September 1, 1923 ~ June 3, 2020

It is with sadness that we say farewell to Don ‘Murph’ Murphy our Brother and Friend!

He passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the age of 96 years.

He always had a story or a joke to tell!

Don was full of life to the end and he is now back again with his wife Toni.

Donald Stewart Murphy was born on the 1st of September 1923 in Saint Johns, New Brunswick.

During World War Two he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17 and was assigned to Combined Operations/Royal Marines.Don served in the Pacific, Africa and European Theaters including the Normandy Invasion when he went ashore on 6 June 1944.

After the war Don worked in hotel management and catering before joining the Corps of Commissionaires in 1975 where he worked until he was 91.

Don will be remembered by his Grandchildren, Ben and Libby; Son in-law, Rolf Hopkinson; siblings, Stewart (Mary) Murphy, Betty Papke; as well as numerous extended family, friends and Staff at both 3rd Canadian Division (formerly Land Force Western Area) Headquarters and the Corps of Commissionaires.

Don was predeceased by his wife, Marie Antoinette “Toni” Found-Murphy (2018); daughter, Melody (nee Murphy) Hopkinson (2012); parents, Stewart (1979) and Alma (1970); siblings, William (2013) and Dorothy (2008).

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the restrictions, a service will take place at a later date.