Beulah Minnie Murphy (nee Locke)

February 25, 1949 to June 17, 2023



For those individuals unable to attend the funeral service for the Late Beulah Murphy on Tuesday, June 20th at 11:00 a.m. may view it via this link:


It is with great sadness that we announce that Beulah has ascended into the Abha Kingdom on June 17th, 2023. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded with love, in presence and in spirit, with family and friends, both in the room and from afar.

Beulah came into the world on February 25, 1949 in Corner Brook. While her life was not always an easy road, she travelled it with incredible grace and left a trail of light and love for all to see.

Beulah is reunited with her little sister, Donna Lee and both parents, Wallace and Jane.

Beulah was loved and will be fondly missed by her loving husband, Ronald Murphy; her children, Donna McCarthy (Brian Parker), John McCarthy (Jennifer), George McCarthy (Jennifer Mosgrove), Melissa Brown (Jason); her grandchildren, Anthony, Lizzie, Sage, Ethan, foster children Andrew Glenn (Rebecca) and Nicole Mahon and each of their families; brothers, Calvin (Barb) Derek (Dorothy) and George (Ruth) and sisters, Marg (Danny (d)) Della (Leonard) and Olga (Ken) and their respective families; as well as her fur-baby and fur grandbabies.

As a dedicated member of the Bahà’í Faith, Beulah was known for her devotion and commitment to the communities where she lived. From Corner Brook, to St John’s and Mount Pearl, she has left a legacy of caring for children and adults, including Junior Youth (JY), Chaulker Place, and the informal craft days in all the communities where she lived. Beulah was known as the “Kool Aid Mom” to so many.  She was often heard saying “while I never carried you under my heart, I carry you in my heart.”  Her home was always a safe haven to stop by for a cup of tea, a snack, or a seven course meal.

Beulah had an artistic side and loved making crafts: painting, beading or the latest trend from the magazine she read. She was rarely seen without her crochet hook or knitting needles and loved to gift her many creations.

“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” – Albus Dumbledore



7-9 p.m. on June 19, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Tuesday June 20th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd.


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To Beulah’s family,
I knew Beulah for many years and we shared an Aunt, Aunt Myrtle, her fathers sister. Beulah and I were in same classes at High School in C BK she was always so pleasant and had such a nice smile. I have not seen her since grade 11 many yrs ago.
Beulah May you rest in peace with your departed loved ones. You will always be
remembered in my thoughts.
Brenda (Martin) Piercey
Formerly of Corner Brook
now of Kingston, Nova Scotia

Offering my condolences to you and your family on Beulah’s passing. May her memory be a blessing to you always.

Melissa. My heart is so sad for you and your family. I hope you will find solace in stories, memories and being together and my biggest wish is that you come to find peace in your heart. Such a difficult time. I am here whenever you need to chat. Love and hugs. I know you are devastated. Just know I am thinking of you.

Dear John,

I hope this message finds you in the strength of the good memories and love that we share with your dear mother, our Aunt Beulah. Her loss is truly monumental, and I want to express my heartfelt condolences.

Aunt Beulah was more than an Aunt to me, she was a guiding light, a confidante, and a source of unwavering support. She was a unique soul, full of warmth, wit, and wisdom, and her absence will be deeply felt.

I remember, as if it was yesterday, when we were kids and Aunt Beulah let me borrow your Commodore Vic-20. That single act of kindness sparked in me a lifelong passion for computers, and I have her to thank for the path I am on today. I’m sure you remember how we would gather around that computer, with anticipation and excitement, a memory that will forever remain a part of my childhood.

One of my favorite memories with her was her clever way of getting me to stand when no chairs were available. “Stand up and you’ll grow taller,” she would say. It was our little inside joke, as I ended up much taller than her. Her humor was a gift, a beacon of light that always made our days brighter.

When I moved to St. John’s for college and struggled with settling down, Aunt Beulah came to my rescue. Her generosity knew no bounds, and I will forever be grateful for the time I spent living with you guys. She not only gave me a place to stay but also welcomed Sonja into our lives. She was so insightful to realize that Sonja and I were meant to be together, and her acceptance and support played a crucial role in our relationship. This April, Sonja and I will be celebrating our 26th anniversary, and Aunt Beulah will be in our thoughts, as always.

Our late-night Law and Order marathons remain one of my fondest memories. Those quiet, shared moments encapsulated the warmth of her personality, her quiet strength and her immense capacity for love.

John, I want you to know that I am here for you. Distance may separate us, but our shared experiences and love for Aunt Beulah bind us together. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.

We are all blessed to have known Aunt Beulah and her influence will continue to live within us. Her spirit, full of love and resilience, will always be a guiding light in our lives.

Sending loving sympathy to you, Ron, and to the family. Beulah was a special soul, and am sure that she is already busy serving in the Realms of Light, now that she is freed from the illness and physical limitations that she experienced on this plane of existence, especially in recent years.

I just heard this morning about the passing of my good friend Beulah Murphy.


We hadn’t talked in a while, but we visited the last time I was in Newfoundland. Rarely in life have I met a person who was the embodiment of goodness the way she was. And it was that tough kind of goodness. That indomitable kind.

What a blessing even to know her, let alone to be welcomed in, treated to her knitting and laughter and gentle taunting. The look she gave you over the rim of her glasses to let you know you were done speaking because she had something to add.

Always lent herself to the right stuff. Always, always at it.

My deepest condolences to Ron and the family.

She will be missed.

My condolences to you and the family. have memories of her during my time in Newfoundland. May her beautiful soul be joyous.

My humble condolences! “l have made death a messenger of joy..”

George, Your mom was an awesome woman. I remember during our cadet days. She was always so cheerful and always there to help in any way. I am sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you all in my prayers.

So sorry for your loss. She was such an amazing person.

Beulah was a beautiful person I have many memories from years ago when our kids were little. RIP sweet lady. Condolences to the family

So sorry for your loss, Melissa. Your mom was a beautiful and special person. She made everyone feel welcome and loved. Thinking of you and your whole family at this time.

So sorry to hear this news, dear Melissa. Beulah was such a lovely person. She will be sadly missed. I will certainly say prayers for her and for your family.

So sorry, for your loss sweetie. Many happy memories of times spent with your mom and all of you. Hugs to all

I am saddened to read about your mom’s passing. George and I were reminiscing this weekend and we shared memories of living with your Mom, Ron, and you, as well as visiting your Mom in St. John’s 6 years ago. Sending you and your family many hugs and love.

lam so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mom. She was a special soul for sure. My thoughts are with you and all your family at this difficult time.

So sorry for your loss Melissa. Mom was such a kind loving soul. Have many happy memories of her.

So sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady.

l am so sorry for your pain right now

So sorry for your loss….My thoughts are with you and your family

Oh Melissa am so sorry to hear this. Your Mom was an amazing woman. Your condolences to you and all your family.

Oh, Melissa. am so, so sorry to hear this. Sending you so much love and strength. I know how much your sweet mom meant to you!

Your mom looks like a freaking incredible soul! my heart goes out to you, Donna and the rest of your family. My deepest condolences to you.

Your mother was such a kind and beautiful soul. know she will be missed dearly by many. All of my love, thoughts, and prayers with you all.

Melissa, have been thinking of you and your incredible mother – she was such a treasure in our world. Huge hugs to you and Donna. Love from us

Oh Melissa am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing my heartfelt condolences to you and your brothers and sister.

Much love to you and the family. She will always be someone remember as one of the very best people ever.

Thinking of youl loved Aunt Beulah very much. She was a fantastic, beautiful soul. So kind, and loving. May she rest in peace.

She was a beautiful soul, have a lot of great memories of her. So much love! Condolences for your grief!

A beautiful soul has gone to join the concourse and we will all miss her. Sending hugs to her family

She was an amazing, special person, and she will be missed immensely.

I’m so sorry for your loss Melissa . Sending prayers for you your family and your Dear Mom

Sorry for you loss, I have very fond memories of your mother. Love and hugs during this difficult time

I’m so sorry to hear this Melissa. Thinking of you at this very difficult time

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was like a second mother to me growing up on Centennial place. I spent alot of time at your house.

I am so sorry, Melissa! Your mom was a vibrant and beautiful person, who contributed so much.

So sorry to hear this news! Our condolences to you all the family!

So sorry for you loss❤️ I have good memories of Beulah growing up on Centennial Place. She was a wonderful soul.

Love, Condolences and Prayers for you Ron and family.
When looking at Beulah’s photo all I could do was smile.; remembering her laughs, love and compassion.
For Beulah:
“… Robe her in the mantle of Thy grace, bright with the ornaments of the celestial Paradise, and sheltering her beneath the tree of Thy oneness, illumine her face with the lights of Thy mercy and compassion. …”

Ron and family

So very sorry to hear the loss of this beautiful woman that made a big impact on so many
Rest In Peace Beulah

The funeral service was absolutely beautiful! Grateful to everyone & to be able to see it from the other side of the country. Such sweet memories and stories about Beulah, who touched everyone’s lives in such a deep and loving way.. Proud to have had her as my sister-in-law. ❤️

Dear Ron and family–our love and prayers are with you. I have very warm memories of Beulah and her love for Jordan. She always referred to him as “my son” which warmed my heart.

Dear Ron and family —our deepest condolences to you and all of Beulah’s family. May you find comfort in the support of your family and friends and the goodness that Beulah brought into the world .

Your Campbell family relatives —Sue , Scott, Betty & Anne and all our families

Donna and Melissa, please know I’m thinking of you both, and so very sorry for the loss of your dear mother.

Derek , Dorothy , Ian & all the rest of Beulah’s family . So sorry to read about Beulah’s passing . Really enjoyed chats in the summer around Derek & Dorothy’s pool.
Please accept our condolences to all at this sad time .
Pauline & Tony Dingwell,, Town of Massey Drive

Ron and Melissa, we are so sorry to hear the news of Beulah’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time.

Ron my thoughts and prayers are with you and family momma B touched so many peoples lives she was a ray of sunshine and joy she will be sadly missed but always remembered I was lucky to have known her and sat your table and enjoyed her cooking fond memories for that I am thankful I will remember her always with smile on my face god bless

Our deepest sympathy to all of you! Cherish all the great memories and Beulah will always be with you!

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of Beulah. She was such a sweet lady that I had the pleasure to work with for a short period of time. She always brought a smile to my face.
Rip sweet Beulah

To Ron and all Beulah’s family , please accept my condolences on Beulah’s passing. I’m out of town traveling at this time and won’t make the services . Please know you’re in my thoughts at this time . Reg Norman

I’m so sorry for your loss. Melissa, I could hear the love you had for your Mom in your voice when you would talk about her. Sending a big hug to you during this difficult time!

So sorry for your loss, my condolences to your family!
Beulah will be missed by everyone who knew her! ❤️

Dear sweet Ron,

Words can’t express my gratitude for your love and care for mom. You have been an amazing husband to her but we all see the extra care and devotion you gave her since her stroke.
I know you will miss her, reach out any time and we can share stories and giggles.
Love you,