MURPHY, Alice Leota (Otie McGillvray)
It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of a dear wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend on June 29, 2015, at the Lake Shore General Hospital in Point Claire, Que. Otie grew up in New Waterford, lived in Ontario for some years before returning to Cape Breton where she met Lorne Murphy, married and moved to Glace Bay. After Lorne’s death she moved back to New Waterford with her children Maureen and Erin. She moved to Quebec when her children left for work and remained there until her death.
Otie was predeceased by her parents George and Winnie (Duffney) McGillvray, her husband Lorne, brothers Ekie, Eddie and sister-in-law Anne.
She is survived by her children Maureen ( Jason) Ruszezyk, Pierrfond, Que., son Eric (Chrissy), granddaughter Morgan, Bowmanville, Ont.; sisters Dodie MacQuarrie ( late John), Tecie McDonald ( late Neil), Vineland, Ont., sister-inlaw Ag McGillvray, New Waterford; brothers Ray (Carol), Donnie (Donna), Hamilton, Ont.; along with many nieces, nephews, and best friend Deaneize La Pierre, Pierrfond, Que.
Cremation and funeral service took place at Collins Funeral Home in Pointe Claire, Que. Her ashes will be taken home and a graveside service will be held in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Wallace Road, Glace Bay, Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Plummer Ave., New Waterford at 11 a.m. All are invited to attend.
Rest in peace little one.