Michael John Moorley

07/03/1985 - 02/08/2022


Obituary For Michael John Moorley

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Michael John Moorley announce his passing tragically on August 2nd, 2022 in Grovedale, Alberta. Michael was a seasoned motorcyclist with a true passion for the hobby. He was travelling from his acreage into Grande Prairie when he encountered a hailstorm in the area.

Michael was born in Kenora, Ontario on March 7, 1985. He graduated from Beaver Brae High School in Kenora and Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario.

Michael moved to Grande Prairie after graduating and decided to make this area his home. He worked for several years in the oil industry. After working for Edcon Power Tongs as a Computer Torque Technician, he decided to pursue his dream to travel. During his career he had an extensive list of safety courses, tickets, and experience in a variety of trades. Most recently, he obtained a position working for the Pipeline in Alberta. He travelled to Australia during which time he worked in various positions throughout the continent. Included in his travels were New Zealand, Bali, Hawaii, and lastly Thailand. During his five month stay in Thailand, he attended Mauy Thai Mixed Martial Arts classes daily. One of his many passions was martial arts and boxing. Michael was an amazing athlete. He participated in boxing, golf, hockey, soccer, hunting, and fishing, rock climbing in British Columbia, and biking. Riding his motorcycle and exploring new places in the wilderness brought him a sense of peace and tranquility.

Michael’s dream to purchase an acreage was fulfilled. His five-acre property equipped with a dugout and modular home was a place he wanted to share with his family and friends. He cut out trails so everyone could snow machine, hike, and enjoy nature. He taught his nieces a variety of skills including martial arts, the art of building a perfect campfire, and how to build a snow fort. Michael was so proud of his two nieces and seized every opportunity to spend time with them.

Michael was compassionate, patient, caring, and knowledgeable in so many areas. He knew the culture, history and location of every country in the world. He was a reliable and hard worker. Michael was always concerned for his family and friends’ safety and well being. His most recent addition to his life was Frankie, a female Cane Corso whom he loved. Michael had a special gift with people and animals. Once you were his friend, it was for life!

Michael will be sadly missed by his parents, Rob and Christina, sister Erin (Craig), nieces Danika and Mila; girlfriend Jackie Neniska, grandmother Betty; uncle Tom (Jannie), cousins Dan, Ricky, Chevy; uncle John (Michelle), cousins Alex, Brooke; aunt Lee, cousins Jillian and Jeff. Michael was part of a large extended family. He had many close friends from all over the world. Needless to say, he had many plans for the future and his life was shortened much too soon.

He was pre-deceased by his grandfather Frank Moorley, grandparents John and Madeline Beaton as well as his uncle Jim Moorley.

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammad Ali

A funeral service for Michael will be held on Saturday August 20th, 2022 at 3:00pm at Bear Creek Funeral Home (11802 99 Avenue in Grande Prairie, Alberta). Following Michael’s service, family and friends are welcome to gather at his acreage for a time of fellowship and to share memories of him.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742


20 Aug

Funeral Service

03:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 08/20/2022

    I had the chance to meet Mike in Australia. I remember him running around on the beach and being always so full of energy. I had the chance to share many good moments with Mike. I saw him again in New Zealand and in Montreal. I will always remember how highly he spoke about his niece and his sister. Mike was a wonderful human, sending my condolences to all his family and friends xx

  • 08/20/2022

    Deepest Condolences on Michael's passing. During his time in Grande Prairie we had the honour of getting to know him on a professional and personal level. He was always happy and a joy to be around. Constantly talking about his family and how much you all meant to him. Matthew Stefura & Julianne Fraser

  • 08/17/2022

    Chris, Rob and family .. our deepest condolences to you all.. keeping you in our thoughts and prayers .. Jan and Scott sparkman

  • 08/17/2022

    Chris and family, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Lorraine (Michelle's cousin), Andrea & John

  • 08/17/2022

    Chris Rob and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your son. Life is not easy and these are the worst hardships one has to endure. Our deepest condolences 🌻

  • 08/16/2022

    Christina, Rob, Erin and Jackie. I am so sorry that Michael was taken from you so early in his amazing life. I wish I could be there to offer my support. The last time I saw Michael and Erin was too long ago, when we last saw Auntie Maddie. Hugs and many more for everyone during this difficult time. Love from Stephen (your cousin).

  • 08/16/2022

    Rob, Chris, Erin and family. We send our deepest condolences on the passing of Michael. Please know that we are thinking of you at this time. Randy and Carla.

  • 08/15/2022

    Rob and Chris and family, I am so saddened to learn of Mike's sudden passing. May your fondest memories live on with you and may you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Deb McKay and family

  • 08/13/2022

    Dear Rob, Chris, Erin and family, Our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Michael. May his good memories help to endure your pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time in your lives. Love, Carlos and Maria ❤️❤️

  • 08/13/2022

    We offer our deepest condolences for the loss of Michael. The obituary notice paints a picture of an adventurous, caring, and accomplished young man. May memories of his life sustain you during this difficult time.

  • 08/13/2022

    Michael 's life was filled with adventures, accomplished dreams and a loving family. Rob and Chris, you must be so proud of him. Celebrate his memory . Know that Marc & I are thinking of you and your family . 🙏🏻

  • 08/12/2022

    Words can't begin to say how sorry we are for you Rob and your family. We are so sorry for loss. Susie and Wayne Gauld

  • 08/12/2022

    Rob and family; My deepest condolences on Michael's passing. John Norrish

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