a gentleman and a scholar, a kind man and a funny oneA caring and supportive husband, great dad, and wonderful and dotting grandfather, George L Morgan, 90 years young, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2017. George will be missed by his loving wife Christine, children Leslie, Jennifer, and Scott, and his grandchildren, Taylor, Anthony, and Samantha. He is survived by his older sister Betty in Troon, now 99.
Born in Troon, Scotland in June 1927, George came to Canada in 1950 after winning a piping competition for the Ogilvy’s department store. George settled in Montreal, where he played bagpipes for Ogilvy’s , and became a carpenter. George married Joanne Taylor, and together they started a family. George earned a Bachelor’s degree at Concordia, became a teacher, and later earned a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design. George moved to Vancouver in 1974, where his brothers Jack, Ken, and Norman, and sister Nan, had emigrated, following the footsteps of their uncle George Lambie. In Vancouver, George met Christine LeBlanc, and they married in 1989.
George L. was a warm and friendly people person, well loved by all who knew him. He was loving, funny, charming, engaged, and was always offering to help with any project. He enjoyed traveling, loved opera, classical music, and of course, Piobaireachd. As a dad, he loved to keep in close contact with his kids, and enjoyed family gatherings above all else. He volunteered for many years for the Unitarian church of Vancouver, and for the British Columbia Piper's Association. After his career as a teacher and instructional designer, George had fun working with a variety of multi-level sales programs, including Amway and Pre-Paid legal. Once his grandchildren were born, George dedicated much of his time to helping with the family, spending every day supporting the twins and Samantha when they were small. George suffered from Parkinsons in later life, and died of complications of that disease.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to any of the following:
Parkinson Society of BC - https://parkinson15273.thankyou4caring.org/tribute-gifts
British Columbia Pipers’ Association, c/o 8845 212A St., Langley, BC V1M 2J9 - http://www.bcpipers.org/services/donations/
St Michaels Centre, 7451 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby BC http://www.stmichaels.bc.ca/hospice.asp
Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T1 - http://vancouverunitarians.ca/
Friends and family will gather for a Celebration of Life in the new year.