Edward Joseph Murphy
Edward Joseph Murphy, aged 91 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022.
Ed was born in Moose Jaw to Laura and Art Murphy on June 27th, 1931. He had two sisters, Sheila and Ula. After completing his high school at Central Collegiate, he went on to Peacock to take a commercial course.
Ed worked in the office at the CP Rail for 36 years. After his retirement, he willingly continued to help when he could. Two gentlemen in particular enjoyed his company weekly when he took them shopping, for a coffee, or just had a visit. Ed was a volunteer driver for Thunder Creek Home Care, and was a swimming and basketball coach. In 1969, he was named Sportsman of the Year. Ed was an avid gardener, spending many hours in his yard. He was especially fond of roses and grew lots of different varieties, winning awards for his efforts. He also enjoyed curling, swimming and working out at the gym. Ed joined the Knight of Columbus in 1952 and held many offices in his 70 years of service.
In 1984, he fell in love, telling his friend that he had met his angel. He and Rhoda were married and created a family with her three children: Zoey, Paul and Dave.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Ula; brothers-in-law, Gene and Merv; sister-in-law, Catherine; and Rhoda’s children, Paul and Zoey. Ed will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rhoda; sister, Sheila; brother-in-law, Paul Garnett; 2 nieces and special nephew, Bob; Dave (Debbie), McKenzie (Zane), Cooper, Vic (Annie), Emily, and Rox; 7 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 7 great-grandsons, and 2 great-granddaughters.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughan St, Moose Jaw, SK with Father Jake Ibay as the presiding celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s name may be made to Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughan St, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 6L3. Cara Ashworth – Intern Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Sending my condolences for your loss. You probably don’t know me but Ed holds a special place in my heart. When I was around 12 Ed was my swim coach at the old Nat. He helped me to become an accomplished swimmer. I have many fond memories of road trips to swim meets around Saskatchewan and Alberta in his new black with red interior 2 door Pontiac Parisienne which he took immaculate care of and eventually sold to me when I was in college. Over the years when I got back to MJ I would look him up to see how he was doing. It’s been a while now since or paths crossed but his friendship will always dear to me!
Rest In Peace my old friend!
I have known Rhoda and Ed over 30 years, it has sadden my heart hearing of Ed’s passing.
The many times I’d spent at their home visiting, laughing and just having a good visit with dear friends
will always remain in my heart. You will be greatly missed.
Peace and Blessings be with you