WILLIAM BASIL MURPHY April 6, 1923 - November 7, 2012 Passed away peacefully on November 7, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital Toronto, Ontario at the age of 89. Bill was born in Montreal, Quebec and was predeceased by his parents Basil and Louise May (Cox). Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Marion (nee Stark) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and great-grand nephews. Bill will be fondly remembered for his care and devotion to his loving wife Marion and his wonderful sense of humour. Bill spent the majority of his career in the oil industry and enjoyed his travels for work and with his wife Marion, throughout North America, Britain and Europe. Following retirement he enjoyed spending his leisure time with friends either curling, playing golf or bridge at St. George's Golf Club in Toronto. At the request of the family no visitation or reception was held and a private family interment occurred on November 13, 2012 at Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal, Quebec. Committal prayers were conducted by Reverend Arlen Bonnar, St. James United Church in Canada. For those who wish to do so, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Butler Chapel, Turner and Porter Funeral Directors Ltd. for their kindness, assistance and attention to detail.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 17, 2012