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View Record Number 188 - Very Rev. John Canon Morrison

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Name:Very Rev. John Canon Morrison
Originally from:Kilphedar, South Uist
Place of death:At Home in Caol
Date of funeral:23/06/1992
Funeral Location:St. Peter's RC Church, Daliburgh
Presider:Bishop Roderick Wright
Occupation:Catholic Priest
Additional Info:St. Peterís Newsletter - June 21st, 1992
"It is with deep regret that we learned of the death of Canon John Morrison at his home in Coal, Fort William, last Thursday, aged 80. Canon Morrison was an outstanding Priest of the Diocese who worked tirelessly for the good of the people under his care. After a few years in Oban and Dunoon as Assistant Priest Canon John became Parish Priest of St. Michael's, Ardkenneth, where he shared his talents and many interests with the people. Through his strong opposition to the establishment of the Rocket Range in the Uists and then his efforts to ensure that the people benefited from the setting up of the Range he became known as "Father Rocket". After Ardkenneth he was transferred to St. Mary's, Corpach, from which he retired some years back. Throughout his long life he enjoyed good health. He delighted in having company about him. As is well-known by all who knew him, he had a passion for fishing and caught the largest salmon ever caught in the Uist rivers. A few years ago his health began to fail and recent reports told of his deteriorating condition. He gave many years of faithful service to the Church and to the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. May his good soul rest in peace.
The remains came to Uist on Saturday and the funeral Mass will be on Tuesday in St. Peter's at 11a.m."

CANON MORRISON'S FUNERAL MASS Ė St. Peterís Newsletter June 28th, 1992
"Many people travelled from all over the Uists to be present at Canon Morrison's Requiem Mass in St. Peter's last Tuesday. Bishop Wright was the main celebrant and ten priests from the Islands and the Mainland concelebrated with him, including Fr. Colin MacInnes, Fr. Sheonnaidh MacAulay, and Mgr. Tommy Wynne, who preached and spoke of the high regard in which Canon Morrison was held and of his tireless efforts on behalf of the people that he was asked to serve. Mgr. Wynne also told that after his training in Rome, Canon Morrison served in Oban and Dunoon as a Curate and then in Iochdar and Corpach as Parish Priest. Canon Morrison built the church in Caol, which was dedicated to St. John and the solemn opening took place on Sunday, 14th June 1970, at which Cardinal Gray carried out the Mass of Celebration." (Written by Canon John Angus Galbraith in 1992)
Lair Number:283
Gravestone Inscription:In Memory Of
Canon John Morrison
Parish Priest Of
Oban 1940 - 1946
Eochar 1946 - 1962
Corpach 1962 - 1986
"Our Lady Of The Isles Pray For Him"

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