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Morrison, Kimberly Judith

July 20, 1957 — December 1, 2022

With extreme sadness, the family of Kimberly “Kim” Judith Morrison announce her passing on December 1, 2022, at the age of 65 yrs.

Kim was born in Winnipeg, MB and lived there for 10 years before moving to Penticton, BC with her parents in 1967.  She attended Tillicum School in Penticton and later worked at the Training Centre in Penticton.  In 1982, she returned to Winnipeg with her parents to be closer to her ailing grandparents, there she worked at the Hope Centre.  In 2004, she moved with her mother to Lethbridge, AB to be closer to family.  When her mother passed, Kim moved to Kelowna, BC to live with her younger sister, Toni, and brother-in-law, Dan, where she remained until her passing.

Kim loved her family and was most happy when around them.  It was for this very reason that she remained in the care of her family for most of her life (with the exception of a couple of years after her mother had passed).  She was very close to her siblings growing up, loved interacting with them and their friends, she was especially love struck when her sisters brought their boyfriends home.  She always told her mom that she was going to get married.

She loved to sing, she was always in her bedroom singing to her music (namely Elvis, she loved Elvis), tapping her leg with her hairbrush for tempo.  She loved swimming; she started swimming from a very early age, as she spent a lot of time at her grandparents’ cabin at Grand Beach in Winnipeg. She was like a fish in the water, scaring us sometimes as she stayed under the water so long.  She continued to swim right up until a few years ago.  She loved to 5 pin bowl and was a part of a bowling league when she returned to Winnipeg. She enjoyed watching TV.  She really enjoyed the Déjà Vu channel as she got to watch all the shows that she watched in her early adolescent life.  She really enjoyed reading magazines (namely gossip magazines), you could always find a pile next to her on her nightstand, she had to keep up with what was happening in lives of the stars, we think she got this from her grandmother who also enjoyed reading about the stars. She also loved to eat; and relished whatever was given to her, but desserts were definitely her favourite.  She loved to eat out, that was one of her favourite things to do.  She loved going to a restaurant and being able to order off the menu.  One of her most favourite memories was travelling to the Mayan Riviera, Mexico with her family and enjoying the amenities of an all-inclusive resort.  It had everything she loved, sun, amazing beach, pools, air mattresses to float on and food (glorious food).

Kim had a couple of very close friends (all of whom were very near and dear to her heart) with whom she spent a lot of time, both when she was in Lethbridge and then when she moved to Kelowna. Barb Funk worked with Kim through Lethbridge Family Services in Lethbridge.  They attended numerous functions together at LFS as well as partook in activities in the community that Kim loved to do. Barb was a huge support for Kim when Kim’s mom got sick and was there with her through all the difficult times. Gail Thiessen and Kim met when Kim moved to Kelowna in 2013 to live with her sister Toni and husband Dan.  Gail was her support worker and got her out into the community doing the things she loved.  Bowling at Freddy’s Brew Pub with Gail, Auntie Gail and Marianne and always enjoying a chicken burger with fries and a lot of ketchup!!  Nail salon visits to get a manicure and some pretty color nail polish.  Gail’s family provided respite to Kim, and they had many fun adventures together.  Gail, Fred, Noah, and Carter became a second family to Kim with whom she enjoyed swimming in their pool, going to a backyard concert together, and getting together for many birthday celebrations – especially Kim’s 60th birthday party at their home.

Left to cherish Kim’s memory are her siblings, Sue (Rick) Carter of Lethbridge, Jim Morrison of Cudworth, SK, and Toni (Dan) Kendall of Kelowna; nieces and nephews, Chelsea (Levi) Guerra of Lethbridge, Brody (Gillian) Carter of Lethbridge, Owen Linklator of Edmonton, AB, Brad Cook of Brochet, MB, and Paige Morrison of Saskatoon SK; aunt, Karen Chamberland of Minneapolis, MN; cousins, Sherri Martens of Winnipeg, Wende Wimble of Vancouver, BC, Lisa (Chris) Denys of Toronto, ON, Mike Wimble of Vancouver, and Chris (Tausha) Chamberland of Minneapolis; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Kim was predeceased by her loving parents, Clifford Morrison (d. 1995), Sandra Morrison (née Wimble, d. 2011); grandparents, Archibald Wimble, Nancy Wimble (née Douglas), Viola LaBreche (née Irwin), James Morrison, Mary Morrison (née Salter); sister-in-law, Huma Morrison (née Chaudhry); nephews Skylar Morrison and Travis Hart; cousins, Sandra Chamberland, Jeffrey Wimble, Terri Dahl (née Summers), and Paul Summers; and numerous aunts and uncles.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank-you to the staff at The Vineyards Residence for the exceptional care they provided to Kim in the 9 ½ months she was a resident there.  Thank you, Jane, JInky, Ashley, Rachael, Elizabeth, Joanne, Tina, Kim, Ken, and Maddie…. words cannot express the gratitude for your loving care and compassion.  We know how much all of you and the rest of the staff loved her too.

Thanks as well to all the care that Dr. Jeff Brown provided to Kim over the years.

She was our angel on earth, and now she is an angel watching over us all.
Her wings were ready, but our hearts were not.
Soar high and free above the clouds, sweet sister.

Kim, may you rest in peace with Mom and Dad.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those wishing to, may donate to the Down Syndrome Society.

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  • Pat and Tom Veary says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss Toni and Dan. I know she brought a lot of sunshine into your life and that you took such wonderful care of her. Thinking of you at this time.

  • Chris and Tausha Chamberland says:

    We will miss that trooper of a gal Kim. Her presence lives on inside us all. I can still hear her say “OH Boy”… Rest in peace with mom Kim.

  • Barry Daignault says:

    We are so sorry for your loss Toni and Dan.

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