Murphy honoured by Down Syndrome Society

A Red Deer restaurateur is being recognized for his support of disabled people.

  • Jun. 13, 2014 4:47 a.m.

A Red Deer restaurateur is being recognized for his support of disabled people.

David Murphy, who operates Albert’s Family Restaurant, Murph’s Pub and Grill, and Tony Roma’s, has been selected by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society to receive its Employer of the Year Award.

Murphy was nominated for the award by Shawn Grieve, one of his employees who has Down syndrome, and Grieve’s support worker, Aimée Robertson.

A release issued by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society quoted Grieve as saying Murphy always takes the time to speak with him and check on how he’s doing.

“The last time he came to see me, he even got me serving food to customers! It was then that I got my first tip! I was so happy!

“I looked for a job for a long time, but not everyone could see my ability, like David could.”

Grieve, Aimée and Canadian Down Syndrome Society resource co-ordinator Corrine Grieve were to present Murphy with his award today at 1:15 p.m. at Albert’s Family Restaurant.

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