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Condolences to the family of Ercole "Erc" Morelli



Ercole “Erc”

1932 - 2024

It is with deep sadness that the family of Ercole “Erc” John Morelli announces his peaceful passing, surrounded by family, in his home on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at the age of 92 years. Born in Drumheller, Alberta, Erc started work in the coal mines with this brothers, to help provide money for the family. He worked on farms stacking hay bales for a dollar a day, drove taxi, and delivered fuel and furniture. The stories he told us!
Erc met Faye, our mother from Wayne, Alberta, getting married in 1955, and started their family. With his wife and two young daughters in tow, Erc followed the rigs, roughnecking from town to town all over Alberta and British Columbia. In 1961, Erc and Faye settled in Red Deer, with a third daughter, and soon welcomed a son. Erc continued in the Oil Business until retirement.
Dad retired and so with mom, began their motorhome days with their dog Pilou. Wintering in their Phoenix condo, they hosted visiting family and friends for many years.
Dad, being an avid golfer, championed “eight” holes-in-one on the many golf courses covering both Canada and the U.S.
In 1993, after 38 years of marriage, we lost mom. After time, dad met Connie in Phoenix with a relationship lasting over 25 years until her passing in 2020.
A father figure to many, he will be remembered by all who knew him. Erc leaves behind his four loving children, Roxanne (Mike), Toni (Bob), Trudy, Vince (Holly), his six grandsons, Matthew, Clayton, Nicholas (Danielle), Ali, Michael, Tony, and his two great grandsons, Eli and Ethan, who were shining lights and a breath of fresh air to their Great Grampa. He will also be missed by his sister Rita in Calgary, Alberta, his sister-in-law Linda in Airdrie, Alberta, and Lenard and Terry in Beaumont, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dad kept his connections to Drum with frequent family trips to see our grandparents and family.
Erc was predeceased by his dear parents, Nazzareno and Margherita, his brothers, Marcello, Alfonso, Mario, Rio, and his sister Annie.
Dad was a pioneer in the oilfield, a man of his word, and a true legacy of a father. He was our hero. We will miss him.
Funeral took place on February 2, 2024 at Sacred Heart Church, Red Deer, Alberta.