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Kathleen Anne Morris

June 7, 1925 — December 10, 2023

Kathleen Anne Morris (Shaw) slipped away peacefully on Sunday, December 10th at home after many wonderful visits with friends and family.

Grannie is survived by her two sons Bill Morris and Bob Morris (Carole), 12 grandchildren Sheri Baker (Jason), Jeff Webb (Elizabeth), Ryan Webb (Nicole); Maggie Korsrud (Tim), Spence Morris (Jolene); Nicole Tate (Darren), Brett Dickie (Christine), Kelly Dickie (Kellie); Will Morris, Chelsea Morris (Dallas), Lindsay Wilson (Adam), Owen Morris, 19 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and her honorary sister Flora Luciuk. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, her husband Alf in 1986, her daughters Maureen Webb and Judy Dickie in 2012, her son in law Dennis Dickie in 2016, and her grandson Jason Morris in 1996.

Grannie was born to an affluent family in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 7th, 1925. She was the second youngest of 6 children. She was raised with the help of her Nanny with whom she was very close. At the age of 15, in 1941, she was sent to boarding school in Canada during WWII with her younger brother Bill as her family wanted to ensure their safety. She spent 3 years at school in British Columbia while Bill attended school in Ontario. After convincing their parents to bring them home, Kathleen and her brother Bill had a harrowing journey back to Scotland that involved zigzagging across the ocean to avoid torpedoes, and a night ride in an army plane from Portugal to London. She enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a secretary.

It was during her time in the RCAF that she met Alfred Morris, a farmer from Saskatchewan who picked her up on a bicycle built for two, with a lunch basket, on a long trip to the loch- Grannie admitted she never pedaled at all! When the war ended, Grannie and Alf crossed the Atlantic by boat, and settled in Worcester, Saskatchewan in 1946. From there, they moved closer to Weyburn, later moving into the city of Weyburn in 1961. Together they raised four children, Maureen, Bill, Bob, and Judy. 

They became the proud caretakers of a beautiful farm in Manor, farmed by their son Bob. The house in Manor was a special place, loved by their grandchildren. At a nearby lake, Grannie and Alf rented a boat and onlookers from shore watched as Grannie rowed and rowed while Alf trolled for fish!

Alf passed away in Manor in 1986, and Grannie moved to Saskatoon in 1995. Flora and Steve, and Rose and Jim, lived across the street and they became very close friends. She always had a beautiful garden which she developed and added to over the years, with help from her friends and family. Daily visits over tea (or Sherry) with Flora were very important to her, as was her daily ‘Scottish muffin’ with friends.

Grannie celebrated the birth of each grandchild, great grandchild, and great great grandchild and looked forward to visits with family and friends. She had the unique ability to nurture each and every one of the grandchildren and great grandchildren to feel loved, special, and valued. She attended many recitals, assemblies and ceremonies. She enjoyed staying busy and was often walking the dogs in the country, doing the puzzles in the paper, reading, or knitting dishcloths or socks for everyone. 

Dogs were very important to Grannie and she has cared for more than we could count over her 98 years. To honor Grannie, spend time outside with a four-legged friend.

A private memorial service will occur in the spring of 2024.

Martens Warman Funeral Home is honoured to be entrusted with the care and arrangements of Kathleen Morris.

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