OBITUARY

Father Frederick A. Morley

20 November , 19223 June , 2019
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Fr. Fredrick Alexander Morley

Father Fredrick A. Morley 96 – Sydney. Father Fredrick A. Morley died at the age of 96 years on Monday June 3, 2019 at his residence. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. A native of Glace Bay Father Fred was the son of the late Joseph H. Morley and Agnes (Curry) Morley. After attending St. Anne's School and graduating from Glace Bay High, Father Fred received a Bachcelor of Arts Degree from St.F.X. University. Following his studies at St.F.X., Father Fred entered Holy Heart Seminary In Halifax and was ordained a priest for the diocese of Antigonish in 1948.

His pastoral appointments in the Diocese included Mount Carmel, New Waterford, Sacred Heart, Johnstown; St. Peters, Tracadie; Stella Maris, Pictou; St. Pauls, Harve Boucher; Holy Rosary, Westmount; and St. Columba, Iona. From 1990-92 Father Fred's Ministry took him to the Diocese of Edmonton where he served as Pastor in Jasper Alberta. Since his retirement, Father Fred has helped out in various parishes throughout the Diocese of Antigonish. He also said Sunday Mass for residents of Harbourstone Nursing Home, Sydney, in recent years. Pastoral ministry was Father Fred's strength and he lived his faith in his daily interaction with parishioners. He had a great zest for life and loved the people he served in God's name. Father Fred was predeceased by siblings Joseph, Dr. Mary, William, Tersea, John, James, Fr. Frank, Charles, Monica, Sisters Agnes and Alice, Sisters of Charity and Father Tom. Father Fred is survived by many nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and nephews. Visitation for Father Fred Morley will take place at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney on Thursday June 6, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. On Friday June 7, remains will be transferred to St. Anne's Church Glace Bay for visitation at noon. A funeral mass will follow at 2 pm with Bishop Brian Dunn presiding and the priests of the Diocese concelebrating.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph H. Morley, Father
  • Agnes (Curry) Morley, Mother
  • Joseph Morley, Brother
  • Dr. Mary Morley, Sister
  • William Morley, Brother
  • Teresa Morley, Sister
  • John Morley, Brother
  • James Morley, Brother
  • Fr. Frank Morley, Brother
  • Charles Morley, Brother
  • Monica Morley, Sister
  • Sr. Agnes Morley, Sister
  • Sr. Alice Morley, Sister
  • Fr. Tom Morley, Brother
  • Father Morley is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 6 June , 2019
  • Visitation Friday, 7 June , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, 7 June , 2019
  • Burial Friday, 7 June , 2019

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Father Frederick A. Morley

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Joanne Curry

6 June 2019

On behalf of the Chuck Curry family I want to acknowledge our feeling of loss on the death of Father Fred. We all have many memories of his pleasant and welcoming personality , his love of family, and his deep faith which he shared with us at so many Curry Family Reunions. We remember with gratitude his presence at Chuck's bedside administering Last Rites. His goodness will live on in our hearts.

Joanne Curry

Tom Gaskell

6 June 2019

Morley Family,
While we earlier got to know Fr. Frank, he married us over 50 years ago, during the past number of years we have gotten to know Fr. Fred. His warm friendly nature, his compassion and aura of goodness has impressed us immensely. While Agnes and I cannot be present to pay tribute in person, please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Fr. Fred. The world has indeed lost a good man.
Tom and Agnes Gaskell

MURIEL BLACKWOOD

6 June 2019

TO THE MORLEY FAMILY, PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE PASSING OF FATHER MORLEY. HE SERVED AT OUR PARISH, MOUNT CARMEL ,NEW WATERFORD. HE WAS A KIND & COMPASSIONATE PRIEST. HE USED TO MAKE VISITS TO OUR CLASSES IN SCHOOL & WE LOOKED FORWARD TO SEEING HIM . HE USED TO DIRECT THE PARISH CAMP AT HAY COVE & HE ALWAYS SAW TO IT THAT WE ALL HAD A GOOD TIME.MY HUSBAND ,DONNIE, ALWAYS SPOKE HIGHLY OF FATHER BECAUSE DONNIE SERVED AS AN ALTAR BOY.HIS GOODNESS WAS PASSED ON TO MANY PEOPLE.MAY HE REST IN PEACE, SINCERELY, MURIEL BLACKWOOD.

Stewart LeForte

6 June 2019

Fr. Fred's passing is a great loss to those who knew him. I admired his faithfulness to the Sacramental Nature of his Priesthood and his charming personality. My sincere condolences to all of Fr. Morley's relatives.

Susan Knowles

6 June 2019

To Father Fred's family ~ Our deepest condolences on Father Fred's passing. His life was one that was well lived. Father Fred married my husband and I at Holy Rosary in 1982. His easy - going manner and many smiles made that day a lot less stressful.

Linda Laffin

5 June 2019

Dear Fred and family,
My sympathies on your uncle's passing. Father Fred was well-known all around Cape Breton, including New Waterford. He lived a long life in service of others. Thank you as well for your kind words regarding Mike's passing. They belonged to a generation that bore a lot and gave a lot.
Sincerely,
Linda Laffin

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