In Loving Memory Of
William “Bill” Murphy
1932 ~ 2022

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

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45 comments

  1. As a child I grew up in the neighborhood and Mr Murphy was indeed a kind soul and always smiling. Some of his woodworking projects could be seen in the backyard and they always drew my attention and brought a smile to my face. I didn’t know the family well but we grew up in the same neighborhood, surrounded by familiar faces. My sincere condolences, prayers and thoughts are with you during these difficult times.

  2. Sincere condolences to the Murphy family. It was great to have Bill, Marina and their wonderful family at our home last summer for Stephanie and Jean-Claude’s wedding. We will always cherish that memory.

    Charles LeBlond and Colette d’Entremont

  3. Very sorry for your loss. I only met him once but he seemed like such a good person and from what I hear he was ❤️

  4. Very sorry for your loss
    Uncle bill was a great guy
    Thinking of you all
    Love Joey Joann and family

  5. To Aunt Marina and family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. I have such fond memories of visits to Moncton and your family visits to the island. He was so loved and respected. I offer my deepest condolences.
    Robert

  6. My dear Murphy family…we are so so sorry for your loss – Bill, your father, was a beautiful and amazing man and amazing husband and a great father – we loved him very much and we love all of you and we wish we could be with you during this most difficult time – Our love to all you! Marie Burchell (Gallant) and Linda, Bonnie, Jay, Art. – Our hearts are with you all during this so sad time! Love you all…..

  7. Sad to hear of the passing of Bill. My sisters must have some great stories and memories of him throughout their childhood! Thinking of you all.

  8. Sincere Condolences from Lorna’s team at Parkwood Home Care. I know from her stories what a great Father he was and the living home he provided. Our warmest sympathy to your family.

  9. Hi Bob and Dianne, so sorry for you loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

  10. Dear Marina & Family;
    Thinking and praying for each of you as you realize Bill”s life remembering the fun times and telling stories.
    I remember Bill well.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Dear Hélène & Family,
    I am very saddened by your loss and send my sincere sympathies to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  12. Marina, Gene, Helene, Bob, Dianne, Lorna, Mark, Maureen & Families. So sorry to hear of Bills’ passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God bless and comfort all of you.

  13. Melanie and family,
    As you know, I have MANY fond memories of spending time at the Murphy’s over the years…it was like a second home to me. How did I not know that Bill was an avid curler?!? What I do know is that he was a kind, quiet, gentle soul even when he was disciplining Melanie and I when we were much younger. I’ve often told people about the time he told me to get out of the laundry chute and the many times he turned off the TV because of a scene he felt wasn’t age appropriate (he had perfect timing for walking into a room to check on us). Bill certainly loved his family and his faith. My heart aches for you all and to this day, I cherish my memories with the Murphy family…they always treated me like one of their own. Please find comfort in knowing that I’m thinking of you all ❤️

  14. so very sorry for your great lost .Our deepest sympathy. You are all in out thoughts and prayers.

    Great neighbors for years. Great Family.
    Love Donald & Bernadette Michael & Maurice Doiron

  15. TO MARINA AND FAMILY so sorry for your loss with much sympathy he will be missed.

  16. Diane &Bob and family our deepest sympathy our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time

  17. Gene,
    So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family,

  18. Gene/Peter,
    Just want to let you know that I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was a real gentleman and always had a smile on his face. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  19. My condolences to the entire Murphy family. Always enjoyed my interactions with him as a Board member and friend.

  20. We were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing.
    Our thoughts are with you, Marina, as well as with Maureen and your family.
    May the memories you and your family and friends hold dear of Bill comfort you all at this time.

  21. To Melanie and the Murphy family
    We are saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    From the Albers families in South Dakota and Colorado

  22. The love of a father is so special and a soft place to fall.
    Mr Murphy would be very proud of you all and your love for one another as his legacy.

    Warmest Regards
    Mary at Parkwood Home Care in Halifax

  23. A truly gentle and loving soul. I’m so very sorry and holding you all in my heart.

  24. Gene, Hélène and family, My deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  25. Marina and family our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Such a kind man and such a life well lived. I have many happy memories of our visits when I was younger. Our best to Maureen and all of you.

  26. My Sincere Condolences to the Murphy Family. I remember Bill and his family at St. Augustine and talking to him about his wood carvings many times even bought some for Christmas gifts while I was out walking my dog in the neighborhood.
    The Clow Family

  27. Dear Lorna Mark and family,We were so saddened to hear about your father’s death.My Moncton family remembers him so fondly as did my mother.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.with love Tim and Bernardine Moore and family

  28. A very fine man, great neighbour, and good Irishman. Our deepest condolences.

  29. Our deepest condolences Gene, Hélène and family. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Mike and Nicole

  30. Dear Marina and family. Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We know he will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace.

  31. So sorry for your loss Aunt Marina and family. Uncle Bill love and support was a blessing to me…..he was the sweetest soul ever. Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord! May his Soul Rest In Peace!

  32. Sorry to hear of Bills death .Our sympathy to you Marina and family.Sydney and Agnes Mac Donald

  33. It was with such sad heart that we read of Bill in the newspaper. Bill was always there with a soft spoken word coupled with a friendly smile. We admired his pleasant friendship – always interested in others. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. In prayer, Pat, Barry and Charlene

  34. My Sincere Condolences Maureen to your family during your difficult time.
    Cathy Reinders

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