Bill Morrell

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of William Herman Morrell “Bill” on Wednesday May 27, 2020 at Chatham Kent Hospice. Born 81 years ago to the late Elmer and Florence Morrell. Beloved husband of Betty. Loving father of Norman, Sherry Marszalski (Rick) and Cindy Day (the late Mike). Grandfather of Jennifer, Connie, Michelle and Michael. Great grandfather of 10. Survived by sisters Sylvia and Dianna. Also survived by nephew Greg Way and sisters in law Nancy,  Jean and Joyce Bennett. Predeceased by siblings Elmer Jr and Thelma and brother in law Harold Smith. For over 60 years Bill drove millions of miles across North America as a long haul truck driver. 30 of those years he team drove with Betty. They traveled from coast to coast and top to bottom, through Tornado Alley, Donners Pass, Ice roads, mountain highways and beyond. He also enjoyed many years as a member of Branch 28 legion in Chatham. Bill will be deeply missed and forever remembered by several friends and colleges. In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to CK Hospice. A time of remembrance will take place at a later date.

19 Comments on “Bill Morrell”

  1. Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.Blessings and prayers to you and your family. Joy and KennOtt

  2. Betty & Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. It was always a joy to see you two coming into the office. May your fond memories of Bill give you strength, peace and comfort at this time of great sorrow and loss, Remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Bill and Betty will be remembered as ambassadors of long-haul trucking everywhere they went. Both were very kind and sweet. Bill always had the time to chat for HOURS – ( LOL ) at whatever truck stop you bumped into him at. Bill was a born trucker, loved being on the road, and his many friends at Mill Creek Motorfreight where I met Bill and Betty twenty years ago, will surely miss Bill’s smile, laugh and his quiet loving manner for his partner Betty.

  4. Betty, Cindy and Family
    Please accept our condolences. Bill was our neighbour and friend and we always enjoyed meeting up with him.
    Nick & Sue

  5. Dad, I’m so thankful for all the great memories. We all love you so much, see you again one day. Xox

  6. My dear William I’m so sorry that we lost you this week, you will be missed so much, but I’m very thankful you in heaven with our Lord and in the no more pain. My brother you were very special to me and we were in contact throughout the years which I really treasure, thank you. RIP

  7. I’ll miss you Grampa! Thank you for all the memories that will live on forever.
    I hear they have golf clubs and fishing gear up in heaven.

  8. Love you so much Grandpa. We miss you so much and know you’re watching over all of us now. You are forever in our hearts and will always live on in our memories.

  9. Our Condolences to Betty, Cindy, Norman, Sherry and all the family members, Bill was always by your sides when you needed him a great father and will be missed by all of us that knew him. May you rest in peace, with all our hearts, Norm & Jill Walker

  10. Bill will always be remembered with love and laughter. We’ve had many a giggle over the years trucking from one coast to the other. Sharing many meals and telling many stories. Our hearts go out to Betty and the family at the loss of a very loving husband and father. Dewey and I will miss him every day.

  11. Dear Betty, Cindy, Sherry, Norman and Families
    We were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We haven’t seen you in a while but always enjoyed talking and catching up whenever we met. Sending our condolences, thoughts and prayers.
    Tom & Darlene

  12. Extremely sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was a great person and an awesome truck driver. Loved working with him at Mill Creek while we were there.
    Bill will be driving the highway in heaven.

  13. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Betty and Bill were neighbors of mine when I lived on Forest St. and we had some good visits. He will now be reunited with his parents Elmer and Flo. RIP Bill

  14. Sorry to hear of Williams passing ,I moved to Chatham when I was 17 and lived with Elmer& Florence and cousins William & Sylvia .so sorry I never got together over the years ,would love to have a coffee with him again at Pete Carries dairy bar where we spent a lot of time when we were young.maybe we will meet in a better place

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