Morley Scratch

Obituary of Morley Scratch

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SCRATCH, Morley Allan

It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our cherished father/grandfather and friend Moe on December 6, 2020 at the young age of 95. Survived by his loving wife Elizabeth; predeceased by his first wife Mary. Also survived by his children Margo (Al), Dale (Nancy) as well as the grandchildren he adored Brent (Sarah), Lauren and Alex (Abby). Survived by his brother Harold Scratch (Hank); predeceased by brother Penley Scratch (Pen). Morley was a lifelong resident of the Cottam area who served his country in WWII and who volunteered for many years on the Cottam Fire Department. He also worked as a mechanic at the Windsor Salt Mine, Rund's Motors and Cadillac. He was a longtime member and volunteer at Cottam United Church. Dad took great pride in adorning his home for the Christmas Season. He always looked forward to his daily coffee time at Cottam's Grounded Cafe, as well as spending time with family/friends and puttering around in the yard. Special thanks to the paramedics, firemen and Hotel Dieu's emergency room staff for their professionalism and compassion during a very stressful time. As well, our family extends heartfelt gratitude to Dad's friends and neighbours for always being there for him. He will be greatly missed. There will be a Private Family Funeral Service held at Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) followed by interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cottam United Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at