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Kenneth Mushy John Morrison

August 22, 1928 - December 24, 2019

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The Wind Beneath our Sails.  It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye (for now) to our beloved Ken Morrison.
Husband, Father, Father-in-Law, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend.  Kenneth, Ken, Kenny, Mush, Mushy – it did not matter what you called him – all that knew him called him a great guy.
We will miss him dearly.
Ken was born on August 22, 1928 in Kimberley, BC and passed away on December 24, 2019 at The Pines in Kimberley, BC.  Ken is predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Dolina Morrison and his brothers and sisters, Angus, Murdo (Alba), Kay (Ev Price) and Nancy (Fred Leggett).
During a time in Vancouver while apprenticing to be an electrician, he met the love of his life – Eleanor Jack.  Shortly after that fateful day on Second Beach they were married, moved to Kimberley and raised three children, Susan (Doug Nicholson), Peggy (Dale Krushel) and Peter Morrison.
Ken worked for many years at Cominco’s Sullivan Mine and Concentrator.  When he left Cominco he worked as an electrical contractor travelling throughout Canada and the US.  He was actively involved with his local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) where he held various positions including Shop Steward.  He spent the remaining part of his working career closer to home doing odd jobs (generously) helping neighbours and friends.
Always a hard working man he liked to keep busy whether that was at his electrical trade or working with a shovel in hand tilling the rocky soil in one of his prized vegetable/flower garden plots.
Ken and Eleanor bought a five acre parcel of land near Premier Lake along Sheep Creek.  In true Mushy”get-it-done” style he made arrangements to purchase the old Kimberley Curling Club building and moved it to the readied creekside foundation where it continues to be fondly refrred to as “The Cabin”.
The Cabin at Sheep Creek was Ken’s most favourite spot in the world and the Morrison family spent many weekends and holidays there.  It was a welcoming place for many gatherings and the family and extended family have fond memories of lots of card games, large bonfires, pot luck dinners, camping, lawn darts an bocci parties.
Ken and  Eleanors’ love for the peace and quite and serene setting found them moving from Kimberley, building a house near the Cabin and setting up residence with a post office box in Skookumchuck, BC.
Ken would tell you he had a good life.  He family would tell he was a kind, devoted family man.  Those who knew him could tell that he prized his family above all.  Doug and Susan Nicholson blessed him with two grandsons, Nathan (Rebecca) and Brent (Kara) who in turn, thus far, have blessed him with three great grandchildren, Deegan, Davin and Atlee Nicholson.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of The Pines for their care and dedication show to their one and only beloved Ken Morrison.

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Colleen & Kerry Nicholson
Relation: Our sister in laws father

I remember Ken with always a smile on his face. A real gentleman.
Always so hard to loose a parent. Our condolences to his family.

From: adrian blais
Relation: friend

My sincere condolences to Susan, Peggy, and Pete and the family. Mushy indeed was a great guy, a real gentleman and family man. Mushy always saw the positive in any work project making it fun to work with him. Now hes rubbing shoulders with his favorite Montreal Canadiens .

From: Bev Price
Relation: Ken was my husband’s Uncle

Sincerest condolences to Sue, Doug and family and Peggy and Peter, uncle Kenny was always so welcoming to Art and I as we have fond memories of many years camping at the top of the hill with Dave and Louanne Sanderson and Aunty Nancy and Uncle Fred. Before long Uncle Kenny has run electricity to our campground and installed an old fridge for us to use. I particularly enjoyed the early morning dips in the creek with Aunty Eleanor and Izzy. We would go to a natural hot springs and walk through someone’s property to Premiere Lake for a swim. Our daughters Maureen and Bonnie spent their first 16 summers in the Kootenays and have wonderful memories of family times at Sheep Creek. Art is up there having a grand family reunion with his Morrison relatives now knowing that we will be OK to carry on even though it is hard right now. Please let me know when you plan a celebration of life as I plan to be there. Love you guys. Bev

From: David Gustafson
Relation: Friend through work.

Sorry to hear of Mushys passing. Condolences to Pete, Susan, Peggy and family. I will always remember his kind welcoming smile.

From: Marlene and Brian Kantz
Relation: Susan is our sister-in-law, Marlene is Dougs sister.

Despite the loss of the physical presence of your father. We know that God has assigned him to watch over you throughout your life. Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Ken.

From: Susan
Relation: Daughter

A letter from IBEW
Dear Peter and Family,
On behalf of all the Members and Officers of Local 1003, we would like to extend to you and your family our deepest condolences at the passing of your Father and our brother Ken.
Brother Ken was the Best of the Best. Ken was a truly dedicated Union member. Brother Ken was held in the highest regard by his brothers and was admired for his excellence as an Electrician and Officer of this Local and for the gentleman he was. His contribution of the time and energy he put forth to Local 1003 is greatly appreciated.
Brother Ken’s caliber of unionism has been an inspiration to the younger members of our Local.
We have lost a good man and we feel your loss.
Fraternally,
Ray Keen
Business Manager
Local 1003 IBEW

From: Dawn Fenwick and Bridget Chudy
Relation: family friend

Mom and I send our condolences to your family. We know it is always hard to lose someone you love, no matter how long or well he lived. You all have had many years of love and fond memories of him. Mom told me something Dad used to say about Ken/Mushy that might surprise you. Dad used to say that Mushy had the best legs of any man around. I guess there’s always something we didn’t know about another person.

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