Geeske Murphy

May 20, 1949 – March 8, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Geeske ‘Gay’ Murphy of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Rimbey, Alberta on Monday, March 8, 2021 at the age of 71 years. Gay was born on May 20, 1949 in Nijland, Friesland, Netherlands and raised in Canada.
Gay was an extremely caring woman, who loved to travel. She enjoyed her pets over the years and collecting antiques and ornaments. Gay will be lovingly remembered by her children, Patrick (Angela), Christie (Bill) and Erin (Matt); her four grandchildren; her brothers and sisters, as well as numerous other family members and dear friends.
Gay was predeceased by her husband, James ‘Jim’; her parents, Hinke and Aaron Spijksma; her parents-in-law, Christine and Noel Murphy and her infant twin sisters, Hittje and Geeske in the Netherlands.
A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations in Gay’s honor may be made directly to her favourite charity, the Ronald McDonald House at
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Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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