Morley Collins

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Meyronne Community Hall
Main Street
Meyronne, Saskatchewan, Canada

Obituary of Morley Collins

COLLINS: Morley Ross Collins passed away peacefully on August 20, 2023, in Moose Jaw. He was born November 6, 1935, in Kincaid and grew up on the family homestead northwest of McCord. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie, and their daughter, Jean. He is survived by his children: Joan, Kathy, Tom (Debbie), Eileen (Fraser), Jack and Paul (Carla); 10 grandchildren: Ryan (Heather), Amanda (Destin), Laura (Darren), Jalene (Dustyn), Lisa (Brett), Clayton (Bri-Andy), Michaela, Shaun, Ashley (Marcus) and Colby; 12 great-grandchildren: Kade, Emily, Hunter, Liam, Rowan, Finley, Zoey, Sawyer, Alexis, Lincoln, Levi and Bexley; as well as his nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his wife Joyce, her children: Garry (Antoinette) and Joan (Mark), and grandchildren: John, Allie, James, Amy, and Max.

Morley attended Montague School completing his grade 9 and decided that was enough formal education for him. Morley joined his brothers Clifford and Bruce in farming and trucking in the early 1950s. Morley married Marie Corkery in 1960 and raised a family of seven south of Meyronne. Morley loved farming and raising cattle until 2009 when they moved to Moose Jaw due to Marie's failing health. Morley enjoyed being part of community activities, such as curling and bowling and was a board member of the Meyronne Credit Union for many years. He was always quick to offer to help anyone and everyone, but preferred to stay out of the limelight, not wanting any special attention or recognition. Morley and Marie took numerous trips to Ontario and Nova Scotia visiting family and friends along the way. In 1991, they traveled to Australia and New Zealand, where Morley took every opportunity to stop and talk to a farmer working in a field or pasture by the road. A real thrill for Morley was when Clydesdale foals joined the family in 1986. Morley enjoyed helping to train the team, taking them on several wagon train rides, and participating in many parades. Marie passed away in 2012. Five years later, Morley married Joyce Noble. Morley and Joyce enjoyed each other’s company by socializing and going to family events together. One highlight has been the annual gathering of the Collins Clan totaling around 40. Morley loved family and friends.

Celebration of life Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Meyronne Community Hall, Meyronne, SK.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all of the staff at Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital in Moose Jaw for the exceptional kindness and compassion they extended to Morley over the last days of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, 55 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2.

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