Catherine Jean Murphy (nee Pitt)

July 24, 1956 to November 27, 2021


Passed peacefully away on November 27, 2021, at the age of 65 years, Catherine Jean Murphy (nee Pitt).

Predeceased by husband Douglas; niece, our angel, Michelle; and parents Tom and Ethel.

Leaving to mourn with loving memories, son Nick; sisters Marg (Gary), Jennifer (Keith), Susan (Chris); and brother John (Colleen); nephews Matthew (Ashley), Chris (Umbreen), Colin, Jonathan, Kenton and Devon; nieces Leah (Earl), Stacie, Megan and Laura.

Special thanks to Woodford Manor in Holyrood for the wonderful care they gave to her.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.



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To the Pitt Family:

We are very sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. She was a very warm person and it was nice to have known her. So sorry for your loss.

Kind regards, Susan and Norm Tobin

Nick, Marg, Susan,Jennifer & John & Families.
I am so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing .
I know she gave it her all, over the years.
Always a kind, giving & pleasant Person.
Cathy will always be remembered .
RIP dear Soul 💞
Deepest & sincere condolences,
June Gaulton Stockwood

To Nick and all Cathy’s family, I am so sorry to hear of your sweet Mom’s passing. We had so many laughs at the common room in the Arts Building at MUN where we congregated for coffee every morning. May her kind soul rest peacefully. 🙏

To Nick and Cathy’s family, I am so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Cathy is someone I will never forget. I met Cathy at Woodford’s Comfort Manor. She was one of the sweetest ladies I had ever met. She would always yell out and say hi to me every time I visited my mother at Woodfords. Cathy was such a caring and loving friend. Mom was across the hall from Cathy at Woodfords. She was so kind to mom and we knew we could count on Cathy to give mom a sweet talk when mom was upset. She treated everyone like she knew them a lifetime. We were so great full for everything she did for mom. She loved her family dearly and Nickolas was her pride and joy. RIP Cathy and I will cherish our friendship forever.

To Cathys family – My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time, May she Rest In Peace,

I am saddened to hear of Cathys passing. I knew her from MUN and she always had a smile for everyone.. What i remember most is her laughter…such a jolly spirit. My sincere sympathy to her son and all her family.

Cathy was always so kind to me. I visited Nick many times growing up and every time I was greeted with a caring smile. She treated me like her own and always went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable. Although I had not seen her much these past few years, I will always remember her fondly and I know she will be missed dearly. To Nick, and all of Cathy’s other relatives, my heart is with you during this difficult time.

Sincere Sympathy to Cathy’s family on her passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Treasure your beautiful memories to help you through the days ahead.

My deepest sympathy to Cathy’s family. I remember her years at Memorial University with much fondness.

To Nick, Marg, John, Susan, Jennifer:

My sincere sympathy to you all on the passing of your dear Mom & sister.
Cathy was such an amazing and brave lady through all her suffering. I remember a visit Craig & I had with her at Woodford’s Comfort Personal Home. She was so “upbeat” about everything as if she hadn’t a care in the world.. I know the many happy memories you all shared will help you get through this sad time. Nick: I know your Mom is now watching over you and keeping you safe. Fly with the angels Cathy. Love & hugs from Aunt Rose.

The Staveley family were very sad to hear that Cathy is no longer with us.I shall always remember her kindness and humanity when she worked in the English Department at Memorial University.So many students benefited from her good-humoured responses to their questions and concerns.I pray Nick and her family will have the support of knowing she was respected and loved in the academic community ,as well as in her home.

So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. The Phillips family has so many wonderful memories of both Cathy and Doug. We will cherish them always. Sending our deepest condolences to Nick and all of the Pitt and Murphy family.

To Nicholas and Cathy’s siblings,

I was so saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing. I have many fond memories of her from over the years including Christmas morning visits when Nicholas couldn’t be tricked by “Sammy Claus”. It was just the other day I thought of those happy times. May you all find comfort in your precious memories of such a lovely lady. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

To Nick and the Pitt family my deepest condolences on Cathy’s passing.. I worked with Cathy in the English department years ago. A lovely lady who will be certainly missed by her family and those who knew her.

For many years, Cathy was a treasured member of staff in MUN’s Department of English. She was always kind, friendly, and willing to help. I’m sorry to hear of her passing and offer my sincere condolences to her family.
Carolyn Colbert

Cathy was a warm presence in the Department of English at Memorial during her time there. I will remember her friendliness, her kindness and her general good humour. My sympathy on her passing to all her family.

Mary Dalton

To the Pitt Family
My heart is broken. Cathy was such a loving, caring person. and always had a sunny outlook on life. We had lots of fun when we were children and I will never forget her. Love you Cathy


To the Pitt families:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences..
Cathy was a beautiful woman; kind, gentle, helpful, sensitive, .moral, and generous . Indeed she was an ideal human being.. It was an honor to have known her and to have worked with her. May she rest in peace.
Stella Algoo-Baksh.

I am saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing and want to extend my condolences to Nicholas and her siblings, the Pitt Family.

Cathy was a caring, kind and positive lady and it was always a pleasure to meet up with her during her career at Memorial University.

Wishing you all comfort during this challenging time.

Please accept heartfelt sympathy from Allenby and me. Very fond memories of you all and the wonderful good times in your home on University Ave. Especially at Christmas. time..Kind thoughts to you all in the days ahead.

So sorry to learn of Cathy s passing. I went to school with her and Doug.
Cathy was such a sweet and kind lady.

My prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.

Jennifer and families sincere sympathy thinking of you . Fond memories of your mom too

to nick and family i am so sorry to hear about cathy she and i chat alot at night at woodfords may she be at peace and be with her mom god bless you all

Dear Nick, Margie, John, Susan, Jennifer and families,
We are heartbroken to read this notice, and to think of Cathy who was such a gentle, lovely and loving person and a dear cousin. Her life was far too short. As Margie has done so faithfully, please know, Nick, that we are here for you, and if there is anything we can do at any time, do not hesitate. Much love and every sympathy from Jan, Rob, Elizabeth, Emily, Jamie (Clay) and David (Catherine).

I was so sad to hear of you Mom’s passing. I’m sure you have lots of wonderful memories to share.

John, Colleen and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. We want you to know that we are thinking about you during this sad and difficult time. We hope that the memories you shared with Cathy bring you comfort in the coming days.
Hugs to you all xo