Bernard Murphy Obituary, Death Cause – Bernard (Bernie) Louis Murphy, who was 61 years old at the time of his death and lived in Oro, Ontario, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Doreen, who was married to Bernie for 28 years, together with their kids Quinten and Callan, will miss him dearly and always remember him. He will also be missed by his mother Heather Murphy, brothers and sisters Sharon, (John), Brian (Annette), George (Nancy)
Pete, Marilyn (Boyne), Tom, Mike (Tess), Colleen (Randy), and his nieces and nephews Shannon, Julie (Kyle), Kristy (goddaughter), (Kris), Heather, Sean, Nadine, Janina, (Sherman), Mick, Patrick, (Tanisha) Ryan as well as a large extended family . George Bernard Murphy, Bernie’s father, passed away before his son was born. Bernie was born in Sudbury, Ontario, and then relocated to Richmond with his family. Bernie spent his entire life in the province of Ontario.
He began his lifelong career with the Ontario Provincial Police after graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Anthropology. He has been with the OPP ever since. In 1986, Bernie joined the Ontario Provincial Police and was assigned to the Nipigon Detachment, where he held the position of Constable. Because Bernie was interested in every facet of policing, the Ontario Provincial Police gave him opportunities to work in a variety of fields.
He worked for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for 32 years, during which time he held 8 different posts, and he was known for speaking extremely highly of the people he had the good fortune to collaborate with. In addition to that, Bernie worked as an Aide de Camp for both Governor General David Onley and Governor General Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Being a member of the team was something that he saw as a significant honor for him.
Bernie gave each and every position he had his whole attention, energy, and effort, and he worked with utmost diligence. Bernie started his career in policing as a Constable in the Nipigon Detachment. In 2018, after 32 years of service with the Ontario Provincial Police, he retired from the organization as a Chief Superintendent in the Professional Standards Bureau.
But Bernie was not quite ready to retire entirely, so he decided to start his own business, which specialized in investigations and resolutions of conflicts in the workplace. The company was successful up until the point where he was compelled to shut it down due to his poor health. Bernie’s family was his primary concern throughout his life, and he did his best to instill in them a deep appreciation for the great outdoors.
Canoeing in the backcountry, hockey, skating, hiking, mountain biking, skiing (both downhill and cross-country), snowshoeing, golfing, camping, and traveling were all things that the family enjoyed doing together. Bernie was a voracious reader, and his favorite genre was spy fiction. He was also interested in history, both military and general. He was very into music throughout his entire life, listening to a wide variety of styles, going to a lot of concerts, and having a particular soft spot for live performances of any kind of music. Bernie would always have a huge grin on his face whenever he was among the people he cared about, whether it was at a family get-together or a party with his friends.