OBITUARY

Blaine Harold Morrison

April 2, 1941December 28, 2020

Blaine’s family is saddened to announce his sudden passing at the Regina General Hospital following surgery.

Blaine is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna of Stoughton, SK; son, Douglas of Regina, SK; daughter, Melanie (Curtis Richardson) of Regina, SK; son in law, Gary Brewer of Corinne, SK; daughter in law, Jennifer of Regina, SK; grandchildren, William and Wade Brewer, Aurora, Nova and Hunter Richardson, and Winter Morrison; sister, Betty Metheral and sisters in law, Ruth Morrison, Edna Morrison and Cheryl Morrison.

Blaine was predeceased by his parents, Hector and Lorelda Morrison; brothers, Verne, Dwight and Clarence; sister, Beryl McDowell; brothers in law, Keith Metheral and Avery McDowell and daughter, Heather Morrison.

Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, Home care nurses and other medical support required over the last 10 years.

Blaine was born and raised in Pangman, became a musician and teacher. He played in several dance bands, taught at the Conservatory of Music in Regina, played for churches from the time he was 14, including 40 years at Stoughton Grace United. He taught high school Music, English and Social Studies at Scott Collegiate, Martin Collegiate, Beechy, Redvers and Stoughton. He was active in theatre and other volunteer activities. He was a member of the Legion, the STS (Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan) and the Stoughton Drop-In.

At the request of Blaine and his family, there will be no service held.

Donations in memory of Blaine may be made to Stoughton & District Ambulance at PO Box 598 Stoughton, Saskatchewan S0G 4T0 or The Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Services

  • At the request of Blaine and his family, there will be no service held.

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Laurie Brewer

January 6, 2021

To my Morrison family,

I have the fondest memories growing up in your home! Tears are falling as I am writing this. I am very shocked and saddened to hear of Mr. Morrison's passing. My deepest and sincerest condolences. Prayers and Hugs

Love always,
Laurie Brewer

Nicole Miller (Gervais)

January 4, 2021

Dear Donna, Doug, Mel and family,
I am so sadden to hear of Mr. Morrison’s passing. You were blessed to have him in your life on a daily basis. For the rest of us we were lucky that he was a part of our lives.
Being a student and a neighbour, I was honoured to experience him not just as a teacher. There are many memories I have.
Coming to English or Social class, moving my desk to sit beside my friends (the only classes I ever got away with it), him telling me that I have my own language when I wrote an essay or report because my spelling was atrocious(kind of still is) but would spend time with me working on it, loving my Tiger just like he was yours (poor Quincy), listening to the amazing music that came from your house, watching him in dinner theatres, when he caught Ryan and I soaping your bedroom window at Halloween (To soap or not to soap that is the question is what we wrote but it took us a long time because we wanted you to be able to read it from the inside. He watched us finish and just said you’ll come back to wash it. We did), to the stories he kept from our parents when they were away and the kids played. His smile every time I would see him and the laugh that you knew he was in the room!
I was honoured to have him teach me and guide me in and out of school. The saying it takes a village is true. There are people that come into a life and leave a mark and Mr. Morrison was definitely one of mine. ❤️❤️❤️

Pat Szewczyk..nee allewell

January 4, 2021

I’m sorry to hear about blain.he never missed a family get together if it was a reunion or funeral.he never failed to entertain either with music or a good joke.he always made me laugh...pat

Marnie Richardson

January 4, 2021

Donna, Doug, Melanie and family,
Our sincere sympathy to you, we were so sad to hear of Blaine’s passing. Don and I have so many great memories from times including Blaine. He was a great entertainer at Don’s Place and a fun colleague to have at Stoughton Central School. Most of the laughs we share about our experiences in plays at the Arts Centre usually have something to do with Blaine , his talent as well as his antics. One of Don’s favourite memories of playing his husband in A Fine Coloured Easter Egg was when he forgot one of his lines and reverted to kissing Blaine to try to keep the show going! It became a big crowd pleaser for further performances. Haha! We had so many fun times together in the Odd Couple and I will always fondly remember playing his daughter in A Month of Sundays. Blaine was not only a multi-talented entertainer who loved to make people laugh but he was also a kind, intelligent and thoughtful man who cared for others. Blaine will be dearly missed but fondly remembered by many people!
Hugs to you, Marnie and Don Richardson

Koreana Bjarnason-Stomp

January 4, 2021

To the Morrison family,
My deepest condolences to you all. Blaine was such a large part of Stoughton from being at the school as a teacher and musician for the Christmas concerts, in the theatrical groups, playing the organ at the church, teaching piano and playing at so many community events his humor and talents will be remembered by so many. Cherish your memories and speak of him often to keep them alive. Hugs and prayers for you all during this time.

Heather Balon Lay

January 4, 2021

Dear Donna, Doug & Melanie and families,
I am so very sad to hear about Blaine. The Morrison family have been part of my life since 1977. I still remember sitting in Joe Brown's cafe when Mel was small and how she wasn't having it that I was Heather. There was only one Heather in her world and it wasn't me. Blaine made Geoffrey Chaucer come alive for us in Grade 12 and we forged a friendship that was more than teacher and student. If I ever needed someone to play for me while I sang, I always knew I could count on Blaine. His jokes were sometimes suspect, lol, but that could be forgiven. Blaine served the Town of Stoughton and Grace United Church with honour and integrity and it was a pleasure to sit on council with him as a fellow councillor and when I was the Mayor. I shall never forget drinking breakfast wine - who knew grapefruit could taste so good and the meals I was privileged to be invited for at your home. And I will also never forget the little things, like playing Take Me Out To The Ball Game as we left the church at my Dad's funeral or playing the German National anthem at the end of my mother-in-law's funeral. Little things DO mean a lot. I shall mss my old pal, foibles and all. He will always have a special place in my heart, just as you all do. My sincerest and deepest condolences to you all. Sending love from Heather.

Fern Silljer

January 3, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of Blaine. Our thoughts are with the families. Fern SIlljer and families

Betty Richardson

January 2, 2021

I remember you Blaine Morrison every saint Patrick's day you and your lovely wife Donna are coming to the New Hope pioneer Lodge, playing some Irish music and Donna is singing with you then you tell jokes the residents laugh. I really enjoyed listening, we really missed you. RIP Blaine Morrison

Gary Clews

January 2, 2021

Blaine and I enjoyed Pangman school in the same grade for our entire 12years. He amazed me with his incredible mind. His ability to memorize complete books was quite astonishing. His athletic abilities were outstanding, but he did not get into sports as much as I would have liked to see. His sayings will be in my mind as long as I have one. At a very young age (maybe 3), he asked Beryl if a horse's tail was religious. In about grade 4, he showed up late after lunch, the excuse being that they had baked apples for dessert and he ate a whole apple and a half! So many wonderful memories! Thanks, Blaine

Ruth Callander

January 1, 2021

So very sorry Donna to hear of Blaine's passing. He always had a story or a joke to tell you. The Lutheran Church was always happy when he filled in playing the organ for our services. He will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY