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MORGAN, Carl It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and dear friend to many. While still grieving the death on July 30 of Gloria, his devoted wife of 52 years, he too was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away peacefully at Hospice Village on November 21 at the age of 77 with his family by his side. He is survived by three children, Jocelyn (Paul) Gignac of Tecumseh ; Scott (Tracy) of Edmonton, Alta., and Julie Morgan of London; four grandchildren, Jacqueline Gignac who recently accepted a teaching position in South Korea; Andrea Gignac of Tecumseh; and Carter and MacKenzie Morgan of Edmonton; niece Christine (Andrew) McKelvie and family of Windsor; nephews, Dr. Todd (Charlene) Plexman and family of Sudbury and Matthew (Sylvia) Plexman and family of Toronto; brother-in law to Fred and Anne Plexman of Windsor. He was predeceased by his mother Christine Mayotte and aunt Florence Greig. He began a distinguished newspaper career in 1950 when he joined the Trenton (Ont.) Courier Advocate as a junior reporter. He moved on to the Sudbury Star in 1952 where he was appointed district editor before joining The Windsor Star in 1955 as a reporter. It was in Sudbury that he would meet his future wife Gloria. Except for one year in the public relations department of Union Gas in the early sixties, he would remain at The Windsor Star until his retirement as Editor in 1992. Before being named editor in 1977, he held a number of key positions in the newsroom including assistant city editor, city editor and news editor. While editor, he was involved in a number of community outreach programs, introducing an annual creative writing and poetry contest for area students and launching the Windsor Star Summer Camp Fund. He was a founding member of the Windsor Press Club and the Windsor Media Council, Canada's first community-based press council. He was a member of or actively involved with several professional organizations including the American Society of Newspaper editors, the Canadian Press, the Canadian Daily Newspaper Association and the Asian Pacific Foundation. He served on the advisory committee of the Ryerson University Journalism Department and participated in the editor/professor exchange program at Humber College. As a reporter, he won three feature writing awards in the Ontario Newspaper Awards competition held annually . After his retirement, the ONA committee named its award for special projects the Carl Morgan Award for Special Projects, which was a great source of pride to him, particularly when it was won by The Windsor Star. Following his retirement, he was involved in a number of community organizations and endeavors. Both he and wife Gloria were tireless volunteers for Hospice. When Gloria went through her first round of cancer treatments, he wrote a booklet entitled Man-to Man, a practical guide for male caregivers who were also dealing with the trauma of their wife's struggle with breast cancer. He was also involved in the fund raising project for the University of Windsor's new medical school. He always had an abiding interest in writing fiction and earlier this year had his first work, Belfast Brotherhood, published after 18 months of burning the midnight oil to complete the work. Prior to that he was involved in the writing and production of three non-fiction coffee-table books, including Birth of A City, Pioneering the Auto Age and The Olympians Among Us each of which focused on specific aspects of Windsor's history. Earlier on he wrote Early Woodenware in Canada which spotlighted another passion--collecting antiques particularly those crafted from wood. Carl had a wide variety of interests including photography, gardening, antiquing and travel. He approached all these endeavors with the same passion, energy and enthusiasm as he approached all aspects of his professional and personal life. The family would like to thank Carl's caregivers Kristen, Rene and Nhi, as well as Zulma, Beth, Jill and all of the Bayshore staff. Special thanks to Dr. Gall, Dr. Howard, Fran and the Hospice Community. Also, the endless support from Jim Bruce, John McLaughlin and Ed McMath. Donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor-Essex, the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre or the Gloria and Carl Morgan Graduate Scholarship in Breast Cancer Research. Visiting Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. at The Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Rd. Tecumseh (519-735-2830). Parish Prayers Monday 3:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from the Marcotte Funeral Home to Ste. Anne Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. A tree will be planted in memory of Carl in the Marcotte Heritage Forest. A dedication service will take place September 2009. All are welcome.

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Published in The Windsor Star from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2008.
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December 21, 2008
I am so sad to hear Carl passed away. I was honoured to get to know both Carl and Gloria through an admiration of Carl's photography back in 1999. I became friends with Carl and Gloria and I will cherish the memories I have attending The Chocolate Lovers Brunch with them, visiting them at their home with my children, bringing them Serbian cabbage rolls and stuffed peppers and the numerous email conversations Carl and I had.
Carl believed that in the afterlife he'd be reunited with Gloria and I believe his soul is at peace because he is with Gloria, his soulmate.
My deepest condolences from our family to yours, Carl and Gloria will be missed.
Dana "Donna" and family
885 Revland
Dana and Jason Boyd
November 25, 2008
Jocelyn, Paul, Jaqueline & Andrea,
We're so saddened to hear of Mr. Morgan's passing. I still remember going to their house and playing in the sand as a little girl... Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Pizzala family
Chantelle Pizzala (nee Seguin)
November 24, 2008
To Carl's Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May all your good memories help sustain you during your days ahead.
We had the opportunity to meet Carl at a gathering for the Hospice shortly after he had written his book. Enjoyed his book and visiting with him at that time. Take care.
Louis & Arleen Deschamps
November 24, 2008
Jules, we're thinking of you at this time of tremendous sadness. We're sorry to hear about your Dad. Hopefully with the strong bond of family and many friends, time will help you through this difficult time.
Dan and Erin Hopkins
November 24, 2008
To the Morgan Family:

Please accept my sympathy at the loss of Carl. I knew Carl from my years as a young fellow when I had occassion to visit my Dad (Jack Kent) at the Star's editorial room. Most recently my brother and I were listing to a tape from my Dad's retirement party at the Press Club and had the pleasure of hearing Carl offer some stories that he and my Dad had shared during their many years together at the Star.

It's sad to keep losing the stars from the Star

Bill Kent
Bill Kent
November 24, 2008
My dear Jules and your family;
Words fail me, these blows so close together, but know that all of us are thinking of you and loving you. Your parents were special people.
Sue, Kevin, Tara and Courtney
Sue Moran
November 24, 2008
A true gentleman full of kindness. I met Carl while working at Zehrs in the Photolab... always was a delight to develope his work. Find happiness in your hearts just knowing that he will be missed and remembered always...
Brenda Bennett
November 24, 2008
Jewel's sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Penny & Steven Hickson
November 24, 2008
To Matt and the entire Morgan Family:

It is with sadness that I read of Carl's passing...While Municipal Archivist, I worked on a number of projects with him, including his book for the 1992 Windsor centennial. He and Gloria were kind, generous folks and will be long remembered.
Mark Walsh
November 23, 2008
Morgan Family

We had the pleasure of being neighbors of Carl, Gloria Joylyn, Scott and Julie for a number of years on Janisse Dr. We had many great 'over the fence' conversations on any number of topics, All three of their children, were babysitters and frequent visitors in our home. We pray that God will comfort the family during this difficult period.
Keith & Diane Payler
November 23, 2008
As I work at Coles Bookstore I have had contact with Carl over the last 20years. Carl came to my store many Christmas' for autograph signings and he and Gloria would drop by for travel books for their newest adventure. Carl was one of a kind and I feel honoured to have known him. My sympathies to the entire Morgan family.
Mary MacDonald
November 23, 2008
Dear Jocelyn & Paul & Family
Please accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of your father Carl. He was a wonderful man and I'm sure that his fortitude and strength will continue to live through you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob & Lea Grondin
November 23, 2008
Dear Gignac Family,
My condolences are sent your way for both, Nana and Gramps. I know it's a very hard time, I understand, just try to remember that it was all for the best, and that they love us!
Take care, stay strong, say a prayer.
Stephanie Dufour
November 23, 2008
To Morgan Family:

Carl & Gloria both gone to the Lord,really words forsake me at this time. My deepest condolences to the entire family. My wife knew Carl at the Star. And I knew Carl and Gloria through Tony Techko and the pleasure of working on their lawnmowers,etc for the past few years. Both will be missed greatly, Carl's little chats in the spring always gave me a reason why I do what I do. God Bless you two and I greatly look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Casey Cats
November 23, 2008
My sincerest condolences to the family of Carl Morgan. He was an inspiration to me when I first moved to Windsor and throughout my later tenure as a reporter on the Windsor Star. He was always there to share his knowledge and show his support. I owe him a debt of gratitude that could never be fully repaid. It was a privilege to know and to work for him.
Carl Morgan was a giant among men and I shall never forget him.
Alan Abrams
November 23, 2008
My deepest sympathies to Jules and her family. I had the pleasure of working with Carl for many years at the Windsor Star. He was a great person and a great newspaperman.

My sincere condolences.

Ron Dupuis
Ron Dupuis
November 22, 2008
Jules and Family,
Our deepest sympathies to your entire family during this very difficult time. Through all the sadness you have incurred these past few months, may you find some peace in knowing that your parents your parents are together once again.
Thinking of you all,
Toby and Kimberlia Kirk
Toby and Kimberlia Kirk
November 22, 2008
We met Carl and Gloria at the Cardiac Rehab classes at St Denis Centre. He was a very pleasant guy to walk the track with; very modest and easy to talk to. Never knew he had so many interests; I would have enjoyed discussing gardening... Bob Levesque and wife,
Lucille Gould
November 22, 2008
Our Thoughts are with You
Jon & Lisa Shaw
November 22, 2008
What a great man, he was so kind, we really got to know him when he invited us to there home after the publishing of his book an Olympian among us which mentioned our daughter Jennifer.

We have moved from Windsor to Barrie to be closer to our children. But our prayers are with you.
Louise & Cliff Robinson
November 22, 2008
We are so pleased to have been a small part of Carl and Gloria's lives and to have known such fine people. Carl's teriffic postcards are hung on our wall, and many have been given to our clients over the years. We shared with them as they went through their health challenges. Please know that you are being thought of as you deal with this difficult period of time. We know that you will remember the good times that you had with them.
John, Janet & Tracy Toews
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