Kim given moving send-off
AS RAIN poured down during the memorial service for renowned Cairns gardener Kim Morris, his family and friends kept saying one thing – “Kim would have loved this”.
The celebrity gardener, landscape designer and Cairns Post garden columnist died last week after a lengthy fight against lymphoma. More than 200 people, many dressed in bright floral clothing, paid their respects at the service honouring Kim’s life at the Cairns Chinese Friendship Garden yesterday afternoon.
“His greatest gift was people,” Kim’s brother Mark Morris said, adding that many people at the service had flown from interstate.
“He drew such great friendships. Most of the people who rang wanted me to not pass only their best wishes, I had to tell him they loved him.
“He did a lot for Cairns, he worked on a lot of community projects. Apart from being a good citizen, he was just a very unique individual.
“He will be missed by a hell of a lot of people.”
MUCH-ADORED: Mark Morris farewells his brother, celebrity gardener Kim Morris, at a memorial service at the Cairns Chinese Friendship Garden.