Prominent in many circles in this district, where he has resided for the last 37 years, Richard Morley, a former Warden of Lincoln County, passed away at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Saturday, in his 75th year.
Born at Hamilton, Mr. Morley moved to Clinton Township where he operated one of the better fruit farms of the district, and was also a prominent figure in the Grape Growers' Association. He first entered municipal office in 1934 when he gained a seat on the Clinton Township Council. He was honoured with the Wardenship on the County of Lincoln in 1938.
During World War II, Mr. Morley was active in salvage campaigns, and was instrumental in bringing about a splendid record of achievements for Beamsville and Clinton. Some 7 years ago he sold his farm and took up residence in the Village of Beamsville, where he soon entered local politics once more and was elected to the Village Council. He served 2 years as councillor.
An ardent follower of sports, Mr. Morley worked diligently in the support of amateur athletics. Up until a month ago he was president of the Clinton Conservative Association, an office he held for over 10 years.
He was a member of the Oddfellows (Unity Lodge), Hamilton.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Garnet Claus (Dorothy), Ottawa; one son, Robert, of Hamilton; and 6 grandchildren. His wife, the former Emma Westphal, predeceased him in the spring of this year.
Funeral services were held in St. Alban's, Beamsville, on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby.