Born in Ortonville, NB, on July 4, 1930, he was the son of the late Ernest and Laura (Sullivan) Murphy. He is sadly missed by his wife of 63 years Shirley (Merritt) Murphy; his son Brian Murphy of Craigs Flat, NB; his daughter-in-law Teressa; his grandchildren Kyla Russell, Braydon Murphy, Cora Lea Vickers and Brady Vickers of Brooks, AB; his great grandchildren Noah and Daniel Russell; his sisters, Lois Goodine of Woodstock, NB, Myrna Kloster of Edmonton, AB; his brothers Ray Dixon (Dorothy) of Fredericton, NB and Conrad Dixon (Helen) of Perth-Andover, NB; his brother-in-law, Carvell Goodine of Argosy, NB. Bernard was predeceased by his parents; step-father Raymond Dixon; sisters Marie Goodine, Allene Embelton, and his brother, Howard Murphy; his brothers-in-law Dr. Frederick Goodine, Emmanuel Kloster, Norris Embelton.
Bernard was employed at the Department of Transportation in Perth-Andover for 30 years. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing from a very young age and was a member of the Keenagers Club.
Funeral service was held at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1 pm. Father Gilbert Doddatto and Father Olivet Okoro co-celebrated. Interment followed in Larlee Creek Cemetery.
Music for the service was by Marsha Lang, Hanscon Family, and the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers. Eulogies were given by Brian Murphy and Anita Andersen.
Pallbearers were Braydon Murphy, Michael Goodine, Blaine Goodine, Christopher Alward, Alonzo McCarthy, and Merrill Albert.
Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover, NB.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church
Brunswick Funeral Home
Larlee Creek Cemetery
Victoria County SPCA or the Canadian Red Cross