MURPHY, Mary Anne

(Past President and active member of the Durham Region Association of Realtors, former Principal and teacher for the Durham Catholic District School Board.)

 Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa with family by her side on Friday November 2nd, 2018 at the age of 79.  Beloved wife of Don Johnston.  Loving mom of John (Kelly) and Tom.  Adoring grandma of Cassidy and Egan.  Predeceased by her parents Bill and Irene Moran and sister Sarah Cotton.  Caring aunt of Roger (Elizabeth) and Alton (Holly).  Life long and dear friend of Pat.  Mary Anne will be missed by extended family, friends and cohorts.  Mary Anne loved music and was a very accomplished pianist and played for many bands and orchestras. She took joy in bringing music to the community.  She was a hard working, successful and a caring person.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday November 9th, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday November 10th, 2018 at St. Gregory the Great Parish (194 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa) at 1:00 pm.  Interment to take place at St. Alphonsus Cemetery (400 Old Wooler Rd., Codrington, ON) on Monday November 12th, 2018 at 12:00 pm.  Donations in memory of Mary Anne to SickKids Foundation or a local charity of choice are appreciated.  

 

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  • Nov 5, 2018

    Carolyn Goff
    My deepest sympathies to your family.
  • Nov 5, 2018

    Rose patterson
    Mary Anne was a long time and Very Dear Friend. I will miss her so much. Mary Anne was one of the Kindest ,..most caring persons  I ever knew  My Deepest sympathy to your Family.
    
  • Nov 5, 2018

    Mario and Judy Panylo
     So sorry to hear about the passing of    "Miss Moran" our grade 6 teacher at St. Hedwig's Catholic School many years ago.  We reconnected as adults through community and church events.  She was always so interested in her former students' lives and was so proud to introduce us to others as such.
    Our deepest sympathy to  Don and family.
  • Nov 5, 2018

    Cheryl Dussault
    It is with a heavy heart that I heard the sad news that Mary Anne Murphy is no longer with us. She was one of the hardest working people, and it was a pleasure to have met and worked with her for the few years that I did while part time with Royal LePage Frank (Whitby Office). She was always the first there and the last to leave. Her dedication and spirit will be truly missed.   
  • Nov 5, 2018

    Ethel Baxter
    so sorry to hear about Maryann, my sincere condolence to the family
  • Nov 5, 2018

    Roger and Elizabeth Cotton
    You will always be our Aunt Mary Anne.  Miss you and love you always.  XO
  • Nov 5, 2018

    Ivan Wallace
    Rest easy my friend.
    
    Ivan Wallace
    Dunedin, Florida
  • Nov 5, 2018

    Jill Bradley
    I first met Mary Anne 20 years ago when she came to shop at my boutique in Port Perry
    She was so much fun to work with, her style and positive attitude always made it easy 
    We also shared many stories about family and friends,
    I had great respect for her, she will be missed by many.
    With sympathy,
    Jill@Jillians 
    Port Perry.  
  • Nov 5, 2018

    Xpression the Salon (Nissa & the girls)
    Our Brooklin location had the pleasure to welcome Mary Anne into our salon weekly over the past couple of years. We loved hearing about her family and how much they meant to her. We gossiped about the celebrities in our magazines and she always had funny sarcastic things to say. We looked forward to seeing her. She was a blast to chat with. We will all miss her deeply. 
  • Nov 6, 2018

    Ruth & Thom Park
    We have known Mary Anne for many years as a neighbour, in the "Glens". She was always friendly and a very caring person. When it became time for us to sell our home, she looked after us in an extremely positive and professional way. She listened well and followed through on any promises she made. Our property was sold in a single day. She served the real estate industry with total commitment and was an honourable and trustworthy individual.
    
    Requiescat in Pace friend.
  • Nov 7, 2018

    Lisa W
    I was very sad to hear through Facebook of the passing of Mary Anne.  She was a wonderful, caring, loving, enigmatic, warm, and generous person.  I met her in the 90’s and shared fun times and milestones with her.  She opened her home to me, my friends, and my family numerous times over the years (as I passed through on road trips to new jobs across the US).  We stayed up into the wee hours laughing, singing, and talking.  Mary Ann even met me in Chicago once and treated me to a girls weekend.  It was so fun and memorable.  It meant so much to me that she also came to my wedding in NH in 1999.  I wish we had stayed in better touch the last few years.  My deepest condolences to your family and friends.  I will miss you Mary Anne!
  • Nov 7, 2018

    Dr. Tim Wagner
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Mary Anne was a very pleasant patient, and will be missed.
  • Nov 7, 2018

    Lorraine Walker
    My thoughts and  prayers  are with you all and with Mary Ann
    Lorraine Walker
  • Nov 7, 2018

    Lorraine Walker
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all and with Mary Ann
    Lorraine Walker
  • Nov 8, 2018

    Leslee Wills
    So saddened by this news.  Our family has known Mary Anne since the early 1980’s when she helped my parents settle into our house during one of many relocations my father had with GM.  Mary Anne was a dear friend over the years especially during the recent passing of both my parents.  I will miss her witty sense of humour at our Durham Investment Club meetings.  Deepest sympathies to Don and family...you were the light in her life and she will be greatly missed. 
  • Nov 8, 2018

    Barb and Don Graham
    Mary Ann looked after our house purchases and sales.  She was always very friendly, professional and had a great sense of humor.  Our condolences to the family.  
  • Nov 9, 2018

    Bev & Ken Hurford
    Don & family,  we are so sorry for your loss.  Mary Ann will be missed by all of the concert band family.  Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this very sad time.
  • Nov 9, 2018

    Deborah Clark
    I've known Mary Ann for over 33 years. I worked at Harvey Mintz Associates when she was their top producing agent. She was a real classy lady and I learned much from her. Mary Ann was a force of life and I was in awe of her back then and have admired her zest for life since. Rest in Peace Mary Ann. You will be missed.
    
    Sincerely,
    
    Deborah Clark
    
    
  • Nov 9, 2018

    Daniel Armstrong
    Went to Peterboough teacher's college with Mary Anee. She played played the piano for our production of Pinafore.
  • Nov 9, 2018

    Margaret Egerer
    Don, we learned about MaryAnne's passing from our friend Joanie and are still shocked and very sad.  We had planned to contact both of you shortly for a Christmas party in December.
    
    All our friends remember MaryAnne fondly, as the Christmas party piano player and dear friend of our mother.  We greatly regret that we won't be at St. Gregorys on Saturday, as we are all out of the country this week.  Will be in touch.
    
  • Nov 10, 2018

    Peter, Kimberley, Oskar and Silka
    John, Kelly, Cassidy, Egan and Tom
    
    We express our deepest condolences to all of you.  May you all find peace and take advantage of all the good qualities she left behind.  
    
    We will not be present Saturday for obvious reasons. On a positive note, we all be in the same happy space reminiscing every November for years to come.
    
    You are good friends.
    
    A contribution to Sick Kids Vs. will be made as it holds a special place in our family for a few reasons.
    
    The Morgans
  • Nov 10, 2018

    Val Smith
    So sorry to hear about Mary Ann's passing.  I was hoping to attend the visitation, but was unable to.  Mary Ann would understand the trials and tribulations of being in the real estate business.  My sincere condolences to her family.  She was a terrific person and well respected.  She will be sorely missed!
  • Nov 10, 2018

    Linda Mintz
    Dear Tommy and John and family,
    
    My condolences on the the loss of your Mom, she always loved to talk of her boys and their activities and achievements. She was a very proud Mom. 
    
    May your memories of her, surround you and provide comfort to you.
    
    Sincerely,
    
    Linda Mintz
    
  • Nov 11, 2018

    Ruth Lafarga
    It was with shock and deep sadness that I learned of Mary Anne's passing and I express deep regret to the family.  We had many contacts over the years, she will be missed. 



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