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Desmond Jerome (Jerry) Murphy

Passed on: July 9th, 2010

Died peacefully at home, July 9, 2010, age 77. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, September 14, 1932. Attended Royal Roads Military College in Victoria B.C. and Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, ON. Was a Flying Officer with the RCAF and a Flight Instructor at RCAF Station Penhold near Red Deer, Alberta, where he met his wife. After leaving the RCAF Jerry attended the University of Alberta. The family moved to Newfoundland in 1964, where he taught political science at Memorial University. Predeceased by his wife Viola, 2009, son Timothy, 1965, and his parents Desmond and Hermione Murphy. Beloved father of Heather Megill (James Megill) of Cornwall, Ontario, Noel Murphy (Cecily Strickland) of St. John's, Norah Murphy of Toronto and Tara Murphy of St. John's. Much loved grandfather of Bruce, Rosemarie, Camille and Kier. Brother of Norah Bigelow (John Bigelow). Visitation at Carnell's Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 14th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial Service at Carnell's Memorial Chapel on Thursday, July 15, at 2 p.m., with interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in his memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com.


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