Lahja (Lottie) Morris

Lahja (Lottie) Morris

January 30, 1919 –

March 18, 2013

Lottie Morris passed away peacefully on March 18, 2013, of health complications, at the Kootenay Boundary Hospital. She was surrounded by loving family who offered gentle care, warm embraces and heartfelt words of support.

Lottie was born in Vancouver, BC on January 30, 1919, one of 6 children born to Henry Roos and Mary Holly. She cherished the relationships she had with her siblings – Armas, Eino, Lil, Ilmar and Laila.

Lottie married her beau, Jack, on January 30, 1946. Residing in Vancouver, BC, the couple raised two daughters, Holly and Heather, and a son, John. Lottie was a devoted mother and wife, and also had a rewarding career in public service, working for both The Department of National Defence and Canada Post. She retired to Nelson, BC in 1983. A woman with incredible fortitude, Lottie’s siblings, husband and daughter Heather, preceded her in death.

Lottie was a beloved ‘Grannie’ to her grandchildren and a wide circle of friends alike thanks to her warm personality, curious mind and adventurous spirit. Lottie always wanted the best for her children, extended family members, in-laws and acquaintances. She was a very caring person, her advice was always well-intended and she maintained a great sense of humour. She was also a very generous individual who contributed, whenever she could, to a diverse-range of charities.

Lottie is survived by her children Holly of Nelson and John of Port Hardy, six grandchildren, along with the many family members and friends who loved her – from near and far. She will be fondly remembered for her radiant smile, sparkling eyes and gentle, yet stubborn, nature.

A celebration of Lottie’s life will be held later this year, featuring a ceremonial tree planting in her daughter Holly’s yard.

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