Sep 27, 2018
Ken Murphy passed away at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital in Ottawa on September 27, 2018, at age 88. He is survived by his wife Weida (Willows); his daughters Andrea and her partner Ian Reid, of Ottawa; Julia and her son Alexander, of New Westminster, BC; Kathy and her partner Vinod Patel, of Toronto; and by his sister Mae Bodley of Winnipeg.
My condolences Weida to you and Andrea, Julia and Kathy.
I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Ken’s passing, Aunt Weid. I will always have good memories of him and will always remember my time in Ottawa, & Uncle Ken taking those beautiful black and white pictures of Dawn Lorraine when she was 4 years old. Uncle Ken will surely be missed.
How terribly sad to learn of the passing of dear Ken Murphy – a fine gentleman, a truly cultured man, a charming and well loved Canadian musician. Ken brought a warm and informed persona to the NAC in the early years and earned the respect of the members of the NACO as well as the subscribers to the orchestra. He leaves a great name and we will rememebr him fondly. Deep sympathy to Wieda and the family. Evelyn Greenberg.
I learned much about classical music from Ken & miss his knowledge and witty sense of humor.