MORPHY, John H. (Jack)
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Jack was born in Smiths Falls, Ontario on February 22, 1922; he was raised and schooled in Smiths Falls. His love of music which he maintained throughout his life, started at a young age participating in the marching band and many sports activities. He left Smiths Falls to serve his country for 5 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1956 he moved his family to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio where he was sponsored to run the Tool and Dye department for the Ford Motor Company. After the death of his loving wife Loreen (nee Haskins) of 57 years in 2002, Jack moved to Richmond, Virginia to be close to his daughter Sandy and on December 2, 2012 passed away peacefully in Richmond at the age of 90. Loved father of David (Erin) Morphy of Ottawa, Ontario and Sarasota, Florida and Sandra Abbott of Richmond, Virginia. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jackie Morphy of Ottawa, Sarah Morphy (Etienne Courchene) of Whistler, BC, Leslie Morphy of New York City, Tracy Marcus, Courtney Abbott both of Richmond, Virginia and great-grandchildren Liam, Rachel, Jorden, Ryan and Emma. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 11:00 am until service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 8, 2012