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RUPERT MURRAY (78-83)

15 Dec 2020
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Rupert Charles Ian Murray (78-83) died in September, 2020. He was 55, and lived in the Henley-on-Thames area. His lifelong friend Giles Fuchs (78-83) writes:

“Rupert was born in Shiplake and went to Rupert House preparatory school before joining Pangbourne College. His main sport was rowing which culminated in a bow seat in the 1st VIII under Peter Politzer, winning a number of heads and regattas and representing the College in the Special Race for Schools at Henley Royal Regatta.

At Pangbourne he got good enough A level grades to go to Exeter University to read history which remained a life-long passion for him. He also continued his rowing, intermittently, via various clubs including Henley Rowing Club, London Rowing Club. Latterly, he rowed in an Insurance Industry veteran's challenge at Henley on a few occasions. His favourite rowing event was always Henley Royal Regatta, of which he was a member. He was also a member of Leander Club.

He married Ali Cowan and they had two sons together, Max and Angus, whom I am glad to call my godchildren. Unfortunately, the marriage broke down. However, Rupert spent his last years with Nicole Slivoa who he loved very much.

Earlier in life, days before his 26th birthday, he was voted, tongue-in-cheek, Sloane Ranger of the Year in 1991 and became ‘Ranger Rupert’ in the national press. A friend informed the Eastern Daily Press that Rupert ‘always looks smart and well turned-out. He is a very charming young man.’ For his part, Rupert was happy to defend his new status, saying ‘I think most Sloanes are not as obnoxious as the press makes out.’

In business, Rupert had a long and distinguished career in Credit Risk insurance. He worked for all the big names, Aon, Gallagher etc, and in 2019 set up on his own. With all his long-established clients following him, his business future looked very rosy.

Throughout his life Rupert was a popular man, always happy even when one might think that a lesser man may have succumbed to some unhappiness. His death could not have been worse timed. We will miss him.”

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