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Obituary of Tony Murphy
Murphy, Tony Peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday October 13th at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Windermere Road, Tony Murphy passed away at the age of 88. He was born on January 31, 1932 in Drummond Townwship. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Dwyer). Loving father of Michael, David (Michelle), Richard (Amanda) and Maureen Ferguson (Don). Cherished grandfather of Melissa Payne (Brad), Meagan, Brittany and Jeff Murphy, Shannon Cobb (Jamie), Brianna Beaty (Blake), Delaney, Annie and Jack Ferguson. Great grandfather to Declan, Fiona and Reilly Payne and Wyatt Murphy. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Annie Murphy. Tony was brother to Theresa and her husband Tommie McKenna (both deceased), Grant and Audrey Murphy (both deceased), Rita Burnett (John deceased), Helen and Carmen Moloughney, and Mary and Goldie Mohr (both deceased). Although Tony moved away from home shortly after starting his career, he was so proud of his roots in the Ottawa Valley. Tony’s fondest memories were spent at the family cottage on Carson Lake. He enjoyed many great trips to Florida with Helen during his retirement years. Tony enjoyed seeing his grandchildren grow up and attended many of their events and activities. Special thanks to Dr. Bhalla, Dr. Inculet, Dr. Youmus and Dr. Quan for the great care they have given to Tony. Our profound thanks go to the amazing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice, for their wonderfully attentive and compassionate care. We are forever grateful that Tony was able to spend his final days at Hospice. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private visitation will take place Friday October 16th from 8:30 to 9:30am at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street. A private funeral will be held later in the day at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, London (sjhospicelondon.com) would be appreciated.