57, South Bar

With sadness, we the family regret to announce the passing of Kevin Michael Murphy on Saturday, March 24, 2012, in the An Cala Palliative Care unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a courageous battle of cancer.

Born June 4, 1954, in Sydney, Kevin was the son of Gerald and the late Connie (McNeil) Murphy.

Kevin was a longtime employee of Disco Tire, Sydney. He enjoyed the simple things in life, his daily dose of Jeopardy, watching the car races, and always a book in hand.

Kevin will be missed by his father, Gerald Murphy, South Bar; brothers, Keith (Brenda), Courtenay, B.C., Paul (Ann-Marie), Edmonton, Alta., and Mike (Iris), South Bar; sisters, Anne Sullivan, Howie Centre, and Karen (Roger) MacIsaac, Amherst; 10 nieces and nephews; and one great-niece who he always found time for.

Kevin was predeceased by his mother, Connie (McNeil) Murphy in 1997.

Visitation for the late Kevin Michael Murphy will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Monday, March 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Victoria Mines.

Donations in memory of Kevin may be made the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or charity of your choice.

The Murphy family gives gratitude to the staff and volunteers at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit and Northside General Hospital for the care given to Kevin during his time of need. Special thanks to Kevin’s pallbearers and also to his longtime friends, Allen and Beverly Young.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                        Online Condolences

To Paul,Keith,Ann,Karen, Mike and your dad, I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Kevin is at peace now. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you from your friend Erin Murphy and Peter & Evelyn Murphy, British Columbia
From:  Erin Murphy

Mike, Iris and family, sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Take strength in each other and in the memories you have. Doug and Gina and family
From:  Doug Ash

We wish to express our deepest sympathy to the Murphy family during this difficult time.
From:  Elaine & Bill MacLean

To Gerald & Family: Thinking of all of you during this diffficult time. Hold on to happy memories for comfort and lean on friends for strength. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
From:  Joanne MacNeil

To Gerald ; So Sorry . 
From:  Bill MacLellan

Sorry to hear of the passing of Kevin.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
From:  Nicholas & June Usher

May you always keep your loved one alive in your hearts and memories knowing they are but asleep to the world and alive in the arms of Jesus our Savior. My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of you loved one
from:  Edward MNac Pherson

Sending My Deepest Sympathy at this time.
From:  Doddy Keel (Hollohan)

My deepest sympathy is extend to the Murphy family. May your memories bring you happiness.
From:  Debbie (Dawson) Connors

Kevin was not only our co-worker, but a friend. A friend who we will never forget.Although we are sadened by his loss , we are comforted by all the memories he has left us.xoxoxo
From:  Staff of Disco Tire

Keith,Paul, and all the Murphy family. So saddened to hear that Kevin had passed. Many great memories from both air cadets and Disco Tire.Sincere condolences to all.
From:  Brian Nicholson