VALE Mrs Fran Murphy

26 February 2019

It is with great sadness that we recognise the passing of Life Member Mrs Frances Murphy.

Fran was a dedicated contributor to the Western Australian lifesaving movement. She volunteered as an instructor, examiner and helped with many carnivals and camps. The number of children she taught to Swim and Survive were too numerous to count.

Fondly referred to as ‘Mrs Murphy’, Fran demonstrated the most genuine and inspiring example, whether during Vacswim, in-term lessons or at Bayswater swimming pool with her friends from the Central Aquatic Swimming and Lifesaving Club.

Honours awarded include;

  • 1983 Life Member Western Australian Honour
  • 1985 Recognition Badge Western Australian Honour
  • 1986 Companion Australian Honour
  • 1987 Certificate of Thanks Australian Honour
  • 1989 Bar to Recognition Badge Western Australian Honour
  • 1990 Certificate of Thanks Australian Honour
  • 1991 Service Cross Commonwealth Honour
  • 1999 Meritorious Service Award Australian Honour
  • 2011 Bar to Service Cross Australian Honour


On behalf of the Royal Life Saving Society WA we extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Mrs Frances Murphy during this difficult time.