PAUL LOGAN MORRISON

Shirley MORRISON (nee MacNeil)

It is with much sadness that we tell of the passing of Paul Logan Morrison, on December 20, 2011, at Hardy View (Grand Forks). He was born to Dr. Herman and Mrs. Jean Morrison on April 8, 1924, at Nelson, B.C. He received his education at Nelson, joined the R.C.A.F. and went overseas as a Rear Gunner. He was attached to the R.A.F. Medium Bomber group flying Mitchells. On demobilization he returned to B.C. and graduated from U.B.C. Teacher Training program.

In 1950 Logan, Audrey and Kath came to Grand Forks where he taught mathematics and english at the secondary school, and in 1952 Valerie was born. In his younger years Logan coached basketball. For a time he was a Vice-Principal but returned to the classroom where he was much happier. He enjoyed his students until his retirement in 1983. For a number of years he was the treasurer at St. John’s United Church and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51.

He enjoyed hiking, always with a dog, hand-loading and target practice plus reading. During hunting season, he would ‘take his rifle for a walk,’ but he never shot a deer. He said he couldn’t shoot an animal with such big brown eyes!

Logan was predeceased by his parents, and brothers, Bernard and Bruce. He is survived by his loving wife, Audrey; daughters Kath (Gordon Collings) and Valerie (Rob Cameron); and four grandchildren: Dr. Jessie Collings of Kingston, ONT, Lindsay Collings of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Paige Collings of Philadelphia, PA, and Duncan Cameron of Australia; sisters-in-law, Doreen Sholte of Calgary, AB, and Joey Morrison of Montreal.

Logan was an honorary Lifetime member of the B.C. Teachers Federation, the Grand Forks Wildlife Association and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 51.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, Box 1088, Grand Forks, BC, V0H-1H0, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s United Church at 2 p.m., on January 18, 2012. Grand Forks Funeral Home had care of arrangements.

Grand Forks Gazette


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