Stan Morris

MORRIS, Samuel Stanford "Stan" -- passed away peacefully at home in Port Dover on December 21, 2021 in his 91st year. Dear husband of Ione for 64 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Paul & Jamie Morris of Port Dover; Michelle & Scott Rowland of Toronto; Ian Morris & Lenie Ott of Toronto. Proud and loving grandfather of Blake & Veronica Rowland; Lisa & Chris Waugh; Brooke Morris; Celina Morris; Blair Morris (2006). He loved his great-grandchildren Charlotte, Jack, Nathan, and Emma. Also survived by brother-in-law Ken Painter and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Archie Morris and sister-in-law Georgina; sister Georgia Painter; sister Rosemary and brother-in-law Clarence Mitchell. Stan loved his wife and family more than anything. He also firmly believed that Port Dover was the best community in the world. He worked throughout his life in service groups and on local committees to help make Port Dover a better place for everyone. That work led to numerous awards over his lifetime, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Stan joined the staff of the family's Port Dover Maple Leaf newspaper in 1948.  Over the next seven decades, he witnessed local history first-hand and shared those stories in the newspaper all his adult life. With that breadth of knowledge, he remained active writing stories and proofreading every issue until his death. A visitation for Stan will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave, Port Dover 519-583-1530. Vaccine certificates ( 2 doses plus 14 days) and identification is required.  A family Funeral Service will be held at Grace Church, Port Dover with Rev. Kathryn Vance officiating. Interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Port Dover Foundation would be appreciated. On line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca