Taken by a sudden heart attack at the age of 65 while in long term care. Stephen is predeceased by his parents Ross Murphy and Yvonne Wright as well as sisters Roslyn and Allison and brother Sean. Stephen leaves brother Michael Murphy (Mary) and sister Kathryn Thomson (Mark) as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Stephen’s promising career as a rock and blues musician was cut cruelly short in March 1998 when he became a victim of street violence, leaving him with traumatic brain injury. Since then, Stephen has lived in long term care, first at St. Vincent’s and then since 2011 at Peter D Clark. The family wishes to thank his many caregivers over the years for the wonderful care he has received, especially those now coping valiantly with the global pandemic.