Steven Andrew Morris

June 20, 1955January 10, 2021

Steven passed away peacefully at his home on January 10, 2021. Predeceased by his loving parents Des and Marjorie, and brother Donald. Steven is survived by siblings Michael, Patrick, Katherine, Teresa and Rachel, and his daughter Maggie. He had a special spot for his many nieces and nephews. Though Steven was born in Port Alice and lived his later years in Toronto, he always called Duncan home. He spoke fondly of his time with friends in Duncan and with family at the cabin on Pender Island. Steven was a great many things. He was a lawyer, avid reader, excellent guitarist, tireless worker, lover of music (the Beatles!), fierce debater and loving friend. Most of all, he will be remembered for his kindness. To those who knew Steven, it was clear that his greatest calling in life and proudest achievement was being a father and best friend to his daughter, Maggie and son-in-law and confidante, Jake. Steven could not have been prouder of Maggie and all that she does. He will be deeply missed by all those who experienced his always enduring optimism and love for life.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Toronto’s Aphasia Institute in Steven’s honour, an organization that provided Steven with an incredible community in his later years.

It was Steven’s wish that no ceremony or funeral be held. He will be buried with his parents on Pender Island.


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January 18, 2021

I recently met Steven through the Aphasia Institute. In the short period I got to know Steven, I could easily see the positive impact he made on others and his generous spirit. He will be remembered and missed, and I am sorry for your loss.

Carly Bregman

January 15, 2021

I only had met Steven recently since the Aphasia Institute moved to an online format. Each week Steven would always come online with the biggest smile on his face and always brought laughter to the group. From only knowing Steven for a short period of time I was able to see how truly special he was. I am so sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences to the entire family during this difficult time.

Gayle Wilmot

January 15, 2021

I have only known Steven for the last few months through Zoom discussion groups with the Aphasia Institute. He joined with great enthusiasm each week. Steven was charming and endearing -- a great sense of humour, compassionate and progressive points of view, and a very animated style of communicating that went well beyond verbal words. He will really be missed.

John Tonus

January 15, 2021

I only got to know Steven recently, through the Aphasia Institute. I saw, very quickly, that Steven was a very special person. I will remember Steven fondly. I am so sorry for your loss.

John T.

Amanda Bunday

January 13, 2021

Steve was very kind, generous and fair minded and it was a privilege to know him. I have not seen Steve since our daughters were small but I will never forget his kindness showing up at my home without being asked to take my daughter for outings with Maggie in order to give me some breathing space while my husband was away working in New Zealand. I was always in awe of Steve's easy, loving relationship with Maggie and I knew from when Maggie was an early age that she was bright and that she would be very successful. Maggie, I know you made your father very proud and that you brought him great happiness. I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences Maggie. Rest in peace dear Steve.

Karen Langston

January 13, 2021

So true, Steve’s greatest accomplishment in life was Maggie. He just glowed from ear to ear.

I will hold in my heart all the outings we had together with our daughters. I will miss Steve’s infectious laughter, his conversations and his latest gossip 😂.

Maggie, my heart goes out to you. I wish I could just hug you right now. Pleas know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m going on o miss your dad. I’m lighting a candle tonight in remembrance.

Randal Montgomery

January 13, 2021

Steve was a longtime good friend of mine. We used to sit beside each other in law school decades ago. He was an all around very nice guy but fought hard for his clients. He has a very good sense of humour. Yes he played guitar and loved the Beatles and I was looking forward to doing some musical work with him once this pandemic is over, so I will always miss him.