It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle, and friend, Hugh Robert Morrison on Dec. 4, 2019 at the age of 84 in the An Cala unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Hughie was a long-time resident of New Victoria until most recently, residing at Harbourstone Enhanced Care in Sydney River while spending many hours with his sister, Arlene, and family at her home. He was the son of the late William and Hazel Morrison. Hughie worked as a coalminer in New Waterford for many years and was well respected as Shift Manager until his retirement in 1989. Hughie was a kind-hearted fun-loving man who treated all his nieces and nephews as though they were his own children – forever keeping the “tickle trunk” full of treats and never passing up an opportunity to mischievously poke fun. Hughie had a great sense of humour and many passions in life including dancing, traveling, and gardening. In his retirement he spent many hours maintaining his property and sitting outside waving to everyone who passed, with his dog Shilo by his side. Hughie will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his sister, Arlene (Phil) Devereaux, Sydney River; brothers – David (Marguerite) Morrison, Windsor, Bobby (Margie) Morrison, Mansfield, Mass., and sister-in-law, Evelyn Morrison, New Victoria. He will also be sadly missed and lovingly remembered in the hearts of his many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Hughie was also pre-deceased by his wife Elaine (Burke); sisters, Doreen (Bill) Peart, Kay (Del) Murphy, Fran (Art) MacKinnon; brother, Billy Morrison and Special Nephew, Jimmy Morrison.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, 862-7500, on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 am with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will follow at Lingan Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Parish Hall on Convent Street. All are welcome to attend.
Donations can be made to Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of one’s choice. To send online condolences, go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com