Mark Joseph Morris

October 1, 2018 10 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

March 21, 1952 – September 22, 2018

It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing of our Father Mark Joseph Morris at the age of 66. He passed away at Alberta University Hospital on the morning of September 22, 2108. Mark is survived by his daughter Melissa (Gonzalo), Son James (Jessica) and grandchildren Marissa, Christian, Ethan, Miranda, Lilah and Logan. He will be missed by many, including his very large extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles.

Mark had a love for the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting. When he wasn't fishing, he was dreaming about fishing. He made friends where ever he went, he was a friend to all. He was thoughtful, kind and had a big heart. He didn't ask for much in this life, but it didn't keep him from dreaming.

"Martin's Beach"

Over cast morning, Seagulls flying over head

the salty breeze flows through our hair

we close our eyes and see our father standing there

cut off jeans, no shirt and a net in hand

He is peering through the waves looking to throw his next cast

The sun peaks through the clouds as we can feel the warmth of the sun on our face

He throws his net and runs back with a catch

Smelt are flipping and flopping as we place them into our bucket

He takes our hand as we head to the tiny snack shack

The bell on the door rings as we enter our favorite little store

Sand all over the rickety wood floors, we pick our treat and head back for more

Following our fathers footprints in the sand

the waves come crashing down and we run from getting wet

We turn around and look along the shore, we no longer see his footprints there anymore


Mark was predeceased by his father James and mother Helen who he missed everyday. I'd like to think they are altogether enjoying a day at the beach.

  1. He was always so friendly, and great with kids. The last time we saw him was at Aunt Ida’s watching deer through the windows. He generously gave my son his hat. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss.

  2. I send my condolences to the Morris family,I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Mark a couple times at his son James house! He was a very funny guy and we shared some laughs..He was loved and talked about very often by my friend James.. R.I.P Mark!

  3. Mark I will never forget growing up with you in the neighborhood brother all the fun we shared and good times we had although you’re gone you’ll never be forgotten your memories will live with me forever you’re a good friend.
    Sincerely Phil…

  4. A great memory I have from uncle Mark, I was about 12 or 13 and he gave me the coolest survival knife I had ever seen at the time. It made me feel like a grown up and that he trusted me to have it. After 30 years and a few moves, I still have it and the memory of how I felt when he gave it to me. R.I.P Uncle Mark

  5. Mark was like a brother to me. I will always hold him in my heart, we had a lot of good times. Melissa and James I am so sorry for your loss, your in my prayers. Love you, Uncle Mike Vivo.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time . Mark was a close friend of my mothers we had alot of fun as kids hanging out doing different activities . Rest in peace Mark Morris

  7. He was one of a kind❤️Spent many a day with him, loved you guys to the moon and back ❤️Would help any way he could and had endless stories man of many trades we will miss him

  8. My first love mark, I have thought about him over the years, rest easy mark I never forgot you

    • Lois this is
      James Morris Mark’s son my father and I were trying to find you in Santa Clara. I have so many questions.please contact me

      • James I will call you tomorrow (Sunday) if that is okay with you

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