William Hubert (Murph, Smurf) Murphy
Death is but the next great adventure and on March 2, 2016 William Hubert (Murph, Smurf) Murphy set out on his wrapped in family support. The youngest of ten children he was born in 1941 to Hubert & Myrna Murphy of Wards Brook, Nova Scotia. With a family estate on Shulie Lake, Billie spent his life fishing, hunting and loving Nova Scotia's back woods. A 25 year career with the Royal Canadian Navy gave him a view of the world but nothing compared to the love he had for friends, family and Barbie – his wife of 52 years . He is survived by his children Terry (Hansi ), Tina (Don) and Jane (Topper & Thea).
Following his military service, Bill worked with the Reserves, and then Chignecto-Central Regional School Board as a bus driver and high school custodian before officially retiring. His story telling abilities and humour were well known and he had a reputation for being a persistent tease and many were unwilling recipients of his endless pranks. His robust size combined with his quick wit allowed him to easily play the role of Town Crier and during the holidays the big man himself, Santa Claus.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 6 from 12-1:45pm with Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service commencing at 1:45pm. Memorial Service will follow at 2pm all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. The family wishes you to join them to share stories and laugh at the pranks and jokes that were so much a part of Bill's life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com