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Bronte Memories Never Fade

By Dan Hutton on May 3, 2012 in News

During the month The Beast received a rather moving letter from one of our readers, Rebecca Murr, who lost her father on March 10, 2012 after six years suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Nicolas Murr was 81 years old when he passed away. According to Rebecca, her dad had flash backs in the six years he suffered from these debilitating diseases and while there was much that he could not remember he happily recalled that he and his family never missed a weekend away from Bronte Beach.

He even remembered sitting under the same tree with his wife and kids at the stretch of sand where he taught all four of his children how to swim. And while he may have forgotten everybody’s name he never forgot his beloved memories of Bronte Beach, such is the power and beauty of the little coastal hamlet.

Nicholas Murr leaves behind his beloved wife of 43 years, Matilda, his four children Anne Marie, Donald, Rebecca and Jilbert, and four grandchildren.
Vale Nicolas Murr (12/12/30-10/3/12)

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