MURPHY, Lamont Francis

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August 11, 1996 – August 9, 2015

Lamont Francis Murphy, beloved son of Keith and Kari Murphy, of Cochrane passed away suddenly on August 9, 2015, just 2 days shy of his 19th birthday. As well as his parents Keith and Karissa, Lamont will be dearly missed by their family dogs Libby, Maggie May and especially Murphy Murphy; Lamont’s grandparents Perry and Geraldine Murphy of St. John’s Nfld. and Nick and Ellen Gawryletz of Cochrane; aunts and uncles Loren & Krysta Dyck, and Michael & Melody Gawryletz, all of Cochrane; and cousins Josh & Jordy Dyck, and Christopher, Hunter & Parker Gawryletz; and many friends.

Lamont was born in Calgary and raised in Cochrane, graduating from Cochrane High School in 2014. He joined the 2512 King’s Own Calgary Regiment, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in 2009 where he excelled in every activity he participated in. Lamont attained the Rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CWO), which is the highest rank in Canadian Cadets. Lamont enjoyed his association with his fellow Cadets where he was a leader, a mentor and an inspiration to others. He was a man of passion, caring to a fault. He was genuinely happy and his smile lifted the souls of others. Lamont was the very definition of precious. More importantly than anything, he was our beloved son.

Relatives and friends are invited for an opportunity to pay their respects at Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive, Cochrane on Friday, August 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in Lamont’s honour at the same location on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at the Bottrell Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Kids Help Phone,

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  1. On 12/08/2015 at 1:50 pm John Murphy Said:

    Geraldine & Perry,

    So sorry to hear of your grandson’s passing. From reading the obituary I can see that he was a fine upstanding young man. You must have been very proud of him. Hold your memories of him close to you hearts. We will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.


  2. On 13/08/2015 at 7:17 am Gail Courtney Said:

    Dear Kari and Keith,
    What an absolutely stunning picture of your incredible son. I am thinking of you guys every single day and praying that you will find solitude and strength during such a terrible time.
    I am reflecting on your trip here to Newfoundland when I was so fortunate to spend time with Lamont and you guys.. I wish you peace in your hearts . You guys have such a network of friends and family. It speaks volumes of just how special and loved you are. May your precious child rest in peace. God Bless You.. Love and hugs,
    Gail Courtney xxxxoooo

  3. On 13/08/2015 at 4:40 pm Cynthia (Murphy) & Ted Downey Said:

    Geraldine and Perry and your son Keith and his wife Kari:

    Prayers and thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. Remember all the good times and the great memories – hold them close to your hearts. May he rest in peace.

  4. On 13/08/2015 at 5:11 pm Louise Steinke Said:

    My deepest sympathies to the Murphy’s. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He is and was an inspiration to all that had the prevelidge of knowing him. My prayers are with you both, please believe that.

  5. On 14/08/2015 at 6:26 am Michael Marc Arnault Said:

    I noticed your son’s obituary in the Calgary Sun on Thursday and I felt compelled to send you my sincerest condolences. We lost our wonderful son Marc a few years ago. He was 24 years old. He passed away suddenly as well. Like Lamont, Marc was a cadet in the Air Force and attended Vimy Ridge Academy where he excelled. The similarities between Lamont and Marc(physical appearance, how both young men were described) is uncanny. Hence, my condolences to you. There will be a time when your grief will subside enough so you all can find a new “normal”. Like my family have. The tears of despair will eventually turn to tears of joy when you think of your beautiful Lamont. God bless you in these challenging days and months. I’m quite sure our son Marc greeted Lamont and presented him with a salute when he entered the gates of heaven.

  6. On 14/08/2015 at 2:40 pm Corriene Murphy Said:

    Kari, Keith, Geraldine, Perry, Ellen and Nick
    There are no words, so open your hearts and feel my thoughts and prayers for each of you. Time will pass and the unbearable ache will lessen. Hold on to, and share his love for each of you with each other to help you along the path that lies ahead. The joys and happiness that Lamont filled your life with will carry you through.

    In my thoughts

    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller –

  7. On 14/08/2015 at 3:07 pm Janet (Puddester) Brito Said:

    Perry and family,
    I never knew your son or grandson but the loss of a child is something no parent or grandparent should have to endure. My sympathy to all sides of the families….

  8. On 14/08/2015 at 7:07 pm Peggy McAllister, Chairman - Southern Zone, Alberta Army Cadet League Said:

    Members of the Army Cadet League of Canada in Southern Alberta were shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic passing of C/CWO Lamont Murphy, a well-known and well-respected Cadet of 2512 KOCR RCACC in Cochrane. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and loved ones in their sorrow, and to the Cadets, staff, Sponsors and Unit Support Group of 2512, as well as the wider community who were touched by this remarkable young man. C/CWO Murphy will be sadly missed.

  9. On 15/08/2015 at 9:55 am Gail Courtney Said:

    Dear Mim and Perry,
    My deepest Sympathy on the loss of your cherished grandson Lamont! I know how deeply you cared about him. I cannot even imagine the heartbreak you are experiencing. I am praying for you both. I am sure Keith and Kari are finding much comfort in your company. Will see you when you get back home. Keep strong !! Love you lots, Your Cousin Gail xxxoo

    — Gail Courtney, St Johns , Newfoundland

  10. On 15/08/2015 at 11:57 am Marilyn and Dave Lythgoe Said:

    Our deepest Sympathy upon hearing of the loss of your cherished grandson Lamont. I know that are no words which can supply the comfort necessary to get through the next few weeks and months. Know that you have people who care deeply for you and pray that your fond memories of your grandson will carry you through. With a knowing heart, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dave and Marilyn Lythgoe

  11. On 15/08/2015 at 3:19 pm Dot, Jackie & Heather Said:

    Our thoughts have been with you all during this difficult time. No words can express our sadness in the loss of Lamont.
    Dot, Jackie and Heather.

  12. On 16/08/2015 at 6:16 pm Lynn Murphy Said:

    Keith, Kari,Perry and Geraldine,
    My heart goes out to you at this time. I cannot know how you are feeling but,as a parent, I can imagine your deep sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope you find comfort in being together at this terrible time.