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Narasimha T.N. (Tom) Murthy

Narasimha T.N. (Tom) Murthy

Born In: Tumkur, India
Born: May 8th, 1940

Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: February 15th, 2019

Taverekere Nagappa Narasimha (Tom) Murthy began his cosmic journey on Feb 15th, 2019 in his 78th year. He passed peacefully away at his home in St. John’s surrounded by family and friends. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Nagappa and Jayama, his sister Yamuna, and his brother Krishna Swamy. He is survived by his eldest sister, Jaysheela.

From Tumkur, by way of Demark, to his destination, Newfoundland, Tom created beautiful friendships all along his path. He embraced the Newfoundland culture when he arrived in 1968 and as always, added his own special flavor. While working in Springdale, he met his first wife, Helen Colbourne. Together they had two daughters, Bharathi Natasha and Deva Sara. In 1980 he returned to India and married his life partner, Prema, also a native of Karnataka. In their 39 years together they had one son, Bhasker Chandra, and raised all three children as one family.

Tom’s professional life was truly shaped by the land and the sea. Originally prospecting in the wilds of Labrador he explored many careers from door to door sales to property management. He then found himself tossing around on foreign trawlers on the good ole Grand Banks as a fisheries observer. Forced to retire early due to an injury, Tom spent the last segment of his life reflecting, exploring and sharing his spirituality.

Although we will all miss his smile, laugh, courage and vigor for life, we take comfort in knowing of the countless souls he has touched. Tom was an amazing man and gave us all a higher ideal to aspire to.

A memorial was held to celebrate his life at Caul’s Funeral Home on Feb 17th, 2019. Donations can be made in his memory to the Manjari Sankurathri Memorial Foundation (MSMF) at www.msmf.ca.

Our family would like to thank all those who have reached out to us during this time. Our heartfelt thanks also go out to Tom’s health care team who provided him such great care.




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