Daniel 'Danny' Murphy

Daniel 'Danny' Murphy

Daniel James Murphy, of RR#2 Walkerton, passed away at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, August 17, 2023. He was 66.

Born in Hanover on August 29, 1956, to John and Rosemary (nee Scoles) Murphy.  Many people will remember Danny from his 40+ years of service working at Bruce Power as a Nuclear Operator.  Danny was a kind and caring man who was always willing to help anyone in need.  He was a dedicated and passionate Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and he loved to go out and support local restaurants and pubs and enjoy their food and drinks and socializing with staff and customers.  Above all, Danny loved his family.  He was a proud brother and uncle, and was always busy ensuring family gatherings were planned and organized, especially the family Christmas gatherings and summer birthday parties that he hosted.  

Survived by parents John and Rosemary Murphy of Hanover.  Loved brother of Michael (Ursula) Murphy of Saugeen Shores, Jim (Joanne) Murphy of Walkerton, Mary Lou (Gord) Archer of Orangeville, Helen (Keith) Elliott of Newmarket, and Kathy (David) Ermel of Hanover.  Proud uncle of Katie, Siobhan, Kevin, Reaghen (David), Alison, Evan, Emily, Madison, Liam, Sean, Makenzie, and Kyle. Fondly remembered by close friend Tina Scott of Hanover. Predeceased by his wife Estela ‘Sonia’ (nee Duarte) Murphy.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday, August 25, 2023, from 6-8 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church, Hanover on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11 am. 

Memorial donations to Grey Bruce Health Service Foundation or the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 

Public Condolences

So sorry to hear of Dan's passing and my condolences to all. I had the pleasure of working with Dan on A Crew first when I joined the crew as a SAT and later when I returned as a CRSS. Dan was a real gentleman. Sharply intellectual, soft spoken, always professional, and incredibly humble. Such a loss.

- Steve Parsons
September 5, 2023

My condolences to Dan's family and close friends.
I had the privilege to work with Dan for a couple of years before he retired and will not forget that time. Dan will be missed.

- Jim Thorpe
August 31, 2023

Another of my work family has left the building. Dan was one of the most "complete" ANOs in the station. He knew his stuff and remained down to earth. Remember a couple of occasions when Dan would invite the crew over after a shift hockey game or, ball game. The world will miss him. My sincerest condolences to the family.

- Ivan Smith
August 30, 2023

Kathy and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathies.

James and Amanda Spaetzel

- James Spaetzel
August 29, 2023

Sorry about your loss. Another fallen operator.

- Paul Watterworth
August 29, 2023

Played a couple of the Ontario Hydro Provincial Hockey Tournaments with Murph... great guy! He'll be missed. My sincere condolences to the family.

- Jeff Preston
August 29, 2023

Oh no, another of us gone. Rest in peace DJ.

- Scott D Milley
August 29, 2023

My deepest sympathies to the whole family. I worked with Dan at Bruce B and admired his quiet but steady way. So sorry for your loss. Wayne

- Wayne & Renee Willson
August 27, 2023

Years ago A Crew had a great bunch in the Control Room and Murph was a mainstay. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Rest in peace Dan

- Kelly Mullen
August 26, 2023

Murph, what a great guy and consummate professional! I worked on A Crew with Dan for 19 years and we had a lot of fun together over that time, between hockey tournaments, shift hockey and crew outings, maybe at work a little bit too! A guy that could flip that switch from telling a joke or story to fixing whatever emergency came up, immediately. Gonna be missed Murph! What a great life! Never forget that hockey bag on the tailgate!

- Chris & Colleen Michie
August 26, 2023

So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Always had a such a friendly smile when ever we saw him and a story to tell. He will be missed.

- John & Cheryl Grant
August 24, 2023

So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Always had a such a friendly smile when ever we saw him and a story to tell. He will be missed.

- John & Cheryl Grant
August 24, 2023

Our sincere sympathy to JJ, Joanne and the family of Dan. So hard to lose your brother. He was such a happy,sincere guy. May God grant you comfort and peace in the hard days ahead.
Sending a warm embrace…Paul and Heather

- Paul and Heather Kueneman
August 24, 2023

So sorry to hear of the passing of Danny. Our sincere condolences to all the family.

- Donna and Frank Dentinger
August 24, 2023

Our thoughts go to Dan's family, losing a son and brother too early. Dan was a mentor for me in my early days as ANO on A crew. He was one of a kind! He really brought that Bruce County charm to nuclear power. He certainly lives on as author of hundreds if not thousands of operating documents for Bruce B, a lasting legacy. Hoping his spirit has moved on to a place where there are lots of "wings and beer".

- Andy and Marg Sande
August 24, 2023

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Murphy family. We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Danny. The Murphy family were our close farm neighbours growing up and we have many fond memories of Danny and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Yvonne and the de Jong family.

- Yvonne Carroll
August 23, 2023

So sorry to hear of Dans passing I worked with Dan for many years. It was always a pleasure to deal with Dan always friendly and of course extremely competent and so respected.
Dick Harding

- Richard Harding
August 23, 2023

I'm so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I worked with him in the 80s along with his brother Jim. I have only good memories of him from those times. My heartfelt condolences to Dan's family and friends and especially my longtime co-worker Jim.

- Bob Ashdown
August 23, 2023

Helen, Keith, Madison, Liam & Sean
Deepest condolences on Danny's loss. We hope you can find comfort in memories of good times spent with him. May he rest in peace.

- Rob, Karen, Allie & Matt Lishman
August 23, 2023

To all the Murphy families, Bill and I send our condolences to you at this sad time. We remember,the Murphy family from St.Peter's school in Ayton when I taught there with John.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill and Marlene Douma.

- Marlene Douma
August 22, 2023

Our sincere condolences to Kathy, Dave and the Murphy family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

- Chris & Melissa Prues
August 22, 2023

Jim, Joanne and family, we are so sorry to hear about Dan. Thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences. May all the wonderful memories you have of him help you through this difficult time. Cherish those memories and hold them close to your heart.
Mortimer Family

- Debi Mortimer
August 22, 2023

JJ and all of Dan's family.
I cannot express my feelings at his loss.
For years he was a huge part of both my working and family life.
Some people in particular those who were suthoized at bruce power will never grasp the effect he has had on their lives.
Rest in peace Murph job well done life well lived.

- Bill Rowe
August 22, 2023

Dan was a consummate professional and a brilliant First Operator. Dan always made time to share His knowledge and experience with everyone He worked with. We crossed paths post His retirement while He was riding His bike around Hanover, as always Dan had time to chat and share a laugh. Gone too soon.

Mark Durham

- Mark Durham
August 22, 2023

Sorry to hear of your loss. Dan was always a pleasure to work with. My condolences to JJ and the entire family.
John Kaminski

- John Kaminski
August 22, 2023

So sorry to here about Dan. Met Dan through work but that quickly changed from a work mate to a friend. Many memories from hockey games, drives to work and our monthly solo games for 40 plus years. While he stopped playing a couple of years back we always hoped he would return. I will miss him.

- Doug and Phyllis Pennock
August 22, 2023

Deepest condolences to family and friends, I had the pleasure of working in the control room with Dan on A Crew for a few years, great guy gone too soon.

- Troy & Elyse Brown
August 21, 2023

I like to express my deepest sympathies to the Murphy family who I knew well while growing up and through the high school years.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Wayne Leibold

- Wayne Leibold
August 21, 2023

I was a shift worker with Danny on A Crew had many laughs , shift hockey ,crew outings etc gone to soon

- Paul Green
August 21, 2023

Our sincere condolences to the family.

- Claudia & Bill Switzer
August 21, 2023

My sincere sympathy to all of Dan's family.
I worked many years with DJ and JJ at Bruce A.
At the start of our career I gave Dan a ride to Deep River a few times.
We had many conversations about attending reunions, get togethers and other great times!
You will be missed my friend, rest in peace.
Larry Hayes

- Larry Hayes
August 21, 2023

My sincere condolences to Dan's family. Dan was a good friend and colleague.

- Dale Pierce
August 21, 2023

My condolences to the extended Murphy family. I worked with Dan at Bruce B and later in documentation. He was a true professional and always a pleasure to be around.

- Steve Mason
August 21, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Worked with Dan and he always had a happy smile for me. What a great guy!!

- Paul Gateman
August 21, 2023

My sincerest condolences to your entire family. I worked with Dan on A Crew at Bruce B. He was a really nice guy and would offer his help anytime it was needed without hesitation. Rest In Peace Dan.

- Liz Cordeiro
August 21, 2023

J.J. and the whole Murphy Family, so sorry for your loss. I met Dan at Bruce B and played some hockey tournaments with him. He was a fun guy and will be sadly missed.

- Michael Reaume
August 21, 2023

I am at a loss for words to express our shock that Daniel died! Forty-four years of memories are flashing through my head; all good; always fun! May our grief be brief but effective. Our sincere condolences.

- Pam & Bill Inkster
August 20, 2023

JJ my sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Dan. Always enjoyed working with Dan he was a true professional.
Stig Lassen

- Stig Lassen
August 20, 2023

Condolences to Mike (and Ursala) on the passing of Dan. You are in our prayers. Gerard and Deirdre Walsh (Port Elgin)

- Gerard and Deirdre Walsh
August 20, 2023

My sincerest condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Dan.

- Larry Alderdice
August 20, 2023

Please accept my sincerest condolences. I worked with Dan at Bruce B and Cernavoda Unit 1. A very nice gentleman.

- John Roberts
August 20, 2023

Dan was a great guy to work with: smart, easy to get along with, could collaborate with anyone. Sorry to hear that he has moved on so early in life. He will be missed. Please accept our condolences.

- Jim and Chris Hilbig
August 20, 2023

Condolences go out to all of the Murphy families. I was fortunate to have known Dan from work and as a friend. Colleen remembers Dan when I introduced her to Dan, Jim and Dave Graham. We shared meals and drinks at Dunkeld in our earlier outings. I also stayed over at Dan's in Walkerton for chickenfest. We were saddened when Sonya passed and am sorry when we moved near Bayfield that we were never as close as before. Again condolences go out to all.
Stephen and Colleen Jacob

- Stephen Jacob
August 20, 2023

Dan was a great guy , a pleasure to work with. He touched many of us with his humor and great personality. He leaves a great legacy

- John bohdan
August 20, 2023

JJ and family. Very sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Condolences to your families.

- Rick Lark
August 20, 2023

Dear John and Rosemary and family, thinking of you with prayers at this most difficult time in the sudden passing of Danny.
With our sympathy, Ron & Rosemary Walter

- Ron & Rosemary Walter
August 20, 2023

So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I enjoyed working with him at the Bruce site and always had a smile and a nice chat when I met him otherwise. Rest in Peace my friend. My condolences to the Murphy family.
Ken King

- Ken King
August 20, 2023

We are just shocked and sad to hear about Dans passing. He was a friend to all he ever met and would never pass by you without saying hello Please accept our condolences

- Maurice and Karen Culliton
August 20, 2023

Sorry to hear of Dan's passing. He was a very nice man and a pleasure to work with.

- Dennis Hachez
August 20, 2023

My condolences to the Murphy family. I worked with Dan for many years but especially enjoyed the Hydro hockey tournaments Dan and our fellow workers participated in. It was always a great time. He will be missed.
Dave Biletchi

- David Biletchi
August 20, 2023

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