Gordon Arthur Morrow
Gordon Arthur Morrow, a lifetime resident of Metcalfe, died on Dec. 30, 2002 at the Township of Osgoode Care Centre. He was 77.
He is survived by his wife Doris Forget, whom he married in 1987. His death came after a 10-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1925 in Riceville to the late Albert Morrow and Hazel (nee Reid). A veteran of the Second World War, he apprenticed as a carpenter upon leaving active duty. He was a building contractor from 1962 until his retirement.
Mr. Morrow is survived by his daughter Debbie Payne of Kemptville and son Don Edwards. Surviving step-children are Ron Gallinger of Metcalfe and Karen Benoit (Chad) of Winchester. He will be missed by grandchildren Tiffany Bertrand (Ray); Ainsley Shields;Devon Morrow; Jodi and Sara Gallinger; Joey and Samantha Benoit; and great-granddaughter Kailey Bertrand. Surviving siblings are Eleanor May, Evelyn Shore, Helen Sunstrum of Ottawa, Sadie Biccum of Vancouver and Bert (Brenda) of Calabogie.
He was predeceased by first wife Phyllis Anderson. They married in 1949 and she died in 1981.
He was a member of the Metcalfe United Church. He was past president of the Metcalfe Lions Club, past president of the Metcalfe Curling Club, director of the Ottawa Winter Fair, and a founding member of the Ottawa Valley Hackney Futurity. A great horseman, he enjoyed raising, training and showing ponies.
The funeral was at Duncan Funeral Home in Metcalfe on Jan. 2 with Rev. Cyril Cook officiating. Interment was at Capital Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were nephews Don May, Ron May, Danny Morrow, Michael Shore, Irvine Sunstrum and Dale Wilson.