Passed peacefully away in his 71st year following a short but very courageous battle with cancer, Rupert Martin Murphy of St. Bride's, Placentia Bay.
Rupert is predeceased by his parents, Alice and Herbert Murphy; his brother Johnny; his sisters; Betty, Lizzie, Katie, Sadie and Agatha as well as a number of nephews and nieces.
He leaves to mourn with a lifetime of beautiful memories his loving wife of 52 years; Vina (Coates); his adoring children; sons Kirby; Craig (Lisa); daughter Vanessa (Michael); his beautiful grandchildren whom he cherished; Gabrielle (Michael), Jackson, Ally, and Emily; his brother and life-long friend Joe (Marcella); sisters Mary (Pete), Anne-Marie, Francina, Barb ( Kevin) and Theresa (Donald) plus a very large extended family and group of friends.
Rupert was a joy to know and a friend to all. His story telling, his kindness and his wonderful sense of humour will live on forever.
A special thank you to the ambulance attendants for their compassion and support for mom during our tragic loss.
Visitation will take place at Coombs Funeral Home, Placentia on Thursday May 25th from 11:00 - 2:00. Funeral Service to take place at Coombs Memorial Chapel at 2:00 p.m.
Inurnment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Bride’s at 4:00pm Thursday May 25.