MORRISON, Valerie Mercedes
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Valerie Mercedes Morrison on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Scarborough Grace Hospital (Birchmount). She was 82 years old
Valerie was born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 24, 1938. As an only child, she grew up the land of ‘wood and water’ spending time with her cousins the Lewis family and the McGhie family. She was a planner and organizer from early on and she was employed as part of the administrative pool at the University of West Indies prior to her moving to Toronto, Canada on July 1, 1967.
She joined the Government of Ontario in August 1967 and up to her retirement with the Province, she was known as woman who kept it organized and was the consummate professional.
She was a generous and thoughtful woman who loved to travel, garden, and stay connected with her friends and family in Canada and the United States. She also never was one to miss the opportunity to get dressed up and go out and enjoy a good event.
For many years she was a faithful, and one of the founding members of St. Michael the Archangel, Anglican Church where she was loved and appreciated.
Valerie was a strong, independent woman who loved her family and friends with all her heart. She is survived by her husband Neville G. Morrison, daughters Paula and Melissa Morrison, her sons-in-law Garnet Belik and Warren Stanley, and her grandchildren, Mackenzie, and Zoe Belik.
The family would like to sincerely thank everyone who called, prayed, and thought of Valerie. To her family and friends in Canada, New York and Jamaica who prayed with her and for her, who comforted her, and sent her emails to make her laugh, we are deeply grateful. God Bless you all.
A Virtual Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Unfortunately, due to current COVID regulations set out by the Provincial Government and at the direction of The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO), the funeral service will be limited to immediate family members only.
In memory of Valerie Mercedes Morrison, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations and/or gifts to be made to the following charities:
• Tropicana Community Services, Scarborough, ON. 416.439.9009, https://tropicanacommunity.org/donations/
• The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). 1.888.563.2642 https://cnib.donorportal.ca/Donation/Donation.aspx?F=1842&T=INHON&L=en-CA&G=345&NFP=1
• The Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Scarborough, ON. 416.299.9592 http://smta.ca/
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Covenant Funeral Homes (Balmoral Chapel), 2505 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, ON M1K 2R1, (416) 265-2652.