Douglas George Murphy

September 14, 1938November 16, 2020
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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Douglas Murphy with family by his side at home on November 16, 2020 in Courtice, Ontario. Beloved spouse of Helen (McIlvanney) and loving father of Connie and Dean. A very proud Papa to his only grandchild, Rachel Greentree (Murphy). Predeceased by his parents George Murphy and Hazel Murphy, his sisters Elaine, Marjorie, Joan and Audrey and brothers Gerard and Kevin. Survived by his sisters Lena and Lois and brother Tom. Fondly remembered by his extended family, their husbands, wives and children and much loved by his nieces and nephews. As a young boy of 14, Doug attended St Mary’s College in Brockville, Ontario with the intention of becoming a Priest. After 4 years of study and a change of heart – he left and went to work in Baie Comeau, Quebec. There he met the love of his life (Helen) whom he married in 1959 and had children. Doug was a kind hearted, selfless father and Papa. He was a loyal and compassionate friend to many. Doug was a member of the Knights of Columbus Charity Organization for 57 years where he donated much of his time helping others and making many good friendships. Thank you to all the family and friends who supported Doug during his illness. That meant so much to him. A special heartfelt thank you to the Palliative Care Team and Dr. Vincent Ho at Lakeridge Health in Durham. Your compassion and attention during this time was unforgettable.

Visitation will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice, (905-432-8484) on Thursday November 19th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Visitation is by family invite only, please arrive for your designated time. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 373 Simcoe St. S, Oshawa, on Friday November 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. Due to the maximum capacity of 100 people in the church, our family requests our friends to select one individual from their family to represent in attendance. A livestream of the service will be available at (If you do not see the livestream at 11 am on Friday, it will be posted to view soon after the service has finished): In lieu of flowers, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada ( will be appreciated by our family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, November 20, 2020


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Steve Kack

November 23, 2020

So sad to hear of Duggie's passing. It has been years since I saw him. . I have good memories of he and his family when they lived at Riviere aux Pins in Valcartier. Many of his family members have left to be with Georgie and Hazel in this wonderful reward given by Christ. May the Good Lord have mercy on his soul and may he now pray for us who are left.

The Murphy's were a wonderful family. God bless each aand every one of you.
A distant cousin, Steve Kack, St-Foy, Quebec.

Timothy Williams

November 20, 2020

Timothy ,Diane Williams
Dear Connie and Rachel our deepest sorrow and love

Dear Uncle Doug ,the fond memories I will never forget, IBM country club winter tobogganing, St .Andrews soccer club, Mink lake fishing, and the dirty jokes, as I grew up so did the dirty jokes. You always had a smile your humour and kindness made you loved by everyone you touched.
Nice picture of you with my Grandfather, you must have been telling a joke.
Love Always

Rest in Peace Uncle Doug

John Donaldson

November 20, 2020

My Uncle Doug was the rock of the family,was always there with the best well writen speaches for any occasion. Uncle Doug and aunt Helen would Always make you feel at home
I'm at that time in my life were everyone that taught me good and bad,write from wrong and made me laugh are all going to heaven.
I miss them all so very very much.
Love you uncle Doug say hi to mom for me

Verna Gibbs

November 20, 2020

Our Uncle Doug was truly one of a kind. Our kids, Nick and I have always looked up to and loved our Uncle Doug. From the time I lived with Uncle Doug and Aunt Helen when I was 16 and finishing school in Toronto I was treated like a second daughter which I will never forget. His unselfishness and kindness was above and beyond all others. He was the rock of the Murphy clan and will be missed forever and never forgotten. He wore his heart on his sleeve always.
RIP Uncle Doug -
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always be at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face,
May joy and peace surround you
Until me meet again, may God hold you in-his hand❤️❤️❤️

Tracey Tamburro

November 19, 2020

It is hard to believe we have lost another beautiful soul. I miss being able to visit the Waverly street homestead and I still remember the 5091 phone number which I will never forget. I will miss Uncle Doug’s handwritten Christmas cards that I received every year. You were a true gentleman that I was so proud to call you my uncle. I will miss your jokes and your fond memories of your siblings and St Paddy celebrations shared together. Love you Uncle Doug. Forever will be missed.

Mike Gibbs

November 19, 2020

Connie and Rachel I was very saddened to hear of Doug's passing and know that he will be in our memories forever. 38 years ago, when youngest brother Nick entered the Murphy clan by marrying Verna, Doug, Joan, Hugh and the rest of the clan also adopted brother Rory and I plus Mother. Mum was included in numerous Clan gatherings and was always treated with love and respect. One of my most vivid memories is of Doug and Joan doing a euchre victory dance after skunking my partner and I. Doug "May the best day of your past be the the worst day of your future."
Love from the The Gibbs Clan

Trish Lombardi

November 19, 2020

Dearest Doug,

You (and Helen) are forever in my heart.

'On that bright morn, those angel faces smile
Whom we have loved long since, and lost awhile.'

All my love, always,

Ed Chillman

November 19, 2020

My sincere condolences to Doug's family. I am sure you all have very fond memories of Doug because he was a MEMORABLE guy.
Doug and I worked together for over 30 years and he was one of my all time favorite co workers at IBM/Celestica. We played hockey and golfed, we went to the Holiday Inn for a beer and Friday was always lunch at Hamish's for fish and chips. A few of us have met once or twice a year to continue the Hamish ritual since we retired. I will truly miss those lunches with Doug.
Be at peace Pal!!
Ed Chillman

Sandra Provenzano

November 19, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about Dougies passing
He was always so fun to talk to
I always loved hearing about all the fun times he had with his siblings
He’s my moms cousin and I always love to hear all the funny stories from their childhood
My grandpa Phillip Thompson always had great things to say about Dougie
Dougie had the biggest heart and will be greatly missed ♥️
Love always
Pat and Sandra Provenzano

bruce baird

November 19, 2020

My sincere condolences on the passing of Doug - He was a good man and I had met him many times through the years - He was a friend of my late father Bruce Senior and made it a point to always call him to check on his well being - May he rest in peace


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