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Peter James 'Jim' Murphy

February 3, 1935 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 87)


Passed away peacefully the morning of March 29, 2022 in Bracebridge, ON with his family and their love surrounding him.  

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jean Marion of 38 years; his son James Jr. (Laura), step-son William (Minky), step-daughters Deborah (Mike) and Susan (Matthew); grandchildren Isabella, Zachary, Jack, Rachel, Althea, Julia, Justin and Andrew; sister Lynda and predeceased by sister Shirley and brother Michael.

Born and raised in Stanley Park in Toronto, Jim worked most of his life as the manager of Piave Meat Packers in Toronto.  Prior to meeting Jean, he lived in Alderwood and had cottages on Skelton Lake in Muskoka.  He and his wife Jean lived in Etobicoke for many years, had a house in Florida, and a cottage in Baysville where he enjoyed fishing, boating, swimming and spending time with their children and grandchildren.   Jim loved bowling, tennis, horseshoes, Euchre, marbles, golf, pool, bocce, and baseball. Most of all, he loved animals, especially Buttons 1.0, Marmalade, sweet Oscar, Patches, Buttons 2.0, and Buddy.  He also loved to sing and in his retirement years, learned to play the guitar.  After selling their cottage in 2019, Jim and Jean have spent the last few years at their condo in Bracebridge. 

There will be a Celebration of Life for Jim at Reynolds Funeral Home in Bracebridge, ON (1 Mary St., Bracebridge) on Saturday, April 2, 2022 with a viewing at 1:00 p.m. and the funeral service following at 2:00 p.m.  Should you wish to attend the service virtually via our live-stream option, registration is required and can be done by following the instructions below this obituary.

 Memorial donations may be made to Andy’s House - Hospice Muskoka in Port Carling, ON

Messages of condolence, memories, and photos may be shared through the Tribute Wall above.


Forget Me Not Ceremonies - Live Stream Instructions

- Below the obituary, click the green box which says "click here to access the video" - you will be redirected to the Forget Me Not Ceremonies Registration Page 

- Enter your E-mail and click 'Submit' 
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-Once you are registered you will receive a link to the ceremony 'waiting room' (this is the link that will take you to the service) 

Please Note: when registering, the ceremony will state that the service begins at 1:50 p.m. THIS IS TO ALLOW FOR A 10min DELAY DUE TO THE SERVICE BEING RECORDED LIVE.  

The service will begin in real-time at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 2, 2022 

NOTE: please login 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the service to avoid technical error and ensure your volume is turned up. 



April 2, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Reynolds Funeral Home
1 Mary Street
Bracebridge, Ontario (ON) P1L2B6

Funeral Service
April 2, 2022

2:00 PM
Reynolds Funeral Home
1 Mary Street
Bracebridge, Ontario (ON) P1L2B6

Video is available for this event


Andy's House Hospice - Hospice Muskoka
P.O Box 156, Bracebridge ON P1L 1T6
Tel: 1-705-646-1697

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