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Alexander Nelson Charles Morris

November 25, 1926January 9, 2021
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Alexander Nelson Charles Morris (Alec), 94, of Aurora, Ontario, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021, surrounded by his family.

He was born to parents Nelson Charles Morris and Mildred Morris, on November 25, 1926, in Eastbourne, a town on England's southeast coast. After the loss of his mother when he was six, Alec had to grow up quickly and help take care of his younger sibling. His childhood was set in the shadow of the Second World War, which influenced his life. Alec completed school in London and towards the end of the war was trained as an electrical technologist.

He married Patricia (Pat), the love of his life in 1950, shortly after the two of them immigrated from England to Canada. Their married life spanned almost 70 years, a remarkable testament to the strength of their love for each other. In 2019, Pat passed away and took half of Alec's soul with her. We take comfort in knowing they are now reunited and watching over their loved ones. Alec is survived by loving daughters Janet Eveleigh (Doug), Barbara Lane (Rich) sons Stewart Morris (Morag) and Geoff Morris, as well as grandchildren Heather, Ryan, Kristen, Jamie, Stephanie, Wesley and Connor and great-grandchildren Emmerson, Brandon, Malcolm, Meredith, Victoria, Savannah, Evelyn, Henley and Everett.

Alec was known for his love of family above all else and was also a loyal friend. Following his retirement from Teleglobe Canada, where he worked for 30 years across the country in Montreal, Vancouver Island and Newfoundland, he and Pat moved to Kingston where his focus outside his family included travel, reading, theatre and the outdoors, as well as various environmental causes and other charities. Alec was also very active in the retiree community and enjoyed providing medical drive services to local seniors and received an award for his many years of dedicated service.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, burial to follow at Aurora Cemetery. A web streaming service will be available in lieu of in person attendance due to the pandemic gathering restrictions.

If desired, donations would be appreciated to UNICEF, Greenpeace (Alec’s favourites) or a charity of your choice.

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    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Judith Ward

January 16, 2021

Sending love to you all from Wales. It was a beautiful service and we have some very fond memories of Alec. Your mum and dad were frequent visitors to the UK and Alec loved nothing better than to get involved. He was in the UK when Joan and Morris moved back to Eastbourne from Bromley and he went to help with the move. He drove ahead with Basil and on the way they stopped at a roadside diner for ‘ breakfast’. Having just finished eating bacon and eggs, my parents arrived for lunch so, without leaving the table , he ordered fish and chips! Happy memories!
We feel blessed that he has kept in touch with us for all these years, sending us news and photos of you all.
With love from Basil, Judith, Rachel, Dafydd and Ioan.

Irene Eastman Duguay

January 15, 2021

Many of my earliest memories of of your parents. They were great friends of my parents. They came to my high school graduation. They were at my wedding. When my mother broke her hip in 1984, my father was away on a business trip. I didn’t know what to do so I called Alec. He and Pat came to the hospital and Pat stayed with my mother while Alec drove me home to pack some things for my mother. They were there through thick and thin. I am grateful for their presence in my life and will always keep fond memories of them in my heart. I am very sorry for your loss.

With my deepest sympathy,
Irene Eastman Duguay

Jean-Yves Pikulik

January 15, 2021

Thank you for the beautiful service. It was nice to learn more about the life of the my first neighbour.

My son William is now the same age I was when I used to chat away to Alec and Pat. I understand now what my mom means when she praises how patient they were with me. Alec would calmly listen while I blabbed away in gibberish. I still see him tending to his yard, rake in his hand and cap on his head. He was a good neighbour and kind man. I miss him and hope to see him again some day.

My deepest condolences to the whole family .

Louise Heinz

January 15, 2021

I was able to attend the celebration of his life virtually. What a lovely tribute to your Dad. I remember his quiet strength and the twinkle in his eyes. " Be happy for today, because of yesterday." May peace be with you.

Becca and Al Gibson

January 15, 2021

We just wanted to send our love and best wishes to you all, from all of us in the UK. It was a lovely service and we have just looked at all your wonderful photographs. I have a lovely memory of Auntie Pat and Uncle Alec on one of their visits to England. We were all sat around Grandma and Grandad’s dining table at their house on Durham Road in Bromley. I was really young but still remember quite vividly that it was a lovely, sunny afternoon filled with laughter and fun. I have such warm, fond memories of Uncle Alec. I was only telling Al a few weeks ago about Mum and Dad’s amazing trip to Canada and how welcome you all made them. I said then how lovely it would be to visit Uncle Alec and to meet you all. So sad that we will no longer be able to see him, but one day we hope to come. Uncle Alec was so good at keeping in touch and maintaining the family link across the sea, I think it would please him greatly to know that we continued where he left off. We will do our best.

With our love from Newcastle upon Tyne, Becca, Al, Harry and Marmite (the dogs) and Columbo (the tortoise) xxxxx

Penny Tosh

January 15, 2021

To Stewart, Janet, Barb, and Geoff,

I have so many fond and cherished memories of both your mom and dad. Whether it was going with my mom and dad to visit them at their house or them coming to our house in Pierrefonds it was always an enjoyable time. We would often gather around our dining room table for meals, tea (coffee for my folks) and conversation. Your mom and dad would visit even without Rich and Barb being present as the 4 of them; my folks and yours became very close. They did a lot together over the years. My thoughts and prayers to you all. I consider myself very blessed to have known them both. Love to all. Penny

Ken and Pat Marchant

January 15, 2021

Alec was a very important part of my life. A very kind, generous, strong and caring person. Always there for his family. Someone who taught me much about life.
He'll be missed very much by all of us, but I'm consoled to see so much of him in my children, his grandchildren. His values and our memories of him will live on. We are all fortunate to have had him in our lives. He and Pat were role models for all grandparents.
Ken and Pat Marchant

Liz and Marshall McRae

January 15, 2021

Our thoughts are with you Barb and all the family. It was evident from the celebration of life show how devoted you and your siblings were to your parents and the bond that will always keep you together. Thank you for providing the opportunity to attend virtually.

Michael Matthews

January 15, 2021

There was a time in my life that a week didn't go by that I wouldn't see your Mom or Dad. They were always so kind to us. I remember so many times having to call your Dad in the middle of the night to come and pick us up downtown after a night out....and it always seemed like in no time he was there. Never complained...just wanted to be sure we were all home safe. And he did that many times...not just once. Even though it's been a while since I've seen him I will miss him.....it was nice knowing your Dad was still around. I'm so sorry.....for all of you. He was the best and I know you all know that. Good-bye Mr.Morris. Gods speed.
Michael

Kristine and Derek Demers

January 15, 2021

Thinking of you all and sending our sincerest condolences. Your loss is great but you have a beautiful family and you will have many memories to cherish and share in the future.
Peace be with you all.
Much love from us here near and dear to Stephanie, Barb and Kristin and their families.

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