Who we are
Basil Morley, a funeral director since 1943

This early beginning gave Basil the opportunity to develop a reputation for the provision of a quality service, assisting Townsville’s residents during the end of World War 2. Basil’s extra care and attention to detail culminated in the creation of Morleys Funerals in 1961.

Morleys Funerals began operating from premises at Dearness Street, Garbutt, Townsville and from this location built up a solid reputation of quality and dependable service over the ensuing years.

Cyclone Althea destroyed most of the original funeral parlour in 1971. Rebuilding work occurred along with many other renovations when funds became available. This original site served the family well, but the business was rapidly out-growing the premises.

A long-standing vision was realised in 1999 with the opening of the new Morleys Funeral Home - situated at the corner of Hugh Street and Martinez Avenue, The Lakes (also known as West End). From this new location the Morley family have been able to expand their services and incorporate new options that were not possible at the old site.

Basil and Betty Morley, along with their son-in-law Ray Valdeter, built their business on exceptional service and integrity. They have set a benchmark for funeral service in the Townsville region. These qualities continue today.

Basil Morley passed away peacefully in Townsville aged 90 years. His funeral was held on Monday 16th October 2017 exactly 56 years (to the day) after he and Betty started the business. Basil is survived by his loving wife Betty and three daughters Lyn, Margaret and Robyn.

Morleys is now a fourth-generation local family Funeral Home, well known and respected throughout the community and across Australia for personal and reliable service.

Today
Morleys offer superior service and a tradition of trust in complete funeral care

We strive to offer professional and dignified service in a modern, calm and comfortable atmosphere that assists families to cope with bereavement in the most appropriate manner possible. Friendly and compassionate service has become synonymous at Morleys Funeral Home and we are recognised for our dedication to excellence.

Some of our features and options include:
  • 24-hour service every day of the year
  • Trained staff to organise funerals locally, interstate and overseas
  • Peace of mind that your loved one will be cared for in a secure and safe, high quality Funeral Home that offers fully accredited world-class facilities
  • Private arrangement consultation rooms, viewing rooms, four chapels and function rooms including the beautiful and modern ‘Lakes Chapel’ offering large seating capacity of 250+
  • Obtaining and completing all necessary documentation for the funeral including the on-line registration of deaths with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Multi-media production and screening, including internet web streaming
  • Interstate and overseas repatriations
  • After service catering

 

 

We would like you to meet our caring and professional staff
Ray Valdeter
Larry
Rhys
Maxine
Bevan
Kevin
Charmaine
Jeff
Christine
Steve
Phil
Colleen
Michael
Jasmine
Simon
Jordyn
Martin
Rhiannon
Craig
Toni

 

 

 

History

This early beginning gave Basil the opportunity to develop a reputation for the provision of a quality service, assisting Townsville’s residents during the end of World War 2. Basil’s extra care and attention to detail culminated in the creation of Morleys Funerals in 1961.

Ready to help

When a death occurs in your family, if you are unsure of what to do, it is important to contact Morleys as soon as possible, so that we can advise you of the correct procedures to follow. Most deaths are by natural causes and occur in hospitals, aged care facilities and sometimes in private residences.

We can help

We offer one of the most modern fleets of hearses, limousines and transfer vehicles available today. Our hearses are custom built to our specification by leading special-purpose vehicle-conversion companies and they incorporate many options that enhance the way we conduct our funerals in North Queensland.

Premises and Chapel

After hours: (07) 4779 2794
Fax: (07) 4779 5480

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Cnr Hugh Street and Martinez Avenue The Lakes, Townsville Qld 4810

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