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Terry Murphy Passes

Published: October 15, 2020 1:02 pm ET

Last Comment: October 18, 2020 7:56 am ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred horseman Terry Murphy, 68, passed away on Thursday, October 8 with family by his side at Anna Laberge Hospital in Chateauguay, Quebec.

Terry was familiar face in the paddock at the now-defunct Blue Bonnets raceway. He worked for Marcel Barrieau, among others, and was known as a great go-to guy if you needed your horse warmed up on race night.

He was born in Ormstown, Quebec to the late Frederick Murphy and the late Catherine Ouimet. Survived by his sisters Maureen (late Leon Quenneville), Mary Clayton (Harold), his brothers Arthur (Micheline Galipeau), Lewis (Cindy Wilson) and twin brother Kevin (Nancy Scott), several nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by a brother Leo (late Gloria Fetchock) and his sister Phyllis (late Raymond Legare).

Visitations will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Rodrigue Montpetit & Fils Funeral Home, 170, Châteauguay street, Huntingdon, Quebec, 450-264-5331. Following the Public Health announcement, the wearing of a mask will be mandatory, all while respecting social distancing and preventive measures. Online condolences and tributes may be made at

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Terry Murphy.

October 18, 2020 - 7:56 amterry was a great guy, always

terry was a great guy, always around, great memories, always willing to help. thanks

October 17, 2020 - 7:24 pmPlease accept sincere

Please accept sincere condolences for Terry’s loss. We will always remember Terry as a happy fixture at BB’s paddock and backstretch.

Howard & Lynda Portelance

October 16, 2020 - 4:43 pmRon Montroy, thank you for

ron francis SAID...

Ron Montroy, thank you for being there when Terry needed you most.

October 16, 2020 - 10:04 amTERRY was a happy go lucky

TERRY was a happy go lucky person who would do anything for you (if possible), he loved his involvement in harness racing. The last few weeks of his life, I would drive him to greater Montreal's hospital (CHUM) for his radiation treatments. On days, he felt great and on other days, not so great, but never complained. He was a tough guy, I am going to miss you my friend. R.I.P., (no more pain), you are in my prayers. Your friend, Ron.

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