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MORRISON, Frank

October 7, 1921– Moose Jaw, SK
June 16, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Sadly on Fathers Day, we lost our deeply loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend at the age of 91, after years of various medical issues that he fought gallantly.

Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to parents Allen and Ethel Morrison, Frank grew up on a farm in Ettington with brothers Herbert and Walter and four sisters; Gwen, Edith, Noreen & Joyce. Joining the Army in 1941, he was stationed in England and it was there that he was introduced to Irene by mutual family friends. Frank left the army in 1945 after being part of the D-Day invasion in Normandy and he and Irene were married on July 9, 1945.

Frank stayed in England and worked in the furniture industry where he learned the cabinet making skills that would mold his future. He returned to Canada with Irene, Al and Margaret in 1956, son Glenn was born in Calgary, and after working various construction related jobs Frank started Morrison Construction, now Morrison Homes, in 1961. In 1983, Frank and Irene retired to Blind Bay, BC and Sun Lakes, AZ where they enjoyed many years of golf, happy hours with friends and family and wonderful trips to various parts of the world. They settled back in Calgary in 1990 to be closer to their growing family.

Frank was a deep thinking, hard working, loving man whose word was his bond and he will be deeply missed.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife of almost sixty-eight years Irene; daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Ron Forrest of High River and two sons and their families. Al and Donna, Trevor, Kyler, Delaney, Elisha of Calgary and Glenn and Chris, Daphne, Michael of Virginia USA. He is also survived by sisters Noreen Pearson in Calgary and Joyce and Lawrence Penno in Regina.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations can made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8, 1-877-715-5437, www.childrenshospital.ab.ca.

In living memory of Frank Morrison, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Tom and Debra Mauro :

    Al we are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Tom and Debra

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  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Try to celebrate the wonderful moments you shared.

    Darcy and Patsy Cook

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  3. Sharon and Henry Epp :

    Al and Donna and family, Henry and I were so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We send our love to all of you. Hugs, Henry and Sharon.

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  4. Mary Lynn & Mark Dalton :

    Al, Our deepest sympathy to you and the Morrison family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mary Lynn & Mark Dalton
    Newfoundland

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  5. Ernie & Rosemarie Berg :

    Irene and Family, our deepest sympathy on Frank’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Ernie & Rosemarie Berg

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  6. My sincere condolences to Irene and family. Growing up, Frank was my favourite uncle… someone I have always had the greatest respect for.
    — Paul Olynek

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  7. Barbara Eubank (nee Simcox) :

    Our thoughts are with you guys at this time. Although we have not seen you in a while, we think about you. Irene, Margaret, Alan & Glen we offer our sincere condolences on your loss, our heart goes out to you.

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  8. Bonnie Payliss :

    To The Morrison Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was quite a character. I enjoyed visiting with him!

    May you find comfort in your memories.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Bonnie Payliss

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  9. Anita Simcox :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Many years ago my mom Lilo and dad George was given a chance to own their first home from Morrison Construction.
    From Lilo, Anita and Barb Simcox

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  10. Kim and Terry Mitchell :

    Irene and Family, our deepest sympathy on Mr. Morrison’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Terry, Kim, Mackenzi,and Mason Mitchell

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  11. Rick and Gayle Marshall :

    Al, Donna and family,
    We are sorry to learn of Frank’s passing and send our sincere sympathy to your family. We know your memories of your beloved father will be a comfort to you during this difficult time.
    Rick and Gayle Marshall

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