Evelyn Morrison (nee Phair), a resident of the Township of Osgoode Care Centre, Metcalfe, passed away onFri., June 21, 2002 in her 85th year.
Mrs. Morrison was born in Edwards on May 22, 1918, the daughter of the late Robert and Christina Phair. Predeceased by her loving husband Carman Morrison.
She was the cherished mother of Lillian (Bill Empey) of Brockville, Bruce (Pat) of Edmonton, John of Winchester, Beryl Barclay (Herb Weckwerth) of Almonte, Darlyene Sheldrick (Stirling Carson) of Vernon and Janet (Ross Lowe) of Edwards. She was a loving grandma to 17 and great-grandma to 17.
Mrs. Morrison was predeceased by brothers Cameron and Frank Phair and sister Jean Hunt. She was a homemaker, mother, foster mother of three and farmer, helping out her husband on their farm, west of Vernon. She worked at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for a while, until baby number six came along. Mrs. Morrison was a sales representative for Avon in the Vernon area for many years. She was a long-time member of the Women’s Institute and the Baptist Church ladies in Vernon.
In 1971 Mrs. Morrison and her husband Carman retired to a new home in Metcalfe, where Mrs. Morrison pursued her great love of crafts. She made many afghans and needlepoints for her family.
The funeral service was held on Tues., June 25 in the chapel at Duncan’s Funeral Home, with Rev. Rich Gledhill officiating. Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were grandsons Dean Empey, Bill Empey, Allen Barclay, Peter Barclay, Daryl Sheldrick and nephew Reg Morrison. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters Amanda Lowe and Ashley Lowe, and great-granddaughter Deana Empey.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be most appreciated.