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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Robert Morris

1929 - 2021

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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

For more information or to offer a condolence to the family please contact www.ChristiesFuneralHome.com.

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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Don & Beverley Barrett

May 8, 2021 8:38 PM

It's been wonderful to share in the service for Bob and appreciate all the messages expressed. Our deep sympathy to Elinor and Kirk, Dennis, Heather & Blair and families. Our prayers are for comfort and strength.

Marilyn (Lyn) ter Borg

April 27, 2021 8:33 AM

Dear Elinor & Family:

I watched with interest the service for Bob and was very impressed and moved by all the family members who took part.  They showed just how much they loved Bob and respected him as a dad and mentor.  Bob will certainly be dearly missed but it is obvious that you are all a very loving family and will support each other as you move forward.  Elinor, you have been such a wonderful caregiver to your dear Bob and will miss him always.  It is nice to know that you have a loving family to share in your grief.

You won't remember me but I met you in 1958 when Mother, Doris Hicks, & I visited Saltcoats.  Since then Sharon, who is my age, and I have kept in touch off and on and do so more frequently now.

With Sympathy,
Marilyn(Lyn) (Hicks) ter Borg

Gloria Rathgeber

April 26, 2021 8:58 PM

My deepest sympathy to you, Elinor, Kirk, Dennis, Heather and Blair.  May many great memories bring you comfort. 
Gloria Rathgeber 

Margaret Rushka

April 25, 2021 12:57 AM

Our Deepest  sympathies to you Elinor and your Family.
Greg and Margie Rushka

Norene Hume

April 24, 2021 8:01 PM

Sincere condolences Elinor and family

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