Obituary: Dr Barry Murphy, aged 84

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Dr Finbarre (Barry) Murphy, who was a consultant paediatrician, has died aged 84.

He was born in London and worked in San Franciso and at a mission hospital in Ortum, Kenya, before arriving in Halifax in 1968.

He lived at Skircoat Green, and retired in 1993. Since then he has worked periodically as a volunteer at Ortum.

Dr Murphy was a member of St Alban’s Church, Halifax, and enjoyed reading and gardening.

He met his late wife Barbara in Halifax. She was a nurse and they were married in 1972.

He leaves two sons Stephen and Dominic. “He was dedicated to his work and an incredible clever guy,” said Dominic.

His funeral is on Tuesday, at 12.30 pm at St Mary’s Church, Gibbet Street, Halifax, followed by interment at Stoney Royd.