George Wilson Morrison passed peacefully on November 26, 2022 at the PCH in Souris Manitoba.
George was the son of Sarah and Bill Morrison, having only one brother Jim who passed recently on October 20, 2022 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
George was born on October 31, 1935 and grew up on the farm. Before his marriage to Jean (Bertholet) in 1957 he worked in Brandon at Pioneer Electric for 3 years. The 2 of them then moved back to the farm where they had their family – Bev, Lynn, Doug and Lisa. During their time on the farm George was a grain farmer but was not afraid to try different things. George was a fur buyer who also skinned furs. He raised chinchilla’s and also raised sheep…….selling lambs for meat and also did some custom shearing. In later years he had chickens with a quota to sell eggs. Upon moving into Hartney he started custom welding constructing bale feeders and corral panels, eventually becoming a scrap metal buyer and seller. George enjoyed travelling to auction sales where he spent some time purchasing items but enjoyed the people he would meet and visit with even more!!!!
George represented Manitoba at the Elk’s curling championships twice with Keith Forbes, Geordie Gibson and Ian McPherson. George also played many years of baseball with the team from Grande – Clairiere. George was also an assistant coach for the Souris Blues Ladies softball team for a number of years which participated in Provincials, Western Canadian championships and also National Championships, on which his wife and daughters were members of the team.
Later George joined the Coyotes Slo pitch team which participated in the Senior World Series in Tucson, Arizona.
George was a loyal fan to not only the Hartney Blues Sr. Hockey team, Westman Wildcats AAA girls hockey team, Hartney Hoppers baseball team but also a fan at all of his grandchildren’s teams and sports travelling to all parts of the province, country and U.S.A.
George will be greatly missed by his family, friends, teammates and all who knew him. A private graveside service was held at the Hartney Cemetery on Tuesday November 29, 2022.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Ashley Neufeld softball Complex in memory of George.