Morley, Douglas Robert
Feb. 15, 1922 - March 24, 2011
Sadly, the death of Captain Douglas Robert Morley, Cdn Forces (Retired) is reported on March 24, 2011 in Bradenton, after a long illness.
Douglas Morley was born in Winnipeg, Canada on 15th Feb. 1922 and attended school there, graduating from High School in 1939. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery in May 1940, trained as an Artillery Signaler in Kingston, Ontario and moved overseas to Britain 24 December 1940.In 1943 he was selected for Officer training and was posted to British OCTU at Catterick, Yorkshire and graduated as Lieutenant just before the cessation of hostilities in Europe. He returned home in 1945, left the Army briefly but reentered in his confirmed rank of Sergeant. He transferred to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps and trained in the Explosives field, attending the Joint Services Bomb Disposal School at Horsham, England. He was an Instructor at the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps School, Ammunition Company until 1961 when he received his Commission From The Ranks as Lieutenant and served as Ammunition Technical Officer at various locations in Canada. His last posting was to the Canadian Forces in Germany at Soest in Northern Germany and then Lahr in the Black Forest area where he retired in 1974. He then took a position as Command Safety Officer with HQ Canadian Forces Europe until his final retirement in 1982.
Captain Morley was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sylvia, in 2002. They had met and married in Worthing, Sussex in England during his WW II service and had one child, Carol Ann.
His passing is mourned by his beloved daughter and son-in-law Carol Ann and William Karr of Bradenton, Fla.; two talented and well-loved grandchildren, Deborah Marie Corso of Sanford, Fla. and Douglas Alexander Karr of Greenwood, Ind. and four wonderful great-grandchildren, the future of America, George and Connor of Sanford, Fla. and Billy and Katie of Greenwood, Ind. His passing is also mourned by his sister, Patricia Rene Morley of Winnipeg, Manitoba; and a brother, John Leslie Morley of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 - 3 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Toale Bros. Funeral Home, 912 53rd Avenue W., Bradenton. A service will then be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. Interment will be in the Garden of Abraham, Skyway Memorial Cemetery, Palmetto, FL to be reunited with his beloved Sylvia. Immediately following interment, everyone is invited to the home of Bill and Carol Karr, 4963 28th Court East, Bradenton, FL for a gathering in honor of the Captain.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Douglas' memory to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida USA 34238
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" (Song of Solomon)
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Published by Herald Tribune from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2011.