Ross Morphet

Born: Tue., Feb. 25, 1930
Died: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017


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In loving memory
John Morphet  
"Ross"
February 25th, 1930-August 1st, 2017

Who passed away on Tuesday August 1st at the age of 87
Predeceased by his wife Eleanor (Cosby) 2012
Father of Betty Lynn Harrison (predeceased 1989) (Don and Linda) of Elliot Lake,
Tom and Connie of Espanola
Beloved Grandfather of Amy (Dave) Clark;
Craig Harrison; Jamie Boreham (2009) and Katie Boreham;
Katie Morphet; Candace (Jacob) Barnes; Karen Morphet
Great –Grand Father of Hailey and Zoey Clark
Predeceased by parents Alfred and Doris (Ford) Morphet
Brother of Everett (predeceased 2011) Beverley Morphet of Little Current
Lloyd (Diane) Morphet of Waterloo
Brother in law to Wayne Cosby (Carol); Jim (predeceased) Natalie Cosby
Uncle of many nieces and nephews
Ross was a hardworking man who took over the family farm and farmed it with his wife Eleanor for many years until his retirement in the early 1990’s.  Even after his retirement Ross spent most of his time outdoors cutting wood, clearing land, picking stone and raising a few cattle.  Ross spent his last years at Manitoulin Centennial Manor where he was known for his dry wit and his willingness to help other residents.
Family and friends will gather at Island Funeral Home
Visitation Monday from 7-9pm
Funeral Service 11am Tuesday August 8, 2017
Burial in Mountainview Cemetery
Donations to Manitoulin Centennial Manor Aux. (Bed Lift Project), Little Current United Church or the Alzheimer's Society.  (Island Funeral Home can only accept cheques for all charitable donations


Due to it being a long weekend I would strongly suggest ordering flowers ASAP. The flower shop will not be open to take orders during the holiday weekend but will fulfill all orders made prior. Hawberry Florist (705) 368-1100

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Rick and Gail Gjos
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Condolences to all the family. Ross was always a pleasure to visit with in his good years. He and Eleanor were always true and faithful members of our church family. He is at rest now!

Ron&Donna Kenney
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Tom, Connie & family sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Edna,Gail and Wilberta Leeson
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Ross was always a joy and a bundle of humour every time we seen him. He will be missed by many people who knew him.

Ron & Linda Bowerman
   Posted Wed August 02, 2017
I will miss seeing Ross at the Manor. It was always a pleasure talking to Ross about old times, the farm, trips and life at the Manor. He would always have that chuckle and ask me how the old man was. He is now at rest with his beloved Eleanor, may he rest in peace.

Don and Gertrude Cooper
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
We had many conversations with Ross throughout the years that we knew him.
There were always jokes and good humor going back and forth.
Ross always called us by name when we saw him at the Manor which we thought was quite amazing ! Please accept our sincere sympathies .

Brenda Hallett
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017
With Deepest Sympathy to the Family
I will miss seeing Ross at the Manor Birthday Cake and Singalong
Ross always had a smile and a story

Don and Elva Carter
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Offer our sympathy in the loss of your Father/Grandfather, never easy saying goodbye, take comfort in your many good memories.

Janice Van Every
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Sincere condolences to the Morphet family. I have many wonderful memories of visits back and forth between our families. He is with Eleanor now. Sorry for your loss.

Faye Stevens
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Peace to all of the family, peace, and good memories. Ever a joy to visit with Ross; he always interacted well with both of us when we would continue to visit him and other friends in the manor. Clive & Faye

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