MURPHY; Michael John. March 9, 1959 ~ July 7, 2014. Mike took his final fishing trip on July 7, 2014 on Kinbasket Lake at the Mica Dam. Mike was born in Windsor, ON March 9, 1959. After graduating high school Mike moved to the Columbia Valley, BC in 1979. Mike met his wife in 1981 and they were married in 1983 in Invermere, BC. The family moved to Vancouver in 1985, where Mike finished his apprenticeship and became a journeyman Electrician. Over the past 28 years Mike has worked on many projects and had risen from journeyman to superintendent on his last project, Mica Dam. On his down time Mike enjoyed golfing, fishing and working on many projects at the family home. Mike enjoyed travelling to Thailand, which he called his second home. What Mike enjoyed most was his time at home with his family. He is sadly missed and survived by his wife of 31 years Val, and daughter Isabelle (Cody), his sons Leroy (Cecili), Richard and Curtis, his pride and joy were his grandson Odyn and granddaughter Miya. He is also survived by his parents Ed and Maxine Murphy of Windsor, ON, his brother Larry (Nancy) and sisters Liz (Dan) and Pam, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Mike’s life will take place on Sunday, August 17th, at the Silverdale Community Hall, located at 8760 McLean Ave., Mission, BC from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Ralstons and Associates or Revelstoke Search and Rescue in Mike’s name.
“May you always have your ass in the water,
toes in the sand and a cold Leo beer in your hand.”