MURPHY – Lawrence John, 83, of Milton, Queens County, formerly of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Joseph and Louise (Zwicker) Murphy.
Lawrence was an electrical inspector for Fairey Aviation Canada from 1951 to 1970. He was active with the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatics Club (MMAAC) since he was a young man and served as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president. He was also past commodore for the Canadian Canoe Association. He even paddled in the Nationals and won many trophies for his accomplishments. Lawrence loved to fish and hunt ducks, geese, rabbits and deer which he used to feed his large family.
He is survived by his wife Arendina “Didi” (Voogt); his daughters Karen Murphy, Pam Cameron, Laura Murphy, Marlene Murphy, Gail (Tony) Jones and Patsy (Ken) Keizer, all of Dartmouth; Debra (Marty) McClare of Mount Uniacke; his sons Terry of Dartmouth and Marty of Fairview, AB.; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; his stepdaughter Stephanie (Kevin) Biron of Hatchet Lake; his sister Theresa Murphy and his brother Joseph (Madeleine) of Woodstock, NB.
Lawrence was predeceased by his son Lawrence David.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS where visitation will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatics Club. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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so sorry to hear of Lawrence’s passing. My thoughts are with you.
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you with sincere sympathy at this sad time.
To the family of Lawrence Murphy, I want to express my sincerest condolences on this sad time of loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
With sincere sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Roz /Curt Day-Bozeman
Dear Karen, and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Father passing ,it is a sad time when we loose loved ones and with a parent even more so.
This time is reflection of life well lived and a family who must take time and remember the beauty of being together with your Dad. Inspiration ,teachings, accomplishments , the Autumn of Life . We share your sorrow and pray you have strength at this sad time. Our condolences and our hope Blessings of fond memories will help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you and yours.. Roz Curt (Day-Bozeman)
My condolences to the Murphy family.
My sincere condolences to the family! I loved LJ !
Sorry to hear of the passing of Lawrence. Our prayers are with you.
Dearest Debbie & family,
My deepest condolences to everyone.
Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ed , Cathy Halfyard and Family
Debbie, Marty and Family, we are so sorry for your loss, sending our deepest of condolences to all of you and your family.
karen murphy and family karen so sorry to hear the passing of your father..my condolence
i never met your father but i have heard lots of pass stories you have told me..he sounded like a great man and dad
and i hope at this time in your life his momories will live on in yourself..
god bless karen…
Our condolences to the Murphy family from the Carter/Sutherland family.
I will miss you friend.
Very sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Our deepest sympathies.
Terry and Katherine Oickle
Sandy. Bill Whebby
My condolences to the Murphy family. Karen we had many talks since your dad been sick . Lawrence is at peace now.Sending hugs and Prayers your way
My condolences and prayers to the Murphy Family from Angela and Greg Cromwell and the rest of the family.
Linda and Don Forbes
We were sorry to hear about your father’s death. He must have been quite an athlete in his early life, judging by the old pictures, and he made his mark on the MicMac AAC. You will have many memories to sort through. Let the happy ones comfort you in the days ahead.
With our sympathy,
Linda and Don