In a heart-wrenching announcement, we share the deeply sorrowful news of the untimely passing of Declan Murphy, a beloved young man who recently completed Grade 12 with exceptional achievements.
Declan Murphy was a 2023 head of house and water polo captain at St Benedict’s College. Tragically, Declan’s promising life was cut short due to a sudden accident during a family holiday, resulting in severe head injuries.
Despite the determined efforts of the medical team at George Medical Clinic and the unwavering support of his devoted family, Declan peacefully departed this world at 17:05 yesterday, surrounded by loved ones.
The loss of such a bright and promising individual has left an indescribable void in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Declan’s journey took an unexpected turn during the holiday, ultimately leading to his passing despite the dedicated care he received.
While Declan may no longer be physically with us, his words echo in our hearts, serving as a poignant reminder of his resilience and the strength he found in faith. In loving memory of Declan Murphy, may his soul rest in peace. The Jeppe High School for Boys joins us in expressing sincere condolences to Declan’s family and the St Benedict’s community.
His time at Bennies was marked by numerous achievements, not only as an outstanding student but also as a natural leader. Beyond academics, Declan’s warmth and kindness touched the lives of everyone he encountered, leaving an enduring impact on the school community.
His family, in their heartfelt expressions, fondly describes Declan as their legend—a loving and happy young man who never spoke ill of others. Despite the profound sorrow, they express pride in the 19 years they shared with him, acknowledging the invaluable lessons learned from his positive and compassionate nature.
As we bid farewell to Declan Murphy, our thoughts and condolences extend to his grieving family, friends, and the Bennies community. May they find strength and solace during this unimaginably difficult time. Let us collectively remember Declan for the positive influence he had on those around him and strive to incorporate the courage and grace he exemplified into our own lives.
Declan, a cherished son, brother, and friend, is remembered as a legend who never spoke ill of anyone. His family, in a heartfelt memorial, reflects on the joy and love Declan brought into their lives. As we collectively mourn the profound impact of Declan’s life, we find solace in the cherished memories of his vibrant spirit, warmth, and the joy he shared with those around him.