Terrance 'Muffs' Murphy
Passed on: February 23rd, 2016
The family of Terrence 'Muffs' Murphy is mourning the loss, but celebrating the life, of a wonderful father, brother, son and friend. Terrence passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on Feb. 23, 2016 in Halifax, N.S.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter Maeghan, brother Kevin Murphy, sisters Susan (Les) Mallard and Maureen Pickup, stepbrother Shane Goudie, stepsister Janie (Keith) MacKinnon, stepmother Judy Murphy, sister-in-law Glenda (Drew) Lowndes, brother-in-law Ralph Barry (Reet) McNeil, goddaughter Justine Pickup and many special nieces and nephews.
The family is finding comfort knowing he has been reunited with many of his loved ones including his parents, Donnie and Geraldine (MacDonald) Murphy, and especially his wife and love of his life, Dale Anne (McNeil) Murphy, who passed away in 2007.
To Terrence, his family and circle of friends were the centre of his world. From his childhood friends, to those he and Dale Anne shared together and all those in between, he was a man who made friends every day of his life. Those who knew Terrence, either as 'Terr', 'Terry' or affectionately as 'Muffs, would attest to his loyalty, his entertaining story telling ability, and his unwavering sense of humour. No one knows this more than his loving daughter, Maeghan. Terrence, Dale Anne and Maeghan may have been a small family, but they saw the beauty, love and laughter in everything – big and small. Maeghan will proudly carry these family values with her always.
Terrence lived with chronic illnesses his entire life, but that did not define him. Still, the outstanding medical care he received both in Sydney and Halifax throughout his life did not go unnoticed. Our family will always be grateful for their support.
All are welcome to join the family at his visitation and funeral. Details will be in announced in a later edition of the Cape Breton Post.
Donations can be made in Terrence’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.