Agnes Isabel Morrison

Agnes Isabel Morrison

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Agnes, at her home with the attendance of family, in Vancouver, early in the morning of January 27th, 2011.

Agnes was born in Salmon Arm, BC where she lived until she was 9 years old, before moving to Vancouver where she attended Carleton Public School and John Oliver High School, and Pittman School of Business.

Agnes was pre-deceased by her husband Morrie in May, 2008, who worked his entire career for the Royal Bank of Canada. Being promoted and transferred often there were stops in Montreal, Ottawa, Sydney, N.S. and Toronto, where they retired and moved back to Blind Bay, near Agnes’ birthplace of Salmon Arm in the Shuswap area of BC.

Agnes designed and supervised the building of their dream home in Shuswap Lake Estates where they lived for almost 30 years until Morrie’s passing in 2008. Both Agnes and Morrie were very active in the community, enjoying golf, boating, Lions Club activities and were founding members of the Shuswap Community Foundation. They made countless friends over the years in all of their communities but particularly in Blind Bay and Sorrento.

After Morrie’s passing in 2008, it was necessary for Agnes to relocate to Vancouver to be nearer to family. But her heart and home were still in Blind Bay.

Agnes was a talented singer and pianist, having performed with Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars, as well as in regional musical theatres wherever she lived around the country. Agnes’ lovely voice could be heard in the church choirs everywhere she had called home across Canada. Agnes received many awards of excellence from the British Columbia Musical Competition Festivals over the years.

Agnes is survived by her 3 children, Glen of Hornby Island, BC, Margo (O’Leary) of Maine, USA, & Peter of New Westminster, BC, her 5 grandchildren, Jennifer, Alexander, Jonathon Morrison, Cassie O’Leary, Shea Remington-Morrison, and Amanda Long, daughters-in-law, Sandy Morrison and Phoebe Long, and son-in-law Keith O’Leary. Agnes’ first great-grandchild is due in April to Jennifer and Reid Alexander.

A service will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Sorrento, BC, Feb. 5th, 2011 at 2 pm, followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Agnes’ name may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation, 600-686 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1G1.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, BC (250) 833-1129, email condolences and share memories at

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