It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, John Morris, eleven days shy of his 93rd birthday, on April 3, 2021. Dad was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Woods) and were married sixty-six years. Loving father of Debbie (Steve) Ovell, David (Susan) Morris, John Jr. (Brenda) Morris and Jill (Joe) DeMars. Loving Grandad/Grandpa to Michael (Neroli) Ovell, Scott (Amanda) Ovell, Tyler (Kara Lenehan) Morris, Zachary (Marlee) Morris, Joshua Morris, Jonathan (Shawna) Morris, Jaymee (Josh) Williams, Jessica DeMars, Jaclyn DeMars and Jordan (Sydnie) DeMars. Dad was a proud Great Grandad to Zoe and Ainsley Ovell, Bella and Jaxon DeMars, Lincoln and Oliver Williams and Leo Morris. John is survived by his two sister-in-laws, Lois Gammon and Darlene Woods. Dad was born in Rathburn, Ontario, and he never forgot this fact! Predeceased by his parents, John and Julia Morris and his brothers, Bob, Owen and Bill.
John was a proud long term employee of Bell Canada and spent countless hours at the Community Centre Arena with his two sons. As a result of his hard work and care, he was awarded life memberships from both the Orillia Minor Hockey and the Orillia Minor Lacrosse Associations. Dad’s favourite pastimes were fishing and hunting with his family and enjoying summer holidays at Portage Bay. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dad’s doctor, Victoria Archer, for her kind and compassionate care.
The family will receive friends at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E. Orillia, (705) 326-3595 from 6-9 P.M. on Wednesday April 7, 2021. Due to current world events, (Covid-19 restrictions) attendance is limited to a specific number of persons within the facility at any one time. Please call the funeral home to reserve a time slot for your visitation with the family within regular business hours. You are instructed to arrive just a few minutes prior to your desired time. Staff will advise when space permits within the funeral home. The visitation time is allocated to 10 minutes. Please be aware that others will have scheduled their time with the family. Masks are mandatory inside the funeral home and social distancing is practiced. Gathering outside of the facility is not permitted. We thank you for respecting the regulations we are required to enforce from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario and Public Health. A private family funeral service will be held. Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Orillia. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Mariposa House Hospice or to a charity of your choice.
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