Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune - Friday June 26, 1931
Kenneth Morrison,
Respected Pioneer Merchant, Is Dead
Native of P.E.I., Came to Grande Prairie Before the Railway
The death occurred on Saturday June 20th of one of the oldest and most respected of the old timers of the Grande Prairie district, when Kenneth Morison Pioneer Merchant succumbed to an illness which had lasted for some months.
Mr. Morrison who lacked only a few weeks of being 81 years of age, had been active in management of his line of general stores until a comparatively short time ago, when a decline in health compelled him to relinquish active work. Death was due to a natural decline.
Kenneth Morrison was born near Charlottetown, P.E.I. July 28 1850, of Scottish decent, both his parents being native born Canadians whose family origin was the land of cakes and heather.
His early life was spent in and near Charlottetown in the general stores business and in 1908 he came to Western Canada, first entering business at Spring Lake, Alberta, where he remained for seven years. He then went to British Columbia spending three years at the coast and five years at Grand Forks, following which in 1918 he came to the Peace River country.
His first place of business was at Bezanson, where he opened a store pending the final location of the end of steel at Grande Prairie, when he removed his place and erected a handsome brick store, which he has successfully conducted with the able assistance of Mrs. Morrison and his sons. During the last three years the business has been expanded to include other stores at surrounding pints, one of these being managed by his youngest son Ivan at DeBolt.
He is survived by Mrs. Morrison and two sons and two daughters Hector Ivan and Marion at home and Mrs. E. H. Leslie at Glen Leslie.
The high respect and esteem in which Mr. Morrison was generally held was shown when all plces of business in town where closed during the time of his funeral, which took place from the United Church on Tuesday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. Nelson Chappel, assisted by Rev. J.E. McNeil of Clairmont. The casket was banked with floral tokens of love and affection from many friends and many who could not find room inside the church stood outside during the service and until the cortege finally started to Glen Leslie cemetery, where interment took place.


MARION MORRISON
Marion Morrison passed away at Swan Haven Nursing Home, Grande Prairie, Alta., on Thursday, Oct. 21,1982, at the age of 84 years. She was born at Rossland, B.C., and had been a long time resident of Grande Prairie, where she had been a public school teacher for many years.
She is survived by one sister: Dorothy (Ed) Leslie, of Grande Prairie; two brothers; Hector (Annette) Morrison of Oliver, B.C., and Ivan (Gladys) Morrison of DeBolt; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She. was predeceased by both parents and by one sister, Grace.
Funeral service for the late Marion Morrison will be held at Oliver Funeral Chapel, Grande Prairie on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1982, at 2.p.m., with Rev. Bill Beach officiating. Interment to follow at the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Oliver Funeral Chapel.


DOROTHY GRACE LESLIE(nee Morrison)
Mrs. Dorothy Grace Leslie passed away Wednesday, April 27, 1988 in her 88th year, following a short illness.
She is predeceased by her husband Edward (1948), daughter Margaret Edith (1925), sister Marion and brother Ivan
She is survived by her brother Hector (Annette); daughter Marion (don) Podritske; and sons; Kenneth, William (Jean), and Thomas(Marin); about 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren
Dorothy Leslie and her family where part of a group of pioneers arriving in Grande Prairie in 1918. Dorothy nursed during the flu epidemic in October to December in 1918.
Trained as a teacher; she taught at East Kleskun and Crystal Creek, and latter at Somme School in Glen Leslie District. She married Edward Leslie in 1921, and lived in glen Leslie until 1945. On moving to Grande Prairie she became active in business and seniors activities A member of the Golden age group, she has been associated with tourist booth and gardens at the Golden Age Centre. A. Member of Heritage Lodge since September 1987 she is well remembered by all who knew her and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral service for the late Dorothy Leslie will be held at St. Paul's United Church, Grande Prairie, Alberta on Friday, April 29, 1988. at 2 p.m.. with Rev. G. Hutchinson officiating. Interment to follow in the family plot at the Glen Leslie Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to h Canadian cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Oliver Funeral chapel, Grande Prairie, telephone 532-2929

Dorothy Morrison married Edward Leslie


Minnie Morrison married Sam Turner


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