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Murray Russell Fried

Male 1931 - 2005

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  • Birth  25 Mar 1931  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Jan 2005  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-45855 
    Buried  Detweiler Mennonite Cemetery, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I45855  Generations
    Last Modified  21 Oct 2018 

    Father  Russel Fried,   b. 19 Jan 1900, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rose Ellen Latsch,   b. 27 Oct 1905, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2002 
    Family ID  F41709  Group Sheet

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    Murray Fried

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    • Murray Fried, a lifelong resident of Kitchener, devoted his life to working with youth. Fried began coaching ice hockey in the early 1950s and in 1959 started the first Atom hockey team in Kitchener, later known as the Bauer Krauts which gained fame across North America for its competitive play and good sportsmanship. Fried coached the team for twenty-one years and managed the team for nine years, encompassing 2,020 games and winning 79 tournaments, Ontario Minor Hockey Association and league championships. Currently he keeps track of 600 Kraut Alumni members.

      In 1975 he received a Life Membership in Kitchener Minor Hockey Association and in 1976 Fried was selected Waterloo Region Sports Executive of the Year. In 1984 he received twenty-five year Service Awards from the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association and the Ontario Hockey Association.

      Fried was also a member of the Scouting Movement for over thirty-five years, including being a Cub and Scout Leader at the 11th Kitchener for twenty years. He was awarded a thirty-five year service pin, the "Medal of Merit", and the "Bar to the Medal of Merit" for outstanding service to Scouting.

      Fried also coached boy's softball beginning in the 1950s and started Kitchener's first Squirt Softball team in 1967. He started Kitchener Minor Softball in 1969 and he was their founding President. He coached the Kitchener Bantams to an Ontario Championship in 1970.

      In 1996 Fried received the Sertoma Club "Service to Mankind Award" for significant and meritorious service to mankind. He was also a founder of the Don Hayes Hockey School; he serves on the Parade of History executive at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium; and he was a member of other sports and Scouting committees.

      His working career in plastics spanned fifty years and he was awarded a Half Century Citation by the Plastic Pioneers of Canada.


      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

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      Pueblito, the beneficiary of an $85,000 legacy donation

      We recently received the wonderful news that the late Murray Russell Fried, a long time supporter of Pueblito's work, requested in his Last Will and Testament that $85,000 be given to Pueblito. His
      generosity and kindness have provided hope for young children in poor and marginalized regions of Latin America. We are truly grateful to Mr. Fried for his generosity.

      Legacy donations are an important part of our overall fundraising objectives. We ask you to please remember the work of Pueblito in your last will and testament.

      www.pueblitio.org

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      FRIED, Murray Russell Passed away, peacefully, at The Village of Winston Park, in Kitchener, on Wednesday, January 12th, 2005, in his 74th year, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Roseville, in 1931, Murray moved to Kitchener in 1934 and was a lifetime resident who devoted his life working with youth within organizations and helping youth on a one-to-one basis. Murray was an active member of Calvary United Church, since 1934. Survived by his "sister" cousins, Doris Wilson, Helen Radke and Sandi Galbraith; cousins, Roswell and Norwood Cress, Howard Fried, Jack Fried, Ruth Brown, Walter Fried, Myrtle Vanderschoot, Susie Good, Ivy Musselman, Dorothy Shantz, Marguerite Reick, Shirley Schiedel, Dorothy Martin, Don Brodhaecker and Jean Rickert. Predeceased by his loving and devoted mother and bestfriend, Rose in 2002 and by his father, Russell in 1934.Family was important to Murray and he became the Fried Family historian, genealogist and an active member of the reunion committee. Murray's career in Plastics spanned 50 years, 40 as Sales Manager for Mitchell Plastics Ltd. and 10 as a part-time sales rep, for Duron Plastics Ltd. After his retirement from Mitchell Plastics, he was awarded a Half Century Citation by the Plastic Pioneers of Canada. Murray was involved in coaching ice hockey, since the early 1950's and in 1959 started the first Atom Hockey Teamin Kitchener, later known as the Bauer Krauts, which gained fame across North America, playing in 6 provinces and 7 states, for it's competitive, colourful play and excellent sportsmanship on and off the ice. Murray coached the team for 21 years and managed it for 9, for a total of 30 years, 2020 games and 79 tournaments, OMHA and League Championships. He had kept track of over 600 Kraut Alumni members. In 1975, he received a Life Membership in Kitchener Minor Hockey and in 1976 was selected Waterloo Region Sports Executive of the year. In 1984, he received 25 year Service Awards from the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association and the Ontario Hockey Association. Murray was a former Director of the Don Hayes Hockey Schools and the Kitchener Rangers. He served on the Executive Committee of the Kitchener Auditorium Parade of History and the Parade of History Banquet Committee. Murray also coached boy's softball, since the 1950's and started Kitchener's first Squirt softball team, in 1967 and went on to start Kitchener Minor Softball, in 1969, of which he was thefounding President. He coached the Kitchener Bantams to an Ontario Championship, in 1970. Murraywas a member of the Scouting Movement for over 35 years and was a very active Cub and Scout Leader, at the 11th Kitchener for 20 years. He recently was awarded a 35 year service pin and previously received the "Medal of Merit" and "Bar to the Medal of Merit" for outstanding service to Scouting. Murray served on the Evertors Cub and Scout Camp Property Committeeand the Scam-per Camp Committee for needy boys forfree camping. Murray continued to contribute to Sportsand Scouting throughout his life. Murray was also active in the "Koats for Kids" Program (United Appeal) and the House of Friendship Christmas Hamper Program. He was a member of the Waterloo Historical Society, K-W Field Naturalists, founding member of the K-W Hiking Club, member of the Scouts on Stamps Society International (SOSSI), founder of the Maple Leaf Chapter of Ontario (SOSS1)and a member of the Mutual "Investment" Club for 50 years. Murray also served as the Editor of several Cluband Organization bulletins and newsletters. Murray received the Sertoma Award of Service to Mankind in 1996, was recognized at The Village of Winston Park's Third Annual Community Builder Event, in 1999 for his many volunteer contributions to the community and was inducted into the Waterloo County Hall of Fame in 2004. Murray will be deeply missed by those whose lives he has touched and the list is endless. Friends and relatives were received at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount Road), 743-8900, on Friday, January 14, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and will be received on Saturday, January 15, 2005 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Murray's life will take place at Calvary Memorial United Church, 91 Gruhn St. (at Park and Glasgow) in Kitchener on Monday, January 17, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Lougheed and Rev.Terry Dunseith officiating. Interment will follow at the family plot in Roseville Cemetery.

      The Record 15 Jan 2005 pg B5

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      Murray Fried

      Murray Russell Fried passed away peacefully at The Village of Winston Park, in Kitchener, on Wednesday, 'January 12, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was in his 74th year.

      Born in Roseville in 1931, Murray moved to Kitchener in 1934 and was a lifetime resident who devoted his life working with youth within organizations and helping youth on a one-to-one basis. Murray was an active member of Calvary United Church since 1934.

      Survived by his "sister" cousins, Doris Wilson, Helen Radke and Sandi Galbraith, cousins, Roswell and Norwood Cress, Howard Fried, Jack Fried, Ruth Brown, Walter Fried, Myrtle Vanderschoot, Susie Good, Ivy Musselman, Dorothy Shantz, Marguerite Reick, Shirley Schiedel, Dorothy Martin, Don Brodhaecker and Jean Rickert.

      Predeceased by his loving and devoted mother and best friend, Rose in 2002 and his father, Russell in 1934.

      Family was important to Murray and he became the Fried Family historian, genealogist and an active member of the reunion committee.

      Murray's career in plastics spanned 50 years, 40 as sales manager for Mitchell Plastics Ltd. and 10 as a part-time sales rep. for Duron Plastics Ltd. After his retirement from Mitchell Plastics, he was awarded a Half Century Citation by the Plastic Pioneers of Canada.

      Murray was involved in coaching ice hockey since the early 1950's and in 1959 started the first Atom Hockey Team in Kitchener, later known as the Bauer Krauts which gained fame across North America, playing in 6 provinces and 7 states, for its competitive, colourful play and excellent sportsmanship on and off the ice.

      Murray was a member of the Scouting Movement for over 35 years and was a very active Cub and Scout leader at the 11th Kitchener for 20 years. Rested at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, Kitchener. A celebration of Murray's life took place at Calvary Memorial United Church, Kitchener on Monday. Interment in family plot in Roseville Cemetery.



      The Ayr News Jan 19 2005 pg 12

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Mar 1931 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Detweiler Mennonite Cemetery, Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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