South Bar

It is with sadness that we, the family, regret to announce the passing of Jean Dianne Murphy, age 78, of South Bar. Dianne passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. 

Dianne was born in Sudbury, Ontario on March 6, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Bill and Marie (McFarlane) McCullough.

Dianne grew up in Toronto where she met and married the late Redmond Murphy of South Bar, later moving back to South Bar in 1995.

Dianne is survived by her daughters, Janice (Russ) Degnan, Laurie-Anne (Beth) Clinton and Cara (Vladimir Perisic) Murphy; grandchildren, Angela, Sean, Ashley, Patrick, Eric, Leslie, Simon and Nolan; great grandchildren, Nya, Kaden, Nicholas, Jackson and Olin, and two very wonderful sisters, Ann Miller and Mary Siegrist and their families.

Besides her parents and husband, Dianne was predeceased by her sisters, Betty Hunter and Judy Beaton, and brother, Billy.

Family was everything to Dianne. Her Cape Breton friends treated her like one of their own and she thought of them as family. She loved to shop but not for herself. It was always to give away. She loved to give of her time, especially as a volunteer at Palliative Care. She enjoyed her time at T.O.P.S. and the sense of community it gave her. Dianne will be remembered as a very caring individual with a unique sense of humor.

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Jean Dianne Murphy will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area following the service. Interment will take place in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Victoria Mines.

Family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and volunteer staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the care and support given to Dianne and her family. A special appreciation to Elaine who spent many hours talking, visiting and keeping the family updated on mom’s condition when we couldn’t be there.

Donations in memory of Dianne may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund.

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

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Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your mother rest in peace.
From: Kristine and Wayne Marks

May our thoughts and prayers reaches you all in this time. Loosing someone we love is painful but may the support of your love one helps you to get through this difficult time.
From: Rejane, Jim and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sending hugs to you and your family Janice. Love Liz and Jim.
From: Liz Snow

Sorry to hear of the passing of Jean Dianne, wife of deceased Redmond Murphy. While I never met Dianne, Dianne's obituary speaks to a kind and giving individual who loved community. Blessings to her daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters and all their families. I am a daughter of deceased Bill Murphy and deceased Mary (Dawe) Murphy MacDonald. Our family grew up in South Bar across the road from the Murphy farm.

From: Maureen Cullen (neeMurphy)

Our sympathies and sincere condolences to Janice and family on the passing of her mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
From: Leda Gagne

Words can not express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Condolences to all the family.
From: Ginette & Rick Degnan

Our condolences to you Laurie-Anne and Beth, and your family.
From: Francine and Levis

Our deepest sympathies go out to all the family at this sad time. May god fold his arms around you and comfort you, so you may find peace
From: John,bernie maguire and family Ireland

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
From: Suzanne and Gerry

Prayers and sincerest condolences for your family from all of the staff, students, and parents of St. Andre Bessette Catholic School.
From: Paul Podesta

I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).
From: Megan