Ray Murphy, 78 SMITHS FALLS -- Ray Cornell Murphy, 78, of Smiths Falls, died suddenly October 23. He was born August 15, 1926 in Brockville to Lancelot Murphy and the former Muriel Cornell of Lyn. He grew up in the Glen Buell area and attended high school in Athens. His love for the cinema brought him to Smiths Falls where he worked as an apprentice projectionist at the Capital Movie Theatre. He later moved to Ottawa where he worked at both the Elmdale and Imperial Cinemas. In Ottawa he met his wife, Marie Poulin, and they were married on August 30, 1947. In 1949 he and his family returned to Smiths Falls, where he became a familiar figure at the Soper Theatre, now Premier Cinema on Main Street. His career as a projectionist lasted 42 years. After he retired in 1988, Mr. Murphy enjoyed working in his woodworking shop, creating many beautiful pieces of furniture, such as spinning wheels, a grandfather clock, tables, buffet and hutch. His wife Marie died November 17, 1992, but he is survived by a son Wayne and his wife Julie of Orleans and a daughter Darlene Strikefoot and her husband Dan of Smiths Falls. Also surviving are two step-grandchildren, Sherry Bonvie of Canmore, Alta., and Kim Strikefoot of Kingston. Friends called at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, where on October 27 the funeral was held. Rev. Peter Woods of Trinity United Church in Smiths Falls officiated. Burial followed at Maple Vale Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Published in Section b, page 8 in the Saturday, November 6, 2004 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times. Posted 11:07:45 AM Saturday, November 6, 2004.