Claudia Margaret Murphy passed away surrounded by her family and into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Sept. 12 at the Waverly in Chilliwack, B.C. Claudia was born on March 22, 1938 in Vancouver, B.C.
She is survived by her 2 daughters, Charlene Notman and Jeannine Driedger (Glenn) and her 2 grandchildren Sarah and Scott Notman. Claudia was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1999 and her son-in-law Andy in 2009.
Claudia was an only child and was doted on by her parents. She loved to dance and worked her way up to prima ballerina. Claudia met her future husband Jim when they both attended Youth for Christ in Vancouver. She worked and volunteered for many years at the YMCA in the childcare area in Chilliwack. She was an active member of the Mount Shannon United Church and loved to teach Sunday School. Claudia was a social butterfly and loved to entertain serving from her china tea cups any chance she had. One thing that she taught her daughters was to celebrate everything, didn’t matter how small it was…just celebrate it.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday Sept. 16 at 2:00 pm at Chilliwack Evangelical Missionary Church. Her pastor son-in-law Glenn Driedger will be officiating at the service, along with Reverend Doug Astle.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff and nurses at the Waverly, and to Dr. Dodds and Dr. Antony for their amazing care over the years.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association, National Office, 595 Montreal Road, Suite 303, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 4L2.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com