The Morley family history
Basil Morley commenced working in the Townsville funeral industry in 1943.
This early beginning gave Basil the opportunity to develop a reputation for the provision of quality service assisting Townsville’s residents during their most difficult time.
In 1961 this extra care and attention to detail culminated in the creation of Morleys Funerals, initially operating from premises at Dearness Street in Garbutt, Townsville. From this location Basil and Betty created a solid reputation of providing quality and dependable service.
Since those early years, more family members have joined the organisation and it is now a fourth generation local family Funeral Home, well known and respected throughout the community and across Australia for personal and reliable service.
In 1971 Cyclone Althea destroyed most of the original funeral parlour. Rebuilding and renovation work took place but over time it was evident that the business was outgrowing the premises.
In 1999 a long-standing vision was realised with the opening of the new Morleys Funeral Home situated at the corner of Hugh Street and Martinez Avenue at The Lakes. From this new location the Morley family have been able to expand the services and options offered to clients that were not possible at the old site.
A continued focus on exceptional service
Basil and Betty built their business on exceptional service and integrity, and have set a benchmark for funeral service in the Townsville region. These qualities continue within the business today with bereaved families put first and served with kindness, respect and compassion.
Morleys Funeral Home has now been serving the community for over 50 years and are as committed as ever to total meaningful funeral care. The Morleys Funerals traditional service has become a byword in the community and for generations local families have placed their trust in Morleys to look after them in their time of need.
The death of a loved one places emotional stress on families but the compassionate dedicated support provided by Morleys assists the bereaved through this most difficult period.