Roswell, Morley William Frank
Suddenly at Brantford General Hospital on March 8th, 2020 in his 90th year. Predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years Betty (nee Burtis), his parents Clifford and Vera Roswell and his brother Welby. Loving father of Diane and her husband Len Sysiuk, Dave Roswell, Linda and her husband Rainer Trmal, Larry Roswell and Kelly. Cherished grandfather of Tara and Jay Carriere, Brandon and Angie Sysiuk, Rachel and Christian Russell. Proud great-grandfather of Trent, Mya, Alyssa, and Liam. Beloved brother of Bertha Jean and Gary Campbell. Loving nephew of Blythe Shellington. Morley worked for 36 years for the Brant County Board of Education as a teacher, principal and superintendent and retired with a park named in his honour for his service to the community. He volunteered as Secretary of Brantford Minor Hockey and was one of the founders of the Brantford Firefighters Hockey Tournament, which later became the Wayne Gretzky Tournament. He also served on Brantford Crime Stoppers. Morley was one of the earliest members of Fairview United Church, serving in a vital role right up until his death. After Betty's death, Morley became a speaker to to other caregivers for the Alzheimer's Society.
Due to the Coronavirus and public health concerns we will be unable to honour our father as we had planned. Funeral arrangements have been modified. A private interment will be held for family. A Celebration of Morley's life will be held at a later date when the risk to public health has subsided. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Ave., Brantford, 519-752-4331. Please watch for future announcements. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lung Association, Alzheimer's Society or Fairview United Church would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Morley in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.