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One good person can touch more hearts than we’ll ever know. It is with regret that the family announce the passing of Hilliard Admiral Morris on April 30, 2021 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, peacefully at 1:40am.
Hilliard, affectionately known as Uncle Hill, was born May 23, 1927 and was the only son of the late Gordon Morris and Ida (Louisa) Travis-Morris. He was proceeded by his wife Jocqueline Morris (d. June 11, 1993), his dear sister Ruby Lucielle Morris-Griffith (d. June 6, 1967) and stepson Durand Garrell. He joins his deceased family in their eternal home, free from all pain and sorrow.
In addition to helping his dad farm he worked at Libby’s canning factory in Chatham. In 1944 he went to Toronto and began working as a porter on the Canadian National Railways and after 40 years of service he retired as a Sleeping Car Conductor. He was known to say that he never worked a day in his life because he always loved the work that he did. On his time off between runs he would train race horses on the Murray Drew farm which was a joy and relaxing as he loved the outdoors and grew up with a love for horses. He was a member of the North Buxton Community Church and served as Trustee for over 10 years. Prior to the church hiring a groundskeeper he would cut the grass to ensure it looked like his lawn, which everyone commented that it looked like a golf course. He was also a faithful member of St John’s Masonic Lodge No. 9 PH Chatham, Ontario for more than 60 years.
He leaves to mourn his loss, two sisters Cleata Morris of North Buxton and Ona Allen of Burlington, one niece Trenia Griffith-Williams (husband Mark Williams) of Wisconsin, three nephews Stacy Griffith (wife Terry Griffith) of Amherstburg, Paul Allen of Burlington and Curtis Griffith of Michigan, step daughter Ronda Wilkins, three great nieces Nicole Davis of Virginia, Ashley Griffith of Michigan and Michelle Waite (husband Valliere Waite) of Wisconsin, three great nephews Curtis Robert (wife Kristy French) of Windsor, Sidney Davis (wife Lisa Davis) of Windsor and Tijuan Green of Michigan. A host of great grand nieces, nephews, step grand children and many other relatives and friends.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28 KJV
In lieu of flowers, family and friends wishing to remember Hilliard are asked to consider a donation to the Buxton Museum, Buxton Next Generation or a charity of your choice.
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