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Norman Murphy

1938 - 2023

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  1. Sad loss of ahard working, happy, kind, gentleman. R.I.P.Norman XXX

    Anna & Keith
  2. Dear Auntie Dorinda, Gary, Belinda, Steven and families. I’m so sorry to hear Uncle Norman passed away. He will always be in my memories as the fantastic Uncle he was. He was so genuine, warm hearted and a true Gentleman, inspiring others to positivity.
    My thoughts and best Wishes are with you all.
    Love Richard, Mai, Ella, Thomas & Anna.

    Richard MacLeod
  3. G’m Dorinda and Family
    Oooh 😪 i feel for u and my hart is so sore to hear of Norman passing away. I had so hoped to beable fly from South Africa to uk and beable to hug him and Dorinda once again.

    I have such fond memories that still give me a warm feeling in my hart of Norman and Dorinda Paul and Gary in my younger years in Swaziland in the 1960’s.
    i remember my first Field service working seldom reached areas travelling thru Swaziland with you and it was so great. we went thru a road block and the police wanted to take my straw made bag (because of foot and mouth desease. 😩 ):

    You also gave me my first lunch at a hotel as a young girl, in the Mantanga Falls hotel, between Manzini and Mbabane,
    i can still see in my minds eye us sitting around the table laughing and joking. You just made me loved.

    Yes my whole life and my resolve to remain loving and serving Jehovah God faithfully was through your loving caring friendship and example you gave me.

    May Jehovah put his strong arms around all of you as a family tightly may he give you strength and may he give calmness over you mind and heart in this difficult time ahead. May our hope of resurection Jehovah has promised be an ancor till he fullfills it.

    lots of love and big hug
    Gwen (Pearson ) duPlessis
    Roopoort South Africa

    Gwen du Plessis
  4. Dear Dorinda,
    Am heartbroken to hear of Norman’s death. I remember so much the beautiful stay Mom + I had with you in 2004 when we came over from S.A. Like Gary, they are both now safe in Jehovah’s memory until we see them again soon. All my thoughts + prayers with you, Belinda + the boys. Will zoom in on Fri. Much love. Mary

    Mary Kurik
  5. Normal was a true gentleman and a real character, we shall miss him dearly and sincerely look forward to welcoming him back.


    O’Grady family
  6. Dearest Norman and Dorinda were a special couple to me as I worked for Norman for 8 yrs. Working side by side with them both was so comforting as they were very spiritual and we laughed alot. I cant wait to see Norman again in the paradise to come. His garden will be spectacular as he had green fingers… Roses and sweet peas in particular I remember.
    Much love to the family as they will be missing the larger than life figure of Norman. Rom 15v13.

    Juliet Torbati
  7. Norman came into our life a very long time ago, my earliest memory is of him cycling from Stony Stratford to Newport Pagnell! Chasing after Dorinda who was proving difficult to catch, she even set off to Cape Town in the hope of a new life, but Norman was nothing if not persistent! He captured her heart and that love has persisted and has bound them forever! Norman will be remembered for his love of life, his outgoing personality and above all his enduring love for Dorinda.

  8. Hi Dorinda, our dear friend and sister. We felt so sad when we heard of Normans death. We have many lovely memories of the love and huge generosity you and Norman along with your lovely family showed to us during your time here in Dunlaoghaire. We pray that Jehovah supports all of you in this time of great loss.

    John and Ann Connor. Dunlaoghaire, Ireland
  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you, John, Belinda and Dorinda, and Know that Jehovah always has his right hand towards you. Much love Rosemary

  10. Dear Dorinda and family
    We were greatly saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend Norman
    He will be missed as a friend and brother
    We send all our love and deepest sympathy to Dorinda and family
    James and Kath

    James and Kath Sandiford
  11. Thank you for the opportunity to be able to attend Uncle Norman’s funeral today, I have some lovely memories that I will forever cherish, I thought the service brought a comfort to such a sad loss.
    Please know I am thinking about all of you today, and sending all my love always
    Sarah, John,Louise, Abi, Jenna, Cait and Christian

    Sarah Macleod Whye
  12. Dear Dorinda and family, we are so sorry to hear of Norman’s falling asleep in death. We know well, the pain our enermy death, brings and we keep you in our prayers and thoughts. It is a comfort to know we have a sure hope of meeting our loved ones again and in perfect health in paradise. We send our love and warm hugs from us Lamey’s in Bergen, Norway.

    Margaret, Sharon, Jeanette & Natasha
  13. Dear family we have never met but I have heard about you and think there is still family of you along The Armagh road because whenever we do our preaching there people tell us that they have family who are Jehovah’s Witnesses. Also if the kingdom hall that Norman bought was in Arthur street then we had the priviledge to meet there in our first few years in Northern Ireland. Later when we got a new hall the sale of that hall paid for our car park tarmac to get it all nice.
    So the legacy of dear Norman still lives on in Newry and we were sad to hear of him going to sleep but are looking forward to the paradise when we can get to know both of you and refresh all memories that you hold.
    We are sure that Jehovah will help you during this difficult time and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Warm love of the senior Pynappels family in Newry Northern Ireland

    Jan and Janny Pynappels

Service Details

Friday, November 3rd 2023 - 10:00
Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9BQ
Albert Marsh Funeral Directors
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