John "Gus" Morrison

 

It is with great sorrow but appreciation for a life well lived that the family of John Angus “Gus” Morrison announces his passing on April 24, 2021, at Shannex Embassy Hall in Quispamsis, NB. Born in Saint John, NB, September 2, 1932, he was the son of the late Alex and Florence Morrison.

 

Gus is survived by his devoted wife Janette (Forbes) Morrison; Grandchildren Sarah O'Brien (Mike), Channer Morrison (Kirk); daughter-in-law Sandra Morrison; Step-children, Doug Forbes (Janet), Lorraine Forbes (Jon Abrahams); Step-grandchildren Ryan Forbes (Sarah), Kyle Forbes (Vanessa), Duncan Forbes, and Alex Abrahams; Great grandchildren Kylie and Maddison O'Brien; Sister-in-law Ethel Ross; also several cousins. Gus was predeceased by his loving son Robert Morrison, and brother-in-law Fred Ross.

 

After working in Toronto, Gus returned to Saint John to pursue a career in Carpentry. He worked for the Saint John Dry Dock for several years, built houses,  and after retirement in 1997 Gus still enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Gus was a Worshipful Brother, Past Master and member of the Corinthian Lodge No. 13 for over 60 years. He was recognized for his long service and dedication, and made a life member.

 

Gus always had a love for the water. He enjoyed many hours boating on the Kennebecasis River with "Misty Blue", and socializing at the Renforth Boat Club.

 

During retirement Gus and Janette travelled extensively, spending many winters in Florida in their trailer. They loved travelling with friends and family on road trips, bus tours,and cruises. In later years they spent time summering in Saint Andrews.

 

Gus had a passion for music, and as a talented guitarist, he was always found jamming with friends wherever they went. He always had a smile to greet you, a joke to share, a hand to lend, and a beverage to offer.

 

Arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). Due to the current Covid restrictions there will be no visitation or service at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Alzheimers Society, or to the charity of the donor's choice. www.BrenansFH.com