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elevated gWkfz William James Morris

elevated gWkfz March 17, 1925 – May 25, 2021

elevated gWkfz The Morris family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of William James Morris, a much-loved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He passed away May 25, 2021, in Toronto, at the age of 96. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara (nee Molloy) and grandson Ryan. He will remain in the hearts of his children ;  Sheila, Noel (Laurie), Valentine (Betty), Diane (Andrew), John (Nancy), Barbara (Ken), and Geraldine (Ian). Treasured grandfather to Jordan, Matthew, Kasey (Kevin), Liam, Noah, Emma, Jonah, Kyle, Daniel, Kayleigh and great-grandfather to Carter and Avery. Fondly remembered by relatives and friends in Ireland, England, and the US.

elevated gWkfz  Dad was born in Erritt, County Roscommon, Ireland in 1925.  Although they knew no-one, Mum and Dad emigrated to Canada in 1957 with a toddler and an infant.  Dad found employment with the City of Toronto (retired after 30 years), and through perseverance and hard work built a happy family life in Toronto with their seven children. Later, there was always room for everyone at their cottage in Orillia and then Lake Nosbonsing. Nothing made Dad happier than to hear the chatter and laughter of his family, “the gang” as he called us.  Dad valued family above all, handled all that seven kids could throw at him with humour and said the door is always open.  Dad was a “jack of all trades” who encouraged people to tackle projects they did not think they could do. He had a soft spot for animals, was a master at making a garden grow and of course nurturing his beloved trees.

elevated gWkfz He will be enormously missed and forever remembered.