Kim given mov­ing send-off

The Cairns Post - - NEWS - JANESSA EKERT

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.”

Pic­ture: JANESSA EKERT

MUCH-ADORED: Mark Mor­ris farewells his brother, celebrity gar­dener Kim Mor­ris, at a me­mo­rial ser­vice at the Cairns Chi­nese Friend­ship Gar­den.

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