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Hugh Weldon ‘Sonny’ Murphy

Hugh Weldon ‘Sonny’ Murphy

Passed on: January 3rd, 2018

Our hearts are filled with sadness as we announce the sudden and unexpected death of our uncle Sonny Murphy of Port Morien. Sonny passed away at Taigh Na Mara on January 3, 2018. Born on December 10, 1928, he was the son of the late William and Catherine (Morrison) Murphy.
Sonny was a fisherman most of his life and also worked in construction. Sonny was an avid Hockey player. During his early years he played with the Morien Aces and later with the Wolfville Falcons. In 1981 Sonny was presented with an award of recognition by the Nova Scotia Hockey Association for his contribution to Amateur Hockey in Nova Scotia.
Sonny is survived by his sister-in-law, Kathleen Murphy, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his family.
Sonny was predeceased by siblings, brothers, James, Courtney, Byron, Donnie, Robert and William, his sisters, Lima, Alice, Iris and Jean.
Visitation for Sonny will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Glace Bay, with cremation to follow and Funeral service to be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Morien with the Rev. Marian Lucas-Jefferies officiating.
Thank You to the staff of Taigh Na Mara Level 2 and Dr. Jamie MacLean for looking after his needs the past few years. Special thanks to volunteers Sharon and Carol for making his stay at Taigh Na Mara memorable.


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