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Wednesday December 26, 2012

SMITH, Dr. L. Morley

Passed away on December 21st after a year long, bravely-fought battle with Cancer. Morley died lovingly holding 'Jani's' hand, his wife of 46 years, never taking his eyes off the love of his life. He was grateful to spend his final days in the family cottage on the shores of Twelve Mile Lake, surrounded by his four children, Mark, Paul, Stuart and Tamara, their spouses Karen, Victoria, Kim and Patrick and Morley's 7 grandchildren. It will come as no surprise to those who knew Morley that the tumors the doctors found in his brain in September had shrunk to nothing when he was re-assessed this past November. There was far too much useful information crammed into his head to afford such a waste of space. We only wish the disease had disappeared from his body altogether. Morley was a dedicated husband, father, 'Grampsy', physician, artist and life-long scholar. He cared deeply for all the people in his life and took his responsibilities for them seriously. He lived a full life - characterized by integrity, generosity, bravery, hard work, fun and adventure. He will be missed by many. The family invites those who knew Morley to celebrate a life well-lived on December 28th at 2pm at Trinity Church Aurora, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora, Ontario. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the Cancer Research Society ( or to Trinity Church Aurora (

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