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Ray Morgan

The Border Convention committee are sad to announce the passing of Ray Morgan last evening.

Ray was a former President of the Convention and a long serving committee member and his presence at meetings will be sorely missed by his fellow members.

Our condolences at this sad time go to his wife Ann and all the members of his family.


Colin Egner



I was saddened to hear  the news of the passing of Ray Morgan, Ray was a Border Convention committee member and would travel the long distance to put his views across, Ray would always have a point to make good or bad on all the subjects we discussed and  he would enjoy the meetings. After the meeting he would recant tales of days gone by and I would be amazed at his dedication to the hobby and the distances he would travel to a show, many times straight off night shift .

God bless mate


Ron Sillitoe

Border Convention Chairman. 


I am so sorry to hear about my best friend Ray Morgan passing away with Corona virus, this has really shaken me up, I thought Ray was as tough as old boots for his age and get through this.

Rays wife Ann phoned me on the morning he collapsed in the street while taking his dog for a walk, an ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital where he was tested for Covid 19 it was positive.

I texted Ray the day after he went in to hospital and he said he was feeling a little bit better and been sitting up and having breakfast so I thought he may only have a mild form of the virus, but it just goes to show how wrong you can be, because when I rang his daughter the next day she said, "Phil he is very poorly", and within two days she told  me he was not eating or drinking, and the consultant had rung the house to tell the family he may not make it.

I got more bad news on Sunday the 4/10/2020 Carol his daughter rang me and was in tears when she told me that they were moving him to a single ward and they were going to let one family member, his son. in to sit with him not for him to be alone.

Well I will miss you old friend we had some good fun and good times together when going round the shows together and when we visited each other’s homes every week, we sorted out a lot of the world problems when we were in conversation.

One thing about Ray that sticks out in my mind is when he was judging he never turned any clubs down whether it be an all border club or CBS clubs he always turned up and never charged any club for traveling.


I remember last year in the hotel at North Staffs at 3am in the morning he thought I was mucking about knocking on his door at that time of the morning and he came out to see if it was me and there was no one about and the doors being sprung loaded it shut behind him leaving him locked out, well standing in his under pants he starts to knock on other peoples doors looking for my room he finally ends up down in the bar still in his under pants looking for the night staff he finds them two woman and a man well they looked him up and down and said are you lost sir no says Ray I have lost my key and one of the female staff says is it in your pocket,

He told us in the morning what had happened we were rocking, but that’s the sort of fun we used to have with Ray.


Our condolences to Ray's wife Ann and his children and the rest of his family, I feel so sorry for your sad loss.    


Sylvia & Phil Dewland




It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of one of our strongest members Ray Morgan. His dedication to the Welsh Border Fancy Canary Club and in fact to the Border fancy overall is a credit to him and an example to us all. Ray was committed 100% to the Welsh Border and through the years he served in all positions, Transport coordinator, Secretary, chairman and president. Also, his wife Anne would always be found in the kitchen or selling raffle tickets. A lot of people will remember the three musketeers Ray, Fred and Graham the work these three put in together over the years was incredible, not many like this in the fancy today.  He stood his ground-on things he felt strongly about but, on all occasions, it was not for his benefit but for what he thought was best for the Border fancy. His opinion and efforts in the hobby will be sorely missed.


Our condolences go to his wife Ann and all members of his family.


Linden Evans





Cleveland border and fife FCC are saddened to hear of passing of Ray Morgan ,Ray will always be remembered for the time and effort he put into the fancy, holding many if not all positions in the Welsh border FCC, we send our condolences to his wife Ann and the family .


Ronald Sillitoe





So sad to hear of the passing of Ray Morgan a tireless advocate of the Border Fancy. Ray always had time for a chat and will be sadly missed. Condolences to Ray's wife Anne and family. RIP Ray Morgan.


Bob Hodges





Its with great sadness we heard the news that Ray Morgan had passed away through the night, a massive character and Gentleman

Ray will be missed by all in the fancy .

Our thoughts go out to Rays family

R.I.P. Ray from us all at DBFCC


Nigel Leader

Show Manager




Merseyside Border & Fife. F. F. C. C. are saddened to hear of the passing of Ray Morgan

An Old School Border man. We wish to pass on our Sincerest Condolences to Rays wife and Family

And all members of the Welsh Border Fancy Club. RIP. Ray


Al Brown



British Border 


 British Border Fancy Canary Club would like to send our deepest sympathy to Ann and all her family on the death of Ray.


Ray always supported the British Border over many years and rarely missed coming to our Open & Club Show’s.


Ray’s wife Ann helped many times on the door.


Ray was held in high esteem by all the officials of the BBFCC and will be sadly missed by all his friends in the Border Canary world.


R S Norman.

Secretary, BBFCC




Ray Morgan was one of a kind, a real genuine Border Fancier. Always willing to have a chat, willingly giving advice helping newcomers and a tireless worker, not only for his main club, but wherever he went. The members of the Wessex Border Club will miss his company at our shows and send their sincere condolences to Ann and family.

He's with Graham and Fred and I bet they'll start a new club up there!!


Ian Perrier

Secretary Wessex Border Club


West Wales


Such a sad day that Ray had to be taken from us with this terrible illness.


He worked hard for the Border World, he gave up hrs of his time to make sure the Welsh Border show would go ahead some times taking on to much.


On behalf of West Wales can I offer our condolences to Ann and family.


God Bless.


Lyn Rowlands





The Irish Border Fancy Canary Club are saddened to hear of passing of Ray Morgan.

In the past Ray judged our annual show on a couple of occasions and was well respected here in Ireland. He’ll be sadly missed.

We send our condolences to his wife Ann and family.


John Furley


Border Canary


We are very saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend Ray Morgan

He will be sadly missed by all.

Sincere condolences to the family.


Simon Tammam


Sussex & Kent


Sussex and Kent BFCC are very sad to hear of the passing of Ray Morgan.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to his family.

He will be sorely missed, a great ambassador for the Border Fancy.

R.I.P. Ray


Alan Scott



Green, Cinnamon & White


Deepest sympathy to the Morgan family circle on the sad loss of Ray.He was a great supporter of the GCWBFCC down through the years.Ray will be sadly missed.


John Cunningham



I am sorry to hear of Rays passing, his presence will be sadly missed at committee meetings and shows in the future.

My condolences go to his wife Ann, his family and friends.

Rest in Peace Ray.


Brian Martin





It was with deep sadness that the Northern Border F.C.C. heard the very sad  news of the passing of Ray Morgan.

Ray will be a big miss to the fancy and to the Border Convention. He had his opinion which was always for the benefit of the Border Fancy.

My memories of Ray will always be of his positive views he had on the many things we discussed during my time as Chairman of the Convention.

Condolences  to Rays Wife Ann and all his family at this very sad time  


George Eltringham  

Secretary Northern Border F.C.C.




We all were very sorry to hear of the passing of Ray Morgan.and send our sincere condolences to his wife Ann and family.


Ray was a Stalwart of the Fancy travelling many miles to show his birds or judge a Show.


I mind the time back in the 80’s when Ray, Dennis Mathews and Willy Hickson travelled to Fauldhouse, and got lost on the way not arriving until one in the morning. After judging we all went out for a meal and some liquid refreshment, and had a very good night, but my abiding memory of the day is Ray giving a rendition of the Welsh National Anthem standing outside Saint Andrews Church just to cap off the night.


Jim Aitchison



Border Fancy C.C


The Border Fancy are saddened to hear of passing of Ray Morgan.                                                                                                

Ray will always be remembered for the time and effort he put into the fancy, especially his trips to the International in Scotland.

Our sincere condolences to his wife Ann, family and friends.


Jim Aitchison



We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Ray. We have such fond memories growing up with Ray, Fred and our Bampy (Graham), chatting away for hours and hours over the kitchen table. Now that they are reunited we know they'll carry on putting the world to right again. Our thoughts are with Ann and the family.


With love,


Lucy and Abi


We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Ray .all our thoughts are with his wife and family.


John and Judy Measures .

1936 - 2020

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