Nécrologie de Maureen Morris
It is with sadness that the family announces the death of Maureen Morris. Maureen died peacefully on April 14, 2023 in hospital in Shawville, Quebec. Maureen was in her 90th year.
Daughter of the late Stephen Morris and the late Frances Hayes, Maureen was the adored sister of Carmel (James Harrington), Wallace, John (Diva Migrino), and Donna-Marie (late Lawrence Matte), she was predeceased by her sisters Norma (late Michael Sullivan) and Helen. She is dearly missed by her nieces Gail, Bianca, and Alison and nephews Jerry (late), Michael, Greg, Stephen, Sean, James, Nicholas, and Jason, her great nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Maureen will be remembered for her authenticity and her loyalty. These two qualities enabled her to enjoy every minute of her 30 years as a nurse and manager in Penetanguishene, Ottawa, Montreal, Deep River and Pembroke. Maureen was a pioneer, a staunch defender of women’s rights advocating for equitable treatment in the workplace. She was the first lay person to occupy the position of Director of nursing at the Pembroke General Hospital where she was able to influence and orchestrate considerable gains for nurses and support staff. Maureen enjoyed all aspects of her work but had a special fondness for the surgical rotations. Despite her petite stature she was a force to be reckoned with. She was a strong and independent person who quietly but assuredly defied the stereotypes of her time. Maureen loved her family, Sheenboro, and her small dogs. She also had a great affection for sports cars and eclectic jewelry. Maureen was filled with wonderful contradictions, easy going and fun loving with a rebel heart. Maureen lived life to the fullest. May she now rest in peace.
Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday April 20, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mass will follow in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec at 1 p.m. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. Donations to Pontiac Bursaries, educational fund would be appreciated.
Bourses du Pontiac/Pontiac Bursaries
c/o 100 Victoria Avenue
Shawville QC J0X 2Y0
Telephone: (819) 647-2221 or 1-844-647-2221
134 Centre St.
Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0
1040 Clarendon St.
Quyon, QC J0X 2V0
195 rue Principale
Fort Coulonge, QC J0X 1V0
56 St. Jacques Street
Chapeau, QC J0X 1M0