Father Douglas Joseph Morris
Priest of the Diocese of Pembroke
Peacefully and fortified by the Sacraments of the Church, Father Douglas J. Morris died at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 15th in his 91st year. Born In Sheenboro, Quebec to the late Joseph Morris and Hilda Perreault, he was predeceased by his siblings Lawrence, Joan Greenough, Jean Bourke, Andrew, Mervin, and Patrick. He is lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and especially his dear cousin Carmel Harrington, (Jim). He is mourned by the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Pembroke. Father Morris studied at St. Augustine Seminary, Toronto and was ordained to the priesthood on May 6, 1954. Over his years of ministry, he served in parishes in Pembroke, Arnprior, Campbell’s Bay, Stonecliffe, Portage-du-Fort, Bristol, Renfrew, and Douglas. Father Morris was widely known for many years of faithful service carrying out the ministry of the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal both in Ottawa and Pembroke. All are invited to the Rite of Reception at the Cathedral of St. Columbkille, Pembroke on Friday, February 17 at 3 p.m. followed by lying in repose until Vigil Prayers at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18 at 9:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Columbkille, Pembroke. Reception to follow at Holy Name Annex. Interment to take place in the Priest’s Plot at St. Paul the Hermit Cemetery, Sheenboro. Arrangements in the care of the Murphy Funeral Home, Pembroke.