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Walter Edward Brophy

Posted By obits On October 12, 2012 @ 12:32 pm In Obituaries | 16 Comments

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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Condolence from LYNNE M SMITH on October 15th, 2012 6:40 pm

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

Condolence from Genevieve and Amanda on October 16th, 2012 4:33 pm

To Ann and her family

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

Condolence from John and Joanne Doran on October 16th, 2012 4:58 pm

Our sympathies to Anne, Patty, Jere.my 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

Condolence from nada & bob mitchell on October 16th, 2012 5:08 pm

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

Condolence from John and Joanne Doran on October 16th, 2012 5:10 pm

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

Condolence from sean donaghy on October 16th, 2012 9:06 pm

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.

Condolence from Fabi on October 16th, 2012 9:47 pm

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…

Condolence from Denise Rollheiser on October 19th, 2012 7:42 pm

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

Condolence from The Lab girls on October 25th, 2012 1:01 pm

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.

Condolence from John Mauel on October 26th, 2012 12:24 pm

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

Condolence from Jim Brophy on October 26th, 2012 11:24 pm

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

Condolence from Jim Brophy on October 26th, 2012 11:39 pm

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


Condolence from Lori (Dunbar) Russell on October 28th, 2012 1:18 am

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.

Condolence from Patrick Wig on July 19th, 2013 7:15 pm

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

Condolence from marna mclay on July 21st, 2013 9:13 am

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.

Condolence from Jo Kapeluck ck (Muzyka) on April 26th, 2016 6:13 am

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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