Obituary for Gwyn

MORGAN, Samuel "Gwyn"

Born: Port Talbot, Wales, January 13, 1920. Gwyn passed quietly in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday, February 26, 2019. A mere eleven months shy of his 100th birthday.

His father, a coal miner, immigrated to Canada for a better life. Gwyn and his mother soon followed in 1928. Gwyn was a proud Welsh-Canadian, living in Welland ever since. He returned twice (1971 & 1988) to his birthplace to visit extended family. Gwyn survived his parents David William Morgan (1968) and Gladys May Morgan, nee Harris (1944), his step-mother Laura Morgan, nee Ellsworth (1980), and his dear wife of 44 years Dorothy 'Marjorie' Morgan, nee Bedard (1986). He also survived close personal friend Beverly Bannister (2015). He leaves two sons, David James Morgan (Barbara) and William Arthur Morgan (Karen Ryan), two grandsons Tommy Morgan and Evan Morgan (Daniella) and a great granddaughter Zoey Morgan (Evan/Daniella).

Gwyn was a stoic quiet man of modest means but what he lacked in financial flamboyance, he excelled in logic and engineering ingenuity. Able to solve complex problems, he would often design the necessary tools. This was true throughout his academic years, his employment and his everyday life. Whether it was repairing household appliances, the typical Saturday neighbourhood bicycle repair clinics, to lawnmowers, outboard motors and the inevitable motorvehicles that frustrated his sons. From youth to retirement, Gwyn was an avid photographer, a woodworker and a skilled modeller. He had a special knack for music, learning many instruments, without taking a lesson. He loved tinkering in the kitchen creating many of his favourite dishes, from scratch. A craftsman of infinite patience and unique ability, he was a detail oriented fuss-budget, always seeking perfection.

Gwyn was employed as an inspector by Fleet Industries during the Second World War and was proud of their work on the Handley-Page Hampden. Employment at Atlas Steels followed, where he spent 42 years as a senior design mechanical draftsman, responsible for many of the industry's achievements. He dabbled in architecture and his designs can be seen around the peninsula. He designed and built his own house where he raised his family and lived for 68 years. As age affected his mobility, he moved to Plymouth Cordage Retirement Home and after a mild stroke, Royal Rose Retirement Home.

The family would like to thank all who touched Gwyn's life during these recent stressful times. Everyone, to a person, has been extremely professional, kind and helpful.
Gwyn's main focus in life was his family, yet he always had a love of animals, an ear for music and he never lost his passion for aviation.

Cremation has already taken place and notification of graveside interment will follow fairly soon.