Frankston, Victoria – The unexpected passing of Peta Murphy, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) representative for the Division of Dunkley in Victoria, has left the nation in shock. Serving as a dedicated member of the House of Representatives since the 2019 federal election, Murphy peacefully passed away in her family home on Monday, surrounded by her husband, Rod, and other close family members.
Rod Glover, Murphy’s husband of 24 years, shared an enduring bond of love and commitment with her. Their love story, which began with their marriage in 1999, became a testament to enduring companionship. Described as a Baxter boy in Murphy’s ALP biography, Glover was not only her spouse but also her unwavering source of support. This support became particularly evident during Murphy’s prolonged battle against breast cancer, a journey that they faced together.
In 2011, when Murphy was diagnosed with breast cancer, the couple made the significant decision to permanently relocate to Dunkley, specifically Frankston. This move, referred to as their best decision, not only transformed them into proud residents but also showcased Glover’s steadfast commitment to Murphy’s well-being. His unwavering support extended beyond their personal life, playing a crucial role in Murphy’s political career, where he stood by her side as she navigated the complexities of politics.
Peta Murphy is survived by her husband Rod, her parents, and her sister. While it is yet to be confirmed if the couple had children, her family undoubtedly bears the weight of a profound loss. Despite the abrupt end to their time together, the cherished memories accumulated over the years will hopefully provide solace during these challenging times.
Murphy’s life was marked by unwavering dedication to public service, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire. Her values, contributions to society, and indomitable spirit will endure as a lasting impact. Although physically gone, Murphy’s memory will persist in the hearts of those who loved her. Her life will be celebrated, her memory cherished, and her legacy will serve as an enduring inspiration. Peta Murphy’s life exemplified purpose and meaning, leaving an indelible mark on the lives she touched.