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Date of Passing: Mar 31, 2022

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1928 - 2022

It is with great sadness we announce that on Thursday, March 31, 2022, our beloved mother Lorraine Murphy, at the age of 94, passed away peacefully at Riverview Health Centre, with her family by her side.
Mom will forever be remembered by her children: Charles (Linda), Dennis (Lucille), Lorne (Jo-Anne), Richard, Michael (Maria), David; grandchildren: Chad (Courtney), Sean (Fiona), Ryan (Hannah), Jesse (Rachel), Sabrina, Nicholas, Bennett (Brentt), Chapin and Schaeffer; great-grandchildren: Quinn and Jude; and by her many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Lorraine was the youngest of 10 siblings and was predeceased by her mother (Marguerite), her father (Arthur), and in 2002 by her husband Charlie, of 54 years. Lorraine was born on January 25, 1928 in Winnipeg and lived with her parents in St. Boniface until she married the love of her life, Charlie, on May 1, 1948. Lorraine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was generous and passionate about helping others and she welcomed relatives and friends, including the friends of her sons, into her home and made them feel part of the family. She loved to entertain and was well known for her family dinners and Christmas Eve feasts after midnight mass. Everyone enjoyed her friendship and warmth.
Lorraine entered the workforce as a young woman at the Nutty Club and, after raising her six sons, enjoyed her time working at Eaton's and a local Fort Rouge pharmacy. Lorraine was a faithful parishioner and dedicated member of the Catholic Women's League at Our Lady of Victory Memorial Church for 60 years. She was a volunteer at Riverview Health Centre for 30 years. Lorraine's many interests included a love of music, bowling, Belgian bowling, cross-country skiing, walking in nature, the sewing club, socializing with her many friends including "the gang", and spending time during the summer and winter at the family cottage in Grand Marais.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Chad, Sean, Ryan, Jesse, Nicholas and her nephew Marcel. The funeral will take place at Our Lady of Victory Memorial Church at the corner of Arnold and Osborne on Thursday, April 7. Viewing of the body will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., followed by mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Eric and Father Art presiding. Reception in the Church Hall will follow. Due to Covid precautions, we request that attendees be double vaccinated and wear a masks.
Special arrangements have been made to offer a Streaming Service for those who cannot be in attendance. To view the livestream please visit Our Lady of Victory Memorial Church website for the link.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Riverview Health Centre or the Dementia Society of Winnipeg.
Special thanks to the staff of the 3C unit at Riverview Nursing Home.

E.J. Coutu & Co Funeral Directors
680 Archibald Street

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Sorry to hear about your loss to the Murphy family and in particular Richard. Lorraine was always so nice to me and I will never forget her and our little dinners and talks we had. I know you are at that beautiful place now and maybe one day I will be allowed to say my good bye to you. RIP Lorraine. Russ Green - Posted by: Russel Green (Friend) on: Jul 08, 2022

  • Dear Mike, Maria, Nicholas and family, Please accept our most sincere condolences for the passing of your most precious and beautiful mother, grandmother, Lorraine. A few of the Marinelli’s went to school with a few of the Murphy’s, however my connection was with Mike and working with him at Safeway. That’s where I had the pleasure of getting to know Mrs Murphy on her weekly grocery shopping sprees. Anyone who came in contact with her, would always remember her crystal clear blue eyes and that radiant smile. And then there’s Grand Beach – such a hostess and always so welcoming. It was there that I saw a 1000 piece puzzle on the table waiting to be finished. The times we spent wknds there with the Safeway gang, I would steal a few minutes to work on it. Talk about frustration!! To this day I put out a puzzle on Christmas Eve thinking of Mrs Murphy! To lose a mother is to lose the pathway back to your childhood. Take comfort that you were good sons, and take joy that you are making great memories for your children. Thinking and praying for tranquility in your hearts and strength during this very sad time. Sincerely, Anna Marinelli and brothers - Posted by: Anna Marinelli (friend (from the hood)) on: May 25, 2022

  • On behalf of Paul Tilley, Ardith Tureski and Mark Tilley we send our condolences to the Murphy family. My parents were part of (the gang) and our Mother was part of the sewing club. The friendship of the ladies in the sewing club and the gang which was the sewing club ladies and their husbands started back in 1948 and lasted until the pass of the members. I can remember back in the late sixties the gang coming down to our lake Laclu and pitching tents on the Laclu station dock which was right across from our cottage as there wasn't enough room for them all at our place. I also remember my parents particularly enjoying cross country skiing with the Murphy's. I know the Murphy family are aware that Mrs. Murphy was a great Lady and will be remembered by everyone who knew her. Paul Tilley - Posted by: Paul Tilley (Friends of the Family) on: Apr 09, 2022

  • Dearest Mike, Maria & family, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I know how much you treasured her, how you took care of her when she needed it and how much you loved her. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Love Candyce & Don Hawkins - Posted by: Candyce & Don Hawkins (Friend of family ( Mike Murphy)) on: Apr 07, 2022

  • So sorry to hear about your mom. Ending of an era and passing of the torch. - Posted by: Henry Hudek (School chum of Dennis, Charles) on: Apr 07, 2022

  • The wonderful memories at the cabin with all the cousins and Aunts and Uncles. Playing cards and summer vacations at Grand Beach. Christmas supper and many more memories. - Posted by: Leo & Lynn Savoie (Relative) on: Apr 06, 2022

  • Aunty Lorraine (old blue eyes) was a kind and wonderful person. Always had a beautiful smile on her face, and was loved by all who met her. In my younger years I remember going to the cottage at Grand Beach, our family always felt welcome there and had loads of fun. After I got married Aunty Lorraine was very welcoming to my wife Suzie, and we would drop by for a visit, an anniversary celebration, or a Christmas season brunch, and that smile was always there. We will miss you Aunty, go now, Uncle Charlie is waiting for you. Marcel and Suzie Savoie - Posted by: Marcel Savoie (Relative) on: Apr 05, 2022

  • Mike, So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. We all know how precious Moms are and all the great things they do for us. I think of them as the backbone of the home and the glue that holds us all together. Our sincere condolences to you and your Family. God Bless, Mike & Barb Signore - Posted by: Mike & Barb Signore (Friend ) on: Apr 05, 2022

  • With sincere condolences to the family...our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Lorraine - Posted by: Tony Magnifico & family (Friend of the family) on: Apr 05, 2022

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