Bernardette Murphy

  • Born: 6 July 1952
  • Died: 8 November 2020

Our Hero

We are extremely heartbroken to announce our beloved Mum passed away on 08/11/20 It is hard not to use clichéd sentiments with Mum, because she really was incredible. Our Dad is remembered with such high regard and fondness by so many, but he would be the first to tell you he would have been nothing without Mum - ‘behind every good man is a great woman’. Mum was Our Hero. Looking at her life from afar would suggest a life of constant pain and loss. Mum lost her father to cancer when she just a child, losing her brother to a traumatic accident soon after. She suffered three miscarriages before we arrived and had to give up on her dream career due to ill health. She then lost Dad in such a devastating manner and spent a large portion of his final months separated from him due to a fractured hip. In more recent years her health had been deteriorating further, with frequent hospital admissions and having to come to terms with the psychological and physical effects of a transfemoral amputation. Yet despite all this trauma, Mum would tell you she’d led a wonderful life, and always remind you about those suffering more than her. She lived for her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was the most courageous, generous and caring person we have ever known and we could not have wished for a better Mother. She would always fight for the underdog and was unwavering in her loyalty to those her needed her in the most difficult times. She could have an argument with an empty room and was never wrong 😂. A huge void has now been left in our family that will take some time to recover from, but we will have nothing but happy memories of an inspirational woman. Bernardette Murphy 06/07/52 - 8/11/20 ❤️❤️ Claire, Mike and Kieran

Our Hero

We are extremely heartbroken to announce our beloved Mum passed away on 08/11/20 It is hard not to use clichéd sentiments with Mum, because she really was incredible. Our Dad is remembered with such high regard and fondness by so many, but he would be the first to tell you he would have been nothing without Mum - ‘behind every good man is a great woman’. Mum was Our Hero. Looking at her life from afar would suggest a life of constant pain and loss. Mum lost her father to cancer when she just a child, losing her brother to a traumatic accident soon after. She suffered three miscarriages before we arrived and had to give up on her dream career due to ill health. She then lost Dad in such a devastating manner and spent a large portion of his final months separated from him due to a fractured hip. In more recent years her health had been deteriorating further, with frequent hospital admissions and having to come to terms with the psychological and physical effects of a transfemoral amputation. Yet despite all this trauma, Mum would tell you she’d led a wonderful life, and always remind you about those suffering more than her. She lived for her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was the most courageous, generous and caring person we have ever known and we could not have wished for a better Mother. She would always fight for the underdog and was unwavering in her loyalty to those her needed her in the most difficult times. She could have an argument with an empty room and was never wrong 😂. A huge void has now been left in our family that will take some time to recover from, but we will have nothing but happy memories of an inspirational woman. Bernardette Murphy 06/07/52 - 8/11/20 ❤️❤️ Claire, Mike and Kieran