Daphne Murphy


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Oromocto Funeral Home
108 Winnebago St
Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Thursday, June 1, 2023
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
25 Loisville Street
Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Daphne Stella Murphy

Daphne Murphy was called home to join her heavenly father on May 27, 2023. Born in Pacquet, Newfoundland on February 17, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Emma Jane Loveman.


She is survived by her husband, Francis Murphy; children, Roxena Savile (Wally), Michael Park (Lynn), Glenn Park, Terry Park (Lori), Russell Park (Jennifer Lawlor); step-children, Carolann Murphy (Reg Flarow), Shawn Murphy (Angela Cormier) and Mark Murphy.  She is also survived by her siblings, Carl (Levitta) Loveman and Patsy (Don) Randell as well as many extended siblings in the Loveman, Park and Campbell families. She was proud “Nanny” to 27 grandchildren and “Great-Nanny” to 22 great-grandchildren.


Besides her parents and siblings, she was predeceased by her first husband, Chanie Park, daughter, Penny Rowsell, step-daughter, Tina Worden, grandchildren, Shannon Savile, Chanie Savile, Penny Park, and Michael Flarow.


Daphne loved to spend time with her family. She enjoyed children, which lead her to work in childcare at the Oromocto Day Care Center and Oromocto West Child Care center for over 20 years. Feeding her family was a big part of Daphne’s life. Every family gathering meant great food and a taste of her Newfoundland traditions. Together, Daphne and Frank loved to travel and go tenting. They were “always on the road again” and their adventures took them all over, sometimes without a plan at all. Those who knew Daphne, knew she was a funny, kind, gentle soul who cared for others.


Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Hospice Fredericton for their exceptional and compassionate care of Daphne during her brief illness. Their care and kindness to family was also exceptional.


There will be a visitation at the Oromocto Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 6-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Oromocto, on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 11 am with Father Charles Udeh as celebrant. For those unable to attend, a live stream will be available to watch at the following link, https://vimeo.com/event/3453959. In the event of technical difficulties, a recording of the service will be available at the same link the following day. Internment will be at a later date in Newfoundland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Daphne’s name can be made to Hospice Fredericton.

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