MURPHY, John W. "Bill"
It is with profound sadness that we express the passing of a kind and loving man on December 13, 2012, surrounded by the love of his family at the age of 87. Reunited with his beloved Lillie (nee Caza) (November 2010). Loving and devoted father of Judy Knight and husband Paul of Kitchener, ON and David and wife Linda of Holland, Mich. Cherished Grandpa to six grandchildren and great-grandpa to six great-grandchildren. Loved brother of Elaine Soulliere, Quebec, Jean Callaghan, BC., the late Muriel Roberts, Eva Gates, Florence Medrick, Norah Moran, May Tierney, Helen Groulx, Ann McEwea, Eleanor St. Onge, Fred, Joseph and Eric Murphy. Dear brother-in-law of Gerald Caza and late wife Louise Caza of Azilda, ON, the late Lucille Souilliere (2002) and late husband Lawrence (Bib) (2010) of Windsor, Harvey Caza and wife Mae Caza of Ottawa,ON., Lawrence (Ben) Caza and partner Louise Daigle of Kingston, ON., Romeo Caza and wife Ruth of Chelmsford, ON., Mary Jane Bratt and late husband Donald of Richmond, B.C. Dear Uncle to Helen and Earl McWhineey and Mary Jane Brazeau and Partner Lyle and will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Mr. Murphy retired from Chrysler Canada in 1980 and was a member of CAW Local #444. He was a Navy Veteran (RCN & RCNVR) serving in WWII - North Atlantic (HMCS Lethbridge) and served during the Korean War, Life Member of Naval Veteran's Association and Past Member of HMCS Chief Petty Officers Mess, Longtime member of the RCL Branch 261 & Navy Club. A sincere thank you to Jack and Barbara Block, Susie Thibert and Caregiver Lisa for your love and support shown to our beloved "Bill." He will be remembered for his honesty and for always being a true gentleman. Visitation at
WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME
(Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234
11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd.
on Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. A Veteran's service under the Auspices of the Windsor Veteran's Memorial Service Committee will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on Monday, December 17, 2012 at St. John Vianney Church (385 Dieppe) from 9:30 a.m. until time of Bill's funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Anne's Cemetery. In kindness memorial donations may be made to the Navy Club. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at
Published in The Windsor Star from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2012