Jack Murphy

Jack William Murphy

Thursday, April 5th, 1934 - Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Jack passed away peacefully on April 19th, 2021 at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, after a strong fight with cancer at the age of 87. In Jack’s words, he had a “life well lived”.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife and best friend Sandra. He was the caring father of Tim Murphy, Gail (Walter) Hogarth, Peter (Kim) Murphy, Jamie Stowe and Jodie (Glen) Faulman. Proud Grampa of Mallory and Sable Murphy, Steve (Michelle), Mike (Megan) and Dave (Sarah) Hogarth, Dylan Murphy, Bronwyn Luc, Gwynhwyfyr and Medraut Stowe and Great Grampa of Sophia Hogarth. Jack is survived by his brother Bob (Jean) Murphy, sister Dorothy (Adam) Omelchuk and brother and sister in laws Alex Mylle, Dianne Worrall, Joanne Villeneuve, Bette Lou (Joe) Robyn, Colleen (Dave) Sheehan,Terry (Dorothy) Lyons, George Cowell and Jim (Emily) Stowe. He will also be remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by brothers Jim (Ruth) and Tom Murphy, and sisters Jean (Don) Cass, Evelyn Mylle and Susan Murphy.
Jack was born to Clarence and Ellen Murphy in 1934. and after graduating from Dunnville High School, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy, serving 5 years. While enlisted, he was engaged in the Korean Conflict. After being discharged, Jack started his career with Dunnville Consolidated Telephone, which became Community Telephone and later Bell Telephone. He retired after 42 years in the communication business. Jack was a talented woodworker, of both large and small projects, and could fix anything. Jack and Sandy had a great partnership; Sandy did the breaking and Jack did the fixing. In his quiet methodical way, he would always find a solution.
With Jack’s interest in electronics and communications, he enjoyed many years with the Dunnville Amateur Radio Club, he could often be heard signing in as VE3 FYU. He was a long time active member of Grace United Church and Scouts Canada and shared great memories with the members of the Big Lake Hunt Club. He was a charter member of the No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 142. Jack and Sandy were fortunate to enjoy many travels both abroad and in Canada and the US. Including several Caribbean and European River Cruises, they also spent many happy times and campfires at 'the farm’ with family and friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Blake, Dr. Fraser and Dr. Benger of the Juravinski Cancer Centre and the ER Department and staff of the 3rd Floor of the Dunnville War Memorial Hospital for their dedicated, caring and professional care. Family and friends are invited to view a live stream of the private family service which will be held on Friday April 23, 2021 at 1pm, with interment to follow at Port Maitland Cemetery at 2:15pm. Both livestreams will be available on the Ballard Minor Funeral Home Website and Facebook Page. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum, Grace United Church or a charity of your choice in Jack’s memory. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at
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  • Private Funeral Service

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 1:00pm
    Ballard Minor Funeral Home
    315 Broad Street East
    Dunnville, Ontario N1A 1G4
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    The service is closed to in-person attendance but will be livestreamed on the funeral home Facebook page or by clicking the "View Webcast" button on the "Photos and Videos" tab above.
    Reverend Warner Bloomfield
  • Interment

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 2:15pm
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 2:15pm
    Port Maitland Cemetery
    37 Lighthouse Drive
    Port Maitland, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The graveside service is closed to in-person attendance but will be livestreamed on the funeral home Facebook page or by clicking the "View Webcast" button on the "Photos and Videos" tab above. The livestream will follow the livestream of the funeral service after an interval while the family processes past the RCAF No. 6 Museum and the family cottage.



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Cheryl Lynn Botko-Summerfield

Posted at 12:07pm
My thoughts are with you, Sandra, in your time of loss.

Cheryl Lynn Boyko-Summerfield
(Former Dunnville Guiding member)

Jennifer Richards

Posted at 11:43am
Ron and I are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing and his battle with cancer. I was always envious of Jacks ability to tackle any job around the house. He was so capable and made your homes so comfortable. I know he was your dear partner and friend Sandy and you will miss him terribly. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Sincerely, Jennifer and Ron Richards

Robert Brion

Posted at 03:31pm
It was a privilege to have known Jack if only for a few years, a real Gentelman.
Have a pleasant 'Last Voyage' Jack.

Bob and Gail Brion.

Cheryl Allaby

Posted at 11:32pm
I was a guest at the Murphy home often, a friend of Gail’s. One of my first memories of Jack when I was a child was of him sitting at the kitchen table fixing some article of clothing with the sewing machine. I found that very funny as in my house, my father would have never been allowed near the sewing machine and I didn’t think he knew how to use it. I also remember basement renovations he did for Gail’s bedroom and was witness in later years to many talented wood working projects displayed at Jack and Sandy’s. He was a talented guy and always had a smile and dryly humorous comments that make me smile. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all the family during this sad time.
Cheryl (Bell) Allaby


jerry Murphy

Posted at 10:12pm
I was always glad to see Uncle Jack when I went to Dunnville. To see what he had been up to since I was last there . He was always fixing something building or remodeling something and it was always a top notch job. He would take me out to the airport to see what was new out there. He did a great job out there too . He will surely be missed for all the volunteer work he did around town. I will miss our visits.

Jerry Murphy

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