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John Dunphy

John Edward Dunphy, 72, Halifax, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Born in Saint John, NB, he was a son of the late John Dunphy (Norma McMillan) and Dorothy (Arseneau).

John was raised in Saint John, NB by his maternal grandparents, Clarence Joseph Arseneau and Annie “Minnie” (LeBlanc). At the age of 17, he came to Halifax to live, where he me the love of his life, Carol, who he married in 1966.

John had many trades over the span of his life; yet, he is most remembered for his role with Sears Canada as an electronics technician, where he was a dedicated and well respected employee from 1972, retiring in 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Carol A. (Nobles), and daughter, Tara Dunphy (Michael), Toronto, ON, as well as sisters, Karen Dunphy, Joanne (Russ) Dunphy–LaBelle, Maureen (John) McMillan, all of Dartmouth, NS, Cathy Finlay, Kitchener, ON, brother, Michael Dunphy (Leah), Prince George, BC, sisters–in–law, Sharon (Harold) Millie, Shellbrook, SK, Patricia (Gerry) Makinson, Winnipeg, MB, and brother–in–law, Ian Nobles (Joan), Ft. McMurray, AB, as well as several aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and step–mother, his brother, Budd “Wayne” Dunphy, and sister, Elaine (Dunphy) Grijm.

Cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS (902.477.5601), where visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.

Flowers are welcome, however, should friends desire, donations may be made to your local animal shelter in John’s honour. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting


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