Johnny Murnaghan

Obituary of Johnny Murnaghan

Peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, (after a life well lived in his own home) surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 6, 2023 of John (Johnny) Arnold Murnaghan, Veteran of World War II, Glenfinnan, aged 101 years.


Beloved husband for 62 years of the late Elizabeth (Betty) McNally; loving father to Mary Murnaghan, Susan (Edwin) Corrigan, Raymond Murnaghan, Marion (George) Dunn, Brenda (Terry) Beaton, and Rose (Robbie) Gaudet.


Loving Papa to Shawna Corrigan (Ross) and Michelle (Matt) Brothers; David (Natalie) Dunn and Katie (Logan) Anderson; Tyler Beaton, Pamela (Chris) Arsenault and Stephanie Beaton; Melissa (Ben) Visser, Kimberly (Brent) Thaxter and Stephen Gaudet (Hannah) and Great-grandfather to Lochlain, Sophia-Grace and Caleigh Cameron; Nicholas, Cassidy and Emmett Brothers; Addison and Owen Arsenault; Molly, Brennan, Mason, Bennett, and Miller Visser; and Liza Thaxter.


He is survived by sister-in-law, Elaine Murnaghan, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Johnny was predeceased by his parents, Michael F. and Johanna (nee Brazel) Murnaghan and parents-in-law, David and Teresa (nee Kelly) McNally; brothers Andrew (Mary), Rudolph (Lucy), Stephen (Evelyn), Dennis (Viola) and Joe Murnaghan and brothers-in-law Jimmy (Mamie) McNally and Joe (Marion) McNally and sister-in-law Grace (Cecil) Kelly.


Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home, Stratford from where a visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 pm. The Charlottetown Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance from the funeral home at 4 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 am from St. Patrick’s Church, Fort Augustus. Interment later in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made online to St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery.

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