Morgan, Mary  Dyce

Morgan, Mary Dyce

September 15th, 2018

Mary Dyce (Sally) Morgan

"Aunt Sally"

Died peacefully at Westmount Gardens in London on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the age of 94.  Daughter of the late Dr. Edward and Grace Morgan, she was predeceased by her two brothers, Tom (Barbara) and Sandy (Sue) Morgan, and by her beloved friend, Barbara Edwardson. Sally will be dearly missed by her nieces Deborah, Martha (Michael), Marna and Tara, and by her nephews, David (Kathy) and Jay (Barbara).

Sally was born in Toronto July 11, 1924. She attended Bishop Strachan School, and then obtained her degree in physiotherapy at the University of Toronto. Sally's early career included working as a physiotherapist and teacher with the Royal Canadian Medical Corps, the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Ontario Society for Crippled Children, the Children's Hospital in Montreal, as well as the Toronto General Hospital.  Sally was also a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, with the rank of Lieutenant, from 1944 to 1946, and received a Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for her service.

In the mid 1960's, along with her colleague Barbara Edwardson, Sally helped to found the physiotherapy program at the University of Western Ontario. It was a successful labour of love that took great dedication and leadership, and the program has now become an international leader in the field of rehabilitation and therapy. Sally's love for her students and the teaching profession remained unwavering until she retired as Professor Emeritus in 1991.

Sally's home on Dearborn Avenue, London, that she shared with Barbara Edwardson, became a wonderful haven for colleagues, students, and friends, a place where they could always find personal support, stimulating conversation, and wonderful food.

Sally's family is forever grateful for the compassionate care that she received from all of her caregivers during her final years spent at both the Longworth and Westmount Gardens facilities in London, Ontario.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration in honour of Sally's life at the UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO GRAD CLUB, (519-661-3082) Room 19 Middlesex College, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 3K7, on Friday, September 21, 2018, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.

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Jayne GarlandIn 1989, I was hired as Sally's replacement for teaching neurological Physical Therapy at Western. Sally was a terrific mentor for me as a newly minted Assistant Professor. I remember Sally with such great fondness.
Jan DeRoseSally , with her sidekick Barb, loved our class UWO 1974. The first day of class, Sally told us to forget about marks and just enjoy ourselves. She said that we were the only class who did that! We had the same outlook on life- enjoy learning, make it a life long passion, enjoy all the people you meet along the way, and laugh lots! That we did. My classmates had much talent and songs were sung often. In our last year, we present a dry seminar topic as an operetta. I can still see Sally laughing at the back of the class, enjoying the unusual presentation. My class will celebrate 45 years next year. We get together often, keep in touch and laugh continuously when we meet. There is always a toast to Sally and Barb who instilled that work is fun. You just need the right attitude. Sally was a remarkable woman. We were fortunate to have known her. Our condolences to your family. PT CLass 1974
Anne MANCZYKI too attended UWO class of 77. I remember my interview with Sally. I was fearful and she put me at ease asking why physiotherapy and why Western. I was so grateful when accepted. Barb and Sally were wonderful teachers and mentors- their care of us was always appreciated. A grand lady!
Diana Dunbar TremainSally was a first cousin of my mother's and nearly 20 years older than I am. I always thought she was brilliant and one of the most attractive, charming and certainly one of the most clever people I could possibly know. How I wish I'd seen more of her over the years. I knew Sally's parents well and her father, a well-known pediatrician in Toronto, said Sally knew far more than many doctors he knew. Sally was one of the best and she obviously made her mark and left the world a much better place.
Anne Crofts (Annie)I met Sal in 1953 when we were both working at the Childrens Memorial Hospital in Montreal. We shared an apartment and had great fun skiing in the Laurentians in winter every possible weekend and rock climbing in the summer there and in the USA. In 1954 we joined the ACC at their summer camp in the Rockies and did our first 10,000 metre climb. We shared a flat in London England while she did her Teacher's training at St. Thomas' Hospital ( my Hospital) in the 50s. She then returned to Canada. I saw her occasionally after that in London Ont and visited and stayed at her care home before the dementia got too bad. Everything Sally did, she did well. She was great company and her ironic sense of humour always hit home. It was a pleasure and an honour to know her sally
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