Harold “Vernon”‘s Obituary
MURPHY, Harold “Vernon” – 91 of Sable River passed away in Surf Lodge Nursing Home on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Born in East Ragged Island, Shelburne County, he was the son of Milton and Adena (Matthews) Murphy. In the early years, as Mom and Dad were raising their family, Dad was a fisherman. Later, as everyone grew to know him, he was the $5.00 mechanic who ran the Irving Station in Sable River. Best known for always being so helpful to all who knew him and many who did not. Stranded folks trying to make their way in the middle of storms with broken down cars or trucks, were so lucky to find Dad. Mom and Dad were even known to take total strangers home for a warm meal and comfy bed for the night; heading out to continue their venture the following morning. Dad handed in his keys to “Murphy’s Irving” and moved on to Stenpro in Liverpool where he worked along side his oldest son and made memories. Irving Oil came to Mom and Dad again a few years later and convinced them to take the Irving Station over once again, so “Murphy’s Irving” was resurrected. Dad had a way of returning to things and once again he began fishing. Once he decided he had enough of that, he made wooden lobster traps in his favourite spot, the barn. Folks from all over counted on him to provide them with wooden traps at a time when the wire ones were taking over. Dad lost the love of his life in 2011, his wife of 58 years, Camillus (Giffin). Dad was also predeceased by his parents, his son Lealand, his brothers Roy and Charlie and a baby brother. Dad is survived by children Robie (Darlene), Debbie (Preston) Dash, Jerry (Debbie), Joyce (Bob) Young, Fred (Samantha), Doug (Bonnie) and Allan (Bonnie) as well as 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Yes, Christmas got a little hectic. The last few years, Dad received the most wonderful, loving care from the staff at Surf Lodge Nursing Home, from the moment he arrived until his passing. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to H.M Huskilson’s Funeral Homes and Crematorium Ltd. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. in the Sable River United Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Garron officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Sable River United Baptist Church. You may sign the guest book at:www.huskilson.net
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Harold Vernon Murphy September 25 1928 December 28 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Shelburne, Province: Nova Scotia