Murphy, Melvin

August 5, 1934 ~ July 5, 2016


MURPHY, Melvin David – Age 81 of Port Lambton, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Raymond) Murphy. Loving father of Pat (Marianne) Murphy, Alan (Janice) Murphy, Elizabeth (Ray) Demers, Becky (Kevin) Smalls, Bradlee (Hillary) Murphy, Marjorie Raymond (Claire Wales), MaryLou LaFleche, Gary (Janice) Raymond, Karen (Arnold) Kester, Sherry (Michael) St. Louis, Renée (Ryan) Pollock. Cherished by 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Norita Reynolds and his sisters Mildred (Byron) Stephens and Wanda and son-in-law Jim Rohde. Melvin was a member of the Bluewater Chordsmen in Sarnia and a 50 year member of the Chordial 4 Quartet.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Black Creek Cemetery. Deacon Cyril Cogghe officiating.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.


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  1. Sorry for your loss……I have been trying to locate Majorie Raymond for years and see that Mr. Murphy was married to Marjorie’s mother, Mary)…..can anyone assist me in locating Marjorie (an old college friend). Thank you. and again, my condolences to the Murphy family and Mary (Raymond) Murphy.

  2. Saddened to learn just now of Melvin’s passing. May many happy memories help you through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to all the Murphy families.
    Glenda, Gillian and Eric McGee

  3. The residents of Imperial Manor Mobile Home Terrace in Lakeland FL are deeply saddened by the news of Mel’s passing. We will miss his jovial presence. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and family at this sad time.

  4. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family , Mary. I’ll miss seeing Melvin at Church every Sunday with you. Keep close to your family. They’re great. Sincerely Helen Palocz

  5. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing……also sorry we weren’t able to be at the visitation to give you all a hug! Many good memories of having great times at the ball games!

  6. Mel will be missed. I have plenty of great memories and it’s nice to know that his kind soul lives on in his family.

  7. To the Murphy family,

    Our deepest sympathies in learning of Mel’s passing. We heard many great stories and shenanigans of his working days with my dad (Les). He will be missed by you all. Thinking of you at this time.


    Kevin & Cheri (Sutherland) Helps

  8. As kids, we have many fond memories, of Melvin singing the lead with our dad, Ron, with the Chordial Four barbershop quartet. He had a distinctly recognizable voice which carried a rich sound. It was a pure tone – a sound that flowed from a heart that most anyone who met Melvin, would attest was also distinct and pure.
    We value, appreciate and celebrate that he was a great – true and loyal friend – to our Dad and Mom (Marg), over the many years. It was his heart that spoke volumes and likely best put…that we heard sing!
    We extend our condolences to Mary and families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Brian, Maureen, Terry Madill

  9. Mary and family, so sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. I can remember him popping his head in the shop door with a big, friendly smile on his face like it was just the other day!Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Mary & Family I didn’t know Melvin well but when he stopped in the shop to pick up Mary he was always smiling and had something funny to say. I know that he and Mary had many good years together and were so happy. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing , he was a great man.

  11. To the whole Murphy and Raymond Family. So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. Always had a big smile and kind words when we seen him. So very sorry that our family was unable to come to visitation as we are away on vacation. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult .time. Our most sincere condolences to all of you.

  12. Jay and I are very sorry for your loss. Sorry we couldn’t be with you at this time. Thinking of you.

  13. So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing He will be remembered for his big smile and his great laugh. Your all in our thoughts and prayers. Lorrie and Stuart Handsor

  14. Our condolences and prayers to the Murphy family. From the Figueiredo Family

  15. Brad, Hillary, and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sean

  16. To Mary and all the kids, we wish to express our sincerest condolences. We have so many memories of Port Lambton and Melvin was a central figure. He was a pleasure to spend time with and one of my regrets is not getting back sooner to see him and Mary. Our thoughts are with you all.

  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
    Mike and Liz Dunlop

  18. Mary & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Barb & Glen Richardson

  19. So sorry to hear Brad of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  20. We were so sad to hear about Mel, Fred and Gerda’s good friend. They really enjoyed the great times you all shared together in Florida and Canada. Mel will be missed and remembered fondly! Our prayers are with you Mary.

  21. Melvin, what a guy, has had us laughing for the over 35 years we have known him. He always had a story to tell, never without a smile. So proud of his family, it was endearing. Liz, you always reminded me(Elsbeth) the most of your dad but all the children were Murphys through and through. This is such a sad time for you all, our hearts and prayers are with you. May all the wonderful memories you have shared bring you some peace. Our sincere sympathy….Wayne and Elsbeth

  22. So sorry for the loss of Melvin. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

    Reg & Edith Lucier &Family

  23. So sorry to hear about Melvin. He will be missed by he Murphy Family and the Raymond Family I’m sure you all have many memories that you can call on for years to come

  24. I had no idea he was so seriously ill until I heard about in church last Sunday, and, of course, every time I ran into him he always had a smile on his face and was his usual jolly self. My sincerest condolences, and you can rest in the assurance that he’s smiling down on us now.

  25. Our sincere condolences to the whole family Murphy family. May you be surrounded by God’s love and your many memories.
    Your neighbours…..

  26. Our condolences go out to the Murphy families………Melvin, you were one of a kind…..You had such a big heart……You will be missed greatly………..

  27. So sorry to hear of your loss of a Husband. Dad,Grandfather,and great Grandfather. Mel was an awesome man with an unforgettable smile and laugh. I enjoyed my many visits with Mary and Mel.

  28. It hard to know what to say. So many good memories over the years from the boy’s base ball games and tournaments to visiting in Florida.
    I still remember the day Melvin and I went into the Bothwell Legion for a cold one while Brad and Jeff were playing ball. We knew better but we forgot to remove our hats.. “WoW” did we hear about it from the Legion members and deservingly so. We kidded each other about that for years.
    Our sincere condolence’s to the entire Murphy family. Murph was special and I am happy to have known him and call him a friend…

  29. Larry & Patty Morrow and family send their deepest sympathies to the Murphy families. Sorry for your loss. Your dad was a speicial man. His laughter and smiles will be missed.

  30. Dear Liz and Ray, our deepest sympathies to you and your family, thinking of you …Jamie and Richard Tellier

  31. So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time
    Ken and Barb Taylor and families

  32. Brad & Hillary & Family

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during these difficult times. May your memories always live on.

    Mike, Randi, Kamryn & Rhyan

  33. To the whole Murphy family. So sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. Les had many great years working with such a wonderful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Les and Alice May