Darrell R. MorganMarch 23, 1925 ~ September 30, 2018
Sept 30th, 2018. It is with great sadness the family of Darrell R Morgan announce that he has left this earthly plane for Fiddler’s Green.
Darrell was born in Ladysmith BC to Jane A (nee) Simpson and Daniel J Morgan on Mar 23rd, 1925. They later welcomed his loving brother Earl in Aug of 1927.
Darrell was raised in Ladysmith and left for service in the RCN where he was stationed in Halifax in 1942. He returned to Ladysmith and married Thelma B Clements on May 7th, 1946. He and Thelma had three children Mary Jane, Susan and Dale.
Darrell worked in mining, logging, truck driving and was a mechanic in BC. He left BC for The Yukon in the late 1950’s, and acquired work immediately. As Darrell said “I never looked back” He met Myrtle (nee) Crayford with whom he spent the majority of his life. He worked at Klondike Motors, was Northern Mechanical Superintendant for YCGC, bartended at “The Pit” one winter, and owned and operated Darrell’s Welding. He and his wife Myrtle established Black Mike’s Inn in Dawson City in the 1970’s.
Darrell was a member of Dawson City’s YOOP and mined on Green Gulch with Myrtle until the mid 2000’s.
Darrell is predeceased by his mother Jane in 1935, daughter Susan in 1967, father Daniel in 1972, wife Myrtle in 2011 and his brother Earl in 2018.
He leaves to mourn, his daughter Mary Jane of Victoria BC, son Dale (Dolly) of Dawson City, grandchildren Iris, Victoria, Michelle, Clint, Nathan, Wyatt, Matthew, Michael, Lorraine, Derek, Carol, Sean, numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as his beloved dogs Daisy May and Cuddles.
The family wishes to thank Dr’s Schenke, Stuart, Storey, Scott and Pattison for all the care given to Grandad during the last decade of his life. A special thank you to the nursing staff and fellow residents at Thomson Centre and to Whitehorse and Vancouver General Hospitals. Please know that Darrell was eternally grateful for all your care and support.
There will be no service at Darrell’s request. A celebration of his life will be held, where his ashes will be spread at his favourite place in the Yukon in the summer of 2019.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to The Kidney Foundation or animal shelter of your choice.
His family wishes him God’s speed in his next journey.