Pictou Advocate Obituaries

MURPHY, Lester James


MURPHY, Lester James  -68, of Pictou NS. Passed away January 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax NS. Born in New Glasgow, Pictou Co NS. He was the son of the late Lester and Laura (Belleville) Murphy. Jimmy was an employee of the Pictou Shipyard and Trenton Works as a welder retiring due to health complications. He was an avid card and crib player, a passionate gardener as well as a member of the New Horizons Seniors Citizens Club, Pictou. Jimmy enjoyed attending yard sales, auctions and local soccer games especially always present at those of his children and grand daughter; he could be heard yelling “Turn it up and notch!” Jimmy’s grandchildren were the apple of his eye and he loved them all dearly. Jimmy is survived by his children, Josh (Sonia) Murphy and Tara (Francis) Murphy both of Dartmouth. His step daughters, June (Daniel) MacLean of Trenton and Donna (Walter) Cormier of River John. Jimmy will be greatly missed by his loving siblings. Jane (Gary) Muir, June Rankin, Betty MacDonald all of Pictou. Dale (Darlene) Somerset, Margo (Malcolm) Murphy, Stellarton, Laureen (Bob) MacDonald, Ron (Tanya), both of Lyons Brook. His grandchildren, who knew Grampie loved them to the moon and back, Tessa and Maelee. Step grandchildren Latesha, Derrell, Nathan, Madison, Savannah, Cameron, Liam and Landon as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Jimmy was predeceased by his wives Donna (Hebert) and Linda (MacLean), his parents Lester and Laura, brother Frank, brother in law Ray Rankin, and nephews Sean and Jason Morrison. We would like to thank the nurses of 5B for ensuring he was comfortable and well cared for. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Jimmy will remember the man with the twinkle in his eyes. He was known as the guy who made the canes and willingly shared them throughout Pictou; always had a kind word and reminding you to “keep it between the lines” Jimmy lived each day with vigour and to the fullest, treating everyday as “extra” Jimmy has unselfishly dedicated his remains to Dalhousie University Human Body Program for research; always giving right to the end. There will be a celebration in Jimmy’s honor at the Pictou Legion, January 20, 2018, 2-4
p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

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