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Clarence Morris
Monday, June 18, 2018
at age

Innisvale Cemetery & Crematorium


MORRIS, Clarence Joseph - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Clancy Morris one day shy of his 78th birthday at The Royal Victoria Hospital on June 18th, 2018.  Husband to his beloved wife Gloria of 49 years and cherished Father to Andrea (Kevin) and Meredith.  Brother to Mildred Carswell (Ottawa). From his humble beginnings, Clancy was a true blue “car guy”. Throughout his early careers at City Hall, Falconbridge, C.J. Morris Insurance, R.L. Gougeon Insurance and the Mandarin Hotel, he always dabbled in cars on the side. When an opportunity arose to become a Ford dealer in Elliot Lake he packed up “Glor” and the girls and Morris Ford Mercury was born. This was the beginning of a lifetime in the automotive industry. Clancy also owned and operated Central Nissan (Sudbury), Great Lakes Toyota (Sault Ste. Marie), Sudbury Hyundai and Simcoe County Chrysler (Orillia). Both of Clancy’s daughters walked proudly in their Father’s footsteps in the automotive industry with Andrea working alongside her Father for 23 years at Simcoe County Chrysler until its sale in November 2017 and Meredith purchasing Sudbury Hyundai from her parents in 2009 after working there since 2002. “CJ” had a tough exterior but those close to him got to see his love of animals and his compassion for those less fortunate. He was often the life of the party and he took great pleasure in riding his motorcycle or a cruise with the top down in one of his many collectible cars with Gloria sitting next to him saying “slow down!” To quote Clancy’s last words “I’ll see you in the next life and I wish you a happy and bright future”.  We hope Clancy is bombing around with friends that passed before him, in his ’57 T-Bird with the top down. At Clancy’s request there will be no service. Special thanks to Dr. Dave Collins (Orillia) for many years of friendship and care and the cardiac team at RVH. Donations to the RVH Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca



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Gloria, Andrea & Meredith, I was very sad to hear about Clancy. We have so many fun memories of your family from your days on Vienna Place. Thinking of all of you at this hard time. Sending hugs, Carly
By Carly Cleverdon...

I did not know Clancy outside of business but we were well acquainted for the last 20 years through Simcoe County Chrysler. I was disappointed to lose Clancy as a Dealer Principle but truly saddened to hear he has left us altogether. My sincerest condolences to you his family at this time of loss.
By Steven Bowman

Very sorry for your loss; Brenna, Brady, and Morgan were grieved to hear the news. We all wish you our best. -Sean
By The Turkingtons

Meredith, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. His obituary tells me he was a heck of a guy. Please accept my deepest condolences and stay well.
By Sam Wright

Gloria, so sorry to hear of the loss of Clancy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls at this sad time.
By Gloria Cassio

Gloria, We were just looking at "Orillia Today" and much to our dismay we saw Clancy's obituary. Gloria we are so sorry for your loss. Although we didn't see you often we considered both of you our friends. Clancy could be a gruff gruff from time to time but he was a lovable one. We enjoyed his stories and the kindness you both showed us. Gloria, our thoughts are with you. Please keep in touch. We value your friendship. Love Bob and Wendy
By Bob & Wendy Burt

Gloria, We were so sorry to hear of Clancy's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers for the difficult days ahead. My Mother wishes to extend condolences to Meredith and Andrea as well. Doreen and Jada
By Doreen Fenton(P...

Dear Gloria,just heard the news regarding Clancy.So surprised and so sorry for you and your girls.Although we have not seen one another for many years I still remember the many great times we had in Sudbury before we all left to follow our dreams...sincerly Gary
By Gary & Marion C...

Dear Gloria and family, Ron and I are so sorry for your loss. We are so glad we had that wonderful visit with the both of you in Orillia. Clancy took Ron out for a boat ride and you and I enjoyed a glass of bubbly on shore. You were such gracious hosts. We so enjoyed Clancy sharing all his treasured finds. Great memories! We send our sincere condolences.
By Carole Goswell

Gloria Aurel and I offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our memories of Clancy are of a man who always had a story to tell with a great sense of humor.
By Janice and Aure...

It is with sadness to have now found out of the passing of my younger brother Clarence Joseph Morris and Elder Sister Mildred Carswell. Condolences for the spirit of my siblings. May they rest in peace, from David Joseph Morris and family, Barbara (wife), Deborah (Niece) and Stephen (nephew).
By David Joseph Morris


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