Cyril Murphy

January 23, 1946 to November 27, 2019


It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Cyril Murphy. After a truly courageous battle with cancer, Cyril passed peacefully away in the presence of his family. Leaving to mourn his loving wife, soulmate and best friend, Wilhelmena Murphy (Hayman). Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Murphy, and sister Gertie, Open Hall. Left with loving memories; (3) Children, Dwayne (Debbie), Craig, Hayman (Crystal). (7) Precious Grandchildren, Madisen, Megan, Jonathan, Kyle, Clea, Kendra, Hayman j. Cyril’s Siblings, left with broken hearts; Babs (Aiden) O’Reilly, Dorothy (Rupert-deceased) Decker, Chris (Ken) Abbott, Pat (Allison) Murphy. The Hayman family, also left to mourn their brother-in-law; Marion and George Seymour (deceased), Marie (Bert-deceased) Hayward, Mary (Don) Squibb, Janet (Arch) Kearley, Alvina Hayman. Predeceased by Father and Mother-in-law, Benjamin and Cassie (Coley) Hayman. A Special mention of Cyril’s friends and family; Lena and Tim Connors, Wilhelmena and Don Hardy, and a close crew at DCH cranes.A sincere thanks to many of those who have been a crucial caring part of Cyril’s journey with cancer, especially Dr. Siddiqui, Dr. Doody, many nurses and caregivers along the way. To all that knew him, Cyril was a true gentleman. He was a well respected man of the community, industry and trades. He had a kind and generous soul. With a true love for animals (grand-fur-babies), gardening, movies, cranes, music and the sun. Cyril was a loved Husband, Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather, Brother, Brother-in-law, and Friend. His kind smile and gentle heart, tough hands and strong will, remains forever in our hearts and memories. Cyril leaves a great legacy of hard work and dedication to his family, that will be remembered by everyone that knew him. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, December 1st, from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Funeral Service will be taking place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, December 2nd, at 10am. Interment to follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bauline Line, Torbay. While all care, concern and flowers are appreciated, as Cyril was an avid gardener, he was also a supporter of the Cancer Centre at the HSC. The care received time after time, smile after smile, made Cyril’s days there a little brighter. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated and may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. To send a message of condolence please visit




2-4 p.m. on December 1, 2019

7-9 p.m. on December 1, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Monday December 2nd

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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Aunt Wilhelmena and family, I was very saddened to hear of Uncle Cyril’s passing. There are few words that can be said at times like this to make it any easier for you, but know that he has left us all a little more enriched. His strength and determination at anything he tackled was admirable, he always had patience and understanding when dealing with difficult situations, and his uncanny ability to laugh off something that would cause many people grief was remarkable. He was loved by all of those that surrounded him and will be remembered fondly. Love to you all at this time, Lemonte, Karen, Andrew, and Emily.

While we didn’t see each other frequently, I have nothing but fond memories of Uncle Cyril. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. Rest easy my friend. Sending love and condolences to Aunt Wilhelmena and the rest of the family in this difficult time.

We are sending our love to you all during this difficult time. A wonderful man has been lost, but his love for family will live on in you all forever. Let your memories give you strength.

Kim, Quentin, Grayson, and Clark Croft

Please accept our sincere condolences to all your family Cyril and Wilhelmena were wonderful neighbours for many years before they moved to Buckley’s Hill Cyril was a lovely man a great dad ,husband and grandfather he will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time .RIP Cyril

Our sincere condolences to all of your family. My father was deeply saddened to hear of Cyril’s sickness and his passing. Cyril and Dad go back many years and shared wonderful stories and laughs. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Barry and Jana (Mease) Ferguson

For the loss of your dad, a grandfather, husband and so much more
Sincere condolences

I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Murphy’s passing.Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

So sorry to hear of Cryils passing . Please pass along our condolences.

my sincere condolence Wilhelmena and to all your family on the passing of Cyril. He will always be in my great memories of several crane lifts in the 1980 in St. Annes park. A man of hos word in everything that he spoke with tremendous respect for all people.

Our condolences go out to you Wilhelmena and all your family.We,re so sorry to hear about Cyril,s passing.What a great man he was,we where watching the video last night of our house that Cyril moved in 1987 .He will be missed.Doug and Hilda Summers.

My Sincere Condolence to the Murphy Family on the passing of Mr Murphy. our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Our sincerest condolences, Thinking of you all.

Words can’t express the sorrow we feel for you all. We were so saddened to hear about Cyril , please know our thoughts & prayers are with you all . Another young man gone way to soon

Wilhelmena and Family, so sorry to hear this sad news. We are thinking of you all and holding you close in our hearts. Lynda, Lydia and Chloe Hayward. Xo.

My sincerest condolences to the Murphy family.. Cyril was the nicest kindest man you’d ever want to meet. I don’t know if there was a piece of equipment that he couldn’t fix, or operate and he took pride in everything he did and it showed. I had the pleasure of working with him and 2 of his sons, Haymen and Dwayne over the years. He will be forever sadly missed by many people in the construction industry.

My sincere condolences to Wilhelmina and Family.
I was deeply saddened to hear of Cyrils passing. He was a great man who will certainly be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Wilhelmina and family,

Our condolences to you during this difficult time. I remember how great Cyril was doing various electrical jobs with my Dad. He was always deeply respected and trusted by Dad and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Madisen and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.May the many memories you have of your grandfather, be a source of comfort as you grieve the loss of your Pop.

Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Cyril. Thinking of his family as they go this this most difficult time in their lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincere condolences to the Murphy family. RIP Cyril

Cyril was a great man,I worked for him many years ago..r.Ip.

Our sincere condolences to the Murphy family. Uncle Cyril was a kind and thoughtful man. Always had good advice and loved spending time with his family. Always had a smile and kind word or gesture. He will be missed by many people who had the pleasure of being in his company or working with him. Thank you

Wilhelmina and family,
We were deeply saddened to hear of Cyril’s passing. . We have many great memories of him and all of you. He was a true friend and left this earth much too soon. Cherish your memories and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keith and Joan Welsh

Cyril a great friend and Brother-In-Law. You have spent many years in our lives and these words could not be any truer for you. The older I get the truer it is it’s the people you love, not the money and stuff that makes you rich. Love Janet & Arch Kearley

Condolence to Murphy family. Growing up it was always a pleasure to visit and stay there. Uncle Cyril always had open arms whenever family came to visit. He was a man anyone could look up to, and has I got older and times I was there in torbay and had time to chat with him, the wisdom and advice he gave you, was always something you could see that the man was a true gentleman . Prayers and love to the family, uncle Cyril will always be remembered and missed . So take this time to celebrate the life of such a great man,
Love Travis, Hannah, Nick , Josh and T.J

Wilhelmina, Dwayne, Craig, Hayman and families.
Our sincere condolences to the family.
It was always a pleasure to see Cyril when we walked past his house. Thoroughly enjoyed the little chats that we had. and will miss his smile and pleasant demeanour. May he Rest In Peace.

Our love and sincere condolences to Wilhemenia, Dwayne, Craig & Haymen as you mourn the loss of your loving father. We have a few memories of you all, but we certainly will never forget his love for his family. He will be remembered with love.

Corina (Walsh) Ralph & Family
Corey Walsh

My sincere condolence to the Murphy family, he was a great friend and a true gentleman who always had a smile for everyone. RIP

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Cyril was a true gentleman.

My sincere condolence to Cyril’s family as they celebrate his life while mourning his loss. I was lucky to have dealt with Cyril and his wife when they came to Torbay to build there beautiful new home. I was the Town Mgr. at that time and enjoyed dealing with him on his dream. My prayers go to the whole family.
Gerry Hayes

Sincerest condolences to the MURPHY family on Cyril’s passing. I. Have fond memories of us working together at Hickman Motors in the late seventies and knew when he decided to open his own business that he would become the gold standard for a businessman and a gentleman.RIP

Deepest condolences to Cyril’s family on his passing. I knew Cyril for many years as a sub-contractor for his business and he was always a pleasure to work for and to be near. His professionalism and care for his business never prevented him from being a role model for everyone.he associated with. He’ll be missed!

Deepest sympathy to the family of Cyril Murphy.

on behalf of the Operating Engineers Local 904, we would like to send our sincere condolences on the passing of Cyril.

Thinking of you all as you say goodbye to Cyril. Only fond memories of his welcoming smile. He was so proud of his family. He will never be forgotten. Be strong for each other❤️

Very sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.


Sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing. Our condolences to all the family .

So sorry to Cyril’s family about his passing. He had a heart of gold and he will be missed dearly

I’m so saddened to hear of the loss of Cyril. I have fond memories of your visits to Toronto when we were little. He was such a happy, positive spirit with a great laugh. My heart goes out to all of you. I wish you strength and courage in the days ahead.

So sad to hear of Cyril’s passing, deepest condolences Wilhelmina to you and the boys and their families, hugs to all 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

We are sorry for the loss of Cyril. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know he was well-loved by his family and friends. We are sure he will be missed by all.

Sorry to hear of Cyril’s passing, condolences to the families. Mary Lou & Gerard Maloney.

Another one of the boys I grew up with, gone much too soon. R I P Cyril. Condolences to all who mourn his passing.

Sad to hear of Cyril’s passing . Sending our deepest sympathy to all the family..

Sadie &Russell Quinton

So very sorry for your loss….Hugs to the family…

Sour deepest sympathy to the family of the late Cyril Murphy . Our thoughts and prayers are with ye at this sad time may he RIP

My deepest sympathy to the family of the late Cyril Murphy from all the Murphy family was loved bye each and every one of them may he RIP

Wilhelmena and family, I always enjoyed a little chat with “Uncle Cyril” each time I visited with niece Wilhelmena. He was truly a kind-hearted soul and my heart breaks for you all. Take care of each other! Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

We are thinking of everyone today and the weeks and moths to come. Cherish your memories even more and let them keep you warm- hugs to everyone

Todd and Victoria

A man of chosen words .Family and respect is what I know about Cyril .So sorry for your loss..

Dwayne, Debbie and Family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your wonderful memories guide you through this terrible time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

We are so very sorry for your loss. All our love and hugs to you all.