Northside East Bay
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful wife, mother and grandmother, Deborah Ann (Kaiser) Murphy, who passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a short battle with cancer.
Born March 21, 1959, Debbie was the beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth (Rudderham) Kaiser.
Debbie grew up in Sydney River, she attended Riverview Rural High School where she met the love of her life and best friend, Sheldon ‘Shelly’. They would later marry and build a life in Northside East Bay and raise their two children, Ryan and Jeanine. Debbie was employed in the banking sector at both the Central Guaranty Trust Company and Toronto Dominion for years, where she made lifelong friends, until she left to work in the family business, Kaiser’s Locksmith, until she happily retired in 2019.
Debbie loved life, spending time with family and friends and the outdoors. Many happy memories were made during the many summers spent camping at Broad Cove in Ingonish with family and friends. In later years, summers were spent relaxing around the pool with the grandkids with the odd road trip thrown in.
Debbie is survived by her husband, Shelly; daughter, Jeanine; son, Ryan (Camilla); her pride and joy, three grandsons, Alexander, Logan and Oliver; two fur babies, Brinny and Ozzy; brother, Gary (Dorothy) Kaiser; sisters-in-law, Anne Marie (Billy Quinn), Jane (Paul Wukitsch); brothers-in-law, Terry (Phyllis), Adrian (Brenda), Barry (Doreen), Bruce (Peter), Kevin (Regina), Fr. Paul Murphy and Gordie (Doreen); as well as sisters-in-law, Florence Anne, Betty and Joanna Benoit; along with many loved nieces, nephews and many great friends.
Besides her parents, Debbie was predeceased by her in-laws, James Francis and Evelyn (Keough) Murphy; brothers-in-law, Blair, Jimmy and sister-in-law, Darlene.
A special thanks to Anne Marie and Jane for their continuous support and care for Debbie during her battle. Also many thanks to the CBRH Palliative Care unit and Cancer Center, as well as the VON and Red Cross.
There will be no visitation for the late Debbie Murphy. Memorial Service will be celebrated on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Private family interment at a later date. Covid protocols will be practiced at the service and for those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on Holy Redeemer’s Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Debbie can be made to Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton County, the Cape Breton Cancer Care Fund, VON or Red Cross.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Father Paul Murphy; Our sincere condolences on the passing of your sister-in-law, our prayers are with all of you at this sad time
From: James & Shirley Grant , 11148 Highway 4, Linwood, Antigonish Co.
Gary: Debbie was such a vibrant person. We had some good laughs over the years.
From: Louis Short
Dear Shelly, Jeannie, Ryan and all of your extended family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Debbie was such a lovely person, gentle and kind. She is sure to have a loving welcome to her heavenly home. We are holding you all in our hearts, our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all! Love, hugs and prayers, Viola & Ivan
From: Viola and Ivan Doncaster
Sincere condolences on your loss of Debbie. So very sorry.
From: Lynn Hussey
So sorry to hear about her passing she was a very nice person the Lord is my shepherd I shall not want
From: Kym Mac Leod
Our deepest condolences to family and friends on your great loss.
From: Bert and Maurina Lewis
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Debbie was a lovely person and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Shawn and Colleen Cassidy
From: Shawn Michael Cassidy
Debbie was a beautiful person and I was so sad to hear this news today….hold onto your beautiful memories as they will help you through this difficult time…my sincere condolences to all the family.
From: Julie Hickey
Dorothy and family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.
From: Kelly Baldwin
So sorry to hear about Debbie…a beautiful person and always so pleasant…it was a pleasure to be in her company. Thoughts and prayers going out to all family at this time.
From: Doug and Bernadette Confiant
So sorry to read of your passing, our condolences to your family
From: James MacNeil
Sorry for your loss. I worked with Debbie at Central and she was always smiling. I hadn’t seen her for awhile.. We usually met at the grocery store and never changed.
From: Brenda Morrison
Shelly, Jeanine; Ryan and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Debbie.s passing, please accept my heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, may she RIP
From: Anne Sullivan
May loving memories of Debbie bring you & the family some comfort at this time.
Love, peace & hugs from Ed & Jenny Gillis
From: Jenny Gillis
Condolences on the loss of Deborah Anne.
Sending good thoughts and prayers to the Kaiser-Murphy families and especially to Barry and Doreen, my neighbors.
From: Valerie McKinnon
Dear Shelly and family. We are so very saddened to hear of Debbie’s passing. I am so sorry I didn’t respond sooner as I just found out about this tragic event recently. As children, it was always so wonderful to get together on our visits from Ontario. I remember her laughter and wonderful smile. Debbie brought joy to everyone around her. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family, Shelly. Debbie will be missed.
From: Judy (Rudderham) Redmond
Our hearts are broken for Debbie and all of you, her immediate family and friends, and for all of us who loved her too. Shelly, Ryan and Jeanine, you are in our hearts and thoughts. Bless you all. Sending you hugs.
Rest In Peace Debbie and to Shelly, Jeanine, and Ryan my deepest condolences. My heart goes out to you all.
Brad and crissy mac kinley, we are so very sorry for your loss Shelly,may she rst in peace
Shelly, Ryan, Jeanine, Gary and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie was a great person and a great neighbour growing up on Parkwood Drive. Many fond memories.
Bernie French, Noy & Winnie
So sorry for your great loss! Patsy Flynn and girls!
Deepest Sympathy to Debbie’ s family.
Cherish your loving memories.
Love, Shirley(Kaiser) MacRae
I am heartbroken over the passing of Aunt Debbie. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you all
Shelly, Jeanine, Ryan and family; words cannot express the tremendous loss Nick and I are feeling. We have been friends since Grade 10 at Riverview. Debbie was always there to talk, walk, swim and have the odd beverage with. “Craft night” will never be the same, we will miss all the pictures and stories about the grand sons. I will never forget the love and support Debbie gave me in my 18 year battle. We have so many loving memories, and we will keep Debbie forever in our hearts. With deepest sympathy and love. Donna & Nick Rutherford 💔💔
Shelly and family
So sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. ❤️
My deepest sympathies on the loss of such a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Debbie was always so pleasant when we met and found the bright side in everything. May she Rest In Peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time. take care
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time. take care
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Shelly and family- our sincere condolences at this sad and difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers Jeanine, along with your Dad, your brother and his family. Take care.
Dear Shelly and family We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories. Take care.
I am so very saddened and sorry to hear about Debbie’s passing. I worked with Debbie at Central Trust and just loved her beautiful personality. I caught up with Debbie just last year and had the greatest chat. She was such a positive, caring person; my sincere condolences to Shelly, their children and families.
So sorry for the loss of Debbie. I got to know Debbie through RBC. She was a wonderful lady. My condolences to all her family 🙏🙏
Very sad to learn of my cousin Debbie’s passing. A sweet person taken way too soon! Aunt Ruth and my mother were close and our families spent a lot of time together as kids, with fond memories of many summers at our grandparents’ bungalow on the Mira.
Rest In Peace
Shelly, Ryan, Jeanine, all the Murphy family, Gary and the Kaiser Family.
We are so saddened to hear of Debbie’s passing. I worked with Debbie for years at the Trust Company/Bank. She was such a gentle soul and how she loved her kids and grandkids. Her presents will be missed at Yoga class for sure.
Our sincere condolences on your great loss. May the many happy memories carry you through this most difficult time. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Peter and Cecilia Rossetti
Sheldon and family,
Deepest condolences on the loss of your wife and mother.
Sincerely, Bernie and Brenda Green
Dear Shelly, Ryan & Jeanine, please accept our deepest condolences on the tragic loss of your beautiful Debbie. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and wishing you peace and comfort at this time.
Shelly, Ryan, Jeanine and family:
We are so sad to hear of your loss. Debbie was a gentle presence in the neighbourhood, and she will be sorely missed. I said a little prayer each time I walked out the backdoor, over the past little while, and will continue to do so. Love and hugs, to you all.
Bernadette and Sander
We visited many times but not enough. We remember best our last visit, went to the bungalow to go swimming and Gary cooked fish.
Shelly our thoughts are with you and the rest of the family
Gerry, Norma, Beverley, and Ciara
Shelly and family:
I am so sorry to read of Debbie’s passing. The last time I saw her she was consoling me at my Mom’s funeral. She was my cousin, our grandmothers were sisters and I always loved that we were related, she was a beautiful person. Sending my deepest sympathy to you all. Love, Andree (Morrison) Gracie
Gary and Family:
So sorry about the loss of your sister. Although we did not know Debbie personally, we feel that Gary would be a wonderful ambassador for her. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marilyn and Sarah
Dear Shelly and family, I am very sorry to hear of your sad loss of Debbie. Debbie smile brightened every conversation with grace and kindness.
Deepest condolences, may her lovely soul rest peace.
Sincere condolences It is never easy to lose a family member. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.
Shelly and family our sincere condolences on Debbie’s passing. It was a pleasure to have known her.
Uncle Shelly, Ryan and Jeanine, so terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Debbie 💔 She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this extremely difficult time ❤️🙏
Shelly and family.
My heart is broken for all of you. Debbie was always such a kind and happy presence. Take comfort in your many happy memories.
I was very sad to hear of Debbie’s tragic illness and recent passing. My deepest sympathies go out to you all, especially Shelly, her children and grandchildren and Gary and Dorothy. I have lovely memories of Debbie when we were just little girls. playing with Barbie dolls and picking blueberries with Aunt Ruth behind the family home. May some of these happy memories sustain you through this very difficult time. With empathy and kindness, Diane (Taylor) Laureijs