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MURPHY, Chad Allen

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our son and brother, Chad, on Friday, January 27, 2012.  He will be sadly missed by his loving family: parents Sandra and Al, his brother Clayton, paternal grandmother, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.  Chad was an energetic, hard-working leader with a charismatic and captivating smile.  He took the time for everyone he met and would give you the shirt off his back.  Soccer, boxing and the ocean were just a few of the things he enjoyed.  Chad loved his family, friends and his dogs.  A celebration of Chad’s life will be held on Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 pm at the Oyama Hall, with Becky Vink officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Chad’s memory to any charity for the less fortunate.

Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 pm

Oyama Hall

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Memorial donations may be made in Chad’s memory to any charity for the less fortunate.


Service Information

Service Details

The service for MURPHY, Chad Allen is scheduled for Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Oyama Hall

Oyama, BC


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  • Leah Davis says:

    Sandra Al and Clayton, I am so sorry for your loss. My Heart aches for your family and the loss of such an amazing man. If you need anything please do not hesitate to get in contact with us, my family is willing to help in any way we can. We love you all

    • Jim Kruiper says:

      Al and family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your son and brother. It’s a tragedy to lose someone so young and full of life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    • Cher Connor says:

      I am speechless, as I am sure words for you all are even more difficult! Our most sincere heartfelt condolences. Chad has touched so many through out his caring/loving years that he may be gone, but he will truly never be forgotten! I have a wee bit of smile just remembering the fun all our kids had playing together at the ball games.

      Love to you all…


    I am so sorry. He will be missed at all of Justin’s functions. He was a charmer and a good friend. I will remember him for his laugh and sense of fun.

  • Suzanne Nairne says:

    Al Sandra and Clayton – our thoughts are with you and we are so sorry for your tragic loss of such a wonderful man. Please phone us if we can do anything and know that we love you. Rob, Suzanne, Adam and Haley

  • Stynie Larrivee says:

    I don’t have a lot of words at this tragic time. I am very sorry for your loss Sandra, Al and Clayton. You are in my thoughts and I will miss those powerful hugs, that great big smile. Your great memories of your wonderful son/brother will be with you always, hold them close and receive strength from them.
    Love You Lots,

  • Ambrosi/Tulloch fami says:

    Please accept our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on your recent loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May your memories bring you comfort.

  • Davis/Redecopp says:

    Toby and I are so very sorry for you terrible loss. Our hearts go out to you all.

  • Carol & Sean Sproule says:

    Al, Sandra and Clayton, we are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot describe how I feel for you; sending prayers for all of your family at this tragic time. We love you!
    Sean & Carol

  • Edwina says:

    Al, Sandra and Clayton.

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Edwina & Rachel Smiley

  • Doreen Francis says:

    Our deepest sympathies. I remember him with fond memories. He will be missed.
    Our thoughts are with you.

  • Liana Aigro says:

    So very sorry to Chad’s family for this tragic loss of an amazing man. May the memory of his kind heart and sunshine of a smile warm your hearts.

  • Toni & Warren says:

    Al, Sandra and Clayton
    We are so very sorry for your tragic loss. Chad was a very charming and kind young may who will be greatly missed.
    Love, Warren, Toni, Zach and Tyler

  • The Holitzki's says:

    We are very sorry for your loss of your son and brother.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Peter & Ann Withers says:

    Ann and I are saddened to hear of Chad’s untimely death. We met himwhen he worked at Johnny O’s place and he always was friendly and had a nice smile. Please accept our sincere condolences at the loss of a kind and fine man.

  • Peter & Ann Withers says:

    We were saddened to hear of Chad’s untimely death. He was a kind and good man who will be missed.

  • margaret bennison says:

    to Sandra, Al and Clayton
    so sorry for your tragic loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you

  • Ann and Paul says:

    Al, Sandra and Clayton. Please know we love you and as your friends we are the props that support you xo

  • Artur Gajda says:

    Clayton, Sandra, and Al, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  • B & H Neill says:

    Al, Sandra and Clayton, we are very saddened to hear of this tragic news. Our hearts and our thoughts go out to you and your family.
    Brian & Heather

  • Lee Crevier says:

    Clayton, Sandra and Al–I am so sorry to hear about Chad. I hope that remembering happy times with him will help you in this truly difficult time. My thoughts are with all of you, Lee

  • Laura says:

    Dear Clayton, Sandra and Al;
    I met Chad (and Clayton) one summer with Laurie Moore at a Church gathering in Kelowna a number of years back. I shall never forget how much fun we had that summer.
    My heart goes out to you at this time. Chad’s heart was true, steadfast and genuine. He will never be forgotten.
    May you find strength in the love and support of those around you. Sending you lots of love. Laura

  • gary and lil aeichel says:

    al and sandra lil and i am in mexico and just got an email from doug telling us about chad there are no words that can fill the emptiness you fell right now

    we are both so sorry

    just know you will be in our prayers

  • Kirsten Hay says:

    Dear Sandra, Al, and Clayton,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Chad once, but since our famillies work so close together, and with all the stories you told me i felt like i knew him as well as i know you all. Sandra, you always lit up when you’d tell me stories about your boys, keep these memories close and think of them when your missing him. Share the stories with everyone, make them laugh. It always worked on me. Keep Chad’s memory alive. Lots of love from the Hays.xox

  • Richard Hay says:

    To a family we love and respect through work and play our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    From all at TRI Painting and the Hay family

  • Wayne & Adeline Jone says:

    Sandra, Al & Clayton. We are so sorry to hear about Chad. Our thoughts are with you.
    Adeline & Wayne

  • Jerry & Jacqui Petru says:

    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. May our fond memories of Chad as a fun loving, gentle, kind man help to sustain all of us through these difficult days – especially Al, Sandra and Clayton.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Jerry, Jacqui & Jordan.

  • Marlene and Stewart McLaren says:

    To our dear relatives who so dearly love Chad,
    Know that we are thinking of you at this time. Today, we are sending a donation to the Monastery of Mount Carmel in honor of Chad. The donation helps the poor, the elderly, the young, the lonely, and the brokenhearted throughout the world. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Marlene and Stewart

  • Colette John says:

    My dearest Sandra and Family,My heart goes out to you and your family, Chad is now being guided by your Mom and Dad Sandra, you will one day be reunited, he will be waiting for you..Stay strong..xoxo

  • Jim & Lori Hodder says:

    We were saddened to hear of Chad’s passing. He had an a great work ethic, fabulous sense of humour and will be very much missed on the river. Know that we are thinking of you all during this most challenging time.

  • Gary & Pat Smith says:

    I have no words,Sandra. the last time we talked it was about having the strength to endure such a loss. God
    bless you,Al and Clayton, the Murphy
    and Walraven Families

  • Carla Woodward says:

    Sandra, Al and Clayton.

    Sending thoughts, prayers and strength your way through this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

    The last time I saw Chad he was two at a Murphy family poker game gathering <3.

    From what I read and see he grew into quite a special man.

  • Robin & Karen Williams says:

    Sorry to hear about Chad.He was a great kid and a fine young man.
    Robin & Karen

  • Robin & Karen Williams says:

    Al Sandra & Clayton.
    He was a great kid and a fine young man.We will all miss Chad.
    Robin & Karen

  • Kathy and Mike Senger says:

    Extending our sincerest sympathy to you and your family during this very difficult time.

  • The Eastons says:

    So sorry to hear about Chad. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Dale & Michele Biesick says:

    To Sandra, Al , & Clayton,

    We wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. We could not make it Saturday, but you are definitely in our thoughts.

  • Brad Stevens says:

    Al, Sandra and Clayton,

    I am so sorry to hear about Chad’s passing. Having known your family for many years this news brings great sadness.
    Al, I will always remember the boys catching that big trout out at Wildrose Bay when you were working on the railings for Tom Kerry.

    With my sincerest condolances.

  • Risa and D.D. Deschene says:

    So sorry for your loss. Chad was an amazing person who will forever be remembered. His kind heart and contagious smile will never be forgotten by those lucky enough to have known him.

  • Tom & Denise van Gelder says:

    Al, Sandra and Clayton:
    Our deepest thoughts,prayers and most sincere condolences are with you.

  • kevin mitchell says:

    Hello Murph and Sandra…sorry I could not be at Chad’s service, but I know the Camels were well represented in your time of need…I cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. I can only offer you prayers and positive thought as you move on without Chad. I know you can keep smiling and being a great man and teammate, Murph. Chad’s spirit will live on in both you and Sandra. God Bless, Mitch

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