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.
12 thoughts on “Morrison, George Wilson”
Please accept our condolences Jean, Bev, Lynn, Doug, Lisa and families. I read the above story with interest and it brought back a lot of memories of visiting the farm as a child. It looks like there wasn’t much Geordie couldn’t do! We’re thinking of you all at this sad time…..Doug and Cathy Cowan
Our heart felt condolences go out to our Manitoba family ! You provided me with so many skills, lessons, memories and good times as a child and teen. They will not be forgotten, nor will you. We were blessed to have you in our lives ! R.I.P. Uncle Geordie
My deepest sympathies to the Morrison Family for your loss of Geordie.
Our sincere condolences to Jean and family. We had many fond memories of George and Jean and family when we lived in Hartney.
Our sincere condolences to all the family. Geordie was a great family friend of the Wes Agnew family. Geordie and Wes spent lots of time together during the fur trading years. He will be missed by those that knew him May it help to know our thoughts and prayers are with you all
I was so sorry to hear your sad news. I have so many good memories when George was part of our team. The trips we took, the tournaments and the league play……… What fun we had!
My thoughts are with you all.
Rest in peace George
Heartfelt condolences to my Morrison cousins & Aunt Jean. My heart aches for you all and the loss of Uncle Geordie. In Dads (Jim) last months he spoke often to me about his brother and shared some memories of their childhood…going to the fair with their parents, family picnics, skating on the dugout and other shenanigans that they got into. I hope we both find peace in knowing the Morrison brothers are together again Love to you all.
Condolences to the Morrison family, so sorry to hear about George’s passing. I loved visiting with him at the PCH and looked forward to his quick with and big smile. He was my Mom’s (Ila Lang’s) next door neighbour at the PCH for a few years and he always looked out for her and asked how she was doing.
Ruth and Trevor Mealy
My sincere condolences to Jean and families. I will miss our visits at Personal Care Home…he always had a smile and a story! Rest In Peace Geordie
So sorry to hear of Geordies passing! I will really miss our visits at the PCH. It wont be the same without him.
Sorry to hear of George’s passing.
The Coyotes played lots of slow pitch and had many fun times.
To the Morrison Family,
George was a bright light at the personal care home. Always smiling.
I am sorry for your loss.