Patrick Arthur Morris passed away suddenly January 14, 2012, at the age of 79, at the Trail Regional Hospital with his loving wife and family at his side. Pat was predeceased by his parents Pat (DD) and Thelma Morris and his sister Margaret. Pat is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Phyllis and children Connie Pagnan, Kathy (Gary) Veitch, Janet (Abe) Dale and Darcy (Carol) Morris. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Michael (Magda), Alicia, Ryan, Rob, Caiti and Christina. He is also survived by his sister Louise (Bob) McAllister and sister-in-law Mildred Keller.
Pat was born in Rossland in 1932. He lived in Rossland until he was six then he moved to Trail and then to Calgary. He returned to Trail to finish high school and went on to work at the Bank of Montreal in Summerland where he met his wife Phyllis. He worked at numerous branches including Cranbrook, New Westminster, Vancouver, Ashcroft, Sydney, Vancouver and Toronto. After working at the bank for 10 years he moved to Keremeos where he spent the next 10 years at West Kootenay Power as a meter reader and a lineman. Staying with the company, he moved to Trail in 1970 to finish his career as the Warehouse Manager until his retirement in 1992.
Pat had numerous hobbies including swimming, water and snow skiing, skating, woodworking, bridge, golf, bird watching, square dancing, and fishing. In his early years he enjoyed being a volunteer fireman, church alderman, Kinsman and a member of the School Board. Pat was always quick to offer assistance to a hurt person or animal utilizing his first aid training. His camp of 57 years at Christina Lake provided him and his family many wonderful times together. He particularly loved the odd escape from camp to go fishing to catch those fish he would never eat. Since his retirement he has spent much of his time at Christina Lake. Pat was known for his unique sense of humor and willingness to lend a helping hand (and tools) to his neighbours. He liked to engage a wide variety of people from all walks of life in conversation. Pat will be dearly missed by his loving wife, family and friends.
By his request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation: online at heartandstroke.ca/donors or mail to P.O. Box 3632 STN Terminal, Vancouver BC, V6B 3Y8. Donations may also be made to charities of the donor’s choice.