Thomas (Tom) Joseph Murphy (Former MHA St. John’s South)

March 5, 1937 to August 29, 2018


Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital surrounded by loving family. Predeceased by parents Dick and Mary Murphy, daughter Janet Murphy and spouse Gloria Murphy. Left to mourn loving and devoted spouse Barbara Baird; children Andrea Kavanagh (Denis), Thomas Murphy (Roxanne), Rosemary Murphy, Suzanne Murphy (Crystal) and Cathy Bailey (Vic); brothers Dee (Bette) Murphy; sisters Ann Marie (David) Gilbert, Joni (Monty) Green; grandchildren Steven (Doug), Krista (Paul), David (Erin), Scott (Lori), Susie, Richard (Sheryl), Anna (Chad), Thomas (Noelle), Sara (Colby) and Jillian; great grandchildren Liam, Eve, Delaney, Nevaeh, Zoe and Quinn; a large circle of nieces, nephews, colleagues and friends. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, 2-4 pm. And 7 -9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held from St. Teresa’s Church on Monday, September 3 at 9:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or a donation may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of NL or a charity of one’s choice.


“Do the best ya can.”



10 a.m. - 12 noon on August 31, 2018

2-4 p.m. on August 31, 2018

7-9 p.m. on August 31, 2018

10 a.m. - 12 noon on September 1, 2018

2-4 p.m. on September 1, 2018

7-9 p.m. on September 1, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Monday September 3rd

St. Teresa's Parish
120 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John's


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Lovely and hilarious, kind and warm. One of a kind laid to rest. My sincere condolences to the entire family and to Barb. He was loved well and loved well in return. I wish you all peace and healing. Love, Bobbi

Ann, Joni and families,

Much sympathy on the loss of your brother Tom!
You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Lynn and Bruce Fisher

Ann Marie,Joanie,Denis,and all of Tom’s family we send you our sincerest sympathy.Both Jack and I have warm memories of our times spent with Tom .I remember babysitting on Waterford Bridge Rd. He was sweet and so handsome! Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Dee, Betty & extended family,
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Although it breaks our hearts for you to go, we can take some comfort that you are no longer suffering and will be watching over us all in heaven and you did on earth. I will always cherish the memories of wonderful family times together at Tors Cove and when you came to visit us in Alberta.Thank you for all your strength and wisdom. I will miss you and love you very much.
Love Susie

To Anne, Joni and all your family
Sincere sympathy on the the loss of your brother.
Max and Phyllis Beckett

Dear Andrea, Denis, Sara & Jillian.
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Father, Father-in-Law and Grandfather. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May your pleasant memories help carry you in your time of grief and know that others care. God Bless you all.
Ken, Michelle & Thomas

Dear Ann,Marie Dee and Joaniee, Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your brother Tom. I really am sorry for your loss and for that of his family. I’m very sorry that I didn’t get to the wake or funeral because of a small injury to my leg, but I want you to know that my sincere thoughts are with you.
Very sincerely.,
Lorraine Michael

We were sorry to hear of the passing of your
dear brother Tom..Please accept our sympathy
and kind thoughts for his family in their grief..
May you find some comfort knowing that your
friends share in your loss.
With kindest regards
Phyllis & John Butt


Though we’ve been separated by many miles my heart aches for you’re passing. Living in alberta I haven’t had the opportunity to know you as my cousins have but know I am envious of those who had. I’ve learned much about you these last few days and I am so proud the grandfather and man you were. Your name will be recognized for the good you have done and those who knew you are the lucky ones. You are in a better place now but will be missed forever. Until we meet again poppy.

All the love, your grandson,

Thinking of your family at this time. our thoughts & prayers are with you.


So sorry for the passing of your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.


Dolores Breen Linehan
Andrea * Cathy and all of the family I never got to meet. My sincere condolences on Tom s passing.. It was a big shock to hear this from my friends in Newfoundland and more especially some of the people he assisted during his 2 terms as the MHA for St. John’s South.He will be missed. Gone but never forgotten.. RIP Tom.

My prayers and thoughts are with u at this difficult time.

Dee and extended family of atom
Sincere condolences on the passing of Tom
In his day and generation he was a contributor to his City and Province.
He had a great sense of humour and was a positive personality.
He is now at rest and may that rest be in peace.
He will live on in the memories of his family and the multitude friends who knew him on the road of his life.

To the Murphy family. Saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. He was always a pleasure to talk to and he would certainly have a funny comment. It was a result of his massive victory over me in the provincial election (2 votes) that Tom became known as landslide. We had a few chuckles over that. Though on opposite sides of the political scene we were always friends. RIP my friend.

Sorry to read about Tom’s passing.Tom and I attended grade 11 class together at St Bons.It was always nice to see Tom at times over the years when I would visit St John’s.I send my condolences to brother Dee and and Toms wife and
Toms wife and family.

Sorry to hear of Toms passing.Another golfing buddy gone.Lived a good life.Served his province and constituents with a heart.We’ll miss him.

To all of Tom’s Family our Deepest Condolences.:
In the past few days we, as well as many of Tom’s friends and family, are remembering many good times spent in his company. We enjoyed many softball games, tournaments, gatherings at Fong’s, and New Years Eve parties in the 80’s – 90’s, such good times.
We hadn’t seen Tom for a while but we visited him at the hospital a number of weeks ago and had a chat. It was good to see him. RIP Tom.

We are deeply saddened by the news of Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Andrea so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

To Cathy and family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of such an important part of your family. I met your dad on several occasions some years ago but had already felt as though I knew him as he had always been spoken about with great respect. I understood your dad to be a well known people person and one who displayed a great sense of humour. A man who loved his family and thoroughly enjoyed many family gatherings over the years.
While we realise no words can ease the profound pain and sadness of your loss, may you take comfort in knowing that he lives on in each of you and in those whose lives he has touched. As you grieve together, may you find solace in your many shared memories of him and know that his spirit is with you always. May he rest in peace.
Sending you our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Bev, Brian and family
Perth, Australia

My deepest condolences Anna to you and your family. Hold tight to your memories. Hugs.

Ann my friend, deepest condolences on the passing of your brother Tom, may his gentle soul rest in peace

Tom was the best!Glad I knew him n always enjoyed a game of golf with him whether is was St. John’s , PEI,or Terra Nova or Halifax!Laugh til we were sore.
Whether it was him doing Jigger Malone
Or him doing Charles Tittemore
N Syble, Or him making you split your sides as he told you yet another yarn about campaining in St. John’s South,or travelling with the Caps n the hockey wars of the NAHA.Tom knew everyone.
I Always looked foward to seeing him
and I could not have had a better guide to accompany me through the Liberal Leadership race in Mount Pearl when Popsie prevailed
much to Tom’s delight!
Wish we were there to celebrate your life on Monday but we will bebthere in spirit.
God Bless ya Tom ! And your family too in their hour of sorrow.
We will miss you but
I know God will love you as we all did!!
Frank Hiscock n family.

To the family and friends:
Please accept our sincere condolences on the recent passing of Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jerry and Beverley Dean

Cathy and Family – We were very sorry to learn of your father’s recent passing. Thinking of you and sending sincere condolences.

Andrea and the Murphy Family
So saddened to hear of your fathers passing.
He was a great man, well respected and quite a character who enjoyed life to the fullest.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

My condolences to the Murphy family during this difficult time.

We are saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. May your memories bring you moments of peace and comfort in the difficult times ahead. Please accept our deepest condolences.