Walter Edward Brophy

In Memorial

Walter Edward Brophy or better known as Wally or Papa passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with cancer on October 10th 2012, at the McKenney Creek Hospice, Wally was 57 years old at the time of his death.
Wally was born in Saskatchewan Canada on October 26th 1954.
His love for the theater brought him to BC, where he met his wife Ann and kids Ashley and Patty.
Survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Ann Macphail.
He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Patty, his son-in-law Jeremy, his 3 granddaughters Jessica, Mackenzie and Sophia, his 2 brothers Bob and Don, his parents, and many extended family members.

Funeral Mass

The Funeral Mass will be at the St Luke’s Catholic Church, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, on Wednesday, October 17th at 11am. He will be interred at Maple Ridge Cemetery, 21404 Dewdney Trunk Road on Tuesday October 23rd at 11 am, followed by the celebration of life which will be held at 18975 Ford Rd, Pitt Meadows.


In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations made to the McKenney Creek Hospice, c/o Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, in Wally’s Name, for their amazing support and their constant smiles.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Wally’s passing.
    The Risling Family from Saskatoon

  2. Genevieve and Amanda

    To Ann and her family

    We are sorry for your loss and will remember Wally.
    Take care of yourself Ann.
    Genevieve and Amanda

  3. John and Joanne Doran

    Our sympathies to Anne, Patty, the grand children and to wally’s family.
    He was to young to leave this world and fought a good fight right to the end he will be missed by many people.especially by my family.

    John. Joanne Samantha and Shawn Doran

  4. nada & bob mitchell

    to Anne and family
    as the time passes, gradually we move toward the day
    when the comfort of our memories is greater than the
    sorrow of our loss

    May the cherished memories of Wally give you strength
    in the days ahead.

    In sympathy
    Nada and Bob Mitchell

  5. John and Joanne Doran

    Our sympathies to Anne Patty Jeremy and the girls wally’s family and relatives.
    He was to young to leave us and will be missed by many.
    John Joanne samantha And Shawn Doran

  6. i am so saddened by this. i am happy his suffering has stopped and i will use his coffee mug we have here for my own.

  7. Dear Ann,
    Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Please accept sincere condolences from the staff at Meadows Pharmacy.
    Rest in peace Walter…

  8. Denise Rollheiser

    I met Wally in 1986 at the University of Saskatchewan. He was a gentle soul – even though he wore the ‘biker image’ with pride. Wally – thank you for the gift of you. I have faith that you will be watching over us from the back of your Heavenly Harley. Blessed Be. Much Love.

    Denise Rollheiser, Saskatoon

  9. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Walter. We will miss his smiling face at the front door first thing in the morning. He was one of our favorite patients. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  10. I’m sorry to hear about Walter’s passing.
    My condolences to his family.

  11. Ann and Family, it was with deep sadness that I heard the news of Wally’s passing. Our thoughts, prayers and love we send. He will be missed by many.

    Jim Brophy is a cousin

  12. Uncle Tom, Aunt Del, Bobby, Donny and

    I am deeply touched by the passing of Wally. I sincerely send my love and prayers to you all. Much more time was spent together in our younger years and that will not be forgotten, but the brief times we shared as adults will always be cherished. I know your loss cannot be fully felt, but the blessing to you I hope will ease your hearts.

    Love as always


  13. Lori (Dunbar) Russell

    I was very saddened to hear of Wally’s passing. My condolences to Ann and the family, and to Wally’s parents, Del and Tom, as well as to Don and Bob and their families.

  14. Dear Ann, Patty, Ashley and families,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Wally’s passing. We’ve been out of touch for a while, but I have a great many fond memories of our time together in Saskatoon and Vancouver, and of seeing you all when we were back through Vancouver on our way home in 2005. He was an especially important friend to me in Vancouver at a time when I badly needed one.

    Wally will always live in my memory, and you’re in my and my family’s thoughts.

    I’m thinking of his family in Saskatoon, as well, but didn’t know them as well as I did Wally himself.

    Go gently,

    Patrick Wig and family

  15. Sorry to hear of your passing old friend. Though it has been many years and many miles, I have often thought of you. Rest in peace my friend.

  16. Jo Kapeluck ck (Muzyka)

    I just learned about Wally. I have thought of him many times since the Saskatoon years of STM and special O swimming lessons that seemed so early in the morning. He made me smile and laugh, took me for a bike ride when I had a bad day. I will continue to think of him often.

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