Northside East Bay

It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of James Murphy, 70, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

Born in Whitney Pier, Jim was the son of the late James Francis and Evelyn (Keough) Murphy. He lived most of his life at Northside East Bay.

Jim worked hard to provide for his family at Sydney Steel for over thirty years.

Jim is survived by his three daughters, Rosemarie (Jeff Earle), Calgary, Jocelyn (Albert Goyetche), East Bay and Kelly (Pierre LaChance), Edmonton; five grandchildren, Ashley, Leah, Emma, Julia, Jake, Matthew and one great-grandson, Frank. Jim will also be missed by his loving wife, Betty Dowling and her children, Elizabeth (Ed Bays), Katie (Robert Halliday), Amy (Josh Orde) and grandchildren, Anna, Bria, Clara and Tyson. Jim is also survived by his sisters, Anne Marie Quinn and Jane Wukitsch; brothers, Terry, Adrian, Blair, Barry, Bruce, Kevin, Father Paul, Sheldon and Gordie as well as his extended family.

Besides his parents, James was predeceased by his first wife, Darlene Tomko.

Funeral Mass for the late James Murphy will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating.  Light refreshments will be served in the Pier Community Funeral Home reception area following the service. Family flowers only please.

Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Bay at a later date.

Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund, East Bay.

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

         Online Condolences

Our heart felt condolences are extended to the Murphy family especially Father Paul Murphy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning. We are sorry for your loss.
From: Cathy, Byron,Nathan and Jillian Penman

Family of James Murphy, Sorry to read of the passing of your father. May the fond memories you hold deep within your heart help you through this most difficult time.
From:  John Brenda Yhard Cambridge Ontario

Jocelyn, Albert and Family,

We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From:  Lisa and Mark LeCouter

Our deepest condolences to the Murphy family.
From:  Ursula and Michael Melski