MORPHY, Donald George - Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the age of 83. Son of the late Dr. George and Lila (Mackie) Morphy. Beloved husband of Cathy Morphy. Loving father of Brad (Kimberly), Cheryl Payne (Todd) and Rod (Deb). Dear brother of Nelson Morphy (Janice) of London and John Morphy (Fran) of Oakville. Loving grandfather of Addison, Victoria and Michael. Uncle of Richard, Lianne, Lauren and Scott, and stepfather of Justin Pilgrim.
After attending The University of Western Ontario, Don spent his life in the corrugated paper box business, starting in 1956 at Canadian International Paper Co. in London. In 1965 he moved to Quigley Containers in Waterloo as plant manager. In 1970 he started his own company, Morphy Containers Ltd. in London with three people. The company employed approximately 130 people when it was sold in 2009.
Don was a member of the London West Rotary Club in the early 60’s. Later he was on the board of directors of the London Chamber of Commerce, London Junior Achievement and Museum London. He was quite involved with his industry trade association, The Association of Independent Corrugated Converters, (A.I.C.C) and served terms as president of the Canadian region and also the international group of 13 regions in 1984-85. He was inducted into the A.I.C.C. Canada Hall of Fame in 2010.
Don loved cars and was a member of the Porsche Club of America (Upper Canada Region). He participated in many Driver Education events at road tracks such as Mosport, Watkins Glen and Shannonville.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice.
The funeral service will be conducted at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond on Wednesday, November 28 at 12 noon, with visitation preceding from 11am-12 noon. Reception to follow. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice.
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