November 13 1922 – October 11, 2016
After a long, hard-fought battle with many health concerns, Morris passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital at 4:00 Pm on October 14, 2016. He was predeceased by his father Leo, his mother Signe, and brother, Gordon. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jean, his son Lance (Sandy), grandsons, Daniel (Charles), Benjamin (Andrea), (3 great grandchildren, Isabella, Aylin & Eli) & Richard (Stephanie). He was born in Weldon, Saskatchewan, and took his schooling in the Melfort area. Spent 3 years in the army, went overseas and transferred to the infantry of the South Saskatchewan regiment. He farmed in Carragana, SK where he met & married his wife, Jean. Then, Morris, Jean & Lance moved to La Ronge. While there, he operated the first shift plant that went under government inspection in inland Canada, opened the first fast food outlet, & owned and operated a fishing resort. He was also responsible for starting the first AA group in La Ronge. During this time he also ful filled his dream of getting his pilot license at the age of 45. In 1969, the family relocated to Vancouver Island where he had spent time during his army training and had very fond memories. At that time he also worked as supervisor at Kirk Evergreen Company where he remained until his retirement in 1983. He spent the remainder of his life in Parksville. Throughout his life, his favorite pass-time was fishing. Respecting Morris’s wishes, there will be no formal service. Please honour his memory by remembering your time spent with him. The family would like to send special thanks to the hospital staff at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (4th Floor) for all their care and compassion.