutenant Commander. He served in this capacity as Medical Officer for H.M.C.S. Shearwater, H.M.C.S. Bonaventure 1960-63,and Principal Medical Officer H.M.C.S. Cornwallis 1963-65. He retired from the navy in 1965.
Murray decided to embark on a second medical career and trained for his F.R.C.S. in Urology which he obtained in 1968. He came to Prince Edward Island and was the only Urologist in the province until 1983, working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital until his retirement in 2001. He was active in the work of the Medical Society and served as President in 1973 following which he served on several committees. He was Chief of Staff of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and retired as head of that institution’s Department of Surgery. In spite of his many medical and military duties Murray had time for a full family and social life. He continued his love of the sea as a member of the Charlottetown yacht club where he sailed his sloop Thrumcap with his friends and family.