Recommend Shirley's obituary to your friends
Shirley Murphy

Obituary of Shirley Joyce Murphy

Please share a memory of Shirley to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.
Murphy, Shirley Joyce- 86 Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Tuesday September 1, 2020 at home with her loving family by her side. Born August 3, 1934 she was a daughter of the late Reuben & Rita (Beaver) Butler. She was very active in St. Johns Anglican Church and the women’s guild. Shirley enjoyed baking, church suppers, selling tickets, doing anything she could for her church activities, knitting, gardening, bowling, playing cards, socializing with her neighbours and travelling. Survived by her husband of 62 years Russell, children; Barry, Brenda, and Peter (Tracey), grandchildren; MacKenzie, William, Darryl, sister Gloria Fahie, brother Graham (Ethel), sister in law Linda Butler (deceased Guy), Verna (deceased Lawson), brother in law Don (deceased Eva), nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Charles, daughter, Darlene, sister Elsie (Tommy) Walters, brothers James (Anita) Butler, Gerald. Visitation will be held Friday September 4 from 2-4p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, masks and social distancing required while in the building. A funeral service will be held Saturday September 5 at 2:00p.m. in St. Peters Anglican Church, Murphy Cove, Rev. Lorraine Otto officiating masks required in the church. Burial in the church cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made in Shirleys memory to a church of your choice. Special thanks to neighbours Isabel Rutledge and family, Hazel Albert, our wide circle of neighbours over the years, VON nurses, the palliative care team, Dartmouth General Emergency, Dr. Mallory, Dr. Hiebdert, Dr. Sietert. Online condolences may be directed to
To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Shirley Murphy, please visit our Tree Store


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, September 4, 2020
A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home
217 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Masks required

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020
St. Peters Anglican Church
16089 Highway 7
Murphy Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Rev. Lorraine Otto officiating
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Shirley Murphy

In Loving Memory

Shirley Murphy

1934 - 2020

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.