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View Record Number 489 - Miss Kate Morrison

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Name:Miss Kate Morrison
DOB:01/01/1870
Address:Kilphedar Strome
South Uist
Additional Info:"The press always goes out of its way to extol the virtues of the great men and women of the day, and so too the Daliburgh News of this week gives its special attention to the noble lady of Daliburgh, Miss Kate Morrison, known to all as "Kate lain Bharraich" (translated as Kate daughter of John of Barra). On Saturday, 29th April Kate attained her 100th birthday on this earth, and the occasion was suitably celebrated at Greybridge, where she has been so carefully looked after for the past many years.
To mark the occasion, Holy Mass was celebrated at Greybridge at the house of Mr. and Mrs Donald Allan Morrison by Mgr. MacKellaig, and there, surrounded by relatives and friends, Kate thanked the Almighty who sustained her in every way through the past 100 years. Still well preserved, Kate was able to take full part in all celebrations. She delights in reminiscing about the sweet memories of her past life. She loves to be in the company of her friends. She is always ready to add her part to light hearted and enjoyable conversation which seems to be a characteristic of the real old highlander. Now she sets out en route "101". As usual, she leaves herself entirely in the hands of God, and we will join to congratulate Kate on this great occasion, and hopefully wish her many more years amongst us. Let the same time we pay attention to the good work of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Allan Morrison and family, who, in their kindness and thoughtfulness have in no small measure contributed to the well preserved state of the Daliburgh Centenarian." (Written by Mgr. Neil MacKellaig in April 1967)
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Miss Morrison died in 1971. The exact day and month are not known.
Lair Number:169
Section:7
Gravestone Inscription:In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Aunts
Kate MacPhee
Died 1925
Kate Morrison
Died 1971

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