July 28, 1920 – June 27, 2005
Passed away suddenly but peacefully with family by his side at the 100 Mile House District General Hospital. Morry was born in Denmark and at the early age of two he moved to Saskatchewan. His family took
up homesteading until he was nine, when they moved to Vancouver. He was the eldest of seven and lived with his family until he joined the Merchant Marines. Upon returning from the war he married and settled down to raise seven children until the marriage ended in 1966. His job as a Palm Dairy driver took him all over the Cariboo area and he fell in love with Clinton. He met Peggy Evans and they were married in 1976. Upon retiring from Palm Dairies, he took up odd jobs working for Nelson’s Esso and as a guard at the Clinton RCMP detachment. Politics became his passion and he became an alderman from 1986 to 1993; then mayor from 1993 to 1999. He was involved with the TNRD for five years as well as the Ashcroft Hospital Board and the Arena Committee. He became an Honourary Legion Member of 44 years to the Royal Canadian Legion #194. He loved to golf and ballroom dance. Morry is survived by his sisters Edie (John), Emily; brother John; children Provie, Valerie (Mike), Larry (Twila), Jimmy, Ken, Jerry and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; stepchildren Vicki (Albert), Randy (Tanya), Patti (Joe) and Chris (Val). He was predeceased by his wife Peggy; son Robbie; brothers Oscar and Tommy and sister Pearl. A service will be held at Clinton Community Hall on July 9 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made at the Mill Site Lodge, 100 Mile House or the Alzheimers Society.