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Doarann Murphy (nee Nolan)


June 23, 1929 - June 6, 2020

Passed peacefully away on June 6, 2020 in the presence of her family, in her "corner of the world", her home, just shy of her 91st birthday, Doarann Murphy (née Nolan) of Mount Arlington Heights.

She is predeceased by her parents James and Maria Nolan, parents in-law John and Nora Murphy, husband Henry (1981), infant son James, oldest son Kenneth, grandson Matthew Pretty, son in-law Tom Murphy, daughter in-laws Sharon and Joan Murphy, her twin brother Jim Nolan and siblings Anthony, John, Mike, Mary Jane, and Elizabeth and their spouses.

Leaving to mourn are her seven children Carmel (Ernie Brenton), Maria (Rob Pittman), Beulah, Max, Austin, Russell and DeeAnn; her youngest sister Margaret Sanford and sister-in-law Margaret King. She also leaves her grandchildren Tommy (Kim), Denine (Darryl), Darren (Sam), Leslie (Jimmy), Shannon (Kelly), Tammy, Ryan, Natasha (Tim), Justin, "Little" Russell (Candace), Ashley, Bradley, Brett (Stephanie), Brent (Teresa), and Jamie; her great-grandchildren Logan, Brady, Carly Rae,Jamie Lynn (Timmy), Tyler, Alexah and Ainsley, Alex, Attica, Emerson, and Riley; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Gratitude is extended to Kim Power and Kathleen Griffiths who were her home care workers for the last several years.  Her children would also like to thank the staff at Placentia Health Centre who have provided medical care to Mom during her many in-patient stays and her outpatient visits. To Nurse Robyn Alcock, Continuing Care Nurse, thank you for your professionalism as well as your kindness.

God Bless Father Jose and the Eucharistic ministers who have visited mom.  

Our Mom, "our Queen," was a pillar of strength who built a foundation for her children, cemented by her kindness and gentleness as well as her strength and determination. Mom never measured wealth by money or stature, she only ever wanted to be surrounded by her family and made sure there was plenty of food and her greetings always included, "Did you have anything to eat," "Get something to eat," and "Don’t leave here hungry."

"Like a butterfly emerges, and unfolds its graceful wings, a child grows and develops with the love a mother brings. We’re thankful for the times, when she encouraged us to try, For God gave us our wings, but Mom you taught us how to fly."

As expressions of sympathy donations will be given to the Long Harbour Catholic cemetery fund.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Maher’s Funeral Home, Placentia. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, or as Mom called it "The Virus," a private family viewing and funeral service will take place. Please sign the online guestbook to offer your condolences at this time.

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Service Time
Private Family Service
Service Location
St. Jerome’s Church, Long Harbour

Burial Location
Long Harbour Roman Cemetery

Requested Charity
Long Harbour Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund