Charlena Murphy

Charlena Willetta Murphy

Wednesday, August 5th, 1925 - Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
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Murphy, Charlena Willetta, Age 94 of Pubnico Head, passed away peacefully at home on January 14,2020. She was born August 5,1925 in Pubnico Head to the late James and Carrie (Goodwin) Murphy. After graduation she moved to Halifax for work, first at Sears, then to join the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. In 1961 she started working at DND Dockyard in Halifax until her retirement in 1983. Before her retirement she would drive the long distance on weekends from Halifax to Pubnico Head to spend time with her parents and sister Isabel. She enjoyed doing crafts well into her 80’s, traveling to many craft sales around Nova Scotia with Lottie and Stan. She also enjoyed doing her cryptograms, painting, mowing her lawn, going to eat and going for coffee at Tim Hortons. She is survived by her sister, Lottie Nickerson, Pubnico Head; and sister in law, Dorothy Murphy, Ottawa; many nieces, nephews; her five faithful friends, Bev Paonessa (Cousin); Carol Comeau; Claudia Lennox; Myrtle Magennis , and Verna Goodwin. She was predeceased by her siblings, Cecil; Douglas: James; Eric; Isabel; Hope; three siblings in infancy. She was the oldest living resident in Pubnico Head and will be laid to rest in Laurel Hill Cemetery in the spring. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to or you may sign the guestbook online at
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Becky Leblanc

Posted at 07:20pm
Dear Lottie and Iris. My condolences to you both on your loss of a sister and aunt. I recall many Sunday afternoons at the homestead. I recall how gracious Aunt Charlena wss in welcoming me to the home. Cherish the memories. 💕

rosalie amiro

Posted at 05:20pm
remembering charlena,my husband,george amiro , used to travel with her when he worked in dnd, to pubnico on weekends. may she rest in peace.
rosalie amiro

Mary & Brian

Posted at 08:44am
Dear Lottie, Iris and family; Our sincere condolences.
Mary & Brian Duncan

Gerry HEBB

Posted at 05:52pm
Lottie and Iris my thoughts are with you at this time

Donna Larkin

Posted at 11:14am
I made many trips from Halifax with Charlena during the years 1985 to 1988 to visit my parents in Lower east Pubnico . James Conrad, Sr. usually made the trip with us as well. One such trip we encountered a snow storm, ending up in the ditch between Bridgewater and Liverpool, along with numerous other vehicles due to icy roads. No damage to car, once hauled out we went as far as Liverpool and spent the night with someone James Conrad knew. In the morning we completed the drive to Pubnico. Charlena was a nice lady, was a pleasure to travel home with her. My sincere sympathy to her family and friends.


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