For 37 years, more than half of the time the Christmas Daddies Telethon program has been in existence, Bill Murphy has been raising funds for Christmas Daddies in Halifax and helping to put smiles on the faces of thousands of children on Christmas morning. Bill is being remembered as an unsung hero, he always wanted to deflect the attention for his efforts away from himself and acknowledge the strong support he had from the community including Irving Shipyard, Tanner’s Recycling, various local restaurants, his family and friends – just to name a few. Bill raised a whopping $100,000 plus, plus since 1981, because every child needs comfort and joy.
We did manage to surprise Bill in December of 2011 when he received the “Maritimer of the Week” award. Click here to see the video.
Rest in peace Bill, you will be missed.