ROBERT ROY MORRISH

The Globe and Mail (Prairie Edition) - - BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES -

“Bob” Oc­to­ber 5, 1 923 – Septem­ber 30, 2018 It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our fa­ther, hus­band, grand­fa­ther, un­cle and friend Bob Morrish. Born in Cher­ry­wood, On­tario, Oc­to­ber 5, 1923 and ed­u­cated at Cher­ry­wood Pub­lic School, Pick­er­ing and Whitby High Schools and the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto. He grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto with a de­gree in Civil En­gi­neer­ing in 1946. Bob Worked on var­i­ous En­gi­neer­ing po­si­tions and as­sign­ments for Cana­dian Pa­cific Rail­way from 1946 to 1988 and was Chief En­gi­neer of the Rail­way from 1982 to 1988. Af­ter re­tire­ment from Cana­dian Pa­cific in 1988, he worked part time in a con­sult­ing role for Plasser and Theurer, an Aus­trian Com­pany that man­u­fac­tured ma­chines for rail­way main­te­nance and con­struc­tion. Dur­ing his lat­ter years and since re­tire­ment, he was ac­tive with the Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mit­tee of the Amer­i­can Rail­way En­gi­neer­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (AREA). He played an ac­tive role in putting to­gether the book “Prac­ti­cal Guide to Rail­way En­gi­neer­ing”, which is a ref­er­ence book used by rail­way en­gi­neers and su­per­vi­sors in North Amer­ica and Europe. He is a life­time mem­ber of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sional En­gi­neers. Bob loved play­ing and watch­ing sports, par­tic­u­larly hockey and golf. He also loved cot­tage life - on the Muskoka, Shuswap and Christina Lakes - but es­pe­cially the 12 years the fam­ily spent at their cot­tage on the Rideau Lake. His num­ber one pri­or­ity in life was al­ways his fam­ily! He will be dearly missed.... Bob is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 67 years Lois, daugh­ter Robin (Leeder); son, Peter; daugh­terin-law, Robin; grand­chil­dren, Ryan Leeder (Sarah), Court­ney Con­nolly (Dave), Vic­to­ria Leeder, Con­nor Leeder, Henri AmesseMor­rish, Fletcher Morrish, and Piper Morrish; brother, Jack; and sis­ter, Mary Anna (Willis). Bob was pre­de­ceased by his son-in-law, Terry Leeder; brother, Bill; sis­terin-law, Betty; and brother-in-law, Frank (Willis) A “Cel­e­bra­tion of Life” for Bob will be held on Fri­day, Novem­ber 2nd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at West Van­cou­ver Yacht Club. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to the Lions Gate hospi­tal or the SPCA. To write a con­do­lence to the fam­ily please go to www.mcken­ziefu­ner­alser­vices.com.

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