Sylvester Wilesley Morris

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Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully on Friday, May 7th at the age 91 in his home in Scarborough, Ontario. Sylvester Wilesley Morris was born in Somerton District Street, St James, Jamaica, on May 28,1929 and was the fourth of 11 children born to Alfred Morris and Florence Amanda Heinz. Sylvester is survived by his wife Daisy Morris (nee Buchanan), his daughters Carolyn Morris-Walker, Tracy Dixon and his son Wayne Morris who predeceased him in 1995. He will be missed by his 4 grand sons, Matthew Walker, Jason McIntyre, Alec Dixon and Ian Dixon; 6 great grandchildren, Myka Walker, Oaklyn McIntyre, Linkoln Dixon, Luna Dixon, Aria Dixon, Norah Dixon, step son Dennis Gayle and his daughter Alex Gayle.

Family and friends will be received at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. East on Friday May 14, 2021 from 10:00am-1:00pm & 3:00pm-6:00pm.

A private family service will also take place at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Saturday May 15, 2021 at 11:00am and the internment will follow at Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Road, SCARBOROUGH, Ontario M1K 1R1.

Sylvester had an adventurous heart and spirit which compelled him to leave his homeland Jamaica in 1948 and he resided in Baltimore Maryland for a short time. He returned to Jamaica and in 1951 he left again to reside in London, England, where he became a welder, married and started a family. In the early 70's Sylvester was hit by the "itch" to travel to some where new and he arrived in Toronto, Canada, where his family joined him. He remarried and worked as a steel worker until he retired. Sylvester's vibrant and kind personality made family, friends and strangers gravitate to him. Sylvester seriously loved baseball, especially the Toronto Blue Jays, music, dancing, travelling but most of all he loved being surrounded by his family. He will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers donations to Morningstar Christian Fellowship Church would be appreciated by the family. https://www.morningstarfellowship.ca/give/

Online condolences, fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.giffenmackscarborough.com for the Morris family.

The family will arrange a proper memorial service in the future to celebrate Sylvester's life. We appreciate your support and understanding.



Sylvester Wilesley Morris


Lesa Lemmie Pickersgill

19 mai , 2021

One of my fondest memories of Uncle Morris was as a child he would ask me to tell him the time but I did not know how to read the clock and he taught me how to. How can I forget the person who gave the privilege to drink a can of supligen all by myself ( as child with younger siblings you know that does not happen everyday). Rest in peace Uncle Morris.

Patricia McLean-Benjamin

17 mai , 2021

I remember the summer holidays when Uncle Leslie would come down from the 'West End' and bring our super gregarious cousins, Carolyn, Wayne and Tracy, to stay. We always got so excited.

We would have the best times and I remember feeling such regret when Uncle Leslie told us they were leaving for the States. We missed them all from that time on.

The next time I saw my Uncle Leslie was at my wedding when he took the transatlantic flight (with his daughter Carolyn and her young son Matthew) so he could be there on my special day. I was so delighted.

I remember the advice he gave us, his encouragement and his support.

I loved his charisma, his storytelling (what a full and courageous life he lived), I will take strength and inspiration from my uncle to live my best life.

Rest in Power Uncle Leslie, your legacy lives on.


Monique Rose

16 mai , 2021

Uncle Morris, I remember, back in the days in England you would come home, I would run to you, and you would pick me up. Beautiful memories!!! RIP Uncle Morris. One of a kind.❤😢

Jeanette Campbell

15 mai , 2021

Wishing you and your family peace and strenght during this difficult time.🙏🙏🙏

J.R. Richards

15 mai , 2021

Carolyn, our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you for strength and peace.

The Richards Family

Kevon Reid

15 mai , 2021

Uncle I remember when I small you always come visit us and grandma I always cherish the way how you love and care for us especially me when I got shot and had to be in a wheelchair you always checks up on me R.I.P you will be sadly by us you sister Geain my mom mis you as well love you sleep well

Bita Olfat

14 mai , 2021

To Carolyn and the Morris family,
My deepest condolences. May your beloved father Rest In Peace; he will always be in hearts.

Sending you love and virtual hugs.

Paul Green

14 mai , 2021

Was after my grandmother funeral cousin Wayne said next Saturday he's going to take me and uncle Leslie and you know where to a dance, but I was out all day so when Wayne come and ask if we are ready uncle Leslie said yes and I said to him aren't you tried he started to laugh and turn to Mama and said tell him Noh sister may, Paul go to your bed you are still a boy, sister may I'll see you tomorrow and start laughing, so I said to Mama why is uncle Leslie laughing she when you was up and down the place brother Leslie was sleeping and start to laugh at me too.

Marlene(Chris) Bull

14 mai , 2021

Alway will be in my heart. A wonderful flower as die but will lived in our hearts forever. Do miss him .

Cheryl Wright

13 mai , 2021

Some of my fondest memories of Mr. Morris came from gatherings in my home such as summer barbecues, Christmas dinners and birthday parties. He always had something positive to say about the hospitality especially the food and appreciated getting together with family.

His presence is surely going to be missed.