Deborah Anne Murphy

November 5, 1957 - July 22, 2023
July 29, 2023 38 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Deborah (Debbie) Anne Murphy, 65, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2023 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She was surrounded by her two daughters, Kimberley and Jennifer, her sister, Iona, her niece/ daughter number three, Shannon, and her husband, Arthur, of 41 years.

Debbie was born on November 5, 1957 in Stephenville Newfoundland, where she grew up, the youngest of seven children by Yves and Anne Simon. She is survived by her brothers, Bernard, Roy and Aaron and her sisters, Cynthia and Iona and their families. She has gone to join her parents, and her brother Clyde, who passed in 2015.

Although Debbie relocated west to start her family, she cherished her east coast roots, continuing to cook traditional Newfie meals, sing and dance to the music, and fondly share stories about growing up surrounded by family and the ocean. Debbie was a wonderful wife and loving mother, and her more recent role of grandmother, to two grandchildren (Rayland, Blake) and two fur babies (Sadie, Harley) elicited a sense of pride and devotion that could not be contained.

Debbie and Art spent the better part of the last decade seeing the world. They travelled together whenever they could, exploring the food, sights and fun of the US, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and other countries in Europe. Although she sometimes protested, Debbie would follow Art anywhere, even if it meant getting lost in a new city or taking a "quick hike" that lasted most of the day. She cherished those trips as she had the family adventures (and unexpected paths) of days gone by. She was at her happiest spending time with her husband and her family.

Debbie was a beautiful, loving person and will be missed by many. There will be a Celebration of Life for her on August 2, 1:00pm at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530-116 Street Edmonton, AB.

The family asks that you please consider a donation to the Alberta Women's Health Foundation in lieu of flowers.

To view the Live Stream please click the following link: Live Stream for the late Deborah Murphy

  1. Our deepest sympathy Arthur to you and your family.
    From Judith and Leon Claveau

    • Thank you Leon for your kind words and condolences

  2. The time of the service still remains to be at 1 pm not 2pm. That was an error.
    And we are working on having the streaming address listed.
    Please stay tuned.

  3. Our deepest sympathy Arthur to you and your family,
    From Rodger(Roddie
    Farrell and all of our family, our thoughs and payers go out to you at this time.

  4. I was so very sorry to hear about your Mom Kim. Sending heartfelt condolences to you, Sam, Rayland and Blake, your Dad snd Jenn.
    Your Mom was such a lovely lady and I enjoyed the few occasions I got to spend time with her.
    Thinking of you all and sending love and hugs.

  5. Art so sorry to hear about Debbie passing. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you all.

    Love Aunt Marg Hynes and Family.

  6. We are so sorry to hear of Deborah’s passing. Her Mom ( Aunt Anne ) and my Dad ( Aloysius) were sister and brother. They were a beautiful family and their children were our first cousins. R.I.P. Debbie ❤❤❤❤
    Our deepest condolences are with you all at this sad time.
    God Bless you all
    Roselyn Misurka ( Benoit )

  7. Art and family
    So sorry to hear about Debbie’s passing. Thinking of you all in the comings days . Will join you virtually for her service.
    Love Ann Marie and family.

  8. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Debbie. My dad Aloysius and Debbie mom were brother and sister. Debbie was much younger than I but both of our families had grear memories to share. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you be comforted by the many memories you shared with her. Rest in Peace
    Myra and Don White

  9. We wish to send Art and family and all of Debbie’s sisters and brothers our deepest sympathy. We grew up next door to each other and had many laughs together as neighbors and friends. Know that Debbie is singing her songs and dancing with her mom and dad and brother and she is watching over all of you . Donna(Ryan) Young and Gary Young

    you from lher safe place.

  10. Deepest Condolences to you and your family. She will be missed. RIP Debbie.❤️😇

    We are thinking about you Jen. There is only one Mom.
    Madelyn and Bob

  12. Art and family I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie was like a ray of sunshine. I haven’t seen her in years but that’s how I remember her and will continue to remember her. I hope you find comfort in your memories of her.

  13. My deepest sympathies from me Mitchell and Andrew I will truly miss her and our talks I was very saddened to hear so her sudden death I have very fond memories that I will always cherish. We all know what she meant to us.Love you always rest in peace my dearest aunt Debbie.

  14. Sending condolences to Art and family, as well as the Simon family. Saddened to hear of the passing of my childhood friend. Debbie and I and the “gang” on Glendale street spent many hours together…hopscotch, skipping rope, riding bikes…. We keep in touch over the years via the yearly Xmas card and letter, and Facebook. Her love for her family and travel were always the highlights of her messages. Cherish those memories. RIP my friend, Angela Cooper (Farrell)

  15. Art: Words cannot express our condolences to you and the girls. So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you all. Our thoughts are with you. Debbie was an ambitious, helpful, generous friend who was always positive with a smile. She was a loving wife and took great pride in her girls and the grandkids. She will be deeply missed by all. We are not able to attend the service. We will reach out to you personally soon but if you need a shoulder please call 867-444-9837. Luvs ya all 💕💕💕🤗🤗🤗🫶🫶🫶

  16. Our deepest condolence to you Jenn and all family. Not an easy time but momma will live forever In your ❤️

  17. Art and family
    So sorry to hear of beautiful Debbie passing, I didn’t see her very often after she grew up but she was always in my heart. She was such a beautiful person, our first cousin, she and her family growing up were always like our own family, they spent a lot of time at our house and us at their house in Stephenville. Debbie will be sadly missed. Our condolences to all.
    Love Wayne and Marilyn

  18. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you, Art and your family. Deb is a perfect complement to your wit and humour. Still remember your April Fools story about the bouillon soup base on the showerhead.

    May she rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Ken and Elaine

  19. Deepest condolences to Arthur and to cousin Debbie’s family.

  20. My heart goes out to you and all the family God has taken another Angel home Fly high with the Angels Debbie God bless all your family Marie Barry (Benoit)

  21. So sorry to hear . Debbie my high school classmate . A very gentle , lovely girl . 💔 In my prayers

  22. Art and family. So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our sincere condolences to you all at this difficult time.

  23. Art and family, So happy to have met Deb when visiting Australia. I always think of her monitoring the Fitbit that her daughter had given her before the trip. lol . We will not be able to attend the live stream but my thoughts will be with you as you say your goodbyes. Heartfelt condolences to all on this very sad occasion.
    Ramona & Bruce

  24. Dear Art, Kimberley and Jennifer:
    We have such wonderful memories of happy occasions spent with our family and yours. Our deepest sympathies to you all at this sad time.
    Love, Maggie and Garth Corrigall

  25. Sincere condolences to Arthur and family.I am so sorry to hear of cousin Debbie,s passing.

  26. Hi Auntie Debbie,
    Just wondering how your doing this past week. Are you speaking loudly to Pop?Having tea with Mom or out on the quad with Uncle Clyde? Probably busy hey. I sure missed my birthday phone call yesterday. You never missed that call. Thank you for all the love you gave us throughout the years. I was so glad to have been your mannequin when you started cutting hair. Didn’t always turn out so good for me but we had lots of laughs. Forever in my heart.. fly with the angels my precious Aunt.

  27. My heart is broken she was not my sister in law she was my sister. Letting you know my dearest brother and beautiful nieces that my thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  28. My deepest condolences to you Art, Jen, and Kim and your spouses and the grandchildren. Aunt Debi was not much older than I am even though she was my aunt and I remember my childhood days with her and the family and her smiles and fun living spirit. The last time we saw you was in Stephenville a few years ago. Debi was a beautiful person who loved her family more than anything. I know you will miss her greatly and I hope you cherish your fond memories of her and keep her in your heart forever. Rest in peace Debbie xo. Hugs and wish you all peace in the future. Xxx & Hugs. Michelle Simon and Cal Ross

  29. My heart breaks for you, Art, and for your daughters, and for all the people who were touched by Debbie in her life. I was looking for an inspiration when Eb died, but I couldn’t find anything that overcame the grief. I guess the only way out is through. I can tell you from experience that it gets better. Take it minute by minute, allow yourself to feel all the feelings. Remember to love yourself, because Debbie certainly did, and you have so many people who continue to love you now. If there is anything I can ever do to help, please let me know.

  30. To the Murphy & Simon Families ,
    We are so sorry to hear about Debbie’s passing .Memories will keep her in your hearts forever . May she Rest in Peace . ❤️❤️

    Gordon & Cousin Judy (Benoit ) Andrews.

  31. Beautiful service. Thinking of you all and wishing I could be there to give you a big hug. Xoxo

  32. Such a beautiful tribute to a very special woman. Art, your poem said so much. So sorry for your loss.

  33. My heart is absolutely broken for you all. No words can explain the tremendous amount of feelings you must be experiencing. The pain will dull, day by day. But the memories and culture will live on through you, for your wife, mom, and my aunt will forever be represented in you and the generations to come, just as she passed on her parents and their culture. Sending love, hugs, and condolences.

  34. Hi Art, Kim, Jen and Family. Thank you for allowing us to share the service for our beutiful Aunt and Sister today. To see u virtually and share the celebration of her life was truly a gift. I was fortunate today to sit with some of my family who joined in including Dad (Bernie), Mom (Delores), Wayne, Elaine, my husband Craig and son Jonah. Myself and Dad shared my ear pods and he heard every word and we shared in your laughter, , tears and fond memories. She was a gift to all of us she touched. Her laughter, little chuckle and giant heart will always be in my (our) most fondest memories. We are sending all of u our love. Denise, Craig & Family, Wayne & Elaine, Bernard & Delores. XOXO

  35. Arthur, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family . M

  36. Thank you to everyone who shared their prayers, memories and condolences. Our family is deeply touched by the love and support. Mom left us too soon, but it’s nice to know that her memory will live on in the hearts of so many. ❤️

  37. To ART,

    So sorry to hear of Debbie s passing.

    She was in the Grad Class of 1975.

    Deb was such a kind person with lots of Love in her Heart.

    Her beautiful smile will be sadly missed.

    May Deb and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace,

    Mike Cormier
    Craig White
    Francis Walsh
    (Former Classmates)

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