Resident of Burlingame
Oct. 18, 1934 - Oct. 28, 2013
Ivor "Scotty" Morris was a extraordinary, caring man who genuinely touched the lives of many. He always started each morning with a neighborhood walk accompanied by his favorite companion, his little dog Brodie. On his walk, it was his greatest delight to meet and greet his many friends, frequently adding a new friend along the way. Scotty always made time for his friends whether it be for a chat, a word of encouragement, advice or help. Nothing made him happier than to be of help to a friend.
Ivor "Scotty" met the love of his life, Frances in San Francisco. They enjoyed a happy and bliss filled marriage for over 39 years.
Ivor was born in Inverness, Scotland. He was educated at the Inverness Royal Academy and the Rosenberg College in St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he majored in languages. He immigrated to the United States in 1952. He served his new country in the National Guard and then proudly became a US citizen. Yet, a part of his heart always remained in the Highlands.
Among his many honors, Scotty was a special deputy for the Marin County Sheriff's department. He proudly served for twenty years as a lay arbitrator with the San Francisco Bar Association. He was a well respected and brilliant negotiator. He was a founding member of the Landsmen Club, and a long time member of the San Francisco Press Club and Masonic lodge.
As an athlete his skills on the soccer field were legendary. His biggest rival was his brother Raymond "Scotty" Morris. They continued their rivalry from childhood right up until last year. Scotty also excelled at table tennis and gin rummy. He won many championships.
Ever the handyman, he thought he could fix anything, often helping his friends and neighbors.
Scotty is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Frances, his brother, photojournalist Ray Scotty Morris of San Mateo, CA, and Kenneth Morris of London, England. His brother, David Morris and sister, Doris Morris Robinson predeceased him. He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews and in laws.
Honoring Scotty's request, a private service was held.
Friends are invited to a celebration of Ivor's life at a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be sent in Ivor Morris' name to:
Peninsula Humane Society
12 Airport Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94401