Obituary of Mike Morrison
Michael Shawn Morrison, 52 Gardiner Mines Our hearts are completely broken to announce the tragic and sudden passing of our son, brother, and uncle, Michael Shawn Morrison on February 8, 2022. Born to Junior and Barbara (Currie) Morrison, Michael lived most of his life in Gardiner Mines. Mike loved his life and lived it to the fullest. At the age of 5, he found his love of motorcycles. From that point on, he could be found riding, fixing, or buying a bike. Mike became a very skilled rider and found so much joy riding with his many friends. He loved nothing better than making memories with his buddies and sharing stories about their adventures. Mike became a stunt driver for several years, providing chills and cheers for young and old over the province. Michael found his dream job as a tow truck operator and his “long black limousine” was his pride and joy the last number of years. He was employed with J.L. Syms Towing and Recovery. His boss Louis Sims became Michael’s mentor and close friend. Operating his truck brought Michael happiness and energy, as well as creating huge admiration and respect amongst his peers. Mike did so much in his short life and touched so many lives with his mischievous smile and outgoing personality. Besides his parents, Michael is survived by his sisters, Nancy (Scott) Phillips, and Tammy Morrison; his nieces, Ashley MacGillivary, Josie Phillips, Gracie, and Jaime Miller; his only nephew Matthew Phillips. Michael thought the world of his nieces and nephew, and they adored their “Cool Uncle.” Kaila Mann, Michael’s partner was special to him and brought so much joy and happiness to each other’s lives. Michael was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Fred, and Annie Mae (Gouthro) Morrison, Gardiner Mines; his maternal grandparents, Pat, and Marion (Currie) Dowie, Glace Bay; as well as his long-time sidekick and best friend, Buddy. The pain and sorrow we feel today is a testament of how much we loved Michael. As we picture Michael riding off into the Sunset (most likely on one wheel), we remember a clip of the song his father often sang to him when he was a baby, “And down the road I looked, and there goes Michael, riding on his motorcycle. Its good to touch the green, green grass of home.” Cremation has taken place under the care and compassion of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay. 902-849-4199. There will not be a service at this time. In Memory of Michael, the family asks that a donation be made in memory of him to the I.W.K. Children’s Hospital in honour of his little buddy, Brooklyn Butler who lives with Cerebral Palsy. Brooklyn is the daughter of Terrance and Leanne Butler, Michael’s close friend. Stories of Michael and words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com.