FR. ANGUS R. MORRIS
Funeral service for the late Father Angus Roderick Morris, 81, Port Hood, was held November 28 in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, with Bishop Brian Dunn officiating, assisted by Father Eugene Morris and priests of the Diocese of Antigonish. Burial will be held at a later date.
Father Morris died November 24, 2018, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Born on December 17, 1936, he was a son of the late Florence (Macdonald) and Patrick Morris, Colindale. Father Angus was honored to share his birth date with Pope Francis. He began his education in Colindale School, then attended Port Hood Academy. After high school, he worked for several years in farming and fishing with his father. He also experienced work in the mines in Elliot Lake, Ontario. In 1958, he began a B.A. program at St. F. X. After his graduation in 1962, he entered the Eudist Seminary in Halifax and was ordained a priest by Bishop William Power on May 19, 1966.Throughout most of the 52 years of his priesthood, Father Angus served in various parishes in the Diocese of Antigonish. For seven years, he worked in the Latin American Apostolate in Honduras. He was gifted with a great facility for recalling people’s names which was much appreciated, especially by the elderly and youth. Father Angus was gifted with a special love for the sick and shut-ins and spent many hours ministering to them. He was also blessed with a beautiful gift of music which he shared with people of all ages. He was proud to direct The Cape Breton Fiddlers for a period of time. He had a great sense of humour and enjoyed sharing stories with his friends. His ability for delivering the Gospel message in a concise way was a gift recognized by his congregations. He cherished being a priest and was most thankful to God for being chosen to follow Jesus in this most special calling.
He is survived by three sisters, Catherine, CND, Sydney; Mary, CND, Halifax; Teresa (John vanzutphen), Port Hood; two brothers, Father Eugene, Harbour
View; Joseph (Mary Maclellan), Port Hood; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Loranna Chisholm (Bill); five brothers, Alexander (Catherine), Hugh (Terry); three, in infancy.
Memorial donations may be made to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital or a charity of choice.
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