Hob Murphy


There are not enough pages in all the newspapers in all the world to describe Hob Murphy.

A Viewing will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Serenity Funeral Service, 5311-91 Street, Edmonton. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Celebration Church, 7215 Argyll Road, Edmonton. An Irish Wake will follow at the Scottish Society, 3105-101 Street SW, Edmonton.

Guests are encouraged to drive safely and responsibly, car pool, have a designated driver or use the taxi service after the wake.

For out of town guests that would like a hotel recommendation, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Four Point Sheraton, Edmonton Gateway, 10010 – 12 Avenue, Edmonton, under the name of Heritage Harley Davidson, which gets a special rate of $129 per room. The phone number is (780) 801-4000.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hob’s name to the Salvation Army.

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Kate Grant

Dear Autumn, I’m sure you know how very sorry I am for your loss. Hob touched my heart deeply many years ago and I am grateful that we were all able to continue our friendship for so many years. I regret that I did not act on my instincts and travel to Edmonton this October, as I had planned, in hopes that I could visit with both you and Hob. But, I didn’t follow my heart and alas, did not have an opportunity to see an old friend….

I suppose the Great Spirit knows best and needed a good man like Hob sooner rather than later. Hob and Dave are free to soar the cosmos on the saddle of their Harleys and although we may not see them, I know that like me and Dave, you will feel Hob’s presence in many ways over the days, weeks, and years to come.

I know that you have many friends and family who will gather around you at this time and provide a multitude of love and support but should you ever feel the urge to call, please do.

With love and condolences,


Sadness in Golden

Greg Silver

Just found out and saddened for your loss Autumn.

The two things I I’ve learned from Hob was that he was a man with great vision and he loved his wife dearly. Autumn…my sincerest condolences. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. – Greg Silver

Steve St. Thomas

Autumn and everyone at Heritage Harley-Davidson – Our deepest sympathies in the passing of Hob. Everyone is in our prayers and thoughts today. From the Harley-Davidson Motor Company North American Leadership team. Milwaukee, WI, USA


There are really no wors to express the sorrow the loss and the grief. Taken from this earth far too soon. To me Hob was a mentor someone who proved with the right mind set we can make anything happen. In times when I longed for family you were both there for me. I am blessed to have known him and cherish the memories.
My deepest sympathy
Isabell DiBari

The Shack

The Shack purchased the “Love Everlasting Bouquet” for the family of Hob Murphy.


My good friend Hob, I miss the days of good red wine shared with you and Autumn and friends. The laughter and the Triumphs of the day. Your business savvy, energy, caring, strength and compassion. I will truly miss you. Been a while since we were together. See you on the other side. Ride Free and easy now. Take care my friend……


“Moonlit Walk Casket Insert” was purchased for the family of Hob Murphy.

Garnet Eckert

It’s been more than a week and I’m still unable to properly put my thoughts to words.
for how I feel. The motorcycle community and the world of Harley-Davidson has last a true visionary.
Autumn,the love and passion that you and Hob shared for each other is rare and is very special in this world we live. The absolute love you showed each other should be a template for all others.
Shaun, You have lost a mentor and a friend. Take the torch that he passed to you and make sure it’s flame stays bright and true to his passion & intensity for the motorcycle industry.
Staff of HHD, All of you may not realize the influence Hob had in the industry that you have chosen to work in. He was a detailed, passionate leader who always wanted to bring out the best in his staff and strive for customer excellence. His leadership and influence will stay with you forever.

Hob was a special person whose time ended far too soon. We will miss, but always remember Hob.

Garnet & Corinne Eckert

Marti Cleveland

To my dearest school-age friend:

Autumn, you are often on my mind! I am so sorry to hear that Hob has passed away; I remember your wedding like it was yesterday. Nobody could have loved him more than you! How lucky you are to have had this time with him! I will see you on Saturday (Clover and I are driving up from Calgary). Stay strong my friend!

Death leaves a heartache
no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory no
one can steal.

Much love,
Marti Cleveland


dale berg

sorry to hear of hob passing I have known him since back in the 1960,s and would like to send my coondolences he was a great guy dale berg

Paul, Kim and Nicole Berthiaume

Paul, Kim and Nicole Berthiaume purchased the “Peaceful White Lilies Basket” for the family of Hob Murphy.


“Garden of Serenity Bouquet” was purchased for the family of Hob Murphy.

Don Galloway

Don Galloway and Marian Stuffco send condolences on behalf of our family and the Cycle Works family.
Marian and I will always remember Hobb for his kindness and support and our time spent together in spin class.

Ray & Michelle English

Autumn, so very sorry for your loss- I can only imagine how very much you will misss him!
Ray & I offer our deepest sympathies to you and your families.

Ray & Michelle English


“Adoration Casket Spray” was purchased for the family of Hob Murphy.

Diane Wild

Autumn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Hob. He lived his life full and well! I still remember that first time I saw him and Grant meeting up with Malcolm at the Drumheller Inn at the Alberta Dealer Appreciation Rally in Drumheller in 1990! Will nenver forget summer of 1994! Then … we all worked Buell so hard remember that Riding Rally to Sicamous?! So many memories…. What a ride of life he had! I cannot be there to attend his service as we are in AZ, but my thoughts are with you. I am here if and whenever you need me. Thoughts and parayers, Diane Wild

Patrick Jacox

It is so rare in life to meet an individual like Hob Murphy. Great intellect combined with compassion, humour and the highest level of personal integrity. The motorcycle community has lost a visionary leader and a true friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Autumn and the staff at Heritage Harley-Davidson.
Pat Jacox and the staff at Jacox Harley-Davidson


Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Love Eugene,Cathy,Nicole and Corey

lisa dennis

Autum, I’m deeply sorry to hear the loss of your hubby. It’s been so many years that we have seen or heard from one another. You have always held a special place in my heart. Mitchner days were memorable indeed. May you find comfort in knowing that many feel your loss. Lisa Sweet (Dennis)

Shelly Duchesne

In the summer of 1997, at the simple request from my brother-in-law, Mr. Murphy provided my daughter Trieva, her ‘grand entrance’ to her high school grad by driving her to the door (literally) of the Shaw Convention Centre on a shiny new Harley. An everlasting memory! A true gentleman!


“Serene Reflections Bouquet” was purchased for the family of Hob Murphy.


“Peaceful White Lilies Basket” was purchased for the family of Hob Murphy.

Jack and Ruth Thornton, Judy Thornton, P

Jack and Ruth Thornton, Judy Thornton, Perry Thornton & Lori purchased the “Island Memories Casket Spray” for the family of Hob Murphy.

Sarah and Ralph

An Irish Blessing….

I am of Ireland
And of the holy land of Ireland
Good sir I pray of ye
For saintly charity
Come dance with me
In Ireland.

(14th century Irish poet)

Ralph and Sarah

Rebecca Howden

Oh Autumn,I am so sorry that your partner in crime was taken so early in your life! Ride on My Dear Hob,thank you for all the advice you have given me over the years!

Mel Selway

Autumn. Hob is now riding a different road than any on which he has traveled previously. Though it is perhaps difficult at this time, it is important to remember all the good times that you both have shared, to celebrate Hob’s life, and to honor the accomplishments you both have achieved. Ride safe and KTSSU. Mel Selway, P.A.R.T.S.*, Inc.

Donna McCreight

Martin, Autumn and family We are so sorry for your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.Love Donna and Tim McCreight

Larry Northrup and the staff at Toys for

Larry Northrup and the staff at Toys for Big Boys. purchased the Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum” for the family of Hob Murphy.


Autumn very sorry to hear about Hob I wish you all the very best though this time of sadness and loss.

Lee Ripley

Linda McKay

Autumn, so sorry to read of your dear husband’s passing. May all the happy times you shared together help to ease the sorrow in the days ahead. Take care. Linda McKay


DALLAS & NICOLE LINDMARK purchased the “Sacred Cross Bouquet” for the family of Hob Murphy.


You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you shine down upon us! You will be missed

Warm hugs Len & Laurie Treeter

Dan Bruce

Autumn sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you Hob was a great man and will always be remembered fondly

Trails End Harley-Davidson

Sincere condolences from Gord and the staff of Trails End Harley Davidson, Yellowknife.

Rand Sisson

Autumn, so sorry to here about Hob, all my prayers and wishes are with you. I can just see him now trying to find out from saint Petter where the nearest Irish pub in heaven is.
I wish I could be there but will be unable to get back to canada for a bit. Love you


“Peaceful White Lilies Basket” was purchased for the family of Hob Murphy.

Gail Boyer

Our deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers with you at this time of sorrow. Racing=Hobs’ smiling face. Will always remember Hobs grin from ear to ear when at the racetrack racing our bikes and the fun gatherings in the evenings. He will be on a ride along every pass we make!!!
Kevin, Gail, Royce and Christyne ( Boyer Racing)


An icon of the motorcycle industry has been taken far too early in life. Hob will be remembered as a man who had an incredible zest for life and living. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Autumn, family and friends close to Hob and to the staff and customers of Heritage Harley-Davidson whose lives have been affected by such a great man. Rest in eternal piece. From Dave & Lori Johnson and the staff at Mountainview Harley-Davidson in Chilliwack BC

Jennifer Harvey

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love, you make”

Doreen Campbell

May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

Chris & Carol O’Neil, Rob Reeb and the staff at Thunder Road Harley-Davidson

Mark Schindeler

Autumn, Shaun and family; our sincere and heartfelt condolences.

Many are the memories of good times spent with the Heritage team over the years. A special place to work really quite like a family.
I will never forget the compassion you showed me when my mom was ill and passed; a tough journey made easier with your support.

Mark (Muck) & Cathy Schindeler

Angela Martin

Here’s a final toast we raise to you dear friend,
good times will never be the same,
we’ll hold you in our hearts forever and a day…
and the last toast that we raise, we raise to You….
~ PRESSURE ! 😉 ~
I thank you Hob and Autumn for many Incredible years
Deep Sadness and sorrow….
Angela, Steve, Rhiannon, Harley & Levi

Gaylene & Keith Jeffrey

So sorry for your loss, are thoughts & prayers are with you.

Gaylene & Keith Jeffrey

Scott Jewell

Very sorry to hear of Hobs passing, my condolences to all of the family. I remember him always smiling and as a very kind person.


Autumn , always be thankful for the tribute you gave our son , Tim, in Lloydminster, 15 yrs ago after he passed away from a motorcyle accident. God bless you at this time. We will be praying!!

Callinda Brown-Lapp

Hob has always been an incredible man. Not just a Buisiness Man, Not just a Husband, Not just a Boss. No….Absolutely an Incredible Man in all aspects of life. We are blessed to have known him and had more than one opportunity to share time with him. Our lives were touched….deeply. Condolences to Autumn. You are in our thought and prayers and will always be part of “our family”. God Bless
Ray and Callinda Lapp


Words can not describe the sadness I feel for all of those who loved Hob, especially you Autumn. He was a brilliant and creative soul, a hard working, honest man and a dear friend. I will forever be greatful to you Hob for the lessons learned and the kindness you showed me. Your light will always shine bright. ~ Dawna


An amazing man who lived his wife with such vigor. there is no words to spare your grief. Just know we are praying for you all and may he rest in peace.


May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face.May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand. Rest in Peace Hob….an Irish prayer from Mike and Sandy Downey

Tina Charchuk

Sorry to hear of his passing…He was an awesome man and truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many..

Tina Charchuk

Rose Cochrane

So sorry to hear of Hob’s passing. Our thoughts are with the family and his extended Heritage Harley Davidson Family. Rose Cochrane & Maurice Brunet

Bob Luft

I am so sorry that I will be unable to attend the service but will be in Saskatchewan.
All my love and support go out to Autumn and the crew at the shop. Hob will be
dearly missed by myself and so many others. It was a true joy to have known him
all these years and my life for sure was better for just meeting him. No words can
express what deserves to be said but be assured we who knew him were all blessed.
Bob Luft


Autumn so sorry for your loss, I hope this sayin helps a little
Luv ya Paul & Lindy

We little knew that morning, that God
Was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same,
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You’ve left us peaceful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us back one by one,
The chain will link again


“Sentiments of Serenity Spray” was purchased for the family of Hob Murphy.


The world is a better place because of Hob. There are so many memories of this kind, funny, generous man. I feel so fortunate to have spent time with him in AZ . My heart breaks each time I think of you in this time Autumn. Just know…. This is NOT the end. He is waiting for you in heaven peacefully. I love you and will always be here when you need me.

Alex Thompson

Dearest Autumn and Shaun, My deepest condolences to you both on the loss of Hob. He was one of the most kind-hearted and enjoyable people I have ever met. It was an incredible honour and absolute pleasure to have shared some laughs and memories with him. Rest in Peace my Friend. Always Remembered. Big Love Alex Thompson

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