• Willemke Morey

  • Morey, Willemke 1936-2020

    It is with great sadness that that we announce that Willy Morey (nee Zijlstra) passed away peacefully at the Hanover General Hospital, surrounded be family, on March 21, 2020 in her 83rd year.

    Beloved wife of the late Charles Morey, the late David Epema, and, the late Wietze Wind. Loving mother of Dorothy (Frank), Ralph (Alison), Edward (Kelli), William (Donna), and Veronica (Jeff). Dearly loved sister of Griet (Sjoerd (deceased)), Hennie (Tjeerd), Sietse (deceased) (Tinie), Gertje (Hielke (deceased)), Nellie (Jan (deceased)), Klaas (Yvonne), and Jan (Jetske). Loved by Grandchildren Ryan (Sara), Louise (Larry), Alicia, Justin (Kendra), Joel, Brady, Brittany, Brandy (Deceased), April, Cody, Jake, Leandra (Woody), and Gavin (Malakai).Great Grandmother to Lauren, Jesse, Carson, Cord, Donald, Austin, Coleton, Dillan, Brooklynn, Parker, and Emily.

    Willy will be sorely missed by all, family and friends alike. She was a unique woman, one you would never forget if you ever had the pleasure of meeting her. An avid fan of Mario Cart (Princess Peach was her favourite) and Tetris. Cooking authentic Dutch food for family visits that we all looked forward to. She was always helping others, as a Personal Support Worker, a good neighbor, and just an all around happy person spreading joy.

    Thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses, and staff at the Hanover General Hospital for making Willy's passing comfortable and pain free.

    No Funeral service will be held at this time, a celebration of Willy's life will be held at a later date.

    Willemke Morey privately rested at the Garrett Funeral Chapel, Neustadt ON


    I met Willy when I was about 12 years old, and she was always such a force of light and power for those dear to her. She loved her family intensely and it showed. She was always larger than life, she fit the matriarch role for her family perfectly. She was quick witted, hilariously funny, and just a joy to be around. My favourite memories of Willy are playing Mario Kart with her when I was a kid (and she always kicked our butts!) I was lucky enough to adorn her with henna at her 80th birthday party, and I will dearly hold that moment of close and quiet connection with Willy in my heart.


    Loved her humor,great big hugs and smooches.Of course her fabulous cooking especially Hasenpfeffer (-Rabbit stew). There was absolutely nothing like the games of scrabble when she and Chuck ganged up on Dave and I.... She was a great Mom and wife and friend. I will keep chatting with her and sharing jokes whenever possible! Love to the family, Tonia


    I have been so very happy with the excellent care and treatment from the Hanover Hospital, as well as the Garrett Funeral Chapel. Thank you so much to all those who made this an easier transition for (Gramma) Willy and our family. Woody and I will miss Gramma very much, and I greatly look forward to when we can reunite her ashes with (Grampa) Chuck.