Obituary of Edith Morley
MORLEY - On August 23, 2023, Edith Helen Morley, loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 93.
Edith was born on June 11, 1930 in the Hodgeville district of Saskatchewan, second child born to Marie and Herman Sthamann. At a young age the family moved to Round Lake, and there she found her love for nature and horses. As a young woman, she worked very hard hauling logs across the frozen lake with her team of horses to the saw mill. She loved her horses and also enjoyed riding bareback.
She fell in love with Allan Morley at Round Lake, and on September 11, 1950 they married. Edith and Allan were blessed with 7 children, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She was very much a part of all of their lives and had a special bond with each person. She never forgot a birthday, and always sent a card along with a special phone call.
She was the family matriarch with gentle arms to give you the best hugs. Her kindness, wittiness and sense of humour was endearing to everyone. Mom was a great cook, she had to be, feeding her gang. Her weekly routine included baking buns and bread for the family, which she was also known to share with neighbours. She made the best cinnamon buns and chocolate chip cookies.
A cherished family event was Christmas time at the Morley's. She spent many months preparing her special Christmas cakes and pudding. We still reminisce about the house full of family, the delicious Christmas dinners and the outdoor shinny games that followed. She found joy in both generously giving to others and sharing quality time with her family.
She found pleasure in everyday life. One joy was spending time at the cabin, visiting with family and friends, playing cards, and putting her corn broom to use. She enjoyed watching and feeding her deer, she even had names for some. She loved spending Saturday evenings listening to old time music on the radio and talking about the past. Knitting was another of her loves, and her family and friends greatly appreciated her thoughtful gifts of new slippers and dishcloths.
Edith’s life was a testament to love, dedication, and the immeasurable impact one person can have on those fortunate enough to have known her. She will forever be cherished in the hearts of her family and those whose lives she touched.
Edith is predeceased by her husband, Allan, daughter, Debera Cumming, son, Clinton, grandson, Kelly Cumming, sister, Dorothy Craik, and brother, Don Sthamann.
She is survived by her sister, Ellen Glennie and brother, Dan McConnell. Her children, Wayde (Shirley) Morley, Val Morley (Rick Wheeler), Dale Morley, Jeff (Michelle) Morley, Kim Mentanko, Sharon Boyko Morley (daughter-in-law). Grandchildren, Shannen (Derek), Dana, Jamie (Chris), Chase (Cassidy), Danyelle (Michael), Levi (Melissa), Ashley, Joshua (Emilio), as well as her great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service was held on August 31, 2023 in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Deborah Smith of Westview United Church officiating. The musical selections were ‘Loon Echo Lake Songs (Sounds of Nature)’ and ‘Scriptures Lullabies’. Jamie Morley offered words of remembrance. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jamie Morley, Chase Morley, Levi Morley, Ashley Mentanko, Shannen Fletcher and Taryn Fletcher serving as casket bearers. Dana Cumming, Danyelle Bayly and Josh Mentanko were the Honourary Casket Bearers. Memorial donations may be made to the Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation (#200-4545 Parliament Avenue Regina, SK S4W 0G3) or Diabetes Canada (1300-522 University Ave. Toronto, ON M5G 2R5) as gifts of remembrance. Messages of condolence may be shared at baileysfuneralhome.com Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey’s Funeral Home, Yorkton.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edith Morley, please visit Tribute Store