Rick John Murphy
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 11, 1947
  • Place of birth:
    Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Date of passing: Mar 30, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Let the memory of Rick be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rick Murphy, 68, born on March 11, 1947 and passed away on March 30, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amanda Webb on 12th March 2017

"What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.

Perhaps they are not stars but rather openings in heaven where our loved ones shine down and let us know they are happy.

love starry skies, hugs your way :)"

This tribute was added by Donovan Armstrong on 11th March 2017

"You are always in my thoughts and I often think back on all the great memories I have spending time with you when I was young. Miss you and wish we were closer as I grew up. I always looked up to you and was proud to have you as an uncle. You were a kind and generous man. Thank you for being a part of my life and including me in yours."

This tribute was added by Carol Murphy on 11th March 2017

"Today you would have turned 70 years old.
do wish you were here, but you are my guardian angel and my guide in life. Think of you a hundred times a day!"

This tribute was added by Cindy Ross on 11th March 2017

"Still missing you,thinking of you..Happy Birthday.  Love and Hugs.."

This tribute was added by Lorne/Sharon Barker on 30th March 2016

"How quickly time passes we were so looking forward to getting to know you better but you are in our thoughts and will remember all the short times we did spend with you. Rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Cindy Ross on 12th March 2016

"Thinking of you always , especially on your birthday day. Had a dream and you were with mom so I know you are in good hands.. Miss you,
Love you."

This tribute was added by chrissy murphy on 11th March 2016

"Just wanted you to know how missed you are. Your smile, your laugh❤️ I had a dream about you it was so real. You had Jessie with you. I said to you, oh your here! You said I have always been here❤️ I know you are watching over all of us!! Love you so much❤️ xo"

This tribute was added by ryan murphy on 11th March 2016

"Hey Dad,
I miss you tons and it's taken me awhile to write to you. Lots of good life lessons and an amazing legacy to carry on. I feel you around us all the time and I'm very thankful to have had you as my father. I will do my best to live my life as honorably as you did. Love ya, your boy!"

This tribute was added by AMANDA WEBB on 11th March 2016

"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home. Rick had a great adventure in this life he has now returned home."

This tribute was added by diane reddekopp on 29th June 2015

"We have fond memories of Rick,Carol and family in Dubai.  We had
so many good times there and have tried to keep in touch with each
other since those days.  Rick you will be missed. Carol,you and the
family will be in our prayers....Ron & Dianne"

This tribute was added by liz fawcett on 28th May 2015

"This was a poem that my grandfather had hanging on his wall beside his bed...he fashioned his life/behaviour after it.  My dad did the same.  When I think of Rick....his gentle spirit, all that he overcame...his strength both for himself and the strength that he shared with Carol, during the difficult moments in her life, plus all the love and sharing Carol did about Rick when she visited with Dan and I... it struck me that Rick lived his life by this creed as well.  With love and hugs to Carol, Tracey, Rob, Shayna , Saskia, Ryan, Chrissy, Jaden and Riley....I send you my courage and strength to you during this sad time.  

My Creed

By Edgar Guest

To live as gently as I can;
To be, no matter where, a man;
To take what comes of good or ill
And cling to faith and honour still;
To do my best, and let that stand
The record of my brain and hand;
And then, should failure come to me,
Still work and hope for victory.

To have no secret place wherein
I stoop unseen to shame or sin
To be the same when I’m alone
As when my every deed is known;
To live undaunted, unafraid
Of any step that I have made;
To be without pretense or sham
Exactly what men think I am.

To leave some simple mark behind
To keep my having lived in mind;
If enmity to aught I show,
To be an honest, generous foe,
To play my part, nor whine
That greater honours are not mine.
This, I believe, is all I need
For my philosophy and creed.

I will always remember that warm smile of yours Rick. Rest in Peace.

love, Elizabeth"

This tribute was added by Tammy Madu on 19th May 2015

"Our sincerest condolences to you Carol, Tracey, Rob , Shayna , Saskia, Ryan, Chrissy, Jaden and Riley. Rick will be greatly missed. Rick was such a great man, and he will live on in each and every one of you!  

"Walk tall as the trees,
live strong as the mountains,
be gentle as the spring winds,
keep the warmth of the summer,
sun in your heart, and the great
spirit will always be with you."
(American Indian Proverb)

Love and hugs from Ted, Tammy and Sadie"

This tribute was added by AMANDA WEBB on 11th May 2015

"I am the breeze that kisses your cheek. I am the sun that warms your face. When you look at the purple evening sky, it is me. When you see a majestic mountain, it is me.
When the birds sweetly sing, it is my voice. When the water gently laps against the shore, it is my heartbeat.
I am the green grass against your feet. I am the refreshing shade of summer.
In the stars, you see my eyes. In the blue sky, you see my body.
Feel the air that surrounds you, I am there.
Feel the love in your heart, I am there.
He will be all around you for ever Carol, love and hugs."

This tribute was added by betty becker on 6th May 2015

"Rest in peace Rick, you will always be fondly remembered .

Love and prayers to Carol, Tracy, Ryan and families.

Brian & Betty Becker"

This tribute was added by Ken Schmitke on 20th April 2015

"We will always remember the great times we had in Dubai. Rick was the greatest golf partner I ever had and will cherish those memories forever. The good parties and laughs we had, he taught me to play tennis.
You are missed!!!"

This tribute was added by john tamminen on 15th April 2015

"Rick, I'm glad we had a healthy farewell dinner before you moved from Cochrane.  We will remember you for your smiling face and quick wit at all the family gatherings.  I especially appreciated your warm Dubai hospitality.  Rest in peace.  Our deepest sympathy to Carol, Tracy, Ryan and families.
John and Edna Tamminen"

This tribute was added by marc phaneuf on 13th April 2015

"Our family would like to offer our deepest sympathies to Carol and family on the passing of Rick. Rick was such a kind, soft spoken person who would of given the shirt off his back to help.
I got know Rick a lot more in the past few years with our golf excursions he and Ryan came on with us and his deadly accuracy we all wish we had in our bags, never missed a beat.
Rick your now burning up the courses up there Im sure.

Marc & Huguette Phaneuf"

This tribute was added by Don Meier on 13th April 2015

"So many wonderful memories of the good times we all shared while living in Dubai have been brought to mind.  Rest in peace Rick.
Karen and Red McKenzie"

This tribute was added by Cindy Ross on 13th April 2015

"Your smile and warm heart,
Will be forever in ours.
Love you today, tomorrow and allways"

This tribute was added by marilou fairhall on 12th April 2015

""Rick memories will remain in our hearts forever" Zak, Jon and Malou"

This tribute was added by Carol Harris on 11th April 2015

"Gone HOME"

This tribute was added by Leowne Ferguson on 10th April 2015

"Gone but not forgotten.
Beauty is not just in the things we own nor in the books and poetry we read; often it is found in the kind way people act and the goodness they show to others. Thank you Rick for your kindness, your goodness and for being a our neighbor and friend.
Leowne Ferguson and Dave Scammell"

This tribute was added by Rob Geurten on 10th April 2015

"Rick will always be in our hearts.... the Geurten family"

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