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In Loving Memory of

Edward Raymond Morley “Ted”

1952-2022

Obituary of Edward Raymond Morley “Ted”

It is with great sadness that we share that the “engine of our family” and the ultimate family man, suddenly passed away in his home in Fonthill, on Friday, February 18, 2022, at the age of 69. A beloved husband has now been reunited with his late wife, Gail. A cherished father who always promised "Just call and I'll be there. No questions asked!"; to Keith (Melissa) of Niagara Falls and Graham of St. Catharines. He will be deeply missed by his amazing grandchildren Kameron, Dylan and Logan. Dear brother of Ethelyn Mutch of St. Catharines, Karen (Bob) Henderson of St. Catharines, and Doug (the late Joyce) of Oakville. Uncle Ted will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.

He was an avid enthusiast for all things mechanical and fast. Ted will be deeply missed by his life-long friends, Pat St. Amand and Dennis Dominey, also Mark Robertson and all the shop guys, who spent many hours working with Ted on antique cars through the years.

Ted was predeceased by his parents Ray and Margie Morley and by his parents-in-law Rudy and Rose Valovich.

We would like to thank Paul for his dedicated care in the past two years and to Mark for always being there for Ted. It meant so much to him and our family.

When we remember Ted, we think back to his youth; a time where he would race cars and was introduced into the automotive industry. He carried on his father’s legacy finding his career at GM. His passion for cars led him to become a vintage car collector and restorer. Thus, being his favourite pastime, it also allowed him to find his long-time friends who ultimately became his family's family.

Ted was a fan of Jazz and Charlie Watts, and he loved hockey. He was a retired hockey goalie and coach. As a true lover of the sport, he always rooted for the home team, no matter the heartache. He was an activist and took action against injustices to the environment, especially when there were threats of nuclear waste in Lincoln.

For a man who was constantly working hard and keeping active, he always made time for his family. From bringing us camping when we were young, to attending his wife’s deathbed; he always weathered the storm and pulled us through life’s challenges. He created a safe space for his sons and often reminded his fatherly promise "Just call and I'll be there, no questions asked!". He made it his life's purpose to honour his family and to be the best father in the world.

At home, Ted enjoyed being in the company of his canines, or the odd cat. If dog was man's best friend, Dad was dog's best friend. He set the comedic standard at the head of any dinner table or coffee booth, once again carrying his father's legacy. Ted would share his timely jokes only to be upstaged by his charming trademark grin and laugh. He was a man with advice so precisely curated, you’d swear you came up with it yourself! Ted will always be remembered as a good man and a believer in good people. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Ted has completed his final lap and sees the checkered flag in his rear-view mirror.

In accordance with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A celebration of Ted’s life will be held late spring and details will be shared at a later time. In memory of Ted, memorial donations may be given to The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be shared on Ted’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.

“Dad is with us always; the wisdom and love he gave is too real and they will never fade away. He has become as fast as the wind.”

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Dolly Booker
9 months ago

My heartfelt sadness at Teds passing. Thoughts & prayers to all his family. A lifelong loyal friend that left his mark. Another Big Bro’. I will cherish all the fun memories, Teds quick humour, his sense of family & friends & sense of hisself. My admiration for his strength & perseverance during his healthissues. Till we meet again Buddy!! ♥️ Dolly

Bob & Sue Bates and family
9 months ago

We were so sad to hear of Ted’s passing. He and Gail were great neighbours and friends. He was always there to lend a hand. And I’ll never forget his laugh. Thinking of you, Graham, Keith, Melissa and boys, and also the rest of the Morley family.

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Allan & Catharine Martin
9 months ago

Ted and I worked many years together on the West Lincoln Task Force, Our families had lots of laugh at the May 24 garage sales and Pigeon Lake.
Our heart felt condolences to Keith, Graham and the Morley families.

Pat Beckon
9 months ago

My deepest sympathy to the Morley family. He will be sadly missed

Pat Beckon and family

Larry Lethby
9 months ago

My condolences to Teds family i did not know Ted that long but became friends in our car group Ted always had a little side joke on any topic for a laugh he will be missed by all A donation will be made

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Larry and Val Smith
9 months ago

Sorry for loss Ted was a amazing neibour and we enjoyed a few. Cottage trips with him Gail and the family

Sylvia and ron
9 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family your dad was a great person it was a pleasure to have known him heaven has gained a special angel

Linda A Lewis
9 months ago

We knew Ted from the antique car club (ACCCC). Ted (and Gail) was an active member and enjoyed showing off his cars at club events or cruise nights. He even stored a car or two of ours when they lived in NOTL. Ted also had a warm and welcoming smile. Glad you and Gail are together again and that you are talking all things GM with my Dad (Bill Lewis)

Our deepest condolences to your family

Eleanor (aka Chevy E Lewis), Linda and Mackenzie Lewis

Rick Smolarski
9 months ago

I worked with Ted at St. Amands Landscape Depot. We all enjoyed his kind and friendly nature. This was a part-time job for Ted as he could spend time with his friend Pat St. Amand. Condolences to the family and friends.

John Anstruther
9 months ago

I worked with Ted for many years at GM and we always got along well. After retirement, bumped in to him at White’s Auto Service and ended up enjoying the occasional cup of java and a discussion on world events. It was nice to be able to renew a friendship from the working days. My condolences to Ted’s family., he will be missed by the gang in Niagara Falls.

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Darcie Hutton
9 months ago

Ted was a one of a kind person who I am blessed to have called my friend. When he moved in next door he showed up with a bottle of wine to welcome himself and our friendship was born. From looking after my cats when I was out of town, to caring for my mechanical items to clearing my driveway at 6am so I could get to work. Ted took me under his wing and cared. He was my rock when I lost my husband, and would check on me daily to make sure I had everything I needed. We shared so many laughs and stories during our driveway chats. He will forever be in my thoughts and my heart as one of the best humans I have ever met. I still expect to see him puttering around in the driveway, working on his car, or just hearing his full belly laugh come through my windows. He became part of my family and a very important person in my life. I will miss him forever.

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