Duffy (née Dunn), Muriel Eva

DUFFY (NéE DUNN), Muriel Eva

1938 - 2022

Muriel was born in Leeds, Quebec to Grace Oliver and Andrew Dunn. She was predeceased by her parents and sibling, Marjory Bell (Jim deceased). She was the loving and long-time wife of Rodney A. J. Duffy, also deceased. Most of her formative years were spent in Ulverton, Quebec; however, the family did live on the farm associated with the Wales Home for a time. While there, she became a Junior Candy Striper, which gave her a lifelong desire to reach out and cheer up people she met.

She was a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and loyal friend. Her children are Donna Bliss (Stephen), Marina D’Arthenay (Jack deceased), James Duffy. Grandmother to Benjamin Bliss (Andrea), Adam Bliss, Elaine Bliss-Libby (Lucas), Courtney D’Arthenay, Andrew Duffy (Caroline), Allison Duffy and Shawn Duffy. Great grandmother to Cody and Hailey Bliss.

Muriel always had an ‘open door’ policy. She welcomed visitors from around the world, plying them with tea, coffee, lemonade and of course, her homemade doughnuts. Her ready smile and outgoing personality meant she would engage family, friends and strangers in conversation and form arguments with the best of them.

She volunteered at St. Francis Elementary School as the ‘Hot Lunch Lady’. Muriel was a member of the Rebecca’s, the Townshipper Association, the Historical Society and a long-time volunteer at the Wales Home. Muriel was also a lifetime member of the Women’s Institute. Her passions were sewing, knitting and gardening. Muriel leaves behind many extended family and cherished friends.

The family would like to extend its thanks to the nursing staff and doctors of the palliative care unit of the St. Croix Hospital, Drummondville. Special thanks also to doctors M. Longval and C. Lemay.

The celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Richmond, Quebec with visitations at 10:00 and service at 11:00. Those wishing to attend are asked to wear bright, flower colours, as Muriel love of flowers and gardening were the pastimes that kept her engaged during the COVID isolations. A private family burial will be held following the service at St. James Cemetery, South Durham.

If you should wish to make a donation, Muriel, expressed her desire to have St. Anne’s Anglican Church, South Durham United Church, St. James Cemetery and St. Croix Hospital be considered.

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James, Marina, Donna and families

Memories of your mother will be remembered, treasured and mean more that words can say.
Your mothers sweet smile, laughter and loving ways, an inspiration so worth while. Her soul, like a beautiful flower passing from this earth only to bloom again in heavens garden.

We are so grateful for the times we got to spend together eating, laughing and enjoying the close company with family.

May her bouquet of happy memories of all you have shared, bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Grant/Alice Richmond and family, September 1, 2022

Donna, Marina, James and families

All we who knew Muriel will share in your grief. Always first to lend a hand, she will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy.

Jean Storry, September 2, 2022

All Muriel's family

Rest In Peace, Muriel.

Joann Cleveland, September 2, 2022


Muriel was a valuable community member. I remember her from time at Townshippers' Association where she was always there when her help was wanted.
My sympathy to the family.

Marjorie Goodfellow

Marjorie Goodfellow, September 3, 2022

la famille

nos sincères condoléances à toutes la famille . Elle va nous manquée à nous aussi .
Une femme extraordinaire et partout ou elle était son rire nous faisais du bien.

Germain et Gisèle St-Pierre, September 3, 2022

La famille

Spécialement À James et Allison, sincères sympathies. Muriel va nous manquer, c'était une femme exceptionnelle.

Karèle, Madeleine et Rosaire Côté, September 7, 2022

A toute la famille Duffy et Dunn

Que de bons souvenirs de Mme Muriel ,
Ses conseils bienveillants aux 4 p’tits gars (James, moi et autres)de 17 ans qui partaient au Calf Rally pour 3 jours….
Et quelques décennies plus tard

Et plus tristement , de voir Muriel, etres heureuse et un peu émue de ma visite à Rodney , aux dernières années plus difficiles, d’un bon ami.

Enfin, que de respect, aux moments partagés, avec le clan Duffy ☀️

Rémi et Martine

Martine Lavoie et Rémi Pelletier, September 8, 2022

A ses enfants et toutes la famille

Nos pensées les sincères vous accompagnent durant cette dure épreuve

La famille Rejean et Claire Favreau , September 11, 2022

James Duffy et la famille

Toute ma sympathie à toi James et toute la famille.Votre maman sera une étoile au paradis et veillera sur vous tous.

Madame Raynald Gauthier (Réjeanne Comeau ) ainsi que les garçons Denis, Pierre et Stéphane , September 11, 2022

James Duffy et la famille

Toute ma sympathie à toi James et toute la famille.Votre maman sera une étoile au paradis et veillera sur vous tous.

Madame Raynald Gauthier (Réjeanne Comeau ) ainsi que les garçons Denis, Pierre et Stéphane , September 11, 2022

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