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MURPHY, Gordon Donald
2016-11-27

Gordon Donald Murphy (1936-2016) 80, of Chateauguay, Quebec, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at the CHSLD Foyer Chateauguay.  Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Eric Murphy and Mary Frances Merrigan he lived most of his life in Chateauguay.

He is survived by his wife Sheila, his three sons Paul (Peggy), Peter (Veronique), Perry (Kimberly); his four grandchildren Kaeleigh, Phillip, Connor and Thomas; his sister Mary;  his brother Leo; as well as his many loving nieces, nephews and friends throughout the community.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Ted, Eric and Bill.

Gordon had an incredible involvement in his son’s sports teams.  His deep sense of community, family and faith earned him Irishman of the Year in his beloved Chateauguay.  His fiery temper was matched with his kindness, sense of fairness, honesty and generosity that had made him so unique and respected.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Alexandre Nicole Funeral Home, 96 boul. St-Jean-Baptiste, Chateauguay, Quebec.  

A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help OLPH Parish, 295 Rue McLeod, Chateauguay, Quebec.

Special thanks for the care given by the many nurses and staff at the CHSLD Foyer Chateauguay for making Gordon’s last years as comfortable and as dignified as possible.

Memorial donations may be made in Gordon’s name to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Testimonies of sympathy

Peter, my thoughts and prayer are with you and your family on the passing of your dad, may he rest in peace.

Elizabeth Guertin

Our sincere condolences Peter to you and your entire family. He was such a positive man and so good with his coaching and his rapport with the kids. He will be missed.

Mark Noseworthy

Our sincere condolences to Sheila, Paul, Peter, Perry and their families and to the other Murphy families. May God comfort and give you the strength to bear his loss. We lived across from Gordon on Bernard Street and were greeted with a big smile whenever he was out or walking his favorite dog, whom he taught several tricks, of which he was proud of. He was also a coach to my son. Gordon you will be sadly missed. Rest in peace.

Julie Faria, Denise Mainardi, Josie Snyder and Gordon Faria

Peter, my sinceres condolences for you and your family. My thought are with you during these difficult moments. 

Simon Cloutier

My condolences to the Murphy family.

Emblem Craig

Peter, my deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I remember your Dad very well from the paddling years. He was always smiling and chatting with everyone around. Your Dad was such a kind man and will be sadly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Rest in peace Mr. Murphy.

Nancy Picard (Manchip)

My deepest condoleances to the family.

Mathieu Hébert

For me he was a coach, a committed community member, teacher of strategic play and an example of how to behave as a man. He passed on his love of sport and competitiveness to me and so many others and always seemed genuinely happy to see me. Always engaged in the moment. Gordy, as many of the kids he coached respectfully called him, remembered events of my younger days that I had forgotten. He made you feel like you mattered. He was a larger than life character of my youth and I have forgotten. He made you feel like you mattered. Peace to him and his family.

John Stabb

Go well and safely Gordie! So sorry for your loss, my heart and thoughts are with you all.

Marilyn Simmons

Condolences to the Murphy family.

Hendrik de Wit-Huissteden

Heartfelt condolences to the family.

Anne-Marie Guertin-Guidolin

My deepest condolences.

Robby Lagace

My condolences Perry and Mike.

Tim Mac Millan

Very sorry for your loss. One more added to the many Good People we have loss so far this year.

John Bray

My sinceres condolences to Paul, his Mom and his brothers. R.I.P. Mr. Murphy.

Susan Cameron

My sinceres condolences to the family. A man that made a difference. R.I.P. Gord.

Ron Graham

May you rest in peace Mr. Murphy.

Mike Brisson

So sorry to hear that Paul. My deepest condolences to you and your family. He will be greatly missed by the people he knew and loved him. R.I.P. Gord.

Warren Riddell

My sinceres condolences to all of you.

Jana Rothmar

My sincere condolences to his family.

Stephanie, Ray and Caryne Turner

My sinceres condolences to his family.

Doreen E. Scalia King

My deepest sympathies to the family.

Diane Lachance

Our deepest condolences to the Murphy family.

Rick Duheme

My condolences to his family.

Pam Haas

My deepest sympathies to Aunt Shelia and the entire Murphy family. Sending my love to you all. God bless.

Mar Sauve

So sorry Peggy...

Rhea Noseworthy

Our sinceres condolences to Sheila and the family on their loss. May you all take solace of the fact he was such a great man who left an imprint on everyone he met. R.I.P. Gordie.

Pauline Olson McKenzie

R.I.P. Gordie

Marilyn Roberts Riley

Thinking of your family at this difficult time. I will always remember the big smile and kind words he had whenever I saw him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kerry Geddes (Manchip)

Our deepest sympathies to the Murphy family.

Jean-Marc Guérin

My deepest condolences. I remember your father so well from the community and from sports. May he rest in peace. 

Kelly Ryan and family Kelly

Peter my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

Susanna Cirillo

My sincere condolences to Peter and the family

Patrice Joly

Peter, I would just like to extend my sinceres sympathies during this difficult time. Big hugs going out to you and your whole family.

Donna-Marie Twerdun

Peter and the family, my condolences and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike Bradford

My sincere condolences to the Family.

Sophie Brossard

On behalf of the Boyle family my heart felt sympathies, prayers and thoughts to the Murphy family. Mr. Murphy was an incredible man a pure Irish gem!

Kieran Boyle

My deepest sympathy to Sheila and the Murphy family Chateauguay has lost one of it's finest and most kindest citizens. Not to mention a great Coach. Rest in peace, Mr. Murphy.

Bridgid McGurnaghan

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

Tammy Hubbard

My deepest sympathies to the Murphy family. He and his son where my first coaches ever (Baseball). His kindness and coaching led me to my first Championship ever in any sport and I would always enjoy greeting him in the mall or wherever I saw him. RIP.

Carl Cumberbatch

My sinceres condolences to the Murphy family. When I worked at the Bellevue golf course many years ago, I had the chance to meet him. A true gentlemen with a smile and good words for people. We call him Mr 50-50, because when we asked him how are you today Mr. Murphy? He would always answer us 50-50. R.I.P Mr Murphy and god protect your family and friends.

Christian Hamel

My condolences to the Murphy family. They were neighbors of mine on Bernard St. and knew them well. Although it has now been many years I have fond memories. Thinking of you all at this sad time. RIP and God Bless xo

Charlene Strike

My sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss.

Patricia E. Lahache

Our condolences to the Murphy family.

Darren Sangollo

My sympathies to the Murphy family.

Sylvain Bodo Boudrais

RIP Mr. Murphy. I will always remember you selling the half and half tickets for the hockey tourneys at the rink. <3 My condolences to your entire family.

Trina Massel

My deepest sympathies to the Murphy family.

Denis Martin

My condolences to the Murphy family.

Brent McNally

So sorry to hear, my sincere condolences to the Murphy family, such a friendly man.

Karen Schimmelpfeng

RIP Gordie

Patricia Wilkinson

I would like to offer my condolences to the Murphy family. Mr. Murphy was very passionate about the game of hockey. He was a good coach and had a positive influence on how I played the game. He was always willing to help and provide good advice. Rest in Peace Mr. Murphy.

Gord MacDonald

Deepest sympathies to the Murphy family on your loss. "Murph" was a good man with a kind heart who always found a moment to say hi whenever our paths crossed, football field, church or elsewhere. He'll be missed.

Bill Scullion

Deepest sympathies to Sheila and the Murphy boys.

Gloria Olson Ross

My sincere condolences to the Murphy family.

Nathalie Gagné

He was a very nice man. My heart is broken.

Kelly Stacey

My deepest sympathy to the Murphy family.

Kim Bullet

My deepest sympathies to the Murphy family... there was always chuckles when Gordy was around.

Rick Joly

My thoughts and prayers are with you Sheila and Family. May he rest in peace.

Arlene Sioui

My condolences to the Murphy family. It was always a pleasure to listen to his stories.

Gabriella B-M

Was at Lafleur's Golf course for Wednesday Night League - Gordie got a hole-in-one. With his touch of class put a pitcher on every table in the club house - and we celebrated. That and his position standing at the corner glass at Maple Arena are a couple of my personal memories of Gord. Condolences to the family and the community.

Dan Rossiter

Very sad to hear. He will be dearly missed.

Ro Murphy

Our condolences to the family.

Christina Donovan

Our condolences to the Murphy family. He did so much for the kids in sport and community. He will be missed.

Ron McDonald

Great man our condolences from Auto Expert and Gang

Jay Cavener

Our condolences to the Murphy family.

Audrey Lloyd Ongo

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sad day, he was the nicest man I ever met.

Ron Buttle

My condolences to the Murphey family, it was always a pleasure to meet Mr. Murphy at the Raiders football games.

Gail Catherine Walker

Sincere condolences to the Murphy family. One of Chateauguay's finest. RIP Murph.

Steve Brisebois

My condolences to the Murphy family. He was my baseball coach but more so he was a friend.

John Simmonds

Great man - God Bless. My sincerest condolences.

Steven Lindsay

My condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.

Jennifer Sioui

Sending our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Gordie.  You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief!

Sandra, Leanne & Marc Lavigne

I would like to give my deepest symphathie to you and all your Family.

Sandra Pronovost

Our sincere sympathies to the Murphy family.

Alfy & Jo-Anne Adnum

My condolences to the Murphy family.

Ken Brooks

My deepest sympathy to the Murphy family. May your happy memories help you through this difficult time.

Ricki Fixman

My sincere condolences to the Murphy family.

Jenny Torchia

To the Murphy Family. My deepest condolences I will always remember him at the arenas in Châteauguay. Helping me with my refereeing. Always had something good to say to me.

Kevin Jones

My heart goes out to your family at this difficult time.

Marta Szentmiklosi

My condolences to the Murphy family.

Mark Donegani

Our condolences to the Murphy family.

Derek Schrotter

My condolences to the Murphy family. He coached me in football, when I was really young. Rest in Peace Coach!

John Ward

I will always remember my first coach.

Jim Blevings

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