ROBERT ROY MORRISH
“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.