Frances Bernice (Ritza) Morrison

May 21, 1926 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 94)


MORRISON, Frances Bernice (nee Ritza)

The death of Frances Morrison (nee Ritza) occurred on February 22, 2021 in Huntsville, Ontario, at the age of 94.  Fran was born May 21, 1926 in Barry's Bay, Ontario.  Fran was predeceased by husband George Morrison, whom she married on April 7, 1951.

Fran was an active member of the community, having volunteered for many years at the Huntsville Hospital and Fairvern Nursing Home.  Fran was an active member of the Catholic Women's League for over 50 years.  She had a green thumb, evidenced by her many house plants that were constantly in bloom, and she enjoyed playing bridge, bowling, knitting, sewing, cake decorating and gathering with family.

Fran is survived by her children Mary (Dave) Brown, Joe (Leslie) Morrison, Rob (Lori White) Morrison and Karen (Trevor) Docherty.  Fran is also survived by her grandchildren Lindsay Brown, Amy (Rich) Gargal, Tyler (Kari) Morrison, Mike Festing, Krissy (Kris) Goodman and great-grandchildren Tegan, Hadley, Claire, Brody and Lillian.  Predeceased by grandson Shaun and great-grandson Hudson.  She is survived by siblings Joan Aeling, Donald (Donene) Ritza and Marlene (Gerry) Keyes.  Predeceased by siblings Bill, Roy, Tom & Violet.

The family offers a special thanks to all the staff at Fairvern Nursing Home, who provided Mom with such loving care and to Billingsley Funeral Home for their assistance at this time.

A private funeral mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Huntsville on February 25, 2021. Internment will take place in the spring.  If desired, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Fairvern Nursing Home.

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Funeral Mass
February 25, 2021

1:00 PM
St. Mary's of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church
12 Centre St N
Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2C2


Fairvern Nursing Home
14 Mill Street, Huntsville ON P1H 2A4
Tel: 1-705-789-4476

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