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MURRAY DAVID ZASLOV "Veni, vidi, vici" Born July 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Murray was relieved of his mortal coil with his family by his side, on June 4, 2012, at St. Paul's Hospital, in Vancouver, B.C. He was predeceased by his mother, Dora Zaslavsky (Galaxy Catering), and brother, Irving Zazlov. He is survived by his wife, Marly, daughter Shannon Aceman and grandson Ryan of Vancouver, daughter Anrea Zaslov and husband Qamrul Haider, mother-in-law Gertie Frankelson, and brother-in-law Jack Buckwold and family, all of Winnipeg. A keen intellect; a seasoned gourmand; eloquent user and lover of the English language; art enthusiast spanning David and The Thinker to a unique personal collection of Oaxaca carvings. Murray had deep appreciation for live theatre; cinema ( Casablanca still being his favourite); music (Frank, Ella, Pete Seeger and Puccini); Bob Fosse's dance form and the tango. He was a student of American history and politics; golfer and sports trivia buff; car aficionado; world traveler with a penchant for Spain and flamenco, Tuscany, and the Mexican sun; barrister and solicitor. Murray was a caring husband, father, zaida, mentor and friend. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Murray graduated from St. John's Tech and earned his law degree at the University of Manitoba's Law School, Class of 1960, during which time he worked at Hanford Drewitt Mensware, where he developed his impeccable sense of style. In private practice for 35 years in Winnipeg, he appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in 1968, the result of which became a leading case in the area of domestic jurisdiction. His practice was business oriented, with an interest in taxation, real estate development both in Canada and the USA, and numerous entrepreneurial ventures. This man did not suffer fools gladly, nor could he praise a cloistered virtue, and he did not go gently into that good night. But he did do things his way, both in life and in death, marching to the tune of his own drummer. Quite a remarkable and complex individual - who will be deeply missed by those who knew him. To those he leaves behind, his favourite toast:" Amor y dinero y el tiempo para gastarles." (Love and money and the time to enjoy both!)
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 09, 2012
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