Merrill (Buzzie) Morrison, 1945–2018

Merrill -Buzzie- Morrison, 1945-2018

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Buzzie on May 19, 2018 at the age of 72.

Cherished husband of 47 years to Diane, loving father to Julie (Chris), Nancy (Dave), Janet (Mike) and amazing grandfather to Austin, Ella, Taylen and Jaeda.

Survived by his brothers David, Jimmy & Peter, Buzzie was predeceased by his sister Brenda (Don) and brothers Donnie (Diane) and Bobbie. Buzzie will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family, friends and all who knew him.  He will be remembered for his love of life, dedication to his family and his great sense of humour.

Visitations will be held at Mc Gerrigle Funeral Home on June 1st, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A celebration of Buzzie’s life will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, at 2:00 pm at the Georgetown Church in Howick.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Howick Elementary School, where he worked for 32 years and where he could easily be found by following his whistle.

67 messages.


  1. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our Sympathy to you all Diane……
    we’ll miss our good Friend………Hugs & Kisses ! ♥️


  2. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Dearest Julie and family, our most sincerest condolences on the passing of Buzzie. Even though we’ve only had the pleasure of his company but a few times, we’ll always remember he was such a jovial person, so full of spunk and humour. Our thoughts and prayers going out to you during this difficult time.

    Sheila and family


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    My deepest sympathies to Diane and family. Buzzie was so much a part of my tenure at Howick Elementary School. We had many wonderful conversations and more than a few laughs over the antics of school life. My most vivid memory was of the two of us standing at the window of the staff room in the spring and fall and watching the thousands of geese flying over the school. I still think of him when I see the geese soaring overhead. Always a smile and a kind word….his gentle spirit will live on in our memories. Rest in peace my friend. xoxoxo


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    We are saddened to hear this news, our hearts go out to Diane and the rest of the family. Buzzie willed be missed.
    Sincerely,
    Cheryl and Denis Hubert


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    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies are with each one of you. Stay close for each other.


  6. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Sincere condolences, to you, Diane and to your family. So sorry for your loss.
    I always appreciated Buzzie’s good sense of humor and how he went out of his way to help.
    I keep very fond memories of you both!
    Sincerely,

    Lyse Lalonde Brunet


  7. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Diane and family, sending you our deepest condolences, Buzzie always said hello first, followed by one of his many stories, he will be missed.
    Sincerely
    Alec & Sandi


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    Buzzie will be greatly missed by so many. May cherished memories help you all at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Morrison family. Mary and David Greig


  9. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My sincere Sympathies Diane and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of Buzzie…cheerish all those great memories…Such a kind person, he will be missed ❤❤


  10. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Diane, I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your husband be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
    Monique Duchesne (Aurel daughter).


  11. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Nos sympathies à toi Janet ainsi qu a toute ta famille ! J ai de bons souvenirs de ton père quand il venait faire son tour au bureau, un homme toujours souriant et de et joyeux. Bon courage xx Claudie & Pierre Parent


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    I am deeply saddened by the death of Buzzie. Although we have not seen each other for many years the memories I have of him are of the fun times we had at Montreal Trade School and times I spent weekends in Howick. He was always in a jovial mood.
    My condolences to the entire family for their loss. RIP Buzzie


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    My sincere sympathies for the Morrison family. Buzzie always had a smile or a kind word. I miss my Fertile Creek family.

    Sarah Brown and Nasir Ahmed


  14. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My deepest sympathies to Buzzie’s family and friends! I really enjoyed working with him at Howick elementary School!


  15. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    To Diane and family, please receive our condolences on behalf of my dad,Yvan, his wife and myself. (Yvan is recovering from bypass surgery at the MUCH in Montreal – will not be able to attend).


  16. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Sending our deepest sympathy to the Morrison family.
    Buzzie was the soul of Howick Elementary School.
    Our family remembers him fondly.
    Sincere condolences,
    Bob, Norma, Alex and Zoë Lalonde


  17. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our entire family was saddened to learn of Buzzie’s passing. He was a remarkable man who touched so many lives with his sunny, approachable personality. Know that he will be missed but never forgotten by many, many people. His family is our thoughts.


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    My deepest sympathies to you Janet and all your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Big hug to you.

    Your friend,
    Lyne Desrosiers


  19. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Diane, Julie, Nancy and Janet. We are so sad to hear the news about Buzzie. All our sympathies. He was a great man who always had a smile and a funny story for everyone. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Our thoughts are with all of you. Once neighbours, always a part of the Creek.
    Sincerely,
    Sheilagh Brown and Jim Dempsey


  20. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Dearest Diane and family.
    We are so sorry for your great loss. Words escape us right now but, rest assured that Buzzy holds a very special place in our hearts & always will. Good people have that effect on us and your Merrill was one in a million, wherever he went, as humble as he was, he left an everlasting great & loving feeling. We pray that you, Diane and your beautiful family will have the strength and courage to get through this sad time, so hard loosing a husband, dad, grand-dad and best friend. God Bless…
    Rest In Peace Buzzy..
    Sincerely, all our love, (we’re here for you)
    Donna & Gilles — feeling sad
    (Quoating our dearly departed Richard McGrath,
    “Buzzie & Diane are mighty fine people, sad that there are not more like them on this earth, it would certainly be a better place.”)


  21. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Diane, Janet, Nancy & Julie, our sincerest sympathies to all of you and your families.

    Sincerely,

    Matt Brocklehurst & Valerie Rachubinski


  22. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. We have a new angel that
    has a twinkle in his eye and a forever smile. Diane, Julie, Nancy, Janet and your families, our most sincere sympathies to you all.
    Marvyn, Debbie and family


  23. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our deepest sympathies, Diane and family. Karen, Scott, and Chuck remember all the good times at Howick Elementary and the respect they had for Buzzie. Goodbye former neighbour.
    Barb and Gord Petrie


  24. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Such sad news Diane, Julie, Nancy, and Janet. Our hearts break for you and for your families. Buzzie was such a great man and an incredible role model for so many of us at HES. So fortunate are those who new him. Big hugs to you all. xxx


  25. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Sad to hear of Buzzie passing. All my children remember getting a nuggie from him. We also always

    knew where he was by the sound of his whistle. May her RIP. Hugs to you Diane and the family.

    Cheryl and Germain Richer


  26. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Diane and family,

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time, may the great memories give you strength.

    Neil, Velda
    Miranda, Tamara & Clint


  27. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


  28. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My deepest sympathies
    He was a great fixture at HES each of my Four kids has so many funny, happy and cherished memories of him
    They want to thank you for sharing him with all of us .
    With much love Rosemary,Paul,Kathleen,James,David Alex Hayeur


  29. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Buzzer had a kindness that warmed your heart. One of the best sort of people. He made time for everyone and went above and beyond. So sorry for your loss Diane and family. He will be missed!


  30. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Janet and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
    Tara


  31. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My deepest sympathies to Buzzie’s closest most loved ones. I have many fond memories of Buzzie. We have lost another beautiful human being while the angels in heaven welcome him. Buzzie will be missed by all who knew him. I will miss his humour, his smile, and his generosity towards all.

    Thanks for letting me be apart of your story Buzzie. I know someday we will meet again.

    May the grace of God guide Buzzie’s closest and dearest friends and family through this difficult time.

    Sincerely
    Angelica Tarquinio ❤


  32. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    There are no words to take away the sadness when you lose someone you love.

    This come simply to let you know that you’re wished strenght and comfort in the days ahead.


  33. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My sympathies Miss Janet Morrison from Emmitt McColm’s (former pre-k student) family.

    Douglas, Martine , Olivia, Avery and Emmitt McColm


  34. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    So sorry to hear about Buzzie. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Noel and Susanne Curran


  35. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    We can’t believe Buzzie is gone. He was such a kind, welcoming, gentle person and he touched so many lives in the valley.
    Our most sincere condolences to Diane and all the family.
    Most sincerely
    Hugh & Neva


  36. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Ah Diane- he is with the angels now!

    Merrill was one of the first people I met here in the valley some 30 years ago and when thinking of him, I am reminded of how kindness and gentleness is such a wonderful trait, and one that he portrayed so elegantly.

    Sending Blessings Diane to you and yours, and know that he shall always be in our hearts.

    Sincerely
    Paula


  37. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our sincere condolences to all the family , Buzzie you were an awseome Husband,Dad,Grandpa,Friend and will be missed by so many people.RIP
    Heather and Raymond
    St-Anicet xxoo


  38. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    To the Morrison family,
    In the short time that I got to know Mr. Morrison, I sensed the life, love and happiness he held in his heart and it was a joy to witness his infectious attitude and smile that he shared with everyone around him! He will be missed! My heart goes out to you all.

    Debbie Neumann


  39. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Diane and family, Buzzie was such a friendly, happy and thoughtful person. He saw so many children pass through HES, always a positive word for them. Thinking of you.
    Debbi and Ralph Templeton


  40. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Derek, Lyam, Jared, Wyatt and I want to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have fond memories of Buzzy when I was a student at HES and then again when my children went to HES. He was a lovely, funny, entertaining man. He definitely left his mark on the community.


  41. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our deepest sympathies Diane and family. Buzzie always had a smile where ever you met him. Cherish all the wonderful memories.


  42. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    So sorry to hear that Buzzie has gone to whistle with the angel choir. Our sympathy to the whole family. We will be fondly remembered by multiple generations in our community.
    Carole & Glen Tannahill


  43. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our sympathies to Diane and family. Buzzie made people laugh and made them feel welcome in school…we will miss him.
    Angelica Rosie and Lilli and Mario Tarquinio


  44. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My deepest condolences to Diane and all the family. Buzzie was a very kind hearted man I had the chance to know in this life. I will miss his laughter and good sense of humor. Too young to die
    Take care Diane xoxo


  45. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our sympathies. I enjoyed working with Buzzie at the fair. He loved people (children and adults) and always found the time to visit. He will be missed.
    Kyla & Bryan Stacey.


  46. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our deepest sympathies to you Diane, Julie, Nancy, Janet and all of the family. Such a kind and happy man who will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Karen(Nussey), Bob, Dylan and Josh Lambertson


  47. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our deepest sympathies to Diane and family. Buzzie will be missed by the whole community. He loved the kids and to chat! Oh! the mischief we got into at HES. I can hear him laughing during our indoor water fight on the last day of school one year!!


  48. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Diane and family, it was so sad to hear of Buzzie’s passing. The mention of his name always brings a smile to my face and a flood of amazing memories about our time working together at Howick elementary. He always had time to help, guide and mentor the students. I am so sorry for your loss.


  49. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My sympathy Diane and family, he was luved by many. Lots of great memories to cherish!xoxo Sandi Tolhurst


  50. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Diane, your girls and family… Reading the news of Buzzie’s passing is very sad. and we send you our deepest sympathy 🙁 ! He will surely be missed by a whole community and has left so many of us with cherished memories…

    May God grant all of you strength in the days ahead…

    Love,
    Deb, Wes, Court & Jamieson x.o.


  51. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    We are so sad to hear about the passing of Buzzie. He was one the nicest people we have ever met. Our deepest sympathy to his family, he will be missed.
    Sincerely
    Morris and Anita Craig

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