Morley Albert Grigg

1926 - 2021


In confident assurance of the promise of eternal life through his Lord Jesus Christ, Morley Albert Grigg went to his heavenly home on Sunday March 21, 2021.

He was at home in Barrie, surrounded by the love of his wife of 73 years Robina (nee Ballantyne), his son Don (via ipad from France) and daughter Jane. Much admired father-in-law of Ian Morrison; beloved Grandpa of Greg, Neil & Holly, Kent and Beth.

Born into the family of Albert and Harriet Grigg, he was the brother of Rhoda and Ron (all predeceased). Surviving family includes Vicki Grigg, Isabel Cherry, Damaris and Ron Barnett, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and a great heritage of loved ones.

Recent storytelling reminded listeners of his birthplace in Timmins, the depression years in Toronto, the family move to Sudbury, happy years spent with his brother Ron and sister Rhoda (and their families), rich family heritage of both the Tullochs and Griggs,  Iron Bridge and the Grigg Hotel days, becoming the first son-in-law in a family of five girls, the enlarging family circle, the fascination of geological work at INCO, teaching driving and computer skills, travelling far and wide, car rides to nowhere in particular and friends galore! Oh the memories!!

More comfortable behind the camera than in front, he took thousands of pictures, for family occasions, weddings, anniversaries, holidays and candid human interest shots. People were his passion. He would talk to anyone and was happiest when he could make them laugh.

His greatest joy was found in serving the Lord in the local church, whether in Lively or Owen Sound, with children, teens or Seniors, sharing his love for God and the Word of God.

Although he did not contract COVID, he succumbed to its effects. For a whole year he missed one of his most pleasurable reasons to be...talking to people ~ new faces were just friends he hadn’t met yet, whether it be at Tim Hortons or First Baptist Church or someone just walking by.  Confinement was disheartening to him.

A private family graveside celebration of Morley's life will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound.

Memorial donations to The Scott Mission, Toronto or The Gideons International in Canada would be appreciated by the family.


The Scott Mission
502 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON M5S2H1
Tel: 1-416-923-2400

The Gideons International - Canada
PO Box 3619, Guelph ON N1H7A2
Tel: 1-888-482-4253

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Kimberlee Bowers

May 3, 2021 10:09 AM

Dear Ruby and family, 

Our sincere condolences during this sad time.  Mr. Grigg was always so kind and welcoming.  Lovely gentleman.
The Bowers (Mark was one of you piano lesson students)

Judy and Harold

April 16, 2021 10:50 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time
Judy and Harold

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Jim Cunningham

April 15, 2021 2:55 PM

Our Deepest sympathy & Condolences to the entire Grigg Family. We sent a little support to The Gideon’s in remembrance of my mentor and friend, Morley. I’ll always remember his frustration and wit, as he tried (many times) to talk me into helping him build a homemade device to invert himself to help relieve his back pain.
No more pain now, brother. Rest in comfort & peace.

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April 14, 2021 12:44 PM
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Jan Huntley

April 10, 2021 2:33 PM

Ruby, Don, Jane & Family ... we are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Morley always had a smile and was a kind man.
So many memories dating back to years spent in Lively ... I (Janet) in particular can still vividly remember the vision walking into your home after the  devastating Tornado,  Thankful to God for keeping everyone safe.  
Fondly remembering all of you and thinking of you at this difficult time.
With love, Glenna Rogers, Paula and Janet 

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