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MORRISON, John Newton

1934 — 2019

With profound sadness we mourn the passing of John Morrison who passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Selkirk Manitoba in 1934 son of J.W. and Doris Morrison (née Newton), he is survived by his loving wife Nancy (née Fraser) three sons Bradley (Danita), Gregg (Nancy), Timothy and Jennifer (Richard). Grandchildren Jensa (Josh), Braeden, Makenna (Conner), Quinn (John) great granddaughter Adeline, sister Nonie, nephews and nieces.

John grew up with a penchant for all sports, excelling in hockey, curling and golf. He played defense for the Brandon Wheat Kings, leading to a tryout with the Detroit Red Wings where he was thrilled to share the ice with Gordie Howe and Stan Makita. As exciting as this opportunity was, John’s mother wisely led him to taking the hockey scholarship to the University of North Dakota where he received his Bachelor of Commerce graduating summa cum laude.

Nancy and he met playing badminton when he was managing the family hardware store in Selkirk.  Eventually he returned to school earning his CA designation where early in his career he became a partner with KPMG in Winnipeg, Vancouver and in 1980 became Managing Partner in Kelowna. John was also a trustee in bankruptcy where his kindly and caring manner was instrumental in helping distressful situations become more bearable for many.

John enjoyed life to the full; in Selkirk, where many dear friends remain, the cottage on Lake Winnipeg and loving life in Kelowna skiing at Big White, playing duplicate Bridge and golfing at Gallagher’s and Kelowna Club with his many friends. John attended church services at St. David’s Presbyterian Church where he was treasurer for many years.

He and the family enjoyed many trips together throughout their formative years and later he and Nancy experienced many various trips on land and sea. He coached his sons in hockey and never missed Jennifer’s baseball and skating performances. The family wishes to thank the many people from Interior Health who were involved in his exceptional and compassionate care while at home.

A celebration of John’s life will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC with Rev. Emery Cawsey officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Cancer Center www.bccancer.bc.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences.”

 

THIS SERVICE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED FRIDAY JUNE 28 AT 1:00PM

Service
Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Location
Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for MORRISON, John Newton is scheduled for Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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The service will be a celebration of John’s life, with Rev. Emery Cawsey officiating


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Condolences

  • Bryan and Glenda Jackson says:

    Nancy and family. Our thoughts and prayers Re with
    Nancy and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What a pleasure to know such a kind, loving soul. May your memories be fond and guide you through this difficult time He will be missed by all who knew him. Bryan and Glenda Jackson

  • Ron & Zinnia Gregory says:

    Dear Nancy & family, Our sincere condolences. Ron & Zinnia Gregory

  • Dick Freeborough says:

    Nancy
    Sincere condolences. I have very fond memories when john and I were partners together in the 70s mainly when you were in Winnipeg and I was in Montreal. John and my paths seemed to cross at several training programs and other events not to mention annual partner meetings. He was a wonderful colleague and friend. I always enjoyed our time together so much.

    Thinking of you at this difficult time

    Dick Freeborough

  • ROBERT COFFEY says:

    Gone from my Sight
    I am standing upon the seashore.
    A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
    and starts for the blue ocean.
    She is an object of beauty and strength
    and I stand and watch her until at length
    she hangs like a speck of white cloud
    just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
    Then, someone at my side says: “There, she’s gone!”
    Gone where? Gone from my sight – that is all.
    She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
    as she was when she left my side;
    and just as able to bear her load of living freight
    to the place of destination.
    Her diminished size is in me, not in her;
    and just at the moment when someone at my side says:
    “There, she’s gone!”, there are other eyes watching her coming
    and other voices ready to take up the glad shout –
    “Here she comes!”.
    And that is dying.
    Henry Van Dyke
    as a retired partner, I pray that the foregoing poem which looks at death from a different vantage point may provide some consolation to the family at this sad time Bob

  • John Matheson says:

    Nancy: I want to express my very deep sympathy to you and your family on John’s passing. I was a partner with John in
    Riddell Stead ( before KPMG). I have great memories of our manager then Partner get togethers with John, Harvey and Elmer ( the party guys from Winnipeg. John was a caring person , proud of his family and took good care of his clients. He was a good friend. and I have great memories of our times together. May you receive grace and strength at this difficult time. Cherish the memories of John’s life

  • John Matheson says:

    Nancy: I want to express my very deep sympathy to you and your family on John’s passing. I was a partner with John in
    Riddell Stead ( before KPMG). I have great memories of our manager then Partner get togethers with John, Harvey and Elmer ( the party guys from Winnipeg. John was a caring person , proud of his family and took good care of his clients. He was a good friend. May you be blessed with grace and strength at this difficult time. Cherish the memories of John’s life

  • Charlene & Stuart says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours during this time. LIPEO Charlene.

  • Bruce & Judy Harris says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you Nancy and to the entire family. It was just terrific to get a chance to have dinner with you in the desert this season – what a wonderful life and family you have all enjoyed! Cyber hugs Judy and Bruce xo

  • Ed & Donna Chorney says:

    Dear Nancy & Family:
    Our heartfelt condolences on John’s passing. We share your sadness with you.
    Love Ed & Donna.

  • Dale and Barbara says:

    From the short time we got to know John it was evident that he was a special man. Peace and our prayers be with you Nancy and family. Dale and Barbara

  • Bonnie McMillan says:

    Dear Nancy and family…so very sorry for your big loss….John was such an honourable ,family man …….my last visit with you was at the Knox Anniversary reunion three years ago..Our dad ,George Sigurdson,always held Johhny in the highest esteem…through golf and hockey …shared experiences…
    My memories …were of babysitting your kids back in Selkirk..I hold those memories dear to my heart..xo Bonnie McMillan

  • Jean Oliver says:

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Our families go back so many years and the Morrison family was always part of our family. Please know Nancy that my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the your family.. I will be thinking of you especially on June 28th.. Sincerely, Jean

  • Leon & Irene Thomas says:

    Nancy ,we were so sorry to read today of John”s passing . Please accept our sincere condolences & know that we are
    keeping you & your family in our prayers.
    Leon & Irene Thomas

  • Brenda Larson says:

    Nancy and family – think of you at this time and sending sincerest condolences for your loss.

  • Gord and Brenda Kurio says:

    Our deep condolences to Nancy and family. As John expressed , he lived a full and rewarding life. We all wish to live a life of passion as did John; his greatest passions being his family and his love of sports. Thank you John and Nancy.

  • Julia Hepburn says:

    Dear Nancy & Family,
    My thoughts & prayers are with you at this very sad, difficult time. John achieved so much during his full & wonderful life. You all have so many proud & loving memories, of this great man, which in time, will bring comfort.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Julia Hepburn

  • Geraldine Gerry Trapp and Fred says:

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Didn’t know him well but always knew of him and always heard only nice things of him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Nancy, and all your family.
    Sincerely Fred and Gerry

  • Deanna Stinson says:

    Thinking about you at this time Nancy and Family…
    Ralph’s Golfing Buddie and our Good Friend for many Years. .
    Gone but never Forgotten. We will miss you.

  • Vi markoff says:

    Nancy, I am in shock seeing this in the newspaper I did not know that John had a problem I will always remember him as “goofie” I think you know what that means I think of you without him and my heart breaks His, fun , loving spirit will always be remembered Minnie 😍😍

  • Lisa Lundberg says:

    Nancy, Brad, Greg, Tim, Jennifer & Families,
    Our sincere sympathy for your loss. I have so many fond memories or our times on Dorchester, vacations (Florida, Cozumel) and in Kelowna, where you always had time to have us over or meet for lunch. I feel appreciative of knowing you my whole life. John was simply the fun guy to be with. Wishing you all peace at this sad time.
    Lisa & Peter (Sarchuk) Lundberg

  • Carol Blacher says:

    My sincere condolences, Nancy and family. I have such good memories of all of you from your Selkirk days. From my first good summer job, to babysitting for your family. My memories also include John’s mother, Doris, a kind and caring woman. I’m so sorry for your loss. Carol Blacher

  • Mary Ann ( Zubick ) Gill says:

    Dear Nancy , Brad , Greg ,Tim and Jen., and family
    Our family sends our condolences to your family at this time where the passing of your husband and father and grandfather is such a sorrowful time. Mr Morrison was such a respected and fair, solid and kind man. I remember him from when Brad and Greg were in their teens to this spring when we walked at the dog park. Our last conversation was about how proud he was of his children and how much he enjoyed being with Sugar walking at the park. Mr Morrison always spoke kindly of his family and loved his family so much.
    We are very sorry for this great loss of your husband and father and grandfather.

  • Rod & Val MacDonald says:

    Nancy, we are very sad to hear of John’s passing. He put up a good fight with many health ailments the last few years. John will be missed by his golf buddies and the men at the weekly Urban Fare coffee sessions. Wishing you and your family many treasured memories.

  • Rod & Val MacDonald says:

    Nancy, we are very sad to hear of John’s passing. He put up a good fight with many health ailments the last few years. John will be missed by his golf buddies and his friends at the weekly Urban Fare coffee sessions. Wishing you and your family many treasured memories.

  • Dick Duggan says:

    Nancy–and family–the passing of a loved one and family member is not easily accepted–they say time heals.–I`m not so sure –but it does help to remember the good times together .My condolences to you on your loss.

  • Kelly Meenagh says:

    Nancy, my sincere condolences to you on your loss. I would run into John regularly at the bridge club. We had a running joke going – I would always wait to see which way he was sitting, so that I could sit the opposite way since he never got any cards! I occasionally ran into John at the Mission dog park – he was there with his Sugar baby – they made a cute couple!
    John was such a pleasant man. He will be missed..

  • Anita Assam says:

    My sincere condolence to all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John was a great man. May he rest inpeace
    My sincere condolence to all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • David Keith says:

    Condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Nancy and loved ones. I first met John in Selkirk Manitoba when he was the captain and leader of the Selkirk Fishermen. He was a role model to me and all of my siblings. The 2:00 PM Sunday games at the Selkirk Barn were normally filled to capacity. John stood up for his teammates and should John have been born in todays era ( post 6 teams NHL ) I am sure he would have been a regular in the NHL.
    Besides John’s hockey and golfing abilities he was an even better family man.
    Rest in peace John
    Dave and Jean Keith

  • Bill and Charlene Corbett says:

    What a man! John was always keen and with whether as a partner, retired CA, golfer or Bocce or poker player. Loved him as a Brother. May God’s peace wrap around Nancy and all of the family as they grieve🙏

  • Brenda Taylor says:

    Dear Nancy and family, so sorry to hear if Johns passing. Mom and Dad talked about their trip to Kelowna many times with such fond memories. I was very glad to have met you both when you were visiting NB several years ago. I’m sure Ruby and John and the rest of the Black family are chatting it up on heaven. If I ever get to Kelowna I will definitely come for a visit! I know Mom loved you and John dearly. Take care love the Searle and Taylor families ❤️

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