Lois Ila Murphy

Lois Ila Murphy

Lois Ila Murphy passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Meadow Park Long-Term Care Home, Chatham.  She was 97 years old.

She was born in Chatham January 11, 1924 to the late John and Annie Caldwell.

She is predeceased by two husbands, George Murphy (2003) and Harry Carson.

She is the beloved mother of Betty Ongena of Chatham, John (Carman) Carson of Leamington and Brad Carson of London.  She is predeceased by son Richard Carson and son-in-law Murray Ongena.

She is the loving sister to Kingsley (Linda) Caldwell of Chatham.  Predeceased by brothers Stanley, Ray, and Hugh and sisters June and Betty.  Loving sister-in-law to Beulah Caldwell and Carol Carson.  Predeceased by brother-in-law James and sister-in-law Mary.

Proud grandmother to Mitchell, Madeleine, Richard, Randa, Peggy, John, Janet, Laura, Paul, Annie Beth and Jeffrey.  She was also a proud great grandmother and great-great grandmother.

She was “Sweet Aunt Lois” to many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.

She will be missed by many friends.

Mom was a living angel.  She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother…a homemaker who focused on her family.  She treasured her children and grandchildren and embraced every moment with them.  She was an excellent cook/baker.  She loved to read, color and play the organ.  She was also a very talented writer.  She was a beauty queen who won the title of Miss Kent County — TWICE.

She will be remembered as a very positive person who always had a smile on her face.  She was always giving hugs and kisses.  She was so kind and generous…such a sweet and classy lady!  It is no wonder she made so many friends over the years!  She was an inspiration to all she met.

Her life was a living example of the following Bible verse:  “Ephesians 4:32 — “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

As per Lois’s request, she was cremated.  Please join us in a celebration of her life at LifeTransitions on Wednesday August 18th at 12pm.  Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to any of the following charity associations:   The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, Chatham Outreach for Hunger, Chatham Hope Haven, or Pet And Wildlife Rescue Chatham.   


To view the livestream Service at 12pm click HERE

13 Comments on “Lois Ila Murphy”

  1. You will be dearly missed Aunt Lois! You had a gift for writing (among others) and I have kept all the beautiful letters you wrote to our dear mother Mary. You always had beautiful things to say about everyone and I’ll always remember our last visit and all the wonderful stories you told me, Mary Anne, Karen and Janice ( your nieces) that we never heard before.
    You are with the Angels now Aunt Lois!

  2. Kingsley and family I am sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. May your precious memories bring you comfort.

  3. I had the pleasure of getting to know Lois over the last 2 years working a Meadowpark. Always has a sweet little smile on her face giving you a hug or a kiss when you when you would see her. My deepest condolences to everyone. Will definitely miss this sweet lady!

  4. Betty so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother such a kind and gentle woman going to miss her for sure my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time

  5. Betty, remember your mother’s kind, sweet nature and always had a lovely compliment to share about everyone.
    Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  6. My Deepest Sympathy to you Betty and your family. Your Mom was a lovely lady with a kind and sweet nature. She touched many lives and her love of flowers will be a great memory for me.

  7. Rest in peace grandma Murphy I will always love you this is your grandchild Chelsi ouellette You were everything to meAnd everything to everyone in your family who cared and loved about you and support you

  8. Rest in Sweet Sweet Paradise Grandma you will forever be cherished and remembered as well as you will always live through us I wish we got to say… not goodbye, but see you later, I know you are up there with my baby girl and that she will be in great hands with you grandma, xoxoxo until meet again

  9. My sympathies to Betty and all of Lois’ family on her passing. I knew Lois when she was married to George, who was a friend to my late husband, Bev. Lois and George were very kind and special to us when Bev was sick. Lois was a beautiful and eloquent writer and sent me many cards and letters especially about our shared interests in flowers and gardens. I treasure all her uplifting and encouraging letters which I still have. I’m sure her beautiful spirit is gracing God’s garden now, surrounded by all her loved ones. May she rest in peace.

    Marg Twigg

  10. Lois was truly a wonderful lady. I haven’t seen her for a couple of years but I will never forget her. ❤

  11. Betty, my deepest sympathy. I remember your mom as one of the sweetest, kindest, loveliest woman I’ve ever met. Remember how she loved coming out to Narrow Ranch to see the horses and Po the donkey.
    Love Pat

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