Kenneth Joseph Murphy

Passed 04/07/2020

Obituary for Kenneth Joseph Murphy

Kenneth Joseph Murphy

Passed away peacefully on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the age of 85. Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Sarah, father Thomas, mother Martha, as well as 2 brothers, Pat and Jack, and 2 sisters, Helen and Edna. He will be dearly missed by his son, Barry (Mona), daughter, Sharon Barnes (Bruce) and youngest son, Glenn (Lynn), as well as grandchildren: Laura May, Kenny, Matthew, Ryan, Victoria, Curtis, Brennan and great granddaughter Lily. He was born and lived in Halifax.

He touched the hearts of everyone he met, always making them feel welcomed and they walked away knowing they have a new friend. He has always regarded as the epitome of a gentleman and jokingly referred to by some as “saint” Kenny for his good nature and patience. He was a kind soul that would not hurt a fly – you would often find him capturing one in the house and taking it outside to set free, which was typical of his daily life.

The family wishes to thank all the staff at the QEII Ward 7.4 Neurology, his stay was short, but the staff were amazing, and his comfort was always their priority.

Ken was a modest man who did not like attention or inconveniencing others and as such, he did not wish to have a visitation or service. To honor his life, the family will hold a special celebration on his upcoming birthday, details to follow.

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