MORRIS, Richard Raymond
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Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 after living courageously for 17 years with Parkinson's disease. His final 104 day journey was filled with the love and support of his family, who Ray loved so dearly. They include his wife Caroline and children Rhonda (Doug) Marshall, Jason (Patty) Morris, Keri-Lynne (Chris) Cooper. Ray's grandchildren Taryn & Samantha Marshall, Tristan & Ethan Morris, Jacob Cooper, Taylor & Nicole Wieler were his pride and joy. Ray is survived by his beloved sister, Beverley Phillips, whose kindness & devotion over the past year has been inspirational. He was pre- deceased by his sister Shirley Wood, and parents Arnold and Grace Morris. Ray was also dearly loved by stepsons Darren and Paul Wieler who he regarded as his own. He will be missed by his aunt Margaret Nixon and uncle Keith Webster, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is also survived by Carol Morris, the mother of his children. Ray was proud of his 37 year career with the Royal Bank (RBC) where he formed many lasting friendships. He had the opportunity to work in several provinces and spent many years in Internal Audit Service where he travelled extensively. He retired as Mgr. I.A.S. in 1999. Ray loved sports and will be remembered by former teammates for his hockey and baseball prowess.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many doctors, nurses, and PCA's at KGH for their kindness, compassion and respect during Ray's illness. Family and friends may pay their respects at CAPITAL MEMORIAL CHAPEL (3700 Prince of Wales Dr. 613-692-1211) on Sunday, August 26th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Ray's Memorial Funeral Service will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. in his hometown of Osgoode, ON at St. Paul's Anglican Church (5426 Main St.) where he once served as an altar boy. Donations to U.H.K.F. - Kingston General Hospital KIDD 7, specifically for the needs of neurology patients, in memory of Ray, or to the Parkinson's Society would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence can be made via www.capitalmemorial.ca
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2012