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Vernon Gary Murphy

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Vernon Gary Murphy

September 18, 1960 - January 27, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Vernon on Thursday January 27, 2022, at Hospice Peterborough, after a long battle with several medical challenges. He was the cherished son of the late Vernon and Rose (Williams) Murphy. The loving brother of Joanne (late Brian), John (Mary) and Patricia (Matthew). Predeceased by his brothers Harry (the late Lynne), Bryan, Robert and his sister Marie (Ron). Cherished uncle of Christine (Rob), Craig (Jaime), Paul (Julie), Lisa (Trevor), Jeff (Anya), Kate (Jose), David (Christine), Patrick, Ken, Catharine, Marika (Chris) and Luke. He will be lovingly remembered by his many great nieces and nephews. Vernon served as custodian in several lakeshore schools including St. Anthony’s Catholic Elementary, St. Stephen’s and St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary Schools. A service and internment will take place in the future when COVID restrictions are lessened. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Hospice Peterborough. Their loving, professional care filled Vern’s final days with comfort, laughter, and friendship. Donations in memory of Vernon may be made to Hospice Peterborough.

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Allyson Demoe - February 14, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of this news. Vern worked as a custodian and tended to my messy classroom at St. Stephen's for a few years, always with a smile on his face and fun anecdote. My condolences go to Vern's family and friends at this time.

Laurie Miller - February 8, 2022

Had the pleasure of working with Vern at St. Mary's Cobourg. He was so pleasant and such a joy to work with. He always found something for us all to laugh about. He was a caring man and I treasure the times we worked together. RIP old friend.

Jen Poole - February 3, 2022

I was very sad to hear the news of Vern’s passing. He was the custodian in my wing at SMSS and was a very thoughtful and interesting man to chat with. He was a collector and we would talk about some of the vintage collectables he found at the thrift shops in town. A kind and gentle soul with a great sense of humour. RIP Vern. You will be missed!

Denis Desjardins - February 2, 2022

One day after school Vern came to ask me about a bike he had seen abandoned for several days in the school bike rack. As many of you know, Vern was and "avid collector" of many things and I assumed it was for another one of his many ongoing projects. After asking around I discovered the bike had been left behind by a young girl when the back wheel lost a few spokes and became warped and the bike unrideable. I let Vern know and noticed that the bike had been been taken away that night. Two days later he returned the bike to me with a new back wheel and asked if I would just let the young girl know that her bike was fixed and that she could ride it again. I'm sure that many of you have similar stories of Vern's immense generosity of spirit and his heart of gold. He will be missed by many of us in the schools in which he worked. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Red & Alf - January 31, 2022

So sorry to hear about Vern. I worked with him at St..Mary's in Cobourg. We had so many laughs. I had so much respect for him. He was truly one of a kind. I will miss him. RIP my friend.

Catherine kelly - January 31, 2022

So sorry to hear about Vern. He was a kind and caring man. Worked with him at smss. Was very knowledgeable and had many great stories. Will be deeply missed.

Marie-Claude Charette - January 31, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Vern's passing. I was blessed to work with him and knew him as a jovial presence in the school community. He will be missed. My sincere condolences go out to all his family. May the love and support of family and friends carry you through the difficult days ahead.

Thomas Schraner - January 31, 2022

Many fond interactions with Vern during our time together at St. Anthony. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

John Dadson - January 31, 2022

My condolences to Vern's family. I talked with Vern a few times over the years with PVNCCDSB. He seemed to be a kind and soft spoken individual. Prayers for you - God Bless

Walt Brown - January 31, 2022

My deepest condolences to Vern's family, God Bless him, RIP Vern.

Franco Buratti - January 31, 2022

Condolences for everyone who loved Vern. He worked at two different schools I was at. We had many conversations about life. He was intelligent, principled and kind and I will miss those talks.

Donna Sorrell-Morris - January 30, 2022

“I’m deeply sorry your family is experiencing the pain of a loss. My heart goes out to each of you.” I will miss Vern and our chats. He had a heart filled with caring and love of others. Sending prayers and love.

Karie Sokay - January 30, 2022

Vern was a kind, gentle soul and it was nice working with him at St. Anthony School.

Jay & Rosie Shaughnessy - January 30, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Sean Heuchert - January 30, 2022

I'm very sorry for your loss - you will be in my prayers.

Debra Orr - January 30, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time Vern will be missed by many

Clifford Wright - January 30, 2022

Sorry for the lose he will be missed. My prayers are with all of you. Vern was great to work with at St Anthony's.

Mary Anne Flynn - January 30, 2022

Joanne and family, My deepest condolences for the loss of your Brother and Uncle. May his soul rest in eternal peace and light. You are in my prayers.

Jeanine Clarey - January 30, 2022

My sincere condolences to Vern’s family. I had many hallway chats with Vern when he was working at SMSS. Vern was very proud of his family Rest In Peace..Vern Jeanine Clarey

Pietrina and Emilio Orlandi - January 29, 2022

Sending our deepest condolences. May Vern rest in eternal peace. 🙏

Kimberly LaFontaine - January 29, 2022

I remember Vern from his supply days at St. Michael school. He was such a pleasant, kind and cheerful man. Condolences to all the family.

Laurie Castron - January 29, 2022

Sympathies to you Pat & Matthew and the Murphy clan. Blessed to hear that Vern had a dignified end of life experience in the Peterborough Hospice. Take care of each other. Hugs xo Laurie

Dylan Clapperton - January 29, 2022

Very sad news i enjoyed working with him condolences to all the family

Judith and Nels Auger - January 28, 2022

I remember Vernon as a lad in short pants at Joanne and Brian’s wedding, and as a quiet presence at so many family gatherings. May he rest in peace. And we send prayers for peace and comfort to all the family.

Steve Egan - January 28, 2022

Very sad news! I enjoyed working with Vern very much. Condolences to the family.

David Bernier - January 28, 2022

Very sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.