Charles Morley

Obituary of Charles Allan Morley


Charles Allan Morley passed away on January 16, 2024, in Headingley, Manitoba at the age of 59.  Charlie is predeceased by his grandparents, Stanley and Mary Morley and Ken and Edna Wiles, his father Morrison (Moe) Morley, his father-in-law Peter Shenher, his brother-in-law James Rings, his Aunts Jean Martindale, Iola Christie, Millie Peterson, Judy Martin, Orel Measner, Ada McAmmond, Edith Morley, and Sharon Wiles, and his Uncles Allan Morley, and Gordon Wiles.  He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Michelle (nee Shenher), and his daughter Anna, his mother Marilyn Morley, his siblings and their families Sandra Rings (Justin and Lynette Rings, Kevin Rings), Ken (Patty) Morley (Robin and Jared Rau, Dawn, and Dan Farrington), Gina (Terry) Zaparaniuk (Cody Zaparaniuk, Lainee Zaparaniuk, and partner Joel), brother-in-law Martin (Barb) Shenher (Jennifer Mathers-Piper, Steven, and Emily Mathers), sister-in-law Lori (Terry) Kennedy (Ryan Bear, Marla Bear), 15 great nieces and nephews, his Uncles Warren Morley, and Brian Martindale, and numerous cousins, and close friends considered family too numerous to mention (you know who you are).  Charlie was born to Morrison and Marilyn Morley on May 13, 1964, in Humboldt, SK.  The family lived 5 years in Prince Albert before moving to Chitek Lake in July of 1970.  Charlie spent as much time as he could at the home of Aime and Therese Crossland, and they became his second family.  Charlie enjoyed working with the cattle and horses on the Crossland farm and would skip school to ride with Maurice in his pulp truck.  Charlie attended school in Leoville up to grade 9, before leaving to pursue work.  He would later return to school in Meadow Lake, SK as a young adult, where he obtained his full grade 10, and part of grade 11.  Charlie enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, trapping and fishing, snowmobiling and quadding, and playing sports such as hockey, curling, golf, and ball.  Charlie loved kids, and he enjoyed coaching ball and hockey, and was known to commandeer anyone’s baby to hold at any function he attended.  Charlie’s work experience included heavy equipment operator, laborer, driller, small motor mechanic, EMT, and a trucker for logs, grain, gravel, concrete, livestock, and flat decks.  He had the opportunity to work in every province in Canada, and the North West Territories, and often shared many fond memories of the places he visited and the people he met.  Charlie met Michelle in Saskatoon, in September of 1989, and they were married in August of 1990.  In 1992 they briefly moved to Leoville, and then to Brownwood, Texas from February of 1993 to January of 1998.  Charlie enjoyed working with his neighbor restoring classic cars, and riding his motorcycle with his friends.  Charlie would return home every fall to help his parents with guiding American hunters for the bear and deer hunting season.  In April of 1996, Charlie’s daughter Anna was born and he was overjoyed at being a dad.  Upon returning to Canada the family settled in Canwood, SK for 5 years, before buying an acreage near Shellbrook.  Charlie was gone from home frequently for work, but when he was home, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching hockey, and always lending a hand to anyone who needed it.  With Charlie, there was no such thing as strangers, only friends he had not yet met, and he will be greatly missed.  Memorial donations in memory of Charlie can be made to the “Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation”, 9 Lancaster Rd, Regina, SK S6J 1M8, or “Shellbrook Minor Hockey” PO Box 1114 Shellbrook, SK S0J 2E0.

There will be a Memorial Service held for Charles on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. at the Shellbrook Community Hall with Delores Beaulac officiating.  Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart & Lynn Anderson, Funeral Directors, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.


Memorial Service

2:30 pm
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Shellbrook Community Hall
103 Railway Ave West
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada
Memorial Service
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