Mary Alice Morrison, a pioneer of Canoe, BC passed away in Cayuga Heights, near Ithaca, New York, on January 10, 2017 at the age of 95 years.
A family graveside service was held in the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, on the morning of January 27th, with Jack Bowers the Celebrant.
A Memorial service and reception will be held from the Mountainside room at Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Born in Toefield, Alberta on September 18, 1921, moving with her parents and family to Canoe in the early 1930’s. She was proud of her heritage in the Shuswap, returning from New York many times to holiday and visit her family.
Dr. Mary Alice Morrison was Professor Emerita in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Her research focused on protein and amino acid nutrition. She received her baccalaureate from the University of Alberta, a master’s degree in food and nutrition from Washington State University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Morrison’s professional career at Cornell began in 1960 when she was appointed an Assistant Professor. In 1963 Dr. Morrison was inducted into the American Institute of Nutrition. Her friends describe Mary as “a doer who got things accomplished.” Mary was proud to be a member of the Kendal community and her community of friends were a strong support to her.
She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Mary Morrison, brother, Jack Morrison, sisters and brothers in law, Peggy and Bud Shantz, Dorothy and Joe Kavolinas.
Mary leaves with pride, her 5 nieces and nephews, Judy, John, Steve, Kathy and Sue.
On line condolences may be sent to Mary’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC