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