OBITUARY

Mavis Irene Morris

November 2, 1929March 31, 2018

Born in Vancouver, raised in South Vancouver, where she attended John Oliver High School. Mavis moved to North Vancouver in 1949. Predeceased by her beloved second husband Chalmers; brother Fred; and first husband Jack. Survived by sons, Bob (Judy), Dan; daughter, Marli; stepchildren Kirstine (Mike), Stuart, Derek, Callum (Patricia); nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and lifelong friend Ron. Mavis worked as a secretary at Wagner Engineering and The Citizen newspaper. She was an active volunteer in the community in her retirement years. She enjoyed her activities at Silver Harbour Senior’s Centre, Keep Well at North Shore Neighbourhood House, and her visits to the casino.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mavis Irene Morris

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Marli Wakeling

April 6, 2018

My Mom was an organized and active dynamo! She was the quintissential social butterfly, with an active social life well into her eighth decade on this planet. She loved to dance, exercise, gamble at the casino and be independent. Her declining health was a great source of frustration as it meant a loss of social connection, which was fundamental to her being. Her dear friend Ron Burnham, whom she knew for seven decades, became her connection to the world when she could no longer drive. The family thanks him for his caring, loving support of Mavis. My Mom was stubborn, smart, and the most organized person that I have ever known. She had difficulty expressing emotion, until she felt dependent. We all became "sweetie" or "dear" in her last months. That was just fine with me. Thanks to the North Shore Hospice, for leading Mom down her final path, gently and warmly. Your staff and volunteers are saints. Thank you.

FROM THE FAMILY