RIP Brian Purdy!

Celebrating the life of our friend and colleague, Brian Purdy! 

Brian left us suddenly on August 27th.  He was more than just a colleague to many of us, but a true friend.  He was an amazing, caring, and loving person, and always made everone feel welcome.  His passing is a great loss to all – he will be sorely missed.

Brian worked for Canadian Pacific and served them for 39 years as Port / Account Manager of the International Division.  He retired 2 years ago.

Brian has been a member if The Traffic Club of New York since 1990.  He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1992 and has served as our President, Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Annual Dinner, has been a long time member of the Golf Committee, and has served on various other committees through the years.  In 2008, he was honored as our Ficken Award recipient,  given for untiring support, able leadership, and positive contributions of time and talent to TCNY over many years.  He was an invaluable member and contributor to the Club.

While Brian has left this earth, he will still be alive in our hearts and minds, and our memories forever.

RIP Brian!  We love you!

Brian’s obituary

12 thoughts on “RIP Brian Purdy!

    1. paul birnbaum

      Sorry to hear of Brain’s passing. he was a good guy and a big supporter and driver of TCNY. He will be missed. I wish his family much peace during this trying time and they should know he had a lot of friends he made through the years.
      RIP Brian. God speed.

  1. Jim Dillon

    Brian was a true friend to anyone who knew him well. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  2. Anton Becker

    Thank you Brian for the joy you brought to your friends at the TCNY and the rail industry.


  3. Steve Park

    I was shocked to hear of Brian’s passing. One of the true gentleman in our industry. Miss ya Brian…
    My condolences to Brian’s love ones.

  4. Richard “Gump” Godyl

    So sorry -I also worked and retired with CPR and
    Worked with Brian! Yes to young and prayers go
    out to his family! RIP Brian!❤️?

  5. Fred Langevin

    I worked with Brian for many years at CP and his energy and zest for life will be missed. He was fun to work with and a great friend.

    My condolences to his family.

  6. Vince Caluori

    Brian was a great friend and colleague for me at CP. He was always willing to help, very passionate and so approachable. This is my year of Presidency for the Traffic Club of Montreal and we were really looking forward to seeing each other at the TCNY Annual Dinner, and sharing a few laughs. He will be truly missed. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time, he was so proud of them and his love for them knew no bounds.

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