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Raymond Morrison
In Memory of

Raymond Morrison

February 25, 2022

Death Notice of Raymond Morrison

Raymond (Ray) Stanley Morrison, formerly of Rockwood, Milton and Durham, Ontario, passed away peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Friday, February 25th, 2022, in his 85th year. Loving and devoted husband of Karen (nee Connor) for 60 years. Loving father of Kevin Morrison and his wife Lisa, and Duane Morrison and his wife Heather. Proud grandfather of Connor, Beka, Olivia, and Andrew. Dear brother of Inez Pratt and Jean Bovingdon and brother-in-law of Velma Morrison and Isobel Morrison. Dear brother-in-law of Royden and Betty-Ann Connor. Predeceased by his siblings Olive Aitken, Royden Morrison, Vera Aitken, Lloyd Morrison, Hazel Northey, and Roy Morrison.

Ray was a well-respected educator beginning his career at the age of 19 teaching Grades 1 to 8 in a one room schoolhouse. He received his teaching diploma from Stratford Teacher's College and went on to receive his BA from Waterloo Lutheran University and his M.Ed. from Brock University. In 1990, he retired from education having spent most of his career as a principal with the North Halton Board of Education. No matter the size of the school, Ray always prided himself in knowing the names of every student where he was the principal.

As he transitioned from education to full time retirement, he began his second career starting his own woodworking business, Karay Enterprises. Other retirement activities included gardening, spending wintertime in Myrtle Beach and entertaining his grandchildren at their trailer in Meaford. He loved their dogs and will be missed by dachshund number 5, Buddy.

Ray was a sports enthusiast that encompassed being a skilled hockey player with the Durham Huskies, a coach of his sons' hockey and soccer teams, a Toronto Blue Jays season ticket holder and spent many frustrating Saturday nights watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Other activities included camping trips to Letchworth State Park with family and friends, playing "Lou" with his card group and going to country music concerts and Jim Reeve's dances with Karen.

A visitation followed by a private memorial service celebrating Ray's life will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 beginning at 12 noon. For those wishing to attend the visitation and private memorial service, please contact Raymond's son, Duane, at Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required. For those unable to attend the service, a recording will be available on Monday, March 7th at 10 a.m. by visiting the home page of McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home website ( or the McCulloch-Watson Facebook page ( The video will remain posted for viewing afterwards. Spring interment at Durham Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Parkinson Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.

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