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John (“Jack”) Stanley Murphy It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend, John (“Jack”) Stanley Murphy on Friday, April 26, 2024 at the QEII hospital with his children and family by his side. Jack Murphy was not only a cherished member of the Sackville and Margaree Valley communities but also a source of kindness and connection. His skate sharpening business at the Sackville Sports Stadium was more than a venture; it was a hub for camaraderie and lifelong friendships. Jack's commitment to his neighbors, whether lending a hand with home repairs or crafting gifts for charitable causes, was a testament to his kind heart. Born in Halifax in 1942, Jack was the eldest son of John and Marie Murphy. His love for his family knew no bounds, as he supported and celebrated his children's accomplishments with immense pride. Jack's devotion to his wife, Andrea, was admirable. He spent his later years ensuring her comfort and happiness, cherishing every moment spent together with fun trips to the beach, picnics, and thoughtful gestures. Jack was known for his infectious passion for sports; a burgeoning athlete at St. Stephen's Elementary Junior High School, he later became captain of St. Pat’s High School hockey team. His enthusiasm for sports never faded as he was a lifelong fan of the Blue Jays and the Pittsburgh Penguins – others often joked he was Sydney Crosby’s adopted dad. An avid hunter and sport fisherman, Jack loved honing his craft, tying flies and spending time with his brother, Stephen, while salmon fishing on the Margaree River. Jack's talents were many; his time as a music store manager at New Sound in Bedford and Scotia Square before starting his successful construction and carpentry business Haviland Construction highlighted his versatility and entrepreneurial spirit. His woodworking skills were not just a hobby but a means to give back, creating beautiful pieces that supported his children's sports teams and community fundraising projects. Jack leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness, survived by his daughter, Kimberley (Jeff); his son, Jeffrey (Anita); his cherished grandchildren, Kyle, Katie, Cody Aiden, and Ethan; his brothers, Brian (Cathy), Stephen (Mary); and sisters, Joy (Doug) and Pat (Shawn); his sister-in-law, Joanne; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Andrea; his parents; and his brother, Barrie; and brother-in-law, Shayne, Jack's memory will forever be etched in our hearts. A funeral for Jack Murphy will be held at St. John Vianney Church on Tuesday, April 30, at 11:30 am, with a reception to follow (4 Beaver Bank Rd, Lower Sackville, NS B4E 1G3). Jack's story is one of love, community, an unmatched love of the outdoors and enduring power of human connection. Donations in memory of Jack Murphy may be made to the QEII Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Funeral Service

11:30 am
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
St. John Vianney
4 Beaver Bank Rd
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Donations in memory of Jack Murphy may be made to the QEII Foundation in lieu of flowers.
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