The family of the late Robert Morris commonly known as Bob age 92 beloved husband of Elinor Morris sadly announce his passing on April 18, 2021 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.
A Private Memorial Service will take place, with Rev. Susan Griffith officiating. Interment to take place in the Llewelyn Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial donations in Bob's memory may do so by contributing to the Llewelyn Cemetery Fund, R.M. of Saltcoats Box 150 Saltcoats SK S0A 3R0 PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO THE R.M. OF SALTCOATS
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The family of Robert Morris would like to announce the loss of a loving husband, father, grandpa, Papa Bob, uncle, brother-in-law, cousin, friend, and neighbor. Robert, commonly known as Bob, passed away on April 18, 2021, at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife Elinor; children, Kirk (Carolyn) Morris of Edmonton, AB, Dennis Morris of Calgary, AB, Heather Morris of Yorkton, SK, Blair (Angie) Morris of Regina, SK; grandchildren, Kristi (Justin) Rafuse, Travis (Shelby) Taylor, Kaitlyn Morris (Ben), Sarah Morris, Christopher Morris, Miranda Morris, and Jake Morris; great grandchildren, Ryleigh and Allie Rafuse, and Jett and Presley Taylor. Bob was predeceased by his parents William and Margaret Morris; brothers Lorne Morris and Harvey Morris; sisters-in-law Beatrice Morris and Gloria Morris; nephews Bill Morris and Kevin Morris.
Bob was born on the family farm in the Llewelyn district near Bangor, SK and received his education at Llewelyn School. Bob always enjoyed sports and the outdoor life. He spent time rafting in the spring, playing ball in the summer and skating in the winter. He shared the story that he sat in school with his skates on so he would not have to waste time putting them on during the noon hour. He was the center man on the Llewelyn Blackhawks hockey team and also a member of the Llewelyn Broomball team. He eventually played hockey with the Bredenbury Cougars and also enjoyed curling.
When Bob finished school, he started farming with his father and brothers. During the winter of 1953-54 he worked for Pigott Construction Company in Oshawa, ON, constructing the roof of the General Motors plant and then worked on the assembly line in the car plant. Bob returned to the farm in the spring of 1954 and continued farming. Bob purchased land a half mile north from the Morris family farm and built his home.
Bob enjoyed dancing and so it was only fitting that he found his true love while attending a dance in Saltcoats. On July 6, 1963, he married Elinor Erratt from Saltcoats, SK. Together, they raised their four children; he enjoyed watching and hearing about their activities and accomplishments. As the family grew, he proudly became a Grandpa and Papa Bob to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bob farmed with his older brother, Lorne, for 56 years. On the Morris brothers’ farm, there were cattle, horses, chickens, Allis Chalmers farm equipment, and as one would expect, Morris Implements. He was very active with the Community Club, Snowplow Club and Church Board in Llewelyn, the Pool Committee, 4-H Horse and Beef Club, Recreation Board, Heritage Club in Bangor, and the Welsh Men’s Choir.
In 2004, Bob and Elinor moved to Yorkton, SK after retiring from farming. It did not take long for their new neighbors to recognize that Bob brought his farm life qualities with him to the city. He will be remembered as the man who would be out clearing the sidewalks in front of the neighbors’ homes after a snowfall. Bob was always willing to lend a helping hand in a very quiet manner.
Bob will always be remembered for his gentle, quiet, kind soul.
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