Lieu de naissance : Stanley, Nouveau Brunswick, Canada
Date de naissance : 24 mars 1927
Lieu de décès : Kamloops, Colombie Britannique, Canada
Date de décès : 2 août 2012
It is with deep regret and sorrow, that we must say goodbye to our mother, Dallas Morley on August 2, 2012.
She and twin sister Doris (predeceased), born March 24, 1927 in Stanley, New Brunswick in what would eventually become a family of twelve children. She would occasionally regale her family with fond memories of her childhood. She and Doris both entered nurses training together at Montreal General Hospital. After completing her training, Dallas and a group of fellow nurses traveled west. She settled on the coast where she was introduced to her future husband Donald Morley by her brother Bob. After marrying, the Morley's settled in the Surrey, Delta area, where Donald owned a Pharmacy. Over several years they adopted their three children, first a daughter Margaret (Margie), then a second daughter Laura and finally a son Bruce.
In 1964 the Morley's moved to Merritt where a new pharmacy was being built. Dallas worked at Nicola Valley General Hospital for a while when they first arrived but left to be a stay at home mom. During this time she was keenly active in community affairs. She was always very willing to volunteer to assist in anything her children participated in, drum and bugle corps, figure skating (although unable to skate herself) and minor hockey. In 1974 Dallas was left to be a single mom, so she returned to work full time at NVGH. At this time she became heavily involved in the BCNRU and spent many years representing her area on wage negotiation committees.
She was forced to retire from a work injury and continued to live in Merritt for many years. Her favorite past time was fishing with long time neighbor Anne Hansen. The ladies kept one boat on Mamette Lake and one on Nicola, choosing locations according to whim and weather. Winter never deterred them and they were both passionate ice fishers. While ice-fishing, Dallas had the unique experience of hand feeding squaw fish to wild eagles. She would hold them up and the eagles over time began to take the fish from her hand.
When her health began to decline she left Merritt for an apartment in Kamloops so she could be closer to family.
Dallas is survived by her oldest daughter Margie Nemeth, her grandson Kris Nemeth and granddaughter Dawn Nemeth, great grandchildren Graden, Phoenix and Aiden; her son Bruce (Roxie) Morley; daughter Laura Bouchard, her granddaughter Michelle Bouchard and grandson Marc (Brittany) Bouchard and great grandson Tristan.
A Celebration of Dallas' life will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Schoening Chapel Tea Room, 513 Seymour Street.
Should friends desire, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3 in memory of Dallas would be appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com