Obituary of Ronald (Ron) Morrison
Ronald (Ron) Morrison,
New Waterford/Sydney, N.S.
It is with heavy hearts that on July 5, 2022, we, the family of Ron Morrison, had to say our final farewell.
Born in 1937 to the late Ronald and Violet (Burke) Morrison, Ron lived most of his life in New Waterford before moving to Sydney in 2008. At the youthful age of 20, Ron tragically lost his first wife Louise Muise. In 1960, Ron married Rita and together, they raised their four children. Left to deeply mourn Ron is wife Rita (Clark), sons Don (Diane) and Wayne (Joananne), daughter Valerie (Brian), brother Art, sister’s Colleen, and Ann; grandchildren Wayne, Renee, and Mark; great-grandchildren Ceci and Eli, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Waiting to take Ron’s hand, to help guide him through his journey, is son Blair (Mary), who predeceased Ron in 1994. Ron was also predeceased by brothers Malcom and Adrian, and sisters Marie and Lorna.
Ron spent 20 years working in No.12 colliery before finishing the remainder of his career as a heavy-duty equipment operator for DEVCO railway.
Ron had a great love of music. He enjoyed picking up his guitar to play a few tunes with best friend Joe, travelling with Rita around Cape Breton to hear the local fiddlers and to Nashville and Branson to see their country music favorites. Ron and Rita also loved their Sunday drives, visiting all of Cape Breton Island, with Baddeck being their favorite. They also loved to camp and spent many summer vacations in Cheticamp and PEI.
Ron was always a highly active man who loved to walk, tinker with cars and work around his home. It was a difficult diagnosis when Ron was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2018. The disease began to take his independence and ability to do the things he loved most. Ron then became involved with the local Parkinson’s group who guided him to their boxing classes. Always a fan of professional boxing, Ron took immense joy in partaking in the classes. When Ron was no longer able to attend, he loved sparring at home with Juanita whom we will forever be grateful for keeping Ron fall-free for 15 months.
Ron received wonderful care from so many providers. The family will be eternally grateful to the exceptional care received from community palliative care and The An Cala Palliative Care Unit. Special thanks also to: Dr. Rod McGory, the fabulous family at Rideout House and family physician Dr. Azer.
To honor Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Burial will take place at a later date.
Donations may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com.