Holyrood Legend Gerald Murray retires from mail service

Congratulations on the Retirement of Holyrood’s Famous Mail Man – Gerald Murray! Gerald Murray, of Holyrood Ontario started his mail delivering career in 1950 helping his father Peter Alphonse Murray, deliver mail in Holyrood, via horse and cutter. His father had started delivering mail in the winter of 1943. Since he was the youngest boy, and 3rd youngest sibling of 11 children, he was able to work alongside his father delivering mail for a lot of his childhood. Gerald helped his father deliver mail from when he started in 1950 until 1977, when he decided to take over after his father passed away. From 1977 until 1992 Gerald delivered mail for Rural Route #2 of Holyrood, with the help of his wife Nancy Murray. Gerald decided to take a break form delivering mail for 4 years to focus more on farming and his dairy milking operation. He then returned to delivering mail in 1996, and took over all 3 Rural Routes in Holyrood. From 1996 until December 28th, 2018, when he officially retired, Gerald has been the famous and much appreciated Mail delivery man for all of Holyrood. You will be greatly missed among our rural community, and thank you for providing us with exceptional mail delivery!

L-R: Lucy Miller (owner of the Holyrood General Store), Aleya Murray, Gerald Murray, Darian Murray, Morgan Murray, Kayla Murray and Justin Murray pose for a family picture as long time local mail man Gerald Murray has retired.

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