John 'Jim' James Morrison

21 September , 19417 June , 2019

MORRISON, John James Sydney It is with great sadness that we, the family of John James Morrison, announce his passing on Friday, June 7, 2019 at home on Cabot Street in Sydney, NS. Born September 21, 1941 in Boisdale, he was the son of the late Roderick and Laura (Ley) Morrison. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Murphy) and his three boys, Kirk (Shauna), Kevin (Charlene) and Keith (Lisa), as well as his three grandsons, his pride and joy, Colby, Jamie and Alec. He is also survived by his sisters, Sister Mary Ann (CND), Susie MacKay, Tina Boyd (Alex), Joanna Fraser (Bert), Florence Lowry (Max), Beatty MacDonald, Laureen MacDonald (Roddie), and brothers, Bert (Sarah), Malcolm (Sandra) and Greg; sisters-in-law, Doreen Morrison and Carol Morrison as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by, brothers, Martin and Charlie, as well as brothers-in-law, Bill MacKay and Joe MacDonald. Growing up in Boisdale next to the church, it was always a cornerstone of his life. After high school, he attended Xavier Jr. College and St.F.X. He later moved to Toronto where he started his career with the railroad as a Locomotive Engineer with the CPR. In Toronto is where he met Betty at the “Down East Dances” that he also organized. In the 1970’s, they happily returned to Cape Breton with their three boys and finished his career with DEVCO until his retirement. Jim enjoyed watching his three grandsons playing hockey, spending his summers in Boisdale with family and friends, and afternoons where ‘Good Friends Gather”. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11th at St. Theresa’s Church, Sydney with Father Joe MacKenzie officiating. A reception will follow the service at St. Theresa’s hall. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in memory can be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care and the Canadian Cancer Society. Words of comfort may be sent to his family by visiting


  • Elizabeth "Betty" (Murphy) Morrison, Wife
  • Roderick Morrison, Father
  • Laura (Ley) Morrison, Mother
  • Kirk (Shauna) Morrison, Son
  • Kevin (Charlene) Morrison, Son
  • Keith (Lisa) Morrison, Son
  • Colby, Jamie, Alec, Grandsons
  • Sister Mary Ann Morrison (CND), Sister
  • Susie MacKay, Sister
  • Tina Boyd (Alex), Sister
  • Joanna Fraser (Bert), Sister
  • Florence Lowry (Max), Sister
  • Beatty MacDonald, Sister
  • Laureen MacDonald (Roddie), Sister
  • Bert (Sarah) Morrison, Brother
  • Malcolm (Sandra) Morrison, Brother
  • Greg Morrison, Brother
  • Martin Morrison, Brother
  • Doreen Morrison, Sister-in-law
  • Charlie Morrison, Brother
  • Carol Morrison, Sister-in-law
  • Bill MacKay, Brother-in-law
  • Joe MacDonald, Brother-in-law
  • Mr. Morrison is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.


  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, 11 June , 2019


John 'Jim' James Morrison

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Laura Fergusson

10 June 2019

Dear Betty, Kirk, Keith, Kevin and family
John Jim was such a wonderful man, with a great sense of humor, a terrific big laugh, and a wonderful ability to tell a funny story.
He played a large part in those halcyon days of my youth on summer vacations in Boisdale.
I will be thinking of you all tomorrow, and saying prayers for John Jim.
Laura and family (Winnipeg)

JoAnn (Delaney) Locke

10 June 2019

Betty and Family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Jim. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
The Delaney's
Pat, Myrna, Mark and JoAnn

Marie Rocznik

10 June 2019

Betty and family,
We will always remember Jim’s kindness and sense of humour. You are all in our thoughts,
Casey and Marie Rocznik

Carolyn Marchand

10 June 2019

So sorry to hear about Jim’s sudden passing. My husband and I enjoyed getting to Jim during his visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Betty, and all the family.