Joan Murphy

Obituary of Joan Murphy

Murphy, Joan (nee Clare)

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, Joan, on December 31, 2017 in her 92nd year.  She is now reunited with her husband Paul H. Murphy. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Jodi Hall (Dennis), Paula Thomas, Sandy Mokrzynski (Ed). Cherished Nana of 6 grandchildren: Kristin, Courtney (Cam Thompson), Jerry, Dawn, Kaitlyn, Danny and 3 great-grandchildren: Kendra, Hope and Sierra. Will be sadly missed by her sister Lynn Boucher.

Family and friends will be welcomed at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton St., on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 10am-12pm. A Celebration of Life will follow at the funeral home at 12pm. Cremation has already taken place. Memorial donations made to Wellspring Niagara or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

Letter for Mother

Your Mother is always with you.
She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street.
She's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and
the fragrance of life itself.
She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well.
She's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day.
She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colours of a
rainbow. She is Christmas morning.
Your Mother lives inside your laughter.
She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's 
the map you follow with every step you take.
She's your first love; your first friend, even your first enemy, but
nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space...not 
even death.