MORRISON, GERALD DAVID
October 13, 1926 ~ December 23, 2007
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of GERRY Morrison.
Gerry was born in Calgary Alberta to Kathleen (Innes Gunn) and Charles Morrison.
Gerry passed away peacefully in Comox, B.C. on Dec 23 2007 surrounded by family and friends.
Gerry grew up in Calgary Alberta. The first job Gerry ever had was as a kid shovelling coal in his local church. He then worked as a bicycle courier around the town of Calgary. After he left school he had a short stint in the Canadian armed forces armoured tanks division. After he left the army Gerry began working at the Canadian Utilities Company. Gerry went from being a linesman and climbing power poles to a supervisory position. During his 33 years with the company Gerry lived in Hannah, Lloydminster, Stettler, and Vegreville Alberta. Gerry made close friends that are with him still, wherever he lived.
After retiring Gerry moved to Comox, BC. Where he met his wife Bernice.
Gerry and Bernice spent over 25 extraordinarily happy years together sailing, hiking, kayaking and square dancing for two decades as ‘ocean waves.’ They enjoy skiing, gardening and have traveled the world together. One of their many favorite vacation spots was Hawaii; another favorite of theirs was a month long holiday in Portugal.
Gerry was an avid golfer, curler and dart player. They are members of the Comox Valley Horticultural Society where Gerry was a part of the social committee; he made the best tea and coffee!
Gerry will be missed by his daughter Patricia Morrison-Wheeler (Wayne) and grandchildren Mitchell and Bronwyn. His son James Morrison (Mathilda) and grandchildren Elizabeth, Jennifer, Robert, Kathleen.
Gerry will leave behind a void of emptiness in the life of his beloved wife Bernice Morrison, daughter Denise (Mike) and grandsons Jonathan and Nicholas Cook. Daughter Rhonda and grandchildren Christian and Coleton Flowers.
Gerry will be missed by his many friends and family members. Sister-in-law, Jean Morrison. His niece Jo-ann (Gary) and their children Shannon, Robin, Jay. Nephew Doug (Linda). Other family members, including Barbara (Raymond) and Peggy.
Gerry was a kind, caring and gentle man and loved by many friends and family. He very much appreciated the visits and support he received from his many friends.
We would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Fitz for his care and compassion during Gerry’s illness. A thank you to home support, to the Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program, Comox Valley Hospice, G.F. Strong Hospital and A.L.S. Centre, the A.L.S. Society of B.C.
There will be a celebration of Gerry’s life on Saturday, January 12 2008 at 1 pm at Comox United Church. Located at 205 Beach avenue, Comox. A reception to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION 7 RECEPTION CENTRE, 1101 RYAN ROAD.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in Gerry’s name to the ALS Society of BC would be appreciated.