It is with deep sorrow that we share the passing of Bryon Donald Morris, who peacefully passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on November 1, 2023.
Bryon Morris was born in Montreal to the late Wilfred Morris and the late Doris aka Betty (Raven). Bryon Morris resided most of his life in Petawawa with his wife Jennifer Morris with their children Jenna and Terry (Emilie); his children from his first marriage, Ian (Melanie), Johanna, and Jae; and grandchildren William, Sam, Liila-Leigh, Liam, Mark. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Morris (Henderson) and his sister, Jeanne Richardt. Brother-in-law to Jeannette Ballantyne-Sliwowski (Stan), Darlene McLaren-Smith (Dave), Allan McLaren (Cheryl) and the late Alex McLaren. Fond Uncle to Kasia Maves (Jonathan) and Alexandra McLaren. Fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.
Bryon’s legacy will live on in the projects and initiatives he helped shape during his lifetime. His dedication to the welfare and success of students has left an impressionable mark. His belief for the wealth of knowledge passion for education and his dedication to his community. He will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege and knowledge of working with him.
A retired educator with the RCDSB, Bryon began his years of service as a Trustee for the town of Petawawa in 1976. After some time away from his role as trustee, he rejoined Board in 2014. During his tenure, Bryon was a dedicated member of all major committees, where his insights and leadership made a significant impact. He also held the esteemed position of Chair of the Board, guiding the District with a deep commitment to student success.
A proud graduate of General Panet High School, Bryon has degrees from Queen’s University (2), University of Toronto, McMaster University, and University of Ottawa. Bryon was a lifetime learning and avid reader, he could often be found in his private library.
Respecting Bryon’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held November 8, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Petawawa Presbyterian Church, 24 Ethel St., Petawawa ON. A celebration of life will be held immediately following the service in the lower level of the church. As an expression of sympathy donations to The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, are appreciated.