Vernon Funeral Home


Ranold Brian Murphy

July 20, 1950November 1, 2020

Born in Cheticamp, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

It is with heartfelt sadness that the family announces the passing of Ranold B. Murphy on 1 November 2020 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon B.C.

Murphy was predeceased by his father Martin M. Murphy and mother Alice (Doyle) Murphy of North East Margaree, Cape Breton.

Murphy is survived by brothers Kevin Murphy (Joan) New Glasgow N.S., Hugh Murphy (Mary) Margaree, N.S., Eugene Murphy (Julie), Margaree, N.S.; sisters Lilian Landsburg (Allan) Sydney N.S., Carmel Timmons (David) Margaree Forks, N.S., Ursula Butler (Patrick) Kingston, ON, and Grace McNab (Frank) Ladysmith B.C.

Predeceased by sisters, Catherine Murphy, Bernadette Murphy, Bridget McKeough, Alice Cormier, and brothers, Patrick H. Murphy, Denis Murphy and Martin W.A. Murphy. Coming from a large family of many siblings, nieces and nephews his heart was always down East.

Murphy was always proud of where he came from, Lake “O” Law, Cape Breton Island. He loved to get on the road to his next adventure in life, never knowing where he would end up. He was an extremely knowledgeable man who traveled the globe and lived the latter part of his life in Lumby B.C., he had a variety of friends and loved to talk endless talks and is still chatting up a storm at the Pearly Gates.

Murphy enlisted in the Army with the U.S. Military on September 9th 1971 and did his training at Ft. Lewis WA, he served in Vietnam from February until November 1973.

During his service he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, 1st award Republic of Vietnam Campaign RibbonW/Devie (1960) Expert Badge with PistolBar, Sharpshooter /Badge with / Rifle Bar and Marksman Badge with Grenade Bar with Machine Gun Bar.

We cannot give enough thanks to Jeannie Watier, Kelowna B.C. and her brother Armand Watier from Lumby B.C. who was always there for Ranold known as Murphy to them, we are forever grateful for your kindness.

Many thanks to Saddle Mountain Place Lumby B.C. and to the Medical and Nursing staff at Vernon Hospital and Gateby Place Vernon, B.C. for their care and kindness.

Rest in Peace “Fergie”, Our Brother, your endless stories will be missed.

Interment will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, N.E. Margaree Cape Breton N.S. with a mass to celebrate his life, date to be determined.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Sunset Funeral CO-OP, Margaree Valley, N.S.

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Marilyn Price

November 7, 2020

My condolences to Ranald's family and friends. Many years ago, Margaret Rose MacKenzie and I had a most interesting adventure with Ranald when he took us to visit a hermit in the back hills of Margaree.

Marilyn(Doyle) Price

Catherine Romeo

November 4, 2020

Bless you Ranold . You are on your journey to the great beyond . Life will not be the same. I was honoured to have know you and your wonderful Siblings .

Paula Murphy

November 4, 2020

I am sorry for the family's loss he was a good man he always told us that he was going to climb with his bike motorcycle over the bridge in Sea Island cape Breton going down towards Kelly's mountain he was so funny at times I just seen him over a year ago he looked good God bless his heart we used to be scared of him but he would never heard a fly God bless him rest in peace cuz Ronald Murphy 🙏🙏♥️♥️

Robert Chisholm

November 3, 2020

If there’s a true description of “one of a kind”, it’s Ranold Murphy.
His character was as real and as free, as he could be.
The mini-bike adventures / the mannequin / hiding in the garbage, just before the garbage truck arrived are memories I can never forget.
He was “ one of a kind “

Elaine and Rick Cochrane

November 3, 2020

we are so very sorry to hear of Ranold's much loss in the family in such a short time. So happy we got to spend some quality time with Ranold at the reunion down home a few years back...our sympathy and thoughts are with you all...

Marie Chisholm-Pearson

November 3, 2020

To all Ranold’s family and friends, I am sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers,
Marie Chisholm-Pearson


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