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Donald Charles Murphy

June 2, 1931 – May 9, 2016

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to a dear husband, Dad, Grandpa, brother, uncle and friend.

Don was born in Lethbridge to George and Hannah Murphy; he died peacefully at home in Burnaby.

Predeceased by sister Kay (Bill) Artemenko, brother-in-laws Neil, Cec, sister-in-laws Gerda and Mary, nephew Ian and niece Jeannie Livingstone.

Survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Beth.  Daughters, Diane (Terri), Laurie (Jamie) Good, Kathy (Brent) Shannon, brother and friend George “Geo”, sister in law Blanche Livingstone, grandchildren Kyle, Brody, Aimee, Trevor and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Don worked at Riverview as well as Burnaby Health Centre for 35 years and enjoyed lasting friendships with his colleagues.

He was fortunate to enjoy 29 years of retirement doing what he pleased.  His quick wit, quiet demeanor and love for family will never be forgotten.

We will celebrate his life on Saturday June 11th at 12pm at the Scandinavian Community Centre 6540 Thomas St. Burnaby.

If you choose you may donate to Burnaby General Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Condolence Messages

  1. Patti and Garry Olson

    03 June 2016 3 years ago

    Hi Diane…just heard about the passing of your Dad. Garry and I are so sorry for your loss and send you our deepest sympathy and will keep you in our thoughts. Please pass on our sympathies to your whole family. If you get a chance could you email or call me. I don’t have any contact info for you and would love to get in touch. Thanks Murph…take care, Patti and Garry 9604 583 4167 or golson@dccnet.com

  2. Karen Grant

    20 May 2016 3 years ago

    Hi Diane,

    I recall conversations about our Dads. You always had great things to say – and now many memories to hold dear and cherish. My condolences to you, Terri and your family.

    Karen Grant

  3. Cheryl Fischer

    19 May 2016 3 years ago

    So sorry for your loss Beth, Diane, Laurie and Kathy and all the rest of your family.
    It is a joy to serve all you Murphy’s over the years at ‘The Old Bavaria Haus’..family birthdays ect ect..Diane and Terri have been my first of all friends, and then my special customers. That’s how I met Dad and Mom Murphy❤ So very glad I did.
    ‘The Lord Bless you and keep You’ all the time..Love you All…Cheryl

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