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Fonds F0091 - Sherman Edwin and Mary Teresa Vera Murray Fonds

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Sherman Edwin and Mary Teresa Vera Murray Fonds


  • 1954-1966 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records
29 photographs

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Biographical history

Mary Teresa Vera Murray (nee Imhoff) was born in New Carlisle in the Gaspe region of Quebec on February 2, 1928. Vera joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1954 as a Registered Nurse where she met Sherman Murray. She served on the HMCS Shearwater and was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in 1956. She and Sherman were married in 1960 and had 5 children. She died in Calgary on August 14, 2014.

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Biographical history

Sherman Edwin was born in Goderich, Ontario in 1934. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17. He received his basic training as a seaman in Cornwallis. He served on the HMCS Cayuga during the Korean War. After his service in the Korean War, he became an RCN pilot and flew Banshees off of Canada’s last aircraft carrier, the Bonaventure. Later he served as an instructor at HMCS Shearwater. Following his military service, he settled in Calgary where he worked in the construction industry. He died in Calgary on August 9, 2016.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Naval Museum of Alberta 2016.0017.001. Donated by Danielle Valenzuela, September 2016.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of items and photographs pertaining to Mary Teresa Vera (Imhoff) Murray’s time as a nurse in the Royal Canadian Navy and items and photographs pertaining to Sherman Edwin Murray’s career in the Royal Canadian Navy. It is divided into two series:
1. Mary Teresa Vera Imhoff records
2. Sherman Edwin Murray records

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Fonds processed by Yvonne Hinks, November 2016.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, January 2017.

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