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George Donald MURPHY
Décès le : 2007-06-20
Parution : 2007-06-20
Conjoint(e) : Geraldine Romo, Edna Plaine Wood
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

GEORGE DONALD "DON" MURPHY, CD Of Beaconsfield, QC and formerly of Halifax, NS passed away peacefully on Father's Day, at Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital, after a brief battle with cancer. Don was a member of the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officers' Association, Ste. Anne's Association of War Veterans, the White Ensign Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 91, and was a National Councillor for the Canadian Naval Memorial trust (HMCS Sackville). Born in Halifax, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the outset of WW2, serving throughout the war. He was a member of the Halifax police force from 1945 until 1951, after which he joined the RCAF, serving until 1971. He retired from service with the Provincer of Nova Scotia in 1983. Don was a caring and loving person who gave of his time whenever needed. His volunteer work with the poppy campaign for the legion and particularly his work as a volunteer at Ste. Anne's Hospital for nearly 25 years, gave him great satisfaction. Don was also very proud of, and passionate toward, his wartime naval service and more than anything, his wife and family. Don was predeceased by his first loving wife Geraldine (Romo) of West Chezzetcook, NS and a wonderful son and friend, Glen, his parents and several brothers and sisters. Don will be sadly missed by his second loving wife and best friend, Edna Plaine (Wood); his children, Gordon (Brenda) of Frederiction, NB, Donna Nellis (Roger) of Sherwood Park, AB, Debbie Grammell (Dana LaBlanc) of Westville, NS, Greg (Phyllis) fo Lantz, NS, Diana of Westville, NS and daughter-in-law Pat Murphy of Kitchener, Ont. He will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren, all of whom he dearly loved, Sarah Murphy, Tara and Breana Nellis, Tamie Murphy, Shane, Brian and Matthew Grammell, Josh Murphy and six great-grandchildren. Don is also survived by a sister Madeleine and brothers Reg (Lil) and Jack, all of Halifax, NS, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 at Collins, Clarke, MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 Highway 20, Pointe Claire, (exit 49) 514-483-1870, with family visitation one hour prior to the service at 2 p.m. At a later date, a memorial service will be held at St. Anselme's church in West Chezzetcook, NS at which time his ashes will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust or a charity of your choice. Our hero has "crossed the bar." Published in the Montreal Gazette on 6/20/2007

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