Thomas Morgan

Obituary of Thomas Bruce Morgan

December 1, 1944 – Swift Current, Saskatchewan

June 5, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Tom Morgan on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, after a long illness. Tom was born in Swift Current, SK, where he spent his childhood. After graduating from Swift Current Collegiate Institute, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan. He further completed the Forum for International Trade Training program at Mount Royal College in 1996.


Tom established his own firm in Shaunavon, SK, where he enjoyed meeting and assisting his clientele. He also served as a prosecutor for the RCMP in various detachments in the area. His career later took him to firms in Regina and Estevan.


Tom also had a love for independent travel, visiting the Caribbean, Great Britain, many European countries, Southeast Asia, and New Zealand. After moving to Calgary, he reconnected with and subsequently married his wife Marilyn in 1997. They shared a wonderful and adventurous life together. Tom "inherited" a ready-made family of three grown children. Together, many hours were spent hiking trails, backpacking, and scrambling in the Canadian Rockies. Upon retirement in 2005, extended world travels and Canadian holidays became a commonplace adventure.


Over the years, Tom was active in many volunteer activities in all communities where he lived. Most recently, he volunteered with Oilfields General Hospital in Diamond Valley, Alberta Health Services Covid vaccination sites, was a Member of the Council for the Red Cross Southern Alberta Region, and registered with the Law Society as an advisor to injured workers. Additionally, he supported World Vision and was instrumental in raising funds for the establishment of an Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC) in Banepa, Kavre, Nepal.


He was an avid reader with a broad range of interests, particularly in world issues and historical backgrounds. Tom was a humanist with a philosophical approach to life and a deep belief in social justice. Despite his illness, Tom maintained his keen sense of humour and his infectious smile. He was a master of double entendres, often met with quizzical looks. The Saskatchewan Roughriders had a loyal and lifetime fan in Tom. He was proud of his Welsh heritage: Cymru Am Byth


Tom was predeceased by his parents, David and Margaret Morgan; his siblings, Ed Morgan, Jim (Lorraine) Morgan, Edith (John) Graham, and Gwladys (Ron) Reynolds. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, her children, Lana (Ivan) Bridger, James Morgan, and Laura Andrejiw; his daughter-in-law Colleen Layton, and his nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his much-loved grandchildren, Ryley and Taylor Morgan, and Alexandria and Maddison Andrejiw.


A message from Tom:


When it comes to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no tears or gloom-filled room, why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little — but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we shared. Miss me — but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone. When you are lonely and sick of heart, see family and friends we know. Take time to heal, though we must part, miss me — but let me go.


A special thank you to Dr. Timothy Dowdall and the caring staff at Oilfields Hospital in Diamond Valley, Dr. Michelle Geddes at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and the South Health Campus for their compassionate care.


An informal gathering to celebrate Tom will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the Valley Neighbours Club (133 Sunset Blvd. S.W., Diamond Valley, AB T0L 2A0).


"Here lies one whose name was writ in water."

- Keats


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Tom’s family here.


In living memory of Tom Morgan, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.



2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Valley Neighbours Club
133 Sunset Blvd SW
Diamond Valley, Alberta, Canada
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