Murphy, Peter Gerald

October 23, 1956 – May 13, 2021
at the age of 64 years

Peter Gerald Murphy was born on October 23, 1956 in a Red Cross outpost hospital in Lillooet BC. He loudly announced his arrival but grew to be a kind and thoughtful little boy who was very interested in the world around him. Peter was the second born child to parents Peter James(Jim) Murphy and Colleen Marie Murphy (nee Stafford), the only brother to his six sisters.

Peter was predeceased by father Jim Murphy, sister Colleen Burns and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

His sudden passing is mourned by mother Colleen Murphy, son Quinton Murphy (Kyla), grandchildren Hartlyn and Koghan, partner Evelyn Fairbairn, stepchildren and step grandchildren, sisters Susan Landry (Brian), Debra Koecher (Herb), Maureen Wilson (Derek), Sharon Shore (Vern Lyons), Pamela Treleaven (Jason) and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Peter will also be missed by many lifelong friends, colleagues, and significant people, too numerous to mention by name but beloved by Pete nonetheless.

Peter and his sisters shared an adventurous childhood, building stories and memories, and developing his varied skills and a deep appreciation for the outdoors and for animals. Many of our fondest memories of Pete also involve a horse or a dog, and they all include laughter.

Throughout his career as a heavy equipment operator, Pete worked in many areas of BC (“God’s country”) and was highly respected in his field.

Pete was quick-witted, kind-hearted, generous with praise, and always remembered to say “I love you”. His laugh and his smile will forever echo in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

In our grief, we are buoyed by the hope and promise that his salvation faith in Jesus Christ has ushered Pete into eternal peace. Until forever Pete.

2 Comments

  1. Hey Peter,
    Never talking to you again feels incredibly surreal. You could always be full of surprises but this one? Never would I have dreamed it. Your an amazing driver! I can only think that God said “ Hey Pete, it’s time, come home to perfect peace”.
    After 49 years of knowing you were there, close or from a distance, 49 years of ping pong and yo yo, it now feels pretty empty down here on earth. Dance now and I’ll see you in heaven. I’ll always love you.

  2. So many wonderful memories of time spent with Peter, as a big brother he was always kind and supportive, so missed…

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