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JEAN MORRIS (DOROTHY)
Born: Aug 07, 1934
Date of Passing: Feb 12, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Remaining to cherish Jean's memory are daughter Shelley (John MacLise) and grandson Eric; son Rob (Mary Ann Go) and grand-dog Kato, brother-in-law Bob Bill and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bob, son Glen, sister Irene Bill and parents, Adam and Bertha Forbes.
Born on August 7, 1934, Jean grew up on William Ave and graduated from Daniel McIntyre. In 1959, she married Bob, after a "whirlwind" seven-year engagement and moved to the "powerline" in North Springfield where she raised her family and spent the next fifty years. In 2011, she moved to Cornerstone where she enjoyed seven years with the many new friends she made and could be counted on to speak her mind at tenant meetings and roll up her sleeves in the social club. The last two and a half years were spent at River Ridge Retirement Residence.
One of Jean's favourite past-times was the Fuddle Duddle Bridge Club, playing with the same core group of ladies every week for 40 years. As kids, we could count on Mom to chauffeur us all over the countryside except on Thursday bridge night. Jean loved travelling and went on trips with pretty much anyone that wanted to join her to destinations too many to mention. Her travels included several trips to watch her team, the Blue Jays, and to her favourite place of all - Hawaii. At age 82, she joined a jeep trip to see a penguin colony in the Falkland Islands. Between 2008 and 2017, Mom took us on several family cruises, her philosophy being that she would spend our inheritance with us while she could enjoy it too!
Jean was modest, yet accomplished at many things, whether knitting beautiful sweaters, sewing blankies, baking our favourite birthday "inch" cake, writing humorous poems, signing up for organ lessons in her 40s and line dancing in her 60s. She was quietly proud of her family and always available to support us.
In the last 20 years, Jean faced numerous health challenges, and her strength and resilience were an inspiration to many. She made the best of whatever cards she was dealt, whether in bridge or in life. Jean will be remembered for her razor-sharp wit and sense of humour. She loved good times with friends, family, rum and Pepsi (not Coke).
A celebration of Jean's life will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba.
Family and friends are invited to share memories and leave condolences by visiting Jean's memorial page at seasonsfunerals.ca
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 20, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Mother (Vi) and Mrs. Morris were very close for decades and could always count on each other because they were honest with each other regarding life's challenges. I have many, many fond memories of the bridge club meetings at our house and yes, Thursday nights were sacred as they should have been. We can all take a page from that book, friendships are golden!! May Mrs. Morris rest in a much deserved peace!! - Posted by: Paula Husmann (Kowalker) (one of her bff's daughter) on: Feb 20, 2021
I have such wonderful memories spending much of my youth at the Morris homestead. It was a second home for me, and Jean was my second mom. With a smile, she would always ask, “what are you boys up to now”, followed by, “come sit down and eat”. She was a true matriarch for a beautiful family. Shelly, Rob, and family, please accept heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. - Posted by: Cameron Bakker (Family friend) on: Feb 20, 2021
Shelly, John and Eric not sure if you will remember us. We met your mom twice and will always remember her sense of humor. Fallowed Eric from the little table in his room to graduation at SJR with my grandson. To now seeing the small world that has you connected with my cousin Faith on Facebook. Shelly our sincere condolences. Lorraine and Verna. - Posted by: Lorraine Hughes. Verna Nisbett (We felt like friends.) on: Feb 20, 2021
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