Verna Mae Murphy (nee Jarvis)

November 5, 1918November 2, 2020

Verna Mae Murphy passed away peacefully at Emmanuel House Hospice with her daughter Joan at her side 3 days before her 102nd Birthday. Verna lived a full and wonderful life. She was a loving wife and best friend to Glenn for 69 years. She was a devoted and caring mother and mother in law to Craig (Evelyn), Joy (Mike), Carol, Gay (Ari) and Joan (Mark).

Verna/Nana cherished and was so proud of her thirteen grandchildren. Nana also always enjoyed time spent with her ten great grandchildren. They brought her many smiles and much happiness. Verna will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

It is difficult to say goodbye to someone we love and cherish, but she will always remain with us in our hearts.

Verna was Predeceased by her husband Glenn (2011), her son Craig (2010) and her granddaughter Carly (1981)

Due to current public health concerns there will be a private family interment. In lieu of flowers donations to Emmanuel House Hospice or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family.

Thank you to the staff of Emmanuel House Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Verna in her final days. Thank you to the Georgian Retirement Home workers who were so kind to Verna. And a special thank you to the amazing attention and care from Dr. Colin Stevenson, who was mom's family Doctor for many years.

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Nadine Williams-Winter

November 13, 2020

My sincerest sympathies and condolences to the Murphy, Brophy, Ranta, and McKay families, for the loss of your Mom and Nana. I have always felt so lucky and honoured to have had both your Mom and Dad in my life. They were both such amazing, caring and loving friends to my parents also. I so cherish my memories of times spent all together at Ronville, Parry Sound, Florida, Mississauga and Hamilton. We all need to hold on to those memories of happy times, to comfort our broken hearts at this sad time. I hope to keep connected with your family and will look forward to warming our hearts and reminiscing about happy times together. I think your Mom and Dad would have really liked that.
Lots of love and hugs,
Nadine Williams-Winter

Hugh and Herta Martin

November 9, 2020

We were very sorry to learn of the death of our great friend Verna Murphy. Along with her husband Glenn, they both extended much warmth, generosity and friendship to our family over the many years that we spent in their and their larger family's company. Rest in peace Verna. We will always remember you.

Catherine Roberts

November 5, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mother. May the memories of her long and full life be a comfort to you at this sad time.

Claudette Young

November 4, 2020

Rest in peace, dear Aunt Verna.
Gone to be now forever with your beloved. The two of you were a wonderful example of partnership, and love for family.
Sincere condolences to the family members.

Julie Donnelly

November 4, 2020

Verna,I will miss you my were a wonderful lady and I was privileged to see you every day at the georgian. There will always be a spot in my heart for you.Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.may you rest in peace my lovely. I love you verna

Renee Hoculik

November 4, 2020

My fondest memory of Aunt Verna is her appreciation of being in a room, filled with her big family and just taking them all in and her commenting, I just love looking at all these beautiful people. That spell could be broken when one of her great grandchildren would come for a special hug and she would be arms wide open and attentive. Aunt Verna loved babies and was the most amazing woman at remembering birth dates. I enjoyed hearing stories from her adult grandchildren of how late they would stay up at the cottage playing scrabble together, and she was often... the winner. Her love of music, a good piano player and a singer with a beautiful voice is also another fond memory Her love and admiration of her family is ongoing in each of your hearts.
Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Renee Chabot Hoculik and family

Michele Chabot

November 4, 2020

Our condolences to the Murphy Family on the loss of your matriarch ...and my Aunt Verna...

Sincerely Michele Chabot and family

Mike & Janet Kilgar

November 3, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the family, Verna was always wonderful to me for the many years I had the pleasure to know her, may she rest in peace with her dearest love, Glen.


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