MOR­RI­SON, Leo Vin­cent ‘Sonny’

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Glace Bay

It is with bro­ken hearts, that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Leo Vin­cent ‘Sonny’ Mor­ri­son, 78. Sonny passed away, with his lov­ing fam­ily at his side, on Sun­day, July 26, 2015, at Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, Syd­ney.

Born in Glace Bay, Sept. 22, 1936, he was the son of the late John Hugh and Ce­cilia (Burke) Mor­ri­son and was a mem­ber of St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay.

In his ear­lier years, Sonny worked in our lo­cal coal mines, and later he be­came the orig­i­nal owner and op­er­a­tor of Sonny’s Taxi, lo­cated in Glace Bay. He had many fond mem­o­ries from his years of driv­ing cabs in our area, but, his great­est mem­o­ries were from the chil­dren that he en­coun­tered on a daily ba­sis when he was con­tracted by the school dis­trict to trans­port them to and from their schools. Sonny en­joyed wood­work­ing, he was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan and was a mem­ber of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch No. 3, Glace Bay.

Sonny will be sadly missed by his wife, Norma (nee Bry­den) Mor­ri­son; sons, John ‘ Sonny’ (Mary Jean), Bar­rie, Ont; Alan (Mike), Hal­i­fax; Stephen ( Jean), Hal­i­fax/Glace Bay; broth­ers, Alex (Hugh­e­nia), Jerry (Anne Marie), Joey (Colleen), all of Glace Bay; grand­chil­dren, Car­rie, Crys­tal, Jes­sica, Jen­nifer, Michael and Clarissa; step-grand­chil­dren, Ryan and Trys­ten; great­grand­chil­dren, Cian, Ethan; and two spe­cial nieces, Set­z­sueanne and Linda.

Be­sides his par­ents, he was also pre­de­ceased by a son, Basil; broth­ers, Bobby, Irv­ing; sis­ters, Phyl­lis and Cather­ine.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Sonny will be held to­day (Wed­nes­day, July 29, 2015), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. Mc Gil­livray Fu­neral Home, 16 Re­serve St., Glace Bay.

A fu­neral mass will be cel­e­brated Thurs­day, July 30 at 2 p.m., in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Nor­man MacPhee of­fi­ci­at­ing. A re­cep­tion will be held in the church foyer. Cre­ma­tion to fol­low.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions in Sonny’s mem­ory may be made to the CNIB or the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety.

Online con­do­lences to the fam­ily may be ex­pressed at www.vm­cgillivray.ca.

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