George Walter Murphy

April 22, 1963 to June 5, 2021

Obituary

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It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of George Walter Murphy on June 5 at the age of 58.

Predeceased by his parents V.Gloria Fifield and Lewis Murphy, mother-in-law Josephine McGrath and father-in-law Mike McGrath.

Leaving to mourn his wife of 12 years, Joy (McGrath), sons Aaron and Lewis, daughters Bailey and Krista, stepsons Devin (Shania) and Daniel (Megan), grandsons Jack and Kolton, and stepmother Ann. George will also be remembered by his brothers Lewis (Kay), Brian (Vasuki), Dan (Mi-Kyung), Noel (Nancy), and Kent (Faith), sister Mackenzie (Roger), brothers-in-law Nick (Pam), Mike (Ann-Marie), sister-in-law Michelle (Paul), and his very special brother-in-law Walter, along with a large circle of family and friends.

George loved serving the people of Newfoundland & Labrador. In his youth, he was President of C.B.A.C., a former Citizens Band Radio Club with hundreds of members. He was an organizer for the Pumpkin Patrol, organized toy drives for children at Christmastime, and was involved in numerous community-based organizations.

In the pre-Social Media era, George harnessed the potential of the internet (at the time) seeking signatures province-wide for the 2nd largest petition ever tabled in the House of Assembly for official reading.

He was well known for advocacy with the Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices, he also served as M.H.A. for St. John’s East from 2011-2015 as well as acting manager for Jiffy Cabs. Recently, he worked for the Liberal Government and spoke fondly of all members. What made George stand out from many other politicians was his love and devotion of all classes of individuals equally. No matter who he met, he would take a keen interest in that person’s life and would develop a friendship with them. He was well known for helping people – from providing food to medical equipment and always listening to their needs. He was the driving force behind the rebate from Newfoundland Power to the residents of NL as well as a major advocate of the “pull over” law.

He had a great passion for C.B. Radio. He collected and refurbished many rare breeds of radio from far and wide. He loved spending time with family and friends, playing guitar around a firepit and parodying songs which were sure to get a laugh. He loved spending hours by the side of the pond fishing with his sons and making memories with them.

George lived a full and purposeful life. He was a gentle giant with an equally big heart who will be missed by all who have had the pleasure of knowing him even for a moment of time.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 12 at 11 a.m. Due to limited numbers and following COVID regulations, attendance at the funeral service will be invite only. The funeral service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person with the link available above. George’s family would like to thank everyone for the kind messages and outpouring of support, however, please consider sending messages of condolence or making a donation in George’s memory to the memorial fund nlgasman2021@gmail.com instead of traveling long distances for the visitation. 

10-4, George, and sing with the angels.

“73’s & 88’s”

Schedule

Visitations

2-9 p.m. on June 10, 2021

2-9 p.m. on June 11, 2021

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Saturday June 12th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Funeral Service by invitation only.


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We were shocked to hear of George’s passing. Looked forward to his gas & oil reports every week . He will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace.

To the family of George Murphy
The world has lost a great man. I am from Nova Scotia and watch Newfoundland news and always enjoyed George on NTV. I extend my sincere sympathies in his passing. He will be sorely missed.

George
Thank u for all your love and support since mom passed away I still remember you taking me to daybreak rest in peace and we will see each soon
Your friends Ashley and alma howekl

Like so many others, I was saddened to hear the news of Georg’s passing. George gave me a chance when I needed it most, which is certainly one of many things about him I will not forget. Sending sincere condolences to George’s family, friends, and all who knew him.

So sorry for the loss of George this past weekend, our condolences to Joy and her family. I knew George a very long time, i meet George over CB radio many years ago, and have been very good friends since then. George you were a great friend to me, and you always treated me and others with great respect. You will never be forgotten George, i will miss our chats on the phone and in person. RIP George, from Maureen and myself.

used to look forward to George coming on every Wednesday on fair gas and oil prices my condolence go out to his family . RIP GEORGE .

My deepest condolence to Joy and her family. George was a good friend from earlier days and it was a great shock to hear the news of his untimely death. My thoughts are with all who knew and loved him. He was a an easy man to befriend that’s for sure. Kind, compassionate, heart of gold and could crack a good joke from time to time. He liked to play his guitar and sing a song now and then. He had the qualities that made a good man, father and husband. George cared about all people, that will be his wonderful legacy. Joy and family, I hope with the love and support from each other, and the many friends and acquaintances, you’ll be lifted enough to help get you through the difficult days ahead. Bless you all.
I watched the funeral service online this morning and thought it was a wonderful send off for George. RIP my friend. 💞 Linda & Vernon Penney

George you will be missed

Marc Lono

Sending my deepest condolences to George’s family. George and I never met in our adult lives but we were both born the same week in April back in 1963 so I guess we met as babies!!! Our mother’s shared a room on the maternity ward and I was named after George’s Mom, Gloria! I always wondered where my name came from as all my older siblings (I have 7 older) were called after one of our relatives. When I asked my Mom where she got my name she would always say “Lew Murphy’s wife was in the hospital with me when you were born and that was her name”.
George obviously made his mark on this world and I wish I had had the opportunity to meet him. Thinking of you all as you navigate the days ahead. Much love.,
Gloria Maher (Walsh)

I used to look forward to George coming on every Wednesday on fair gas and oil prices my condolence go out to his family . RIP GEORGE .

Joy and family it is with great sadness that Mi-Kyung, Hannah , D.J and I, are mourning the loss of George…
George was literally and figuratively, ‘larger than life’. George never pursued wealth, just happiness in its simplest of forms. I wanted to share some thoughts about George to give you and others who knew him some personal insight to who he was and what he meant to me as a big brother.
George was caring! He cared, and took care of those around him. George was usually the first one to greet me at the airport whenever my family or I came back for a visit. He often used his famous John Wayne impression, “Well Pilgrim, welcome back to Newfoundland!” My wife will never forget meeting him for the very first time….she couldn’t get over the size of the guy and his dialect. Pretty soon she grew accustomed to hearing “Newfenese” and to this day attributes the saying, ” nudding much by'” , to George!
George was humourous and a fervent sports fan. I often traded barbs with George over politics and sports. Though he didn’t play any sports,unlike myself, he was an avid supporter of the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers and his Canadiens. Any game between the Denver Broncos and Steelers, Red Sox vs Yankees, or Canadiens vs. Rangers was sure to be full of hatred for each other’s teams..I always thought of him while watching any of these matches and I will continue to do so. I am truly going to miss that comraderie going forward….
George was patient! When I was a young pup dad often ran out of patience with me during fishing trips. Thank God for George! It was George who often stopped to help me with baiting hooks properly, casting my line and reeling without tangling lines. When the time comes to go fishing I will remember him! ….. …Another example was in primary/elementary school. George introduced me to his hobby of building model planes and ships . He took great patience on teaching me how and where to apply the glue correctly, along with the paint and decals. I later passed this advice onto my son who also enjoys that hobby. I always said to my son D.J, “you can thank your Uncle George for that.”
George was compassionate! Though he was indeed a big man, he was a real “softie” on the inside! I think that is what the vast majority of people will remember him for, especially his coworkers, constituents and the press. He was approachable and so damned down to earth! He told it the way he saw it and helped many people and many causes along the way. We will remember him as being one big teddy bear!
George really was, ‘larger than life’. There is a large hole in the Newfoundland and Labrador landscape left by his sudden departure from our family. We could all make the world a better place to live if we could learn to laugh and love, the way George did. I eagerly look forward to getting back later this summer to celebrate his life, post covid.
Rest in peace, big brother!

My condolences to Joy and all the Murphy family. I’ve known George for many years and was shocked to hear of his sudden passing. He will be missed. God bless you all. RIP George. 🙏🙏🙏

My condolences to the family…i didnt know george personally but it sure felt like it watching him on the news all the time…he will be greatly missed…hold ur memories close…RIP mr.murphy…sore with the angels 😇

To George’s family thank you for sharing his service with us today. We never met George but every Wednesday he was there talking to us in his warm, friendly & caring way. God bless you all as you mourn & hold his loving memories even closer to your hearts. RIP George

To Joy and Family, sadness and shock to hear of George’s passing.. I got up at 6:15 PDT this morning to watch the service online.. I was a Jiffy driver for 15 years, and a good friend of George. I moved to Vancouver in 2009, and our friendship continued, and George would often email me to praise the Habs and to remind me that the Leafs suck. So many memories, so many laughs, and fun times. When George was dispatching, and if it was a slow night and the phones weren’t ringing, George would entertain the fleet with his imitation of “SNOOK” (the best ever) and countless other characters. George would take it upon himself to ease the boredom, and have a laugh or two, and have some fun. I never thought I would ever say this but, GO HABS GO, just for you George.. RIP big fella.

So sorry for your loss and the family.I did not know George personally ,but from tv.Watch him every week on ntv..Never missed him on the news for his oil and gas news…He seemed to be a wonderful person.Sure going to miss him……Patsy Best ,Wesleyville,Bonavista Bay..n.l.

Sorry to hear of George’s passing. My thoughts and prayers for the family and his friends. Say a pray for us in heaven.

I was both shocked and saddened to hear of George’s sudden passing. I knew George from Grade School. He was a pleasant, sweet person. I will miss seeing him around and chatting with him or commenting on his Facebook post. My heartfelt sympathy to his Family. May you be comforted by your beautiful memories of him. RIP George.

I first met George in 1987 when I worked at the Vera Perlin on Pennywell Rd. George drove the clients of the school.
The students dearly loved him and so looked forward to their ride daily. The sweetest kindest most gentlest man with the biggest heart you could ever be blessed to know. I too was always happy to see him, we couldn’t wait for a joke or two.. the laughs could be heard throughout the building.
Years has passed and we would run into one another from time to time., nothing changed, George still had a way of putting me in stitches lol.

Our sincere condolences to his wife and family, may God give you the strength to get through the days ahead. 🙏

To Joy and all the Murphy family
So sorry to hear of George’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayer are with you all at this difficult time.
I remember him getting his head shaved for brave at Confederation Bldg.. a few years back. Will miss his gas price projections which I looked forward to every week..
Rest in peace George

My deepest condolence to the Murphy family and his friends rest in peace George Murphy you be missed

Joy and family, that was a lovely service befitting a lovely man. We will see you and reminisce once we can get back to Newfoundland. Lots of love, Kay and Chip.

To joy and family. Thinking of you at this time. The service was beautiful and George has certainly earned his wings. God bless.

George RIP, and thanks!

I met George who was a friend of my brothers when we were teenagers. We would get together with friends at Christmas time, and have a lot of laughs. Over the years we fell out of touch, and I we would run into each other from time to time. He was such a nice person who always had a smile on his face, and always had something positive to say about anything that was going on. I was lucky enough to run into him again on my last trip home. Actually picked myself and my husband up in his cab when we were going for dinner on George street. We had a few laughs, and talked about how things had changed over the years in St.John’s.

Really great person, with a big heart and smile.

My heartfelt condolences to your family George, RIP

To Murphy and McGrath families Condolences to all.He will be missed by all NL.Passed much too young.Prayers and God Bless

I send my sincere condolences to the Murphy family. I was shocked to hear of George’s sudden passing.. I always looked forward to his appearance s on the weekly news .

Gone too soon, a faithful and gentle giant who exuded practical, sensible, Murphy-wisdom. George has shown how one person can promote good ideas that benefit society. Rest with Gloria and Lew. Deepest regrets to his family for the loss of a larger than life man.

Never met you, but spent a few good evenings in Seoul with your brother, Dan & his wife Mi Kyung even before they were married. My wife and I helped your dad get to their wedding. The stories we heard in that taxi ride. Man. What a blessing. Sad to have not met you,, but know the impact you had on NL. God bless!

SO sorry to hear of Georges death worked with him for years at Jiffy will remember the good times

I am very sorry to hear of George’s death. I did not know him personally but felt like I did from my being a long time listener of his gas price predictions which I followed his advice and knew when it was best to get gas. I really missed hearing him this week and his banter about the hockey. He is missed.

Miss you my big brother. You were always available to lend an ear or give advice to me. Your nieces and nephews up here on the mainland will miss you too. You were the Hulk Hogan to my Roddy Piper at the Murphy home on O` Regan Place.
We all had a chance to share how proud we were of you to make it into the House of Assembly. You were a giant of a man with an even bigger heart!.
You made the people of NFLD part of your family.. Love and miss you big fella!

So sorry to hear of George’s passing, condolences to the family and friends. I worked on his campaign when he ran for the NDP. RIP George.

Our prayers and thoughts are with George’s family at this most sad and very difficult time. We looked forward to seeing him on the NTV News every week. He will be missed by so many . God Bless.

Sincere Condolences to the Murphy Family on Georges passing .Farewell my C.B Friend ,

My sincere condolences to the family!! Such a sad loss way to soon!! RIP George💔💔

To George’s family.so very sorry for you’re loss. He will be sadly missed. I didn’t know him personally but I feel we all knew him.
Rest peacefully. dear friend!

My heart goes out to all of George’s family and closest friends. He was a larger than life human being with such a likeable presence. I met George many years ago when my father ran in his first election and he quickly became honorary family. Rest easy kind sir.

We wiill never meet a better person.
So sorry he has left this world.

So sorry to hear of George’s sudden passing. I felt that George was a good friend. I first met him as we worked together on the refreshment stand at the special Olympics provincial games back in 2010. He later became a lion in the Saint John’s lions club, where I am also a member. I would really like to attend the week but because of my own COPD and the current Covid situation I regretfully will be unable to attend at this time. I will be tuning into the online service tomorrow. George was a good friend to many as can be heard all week and the different local media’s. My condolences to all of George’s family. May he rest in peace. Don Connolly Saint Johns lions club

I’m sorry to hear of George’s passing i was in shock for a few days he was a good friend to me I am so going to miss him he made everybody that new him a better person rip gentle giant

Joy and family, We were saddened to hear of the sudden passing of George, a man Beni and I greatly admired. We hope this small donation helps at this difficult time. We will drop our card and donation to Jiffy Cabs today. Take care and I know you will keep fond memories of George in your heart.

Joy and family, my deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of a absolutely great human being. I knew George for well over 20 years and he was always good to me and my family.
In this time of sorrow I offer my prayers and I can honestly say George will be missed very deeply by the lives he touched.
George is in heaven and watching a John Wayne Movie while chatting on the CB…..
Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss This is how I am going to remember George.

George brings back many memories of his days in the eighties at Texaco on Torbay Road, trying to keep his car on the road.. We became friends and found time for a chat when we meet. .My condolences go out to Family and Friends. RIP George, heaven is a better place.

We have so many wonderful childhood memories of George and the Murphy’s of our early years in the Old Topsail Road. area. Our thoughts are with Chip, Brian and the Murphy family at this difficult time. George will be greatly missed.

To All The Family
George was a great advocate for the whole province His weekly gas report will be dearly missed. Way to young to leave the earth Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. RIP George

AS a Member of the House of Assembly and a Consumer Advocate George worked to make our province a better place.. May he rest in peace and his family be granted consolation..

To the Murphy and McGrath families: so sorry to hear of of George’s passing. I had the privilege of meeting George when he was in. Corner Brook to attends his aunts funeral a couple of years ago. I knew his mom from way back and told George how I would love to see her again. George in his thoughtful manner took a photo off me to bring back to her..,. Rest peacefully George

It is such a shock to hear of George’s passing – far too young to leave, and he had so much to offer.

Dear Joy, George’s children and siblings,
Please accept my sincere condolences as you deal with the shock and pain of George’s sudden death. It is difficult to believe that someone with such a large presence is no longer with us. I wish you all the best as you adjust to the loss of your loved one who meant so much to you.
Very sincerely, Lorraine.

To George’s Family.
Sorry to hear of your loss. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow . God Bless you now and in the future. 🙏❤️.
Melvin and Daphne Purchase.

Our very deepest condolences to George’s family. Our hearts are with you at this very sad time . God bless Rest In Peace my friend 🙏 The Kettles

The Murphy Family:
Although my husband and I have never had the privilege to meet George we were deeply saddened to hear of his passing..Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes because for those who love with their heart and soul there is no such thing as separation..

Ron and Jackie Penney

Joy,
So sorry for your loss. I remember when you first met George and how happy and excited you were and so delighted when the boys came along. Your time together was too short but may the memories you made and the love you found surround you in the difficult days ahead.

Condolences to all George’s Family and Friends. He will be missed, Terribly 💞💞

Deepest Sympathy to Joy ,children Family and Friends . I had the pleasure of meeting George a few years ago ,he was one in a million ,with a heart of gold . He spoke highly of his Family ,they were his life. George was a kind ,caring ,compassionate man who would do anything for anyone ,and expected nuddin in return .Newfoundland has lost one of the best way too soon .You will never be forgotten George ,may your Light shine in Heaven as it did here with us .Thank you for everything you done for our Province of Newfoundland . You touched the hearts of many ,and will be missed by all who knew and loved you .Rest in Peace my Friend . Heaven has gained a beautiful soul .

To the Murphy family. Please accept my condolences on the passing of George . It is an honor to have known such a great person, and I will truly miss him. May you find the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.

I grew up with George on Old Topsail Rd, he was a good childhood friend, many fond memories playing outside around Tessier’s Lane, Germandale woods, St. Marys school, Less complicated times. I bumped into George now and again, followed him on twitter. Great spirit, always there to offer helpful advise, or to have a few laughs
He will be missed.
Condolences to his loved ones.

To the Murphy family,
Sorry to hear of your loss and my deepest condolences. I grew up on ORegan place with the Murphy family. George was always funny, kind and respectful. A nice person and will be missed… RIP
Chad Davis

To the Murphy Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences in the passing of George. He will be missed dearly. Heaven has gained another Angel.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers
RIP George

To the Murphy family my sincere condolences . George lived a fulfilling & loving life. He helped Newfoundlanders every time he gave his report on gas pricing. He was a proud Newfoundlander. He will be missed beyond measure. Keep him in your in hearts & he will be with you daily.. Rest In Peace George, I am sure your father is siinging in his beautiful baritone voice as you enter the gates of Heaven.

To the Murphy Family,

I am very sorry for your loss. George was an authentic, kind and caring person.

In our youth when we were both bouncers at Trappers’ he would often talk my ear off. The nights flew by and the laughs were many. He always treated patrons with respect and decency. That was not always common place behaviour..

Years later after his public profile grew and the respect from the community for him was high I would interview him frequently on radio. He was still the same humble easy going friendly who stood guard on George St a couple of decades before.

He was just a good guy and he touched us all. His death is a loss for our province.

God bless you George!

Joy and family. My husband Garnet and I have listened to George on the radio for years and then were fb friends with him. We watched all his lives and we got to know him a bit and laughed and joked around and he friended us back. Nova Scotia and Newfoundland felt closer with that social media friendship. Tears came to our eyes instantly when we heard the news. If we felt this way about him through social media alone, we can only imagine what a truly wonderful man he was in person. We wish we had of had the honor. Sending our deepest condolences to all. He was the best!

To Joy and family,
I am saddened and shocked to learn of George’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. Praying for you.

Donna Nolan

Joy Family,

My condolences to George’s family, He was A great man, and a kind sole and a very nice friend.
R.I.P George

Helen Mackey
Raylene Mackey

Joy and family, my deepest condolences.
Newfoundland is a better place, and many of us, better people because George was in our lives
He never forgot a soul
Rest easy my dear friend
.

My sincere sympathy goes out to Joy, their children and the whole family on the sudden passing of our cousin George.
So shocked and saddened……take comfort in all those wonderful memories of his well lived life .
Rest easy, George!

George’s Family

It truly was a shock to receive the phone call Sunday morning saying the our cousin George had passed., words cannot describe how we felt. I remember him coming to Tickle Cove with his Dad Lew on many occasions, it was always an enjoyable time. George continued to come down for a bit of trouting like his father when you least expected he would show up full of life and energy. George will never be forgotten, his kindness, love, energy and above all his love for NL. He was a generous caring man. I saw NTV’s tribute to him with the fire pits and it was absolutely moving but it was George. We send our deepest condolences to his family and extended families his light will always burn in the flicker and sparks in each and every fire pit. Nuddin like it !! 🙏🏽

My deepest condolences to the family of George. I have known George for many years and he was one of the most knowledgeable and kindest person I have ever known. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Will keep George in my prayers.
William(Bill) Lewis

The Murphy Family .We are so sorry to hear of our cousin George’s Passing ,please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all, George will never forgotten he was a very hard working man. and a great man ,he helped a lot off people in one way or another. George, May You Rest In Heavenly Peace. Jim & Rosalind Kelly .Topsail. C.B.S.

Saw the firepit tribute to George on NtV, Gave me tingles. I met George a couple times from a distance! what a presence. He was like our King of Kensington,. I first heard of him calling Nightline on VocM years ago I was blown away by his common sense and clarity of thought. no wonder there has been an out pouring on his passing, he was one fine person so sorry to family, and all of us

When I saw this post of George Murphy, it reminded me of a poem I wrote a little while ago and I am dedicating it to his memory because I am sure that his last tweet on earth “Nudding like it” will be his first thoughts when he enters heaven. (gbd).

HEAVEN
Is it a place where flowers bloom
And cliffs flow to the sea
A place of quiet solitude
Where souls roam aimlessly
Is it a place where voices sing
In choruses and song
A place where music fills the air
Where every faith belongs
And will our paths be as a cloud
All feather-soft and worn
Will we behold the rays of sun
At sundown and at morn?
We do not know, we cannot know
But its mystery we may deem
Until we pass beyond all time
And beyond all mortal dreams

Grace Butler Difalco

Ricard and the Chalker family wishes our condolences at this time of need, reflection and mourning. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the family and friends of George.

Our condolence to George’s family,He was A great man,his personality was known by many.R.I.P George

Dear Noel and all of George’s family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your brother George . He was a remarkable man who treated everyone he incountered with respect and dignity. . We were fortunate to be in his company more than once . Please keep your happy memories close to get you through the hard days ahead.. God bless

Rest in Peace George and let light perpetual shine upon you.

We wanted to send our sincere condolences to the Murphy & McGrath families. We enjoyed every week George’s updates on the NTV evening news. He was a very special person which was evident by the many condolences that have been placed. Please cherish all your precious memories. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

My condolences to the Murphy family on George’s passing. I had the pleasure of teaching George at Gonzaga High School. He always had a smile and you knew there would be a chat at the end of class, whether it was a question about the chapter topic or a discussion about an event of the day. He was always there to lend a hand. A true “man for others” as evidenced by his life experiences after high school. He will be missed. Rest In Peace George.

On behalf of the Board and staff of the Association for New Canadians, I would like to offer our sincerest condolences on George’s recent and sudden passing. He was great community leader and a champion for newcomers. In his time as MHA, he was a frequent and popular visitor to our ESL Training Centre. He made time for and brought joy to everyone he met.
Our deepest sympathies to the Murphy family.

Deepest symaphy to the Murphy family on the passing of your loved one. May he rest in peace.

Deepest condolances to Joy & all the Family. George was such a well known, well loved, and well respected honest gentleman. May he rest in peace.

sorry to hear about George

Sincere condolences to the family. 🙏🙏🙏

A wonderful man who spent a lot of time helping others. R,I.P. George.

Sincere condolences to the family of a special human being, George Murphy!
He played his part well and was a star on the stage of life!
Linda Coles & Ches Keats

Joy,

I was shocked and heartbroken to hear of George’s passing. I have so many fond memories of George, especially from my childhood when he was our daycare bus driver, whom we all affectionately called “Bigfoot.”. He was so beloved by us kids, and as soon as someone spotted him coming down the lane, the excited chorus of “Bigfoot is coming!!” would spread through the place.
And of course, I have many great memories of election campaigning and District Association meetings at the house, where his love for you and the boys shone through in his interactions with you all. He was a gentle giant with a heart of gold, and it was always a joy to be in his company. Thinking of you and the boys, and the rest of the family, during this time.

Rest easy, Bigfoot. ❤

Thanks for sharing George with us. He made a difference to so many, and won’t soon be forgotten. I am a better person for knowing George. Deepest condolences to those he loved and those who loved him.

To All Family and Friends. My Deep Condolences to all on this sad news of Georges passing. I have known the POLE CAT ( Georges Radio Name ) for over 30 years or more. His true gift of Old School Kindness and Conversation was well known all over the globe. His passion for the CB RADIO gave him the opportunity to use the air waves to relate to all sorts of people. Everybody loved him! Young, Old and all in between. We are all left with good memories of great man. God Bless to All and may you R.I.P. Murf. From your Pal, Big AL. 73″s & 88’s!

George, you were awesome and really enjoyed working with you on Jeannie’s campaign a few years back! Thank you for being a good poppy to our shared grandson Kolton! My sincere condolences to your family & friends! May you SOAR over us all!

So sorry to hear of George’s sudden passing. A proud NFLDer taken too soon. Thank you sir for your valuable contributions to the social fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador. My condolences to his family.

Well done, good and faithful servant!

Heartfelt and deepest condolences to the Murphy and extended families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most challenging time.

My heart goes out to your family George was a kind and caring person I pray god give his family strength to get through his passing may god bless each and every one of them

My sincerest condolences to the Murphy and McGrath families. George was a beautiful person with a kind soul and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was never too busy to stop and chat. RIP George

George’s very sudden and quick passing is a reminder to us how short and fragile life really is. With great kindness in his heart he lived life well and gave back to his community in many impactful ways. George always showed appreciation and returned kindness – an example to us all. He will be missed.

Never met George, but felt like I knew him…such a loss for NL. and his family. ..my condolences to all his family…RIP George !

i was so saddened to hear of Georges passing, he was great friend and i had the pleasure of working with him .He will be greatly missed.Our condolences to Joy,his children and all the family. Harry and Shirley Chipman

Please accept our sincere condolences during this diffiuclt time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joy, family, and the many friends of George. While we didn’t know him personally, he lived just up the street from us. We looked forward to his weekely gas predicitions, he came to our houses campaigning, and we had a great chat! He was a great man!

My condolences to all of The Family. I never met George, but I have many friends who knew him, some of whom knew him very well. The Habs went on to win that next game, & those first 2 goals in game 4 by the Habs are what I’m calling George’s Goals. He orchestrated it with The Hockey Gods up in Heaven, where he is running & also manning all of the Radio’s & CB’s, especially the older ones, which are his favorites. I often listened to him in Halifax on Wednesday’s, when he did his Gas Prediction, & as he did his discussion with the News 95.7 hosts, usually with Rick Howe. He was a great & welcome voice from home, with his unmistakable accent, & his great good humor, & his always very pleasant, kind, warm, caring, nature. George was a very dedicated & extremely hard working, very smart, family – oriented man, who always wore his heart on his sleeve. He also always had his life/ work balance, & priorities exactly right, which is not always easy to do, for anyone. On his last night with us, he tweeted out a now famous pic, in which he said, as he sat with his loved ones in front of his fire pit, which he was thoroughly enjoying, he said, in his own unique way: “Nudding like it”. You were, & are, quite correct, George, in every way. But also, there was no one quite like you. Indeed: There was “Nudding” like him, frankly. He was a most unique man! He lived a life that was VERY well lived, & it really was a “purpose filled life” that he led, in every sense. It was cut way too short, yes. But his memory will always be very close, & vivid, especially to his beloved family & to his intimate friends. But George had MANY friends, in many places. Again, my most sincere condolences to all of the Family.

We offer our sincere condolences to all the Murphy and McGrath families on the passing of George. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.. Hold on to all your precious memories. RIP George

I was so saddened to hear of George’s Passing,i never knew him personally but i enjoyed seeing him on NTV with he gas & Oil updates. A Genuine & Gentle Soul.
My Deepest Condolences to his Wife Joy & Family & Friends. Rest in Peace

Condolences to the family and a tribute to George

Ever since Joey Smallwood outlawed the International Woodworkers of America, a union chosen by the loggers of this province, who chose to go on strike against the paper companies to try and get better working conditions and higher pay. I have paid special attention to politics and the people who are paid to represent us in the House of Assembly.
A few years ago George Murphy, who had served as an MHA with the NDP decided to step down from politics, was a guest with Ramona Deering on CBC, Crosstalk radio show. As I was a great admirer of George I phoned in and had a chat, praised him up for the work that he did as an MHA, not only for his district but for the people of this Province, that he loved and I expressed my disappointment that he was stepping down.
Ramona made the comment to me, “that’s strange coming from you, you are usually criticizing politicians, my answer to her, “not too often I find a politician who is dedicated to his District and also what is best for this province. But George was one of the best and dedicated his time and energy for the province he loved. He was the kind of person that every district would have been proud to have him represent them.
To the family, you have my deepest sympathy.
George tried to make this province a better place for his children and for this we should forever be thankful.
And yes I’m sure if George had been around at that time he would have been on the picket line fighting for our families, he was that kind of man.
I am very proud to have known him.
Rest in Peace, George

(Ret) Capt. Wilfred Bartlett

Condolences to family and friends he is certainly going to be missed

I was shocked and saddened when I heard this news Sunday morning. George Lew and I go back to our school days and he always referred to us as that rough crowd from Mullock St. I had the pleasure of reconnecting with him back in 2017/18 when he called about driver training for the Jiffy Drivers. We had several meetings swapped some old stories I even brought him a cup of green tea one day to which I said what the hell are you drinking. George in his calm cool collective way gave me a lecture on how green tea was good for you. Every time I ran into him he was always the same way big smile and great for a laugh and strong presence in any room he entered. As has been said he will definitely be missed but never forgotten. To his family, cab operators CB operators politicians friends and all who are mourning his loss my deepest condolences
Godspeed George
Rest Easy

Condolences to the family Rest In Peace George

You were an awesome human being .RIP

Condolences to family and friends. Rest easy my dear old friend, may we meet for coffee at that Ropewalk Tim’s in the sky. 73 ol’ man.

I enjoyed watching George on NTV giving the predicted gas prices. My condolences to all of the family. RIP George.

So sorry to hear of George’s passing. He always had a smile, and was always so nice to me. . My condolences to his wife, children and family. George will surely be missed by many

I reviewed your videos often, thank you for inspiring so many! Condolences to your family.

Joy my heart is broken for you and your children, condolences to the family you are is my thoughts .
Rest Easy George you will be missed by many

We had the pleasure of meeting George a few years ago when we owned Star Taxi. He was always so kind and helpful with the issues. We would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at. God bless.

My condolences to George’s family and friends. Such a sad loss. RIP.

So sorry to hear about George’s passing, a very liked man never met him in person but with all the times you seen him on Tv or heard him on the Radio it’s like you have known him is lifetime. R. I . P George

Sincere condolences to the murphy family on George’s passing. We were fellow Gonzaga Vikings in the 80’s and I remember the days he worked at radio shack on water street. He was a man for the people and will be sadly missed rip George.

Most sincere condolences to the Murphy family and to the many thousands of individuals and families that found a true connection with George Murphy.. I knew George in the same way that most people in the Province got to know him..
I saw in this ordinary individual special qualities—integrity, honesty, compassion and humility and I grew to admire and respect him from a distance.
The loss to his family is understood only by them, but the loss to the entire provincial community is felt by all of us. He surely rests in peace.

So sorry to hear of George’s passing, love to all
Marion and Wes Osmond Old Topsail road

The Murphy family is in my thoughts and prayers. George may be gone from our sight, but, he will never be far from our hearts. Rest In Peace, George.

I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to Joy, Arron, Lewis, Baily, Krista, Devin & Daniel. on the passing of George. The outpouring of shock, disbelief, sadness and adulation for George is a true measure of his impact on his community and his province.
George was clearly one of those people who wanted to make a difference, not just to his immediate family and friends, but to his community and province and he did that with passion, genuine concern, vigor and, above all, with respect and humility.
His voice was strong, well-known and very much trusted and will be missed by many.
I know no words can take away the pain and sense of loss to George’s loved ones but I hope the huge outpouring thanks, respect and love for him provides some measure of pride and peace to you all.
Ken Kavanagh
Bell Island

To the family of George :

Deeply saddened and shocked to hear of George’s passing. He was a wonderful person. May his gentle soul rest in peace..

So sad .

Rosalind and Gordon Ryan , Holyrood

My deepest condolences to the family. George was just a sweet person. I met George coming in to NTV, always had the big smile for everyone. Sharon Hollett

Joy and family,
I extend my deepest condolences to you on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
He truly was a man among men. As one of his colleagues said, ‘A genuine gentleman’. He was, and is, a shining example to us all of what compassion and caring truly means.
He strived to make a difference in peoples lives. To make things just a little bit better. And he did just that.
Rest In Peace, George.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joy and the Murphy McGrath family. George will always be remembered for his love of this province and its people. He was a light that beamed even in the toughest of time and he will be forever missed. He will be forever in our hearts . Rest In Peace George. – Stephen and Debbie Ryan

Deepest sympathy to all George’s family.. he Was a very kind and thoughtful Man ,with a special smile, I am a member of the St. John’s Lions Club as was George..he was always very willing and helpful.And shall be greatly missed…god has gotten a very special angel.. RIP our friend

Members of the ST JOHNS LIONS CLUB

We were shocked to hear of George,s sudden passing.Mike has known him for years from Jiffy Cabs.We looked forward to listening to his gas and oil updates on NTV…Truly a lovely person.Our hearts and prayers are with his wife and family at this time of sorrow.God bless you all.Rest in peace George.

Sincerest condolences to George’s family & friends. It was indeed a shock to all who knew or meet him. He touched many lives with his true kindness & genuine personality.
Our Province has lost a much faithful soldier and will be sorely missed, but always remembered.
Thank you George…
God Speed my Friend
Robert Wayne

Great sadness fills me knowing George is left us. His is now an eternal life in heaven. He was accurate on gas prices before; he now has Devine knowing! George was one of the most versatile, accomplished persons I have ever met. He took where he came from and multiplied it into something tenfold. We have lost a great friend and i have lost a great confident. My sincere condolences to Joy and to all his family whom he loved so much.

It was a shock for Newfoundlanders to learn of this sudden loss of Mr. George Murphy. Although I did not know him personally, I was very familiar with the values this man instilled in the people whom he served. Know that there News will never be as rich going forward. George was a celebrity in his own rite and no words can express how I feel personally or how we feel collectively with his sudden demise. I am sure that he is in peace and wherever he is he will continue to monitor the fluctuations in that dreaded “Gas war”. It will be difficult to do the weekly gas up without remembering George and his larger than life smile. RIP Sir George Murphy. You were a man of integrity and one who will never be replaced.

My deepest condolences to the family. Although, I never met George, he was a true Newfoundlander. You could feel his passion for his beloved province.. George will be missed by so many people.
St. John’s

Condolences to all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. I first met George when he was installing security systems back in the mid 80s and he was hit right from that moment. He had so much passion for this province I could only wish we had many more like him. RIP George!🙏

My condolences to George’s family. I loved to listen to him talk. I never met him in person but felt like I knew him. I listened faithfully to his gas price announcement. Well definitely miss that. A great soul !

I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news of George’s sudden passing. Myself and George go back a long way from my days of hanging out with his younger brother Brian, at their house on O’Regan Place. I can picture George now, down in the basement on his CB radio. His passion for CB radios was incredible. We both went to the same high school (Gonzaga). He worked in the cafeteria with Mrs. Bruce handing out Burgers and Fried & Gravy. Buying lunch at school was an adventure to say the least, with George behind the counter. Always good for a laugh and smile. He was a caring and compassionate man whose contributions to his community and NL are immeasurable. His work as a volunteer and MHA to his constituents, went above and beyond. I’ll always remember his friendly and pleasant manner. Deepest and sincere Condolences to Joy, the children, Murphy Family, Friends, and Colleagues. R.I.P. George.!! 10-4.!! Over and out.!!

Deepest Sadness from Dee Dawe (Graham in heaven) and Family

As a former Colleague in The House Of Assembly and through a number of conversations since then, I can honestly say George was a gentleman in the highest degree. He was honest, dedicated and so much for the everyday NL’er. His wit and sense of humor could fill a room and bring a smile to everyone. I found myself in the last few days just remembering some of our conversations we shared and shedding a tear for a great guy – gone too soon. RIP George. Sending Thoughts and prayers to all your family and friends .

Joy and family so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time

Deepest condolences to George’s family, friends, and all of Newfoundland. George, you were a great friend that I never had the pleasure of meeting in person. You brightened up many days, even when the cost of fuel was increasing! Yes, may we all learn from you the importance of making the world a better place. God Bless and thank you.

Joy and family, so sorry to hear this terrible news. We have lost a great and passionate Newfoundlander. Thank you George for all the information you gave us each week, the NTV News will not be the same without your update each week. Fly easy George.

To Joy and family, So sorry for you loss.
RIP George.

Our condolences to the family!
Gearg was a great supporter from the very first beginning of the PUFFIN PATROL..
ThePuffin and we are missing him! He supported
us f at the CB radio systems.
We will never forget you! ROGER-OVER !
Juergen&Elfie Schau Witless Bay and Berlin/Germany

condolences to you and your family .

So sad for his passing ,Newfoundlanders just lost an icon ,a true, true , Newfoundlander at his best ,the Murphy Family can certainly hold their heads high for such a respectable gentleman, a person that made his voice known especially for all the lower class people ! MAY YOU REST IN PEACE OUR FRIEND AND GOD BLESS !

George, thank you for everything you did to help us weather the times. We can always use more people like you.

The world has lost a man that was second to none and George was that man. I will always have this piece of my heart that smiles when I think of you as you always made me laugh and smile even in the most difficult situations. I send my very sincere condolences to all of George’s family and friends.

So sorry Joy. Thinking of you and your family . Hold on to your memories. They will help you through this most difficult time.

To Joy and family.
I had the privilege of meeting and getting to know George many years ago when he worked at Rob Roy on George Street. He was, even then, a man who showed great compassion and caring for everyone he met. He was a friend to everyone and he used words and kind gestures to solve every problem he encountered. Over the years, George and I crossed paths many times and he was still the same gentle George as he was in the 90’s. He was honest, honourable, courageous, respectful and most of all, truly caring of all he met. Like that last tweet he sent out, he was the warm beautiful fire that gave warmth and comfort to so many. As he said: “Nudding like it!” Rest in peace my friend and know that you made this world a better place.

Our Deepest sympathy to all of George’s family! May He Rest In Peace! We will miss listening to him on NTV about the Gas updates!!

Such a tragedy.. what a loss for Newfoundland and Labrador!
We didn’t know George personally, but felt like we did… he had that welcoming effect on others. Condolences to family and friends.. take comfort from your many memories of him and know that the entire province grieves with you.

Condolences To All His Family Never Got to meet him in person,, But always looked forward to seeing him on TV to give us the Gas Prices R.I.P GEORGE 🙁

We are so sorry to hear about George. Our sincere condolences are with you all.

George Murphy’s hard work for this city will be remembered and his loss will be felt for all those who had the privilege to know him. Our deepest condolences to your family at this time.
Dr. and Mrs. Culp

Never met the man, but it was like losing a good friend. We could not wait to see George on NTV Wednesday nights. He will be missed . Condolences to his wife and family . R.I.P. George our tv friend

SINCERE CONDOLENCES

To joy, children and the Murphy family : our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I had the privilege of meeting George several.times and it was a real pleasure what a kind hearted man. God bless you george may you rip.

Sincere condolences on George’s passing. OUr thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP GEorge! YOu will be missed, gone way too soon!

Will miss immensely Georges weekly updates and his terrific personality, Sincere Sympathy to all the family during this sad and difficult time.

Sincere & heartfelt condolences to all of George’s family & friends. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting George in person, I always admired his passion & love for NL. He leaves behind an awesome reputation & will be remembered by many, for many years to follow.
R.I.P gentle George.🙏

My condolences to the George’s family. I first met George from my time working at Trapper John’s back in the late 80’s, early 90’s. No truer words could you attribute to the man other than gentle giant. The world could use more like him.

NL has lost a great man ! Our condolences go out to his family & friends during this difficult time .. RIP George
Mona & Greg Morrow

So very sorry to hear of George’s sudden passing.. He will be missed by many. Hold fast to your cherished memories. RIP George.

Condolences to the family. Doug and Dianne Rowe.

Joy and family,
I was shocked to hear the news of George’s passing. What a great person he was. A heart of gold and a very compassionate man. He had a super disposition in life, one that all of us should try to emulate. I have many memories of George as he worked in our government offices. He had a presence about him and I always enjoyed those chats that we would have in our caucus room. He had such objective thinking and his kindness was always evident. These are truly difficult days for his family. I trust that you will find some comfort in knowing the whole province is mourning with you. May the many precious memories you have help to ease some of the pain that you share these days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in best my friend.
Joan and Al Hawkins
Grand Falls-Windsor

So sorry for your loss. A wonderful man who will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.

Thank you for your service kind and gentle man. Go rest high on that mountain, your work here is done.

That one time you supported my dream will never be forgotten.

RIP

To the Murphy Family: So sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a wonderful person and a real gentleman. He will be missed.

Sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful person. Will miss hearing him on the radio and other social media platforms with gas prices and talking hockey. Glad his Habs are doing well. . Never met him but felt like I knew him. .

Sincere condolences to all of the family members and to all of George’s friends. May he rest now in peace and may happy memories comfort you now and in the days to come.

Lew and family
So sorry to hear the news of George’s untimely passing. He was a great family man, proud Newfoundlander and Labradorian, advocate and a friend to all who knew him. His loss is profound. He will be missed.
Take care

To Lew and the entire Murphy family. I am so very sorry to hear of George’s passing, he was a true gentleman and I will miss our chats . My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Rest easy brother

Sorrry to hear of George’s sudden passing,He was a true Gentleman. Sincere Condolences.

To the Murphy family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of George.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To the Murphy family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of George. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

So sorry for your loss of such a gentle giant . I knew Georgie for many years and had the great privilege to enjoy many wonderful moments with him. Singing, driving around in the old car, pumpkin patrol, MC, and by the fire. He was and always will be an amazing role model

Sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one 🙏🏻 Rest easy, George… You will be missed 🙏🏻💐

Sorry to hear of this great mans passing always watched him on tv for his up dates on oil and gas going to be missed by a lot of people condolence to the family RIP great man

Sorry to hear of this great mans passing always watched him on tv for his up dates on oil and gas going to be missed by a lot of people condolence to the family RIP great man

To Joy and family. While I never knew George personally I was friends with him on Facebook and he treated me like a friend he met! He was a true gentle man who really tried to make NL a better place for us all. I’m sure he is looking over you all and his Habs won for him tonight! Marilyn Staple

Sorry to hear of George’s sudden passing, our deepest sympathy to you all, you are in our thoughts and prayers, may he Rest In Peace.

Our deepest sympathies on the sudden passing of cousin George..Our thoughts are with Joy,his sons
,daughters,siblings and their families.Treasure your memories and hold them close to your heart.
R.I.P George

To Joy, and all the families and friends:
George was truly one of a kind, and we have far too few of them!
I knew George many years ago ,at Topsail Beach area.
Then reacquainted many years later, at an annual Als walk, which he and I were doing for Nish Collins.
Whether politics, oil and gas guru, or a friend and neighbour, George was honest, courageous, trusted, and loved.
He called it like it is…
Godspeed my friend,
May he rest in peace,
Joe and Donna…

Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sorry to hear of George’s passing thoughts and prayers are with you all hold his memories close R I P God Bless take care

Condolences to all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. 🙏

Condolences to the Murphy family on the sudden passing of George . George you did a lot of great work for the people of our beautiful province, Newfoundland and Labrador. . Thank you and may your soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed Rest In Peace . Amen

so sorry for your loss a good man gone to soon coldolence to the family thinking of you all

George was one in a million! He certainly was a gentle giant and will be missed by everyone. To Joy and all of George’s family, my deepest condolences and may you find great comfort in all the beautiful memories you shared together. And know that this world was a better place because of George 💕🙏🙏

Deeply sorry for your loss he was a good man for Newfoundland he will be missed early I’m sorry for your loss your family is going to miss you rest in peace always

Our deepest condolences to George’s Family. Thinking about you all at this difficult time.

sorry to hear about george passing my heart goes out to his wife and all his family and his friends and all his coworker at jeffy rip george you are with god

Joy and family
My deepest condolences to you and the family. I had the privilege to work with George while he was an MHA. He had a laugh you could hear down the hall. We’ll all miss him dearly. Rest easy my friend.

Sorry for your loss may he rip He was a great guy