Morley Francis Clarke was born on December 11, 1939. He was the third of the four Clarke boys. Morley was someone who enjoyed always being busy. From working with horses, trucking, and running CAT as a young man, to his ball tournaments, farming, and bakery in his later years, he was never in one spot for long. He loved to drive around the back roads but also liked his socializing around the coffee crew.
Morley was also very busy with his bee business. Every spring he geared up for long drives, various flights, and all around chaos. Getting his bees imported from Australia and shipping them nationwide was something he loved to do. He met a lot of people along the way and had many adventures to speak of.
Morley’s ultimate passion was baseball. He was a very active member in the old timer’s league and played in some big games. He was always particularly proud of his 50 and Over World Series Championship where “the small town boys showed those big shots how to REALLY play ball”.
Morley was always proud of his community. He was especially fond of Spy Hill Sports Days. He would phone half the province to get men’s baseball teams to play in Spy Hill. He often joined the Spy Hill team to make sure there were enough guys on the roster. The last year he played was 2016 at age 77, not long after having a hip replacement.
Morley’s health eventually declined when he was diagnosed with dementia. He lived at home for as long as he could but had to move to the Langenburg Centennial Care home in February 2020, where he lived out his remaining days. Morley passed away peacefully at the Centennial Care home on Saturday, December 19, with his family by his side.
Morley was predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Laura Clarke, brothers Klemberg and Doug Clarke, in-laws Bob and Winette Sansom, and brother-in-law Rudy Barabash.
He is survived by his wife Sandra, son Darcy (Carla), Kim (Larry), Rob (Tammy). Brother Garry (Diana), Sister-in-laws Eva, Lois (Clarke), Lorraine (Barabash), brother and sister-in-law Gerry and Donna Blanchette. Grandchildren Meagan, Trisha, Cristin, Nolan, Logan, and Kylee, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Morley will be laid to rest at the Spy Hill Cemetery surrounded by his close family and friends. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Spy Hill Community Club in Morley’s memory.
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