Moncton, NB – William “Bill” Murphy, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2022 at the Moncton Hospital.
Born in New Glasgow, PEI, he was the son of the late William and the late Winnifred “Winnie” Murphy (Carr).
William will be sadly missed by his loving wife: Marina Murphy (Gallant); his children: Peter (Amparo) of Aurora, ON, Eugene (Hélène) of Dieppe, Robert (Dianne), Maureen Murphy, John all of Moncton, Lorna MacMillan (Mark) of Halifax, NS, and Melanie Murphy (Chris Albers) of Kimberley, BC; his grandchildren: Nathalie MD, Stéphanie (Jean-Claude), Meghan DDS, Michelle, Erika, Sean, Annick MD, Jake and Rachel; his sister-in-law: Pheda of Quebec; also by many in laws and nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister: Marie Deighan (late Carl) and his brother: Eugene.
Bill met Marina at a Rollaway Club dance in Charlottetown in 1956. They fell in love and married shortly after in 1957 in Rustico, PEI.
Bill worked for 37 years as a machinist with the CNR where he made many life long friends.
He loved his large family and was very proud of all his children and grandkids.
Billy was a gentle loving man who felt blessed with his life and family. He was quick with a smile and happiest when he was helping others. Faith was a big part of his life and he was a minister of Communion at St. Augustine’s church for many years.
Bill was an avid curler and member of the Beausejour Curling Club. He loved his woodworking and made many beautiful pieces that will be cherished by his family for years to come. He enjoyed dancing, outings with his family and road trips, especially those with George and Fanny.
Bill’s kindness extended beyond his family and friends. Bill and Marina supported many children and families in developing countries through Chalice and Save a Family Plan. He was an active volunteer with many community organizations including Omista Credit Union, Scouts, Knights of Columbus, and he was especially committed to working with organizations supporting the intellectually challenged.
Visitations will be held at Passage, 625 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB (506) 855-1145, on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm. Note that there will be no visitation on Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Augustine RC Church, 340 Dominion Street, Moncton, on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Moncton Employment & Trainings “Mets Inc”, Ray of Hope Soup Kitchen or to a charity of your choice.
The family invites you to sign the book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of
Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center