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In Memory of Greg T. Murphy

It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of the man we all loved and admired, Greg (Poppa, Murph) Murphy, on September 18th, 2021. Greg leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Anne (Foran) and their two sons and wives Jason and Denise, Kris and Connie. Poppa loved his five Grandchildren more than anything, and he and Anne moved from Newfoundland to Ontario to see them grow up. Jessica, Marcus, Brooke, Alex and Gregory will forever remember their poppa with love.

Greg will be dearly missed by his brothers Ed, Fabian, Gerard and loving sister Debbie Parsons (Fred and nephew Greg). He also leaves behind brother and sister in laws whom he loved dearly: Hannah Finn (Gerard) niece Michelle and nephew Gerry; Tom Foran (Susan) and nephews Tommy and Kent; Ed (Libby) and nephews Patrick, Adam and Jeff; Mary and nephews Scott and Shawn.  Predeceased by his parents Terry and Gladys Murphy and his brother Terry. 

Greg leaves behind a long list of “best friends” and many who admired him as their teammate, coach or co-worker (Canada Post).  Murph represented the province of Newfoundland in Softball and Curling, was an avid golfer, passionate Habs fan and valued member of the Navan Curling Club where he and Anne made life long friendships.  If you knew Murph, chances are you are one of the many who felt drawn to him and enjoyed his company as he made all his friends and family feel special, and to him, you were!

To all of his friends and loved ones who gave him and his family support during his illness, we thank you. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit the family at Heritage Funeral Home, 1250 Trim Road, Orleans, Ontario on Sunday, October 17th for visitation from 1-3pm and memorial service from 3-4pm.  Donations in Murph’s memory can made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  

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Rick Greenwood
26 days ago

No words can ever cover our years with Greg and Anne, from my first meeting Greg, I knew I had a friend forever. Greg always had my back, and I know he still does. I’ve not only lost a buddy, but I know Anne and family have lost a rock! Our prayers are with you at this time, and wish you all peace.

Karin and Kim Dodge
26 days ago

Dear Anne and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Greg (Murph) we will truly missed by anyone who had the pleasure of calling him a friend. We met Greg through curling and became friends right away. Anne always remember how much he adored you and he was so proud of your family. Our deepest condolences to you all. Kim and Karin Dodge

John & Connie Skabar
26 days ago

Although we have only known Greg for five years, his friendship, good humour and story telling will always be remembered, especially at the curling club. Murph put up a good fight for as long as he could., we all will feel the loss of our friend. Rest In Peace Murph!
To Anne & family we extend our deepest condolences.
John & Connie Skabar

Don lawlor
26 days ago

Dear Anne and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
Have fond memories of Greg at Curling Club.
Don and Pat Lawlor
Navan

Ethel Stuart
26 days ago

Murph always made curling a fun event. Always upbeat, he was a positive influence to other curlers. My deepest sympathies, Anne, to you and all of his family.

Melinda McCarthy
26 days ago

We were saddened to hear of the loss of a very dear friend. ‘Murph’ will surely be missed.
We send our deepest condolences to Anne, Jason, Kris and families..
Melinda and Dave

Ov and Janet
26 days ago

Ovila and I send our deepest condolences to Anne and the family. Greg was one of our favourite skips ever. No one made curling so much fun as Murph did. Then we became friends with Anne as well and enjoyed playing cards, especially 99, and our trips to Tupelo bay in myrtle Beach.
Greg this past year was a tough battle . May u Rest In Peace now . You will never be forgotten.

Brian Clements
25 days ago

My condolences to Anne and family. I met Murph at the Navan Curling Club where I quickly came to appreciate his curling skill, knowledge and competitiveness. We always enjoyed playing each other, especially once Anne joined him. During the post game social times, his sense of humour and stories kept us all entertained. I’m one of the many who will miss you Murph. RIP!

Paul Murphy
25 days ago

Anne from the bottom of our hearts we share with you and your family our deepest sympathy’s ..I will never forget the early Saturday mornings and Sundays and heading to the pond .The visits and the odd game of darts .Simple but life long memory’s that we had .That is what I’m thankful for .In his life he gave many people these memory’s.Thank you Greg We will never forget .you .

Ton and Gail Lynch
25 days ago

Anne and family. Tom and I are saddened by Greg’s passing.
Greg has found eternal peace. May this bring you and your family some peace as well.

Scott Kennedy
25 days ago

It was with great sadness that we heard the news about Greg’s passing. While we’ve (Scott and Shawn Kennedy) been away from Newfoundland for many decades, we were fortunate to enjoy some humorous conversations, road trips and drives around St. John’s with Greg when we visited many years ago (e.g., on our honeymoon – Scott and Dione Kennedy). We will cherish these memories of Greg as we’re sure his family and friends will take this time to remember and enjoy the lifetime of memories that they had with him. Wishing you all the very best at this time.

Pat Burton
25 days ago

Murphy Family, saddened to hear of Greg’s passing, please accept my deepest condolences in this your time of sorrow.

Pat Burton

Bailey Henderson
25 days ago

My condolences to the Murphy family. Greg’s upbeat presence at the curling club are truly going to missed.

The Hawkins family
25 days ago

Murphy family,
We are all so very sorry to hear of your Greg’s passing. I admired when him and Anne packed up and left their roots to move to Ottawa to be closer to Jason and Chris and to watch their beautiful Grandchildren grow up. To help with your sadness reminisce on the memories you have together ♥️

Joanne and Chuck Calvé
25 days ago

Dear Anne, Jason and Kris – our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Murph made us all better persons by teaching us to laugh at life and ourselves and he never failed to bring a smile to our faces. He’s an “ace” and he will be missed. May he RIP xxoo

Mike Jackson and Mitch Dulude
25 days ago

Our condolences to the Murphy family. Murph always brought a little extra happiness and laughter when he entered the room

Honey Veres
25 days ago

My deepest sympathies to Anne and all family and friends. Murph will be missed by many, but always remembered.

Julie & Michal Bajer
25 days ago

Our love and sympathies to Anne, Jay, Denise, the girls and to Kris and family. We’ll always remember having lost to him at shuffleboard but also that we all shared some really good laughs while playing. May you find strength to get you through this hard time in your lives and may Greg rest in peace and watch over you.

Geri Hewitt
24 days ago

Anne,
We’ve lost one of our longtime, best friends and are so saddened. We have so many wonderful memories of such fun and laughter at your house or our house or at the cabin for many years. Anne, our hearts ache for you, Jason, Chris and all their families. Greg was such a fun person who always cared about his friends and was so proud of his family – he surely will be missed by many. RIP dear friend
Eli and Geri

Debbie Scott
24 days ago

Anne, Jason, Kris, and The Murphy Family,
We were so very saddened to learn of Greg’s passing. Greg was always referred to as another “Brother” in the Hynes (Paul) Family. Holding you close to our hearts at this difficult time and sharing in your loss.
Sincerely Brian and Debbie (Hynes) Scott

Sylvia Anderson
23 days ago

My deepest sympathies for your loss Anne. Greg will be truly missed. I will always remember the laughter around the curling club table after a great game. Take care.. thinking of you during this difficult time.
Sincerely Sylvia Anderson

Donna Brocklehurst
23 days ago

Mike and Donna Brocklehurst
So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to Anne, Jason, Kris and family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Rachel Robichaud
22 days ago

Anne, I just want to give our condolences. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Murph. Mom and dad told me. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Hugs, Rachel Robichaud, Rick, hailey and Madison

Fred and Gerri Robbins
19 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Anne and the boys at this time of sorrow. Remembering Greg as a neighbour on Burgess Avenue , co-worker and friend, Fred and Gerri Robbins

Sheila and Wince Crocker
19 days ago

Anne, Jason, Kris and family! We are so sorry to learn of Greg’s passing. The many fond memories and good times of our earlier years as neighbors and friends on Burgess Ave in Mount Pearl will always remain with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today!!

Jack, Mary Halliday and family
19 days ago

Anne, Jason and Kris. So sorry to hear of Murph’s passing. We had many good laughs and have some fond memories of roller skating days and good times with neighbors on Burgess Ave. RIP.
Jack, Mary Halliday and Family

Gerald Sturge
19 days ago

Anne, Jason and Kris
I’m saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. My deepest sympathies. I have great memories of the years we and our young families spent living next door on Burgess Ave.
With Virginia’s sudden passing last year, I can certainly appreciate how difficult this time is in your lives.
My thoughts are with you, stay strong.
Gerald

Mark and Annie Steski
18 days ago

Dear Anne and family, we wish to extend our sincere sympathies to you. We met Murph some time ago at the Navan Curling Club and enjoyed playing against him and of course socializing with him after the games. He was also a lot of fun to golf with at Hammond, those long Wednesday afternoons with the Navan boys. Murph was a great guy and he will be missed. Take Care.

Bruce and Donna Martin
17 days ago

So sorry to hear about Greg’s passing!!! Our memories of Greg will always be cherished. Anne , our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ❤️❤️

JOHN GILLINGHAM
17 days ago

So very sorry to hear of Greg”s passing. Please accept our sincere Condolences.
John Gillingham (CP)

Rick Lazzaro
17 days ago

Sorry to hear of Greg’s passing…I remember fondly the days of playing softball with Greg in the Civil Service and Mercantile Leagues back in the 80’s…was a great competitor and an even greater person….my condolences to his family

Charmaine Squires
17 days ago

Anne ,Jason ,Kris and Families. Please accept our sincere condolences on Greg’s passing. Keep your memories close. From reading his memorial he was certainly loved by all. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Charmaine and Don Squires

Elizabeth, Nelson and Scott Bailey
17 days ago

Anna and family, so saddened to learn of Greg’s passing. Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Treasure all your beautiful memories and hold them close to your heart. RIP Greg.

Carl and Ruth Aylward
16 days ago

Deepest sympathy go to the family of Greg Murphy. I worked with Greg as a letter carrier in St. John’s. He will be sadly missed by family and friends

James Somerton Sr.
16 days ago

Sorry to hear of Gregs passing. We worked together at CPC back in St.John’s NL. God bless his family and friends.

Trudy Clarke
16 days ago

Anne, Jason, Kris and families. So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Know that you are in my thoughts at this very difficult time.

Garry Duff
16 days ago

So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Deepest sympathies and condolences to Anne and the entire family.

Brian Brocklehurst
16 days ago

Anne and family,

We are so very saddened to learn of Greg’s passing.
He was a great friend during our high school and Memorial Stadium days.A true gentleman who was all about family.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
RIP dear friend.

Brian and Doreen Brocklehurst

Wanda Palmer
15 days ago

To Anne and Family….We are so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. We shared many good times and certainly had some great parties while the boys shared their time on the ball field. Memories are a great healer so hang on to all those good memories. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs…..Ray and Wanda Palmer

Wayne and Lorraine Sundholm
8 days ago

Our sincere sympathy to Anne and family on the loss of such a wonderful guy. We have only known Murph through the curling community but always enjoyed his quick wit and sincerity. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace.

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