It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Harold Murphy of Spencer Nursing Home, Salisbury N.B. and formerly of Bathurst, which occurred Monday April 13th, 2020.
Harold was born in Bathurst, N.B. where he lived until his retirement when he moved to Moncton, N.B. He was the son of the late Raymond and Annie (Aubie) Murphy of Bathurst, N.B.
He is survived by his wife of 54½ years Joan (Arseneau), his three sons Kevin (Nancy) of Moncton, N.B., Kolin (Debbie) of Moncton, N.B. and Keith (Angela) of Quispamsis, N.B.
His four grandchildren Shanika, Tysiah, Luke and Amelia “Grampie we’ll miss you forever and love you always!”
He is also survived by his brothers: Ken (late Mary), Mississauga, ON, Roderick (Lillian) Nackawic, N.B., and Byron (Kathy), Woodstock N.B., his sisters: Joan Freeman (Carlos), Saint John, N.B., and Marilyn Craik (Jim), Angus, ON. Several nieces and nephews.
He was also close to his wife Joan's family: brothers-in-law: Robert Arseneau (Irene), Paul Arseneau (Jacqueline), Alvin Arseneau (Yvette), the late Yvon Arseneau (late Gail), and sisters-in-law: Thérese Frenette (Roland), and Diane Doucet (Louis).
Harold and his wife owned and operated several small businesses in Bathurst and area including convenience stores, restaurants, and a Sears order office in Petit Rocher, N.B. He also worked at several locations in New Brunswick for Stedman Stores.
He liked bowling and curling and looked forward to many Caribbean cruises taken with family and friends. He was a long-time member of the United Commercial Travelers (UCT).
The family will receive relatives and friends for a public visitations on Thursday August 27, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. from Elhatton's Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), in Bathurst. Due to the existing world conditions a private funeral service will be held. Donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.