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Dorothy Blanche Morrison

Dorothy Blanche Morrison, age 98, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2019 after a long battle with dementia. Dorothy was the last surviving sibling of 14 children of the late James Chandley Smith and Blanche Smith of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Carlisle “Lefty” Durant Morrison, sisters Jean Kenny, Marion Beveridge, and Shirley Brannen, and brothers Lawrence, Earle, Gordon, Wilfred, Donald, Douglas (Dorothy’s twin), Arthur, Harold, Gerald, and William.
Dorothy is survived by sons Gordon (Marie) of Ottawa, George (Marianne) of Fall River, and Hugh Morrison of Dartmouth, four grandchildren Christopher (Elisa), James (Wenwei), Elizabeth (Ellie), and Anthony and great-granddaughter Abigail.

Dorothy was born in Shelburne, NS on April 8, 1920. She attended Shelburne High School and graduated first in her class. Throughout her youth she sang in the church choir, enjoyed playing tennis and softball, riding her bike, and sailing in the Shelburne Harbour. She loved to dance and she met her future husband at a local naval base dance in Shelburne during WWII. Prior to her marriage to Lefty Morrison she was employed at Cox’s General Store.

Dorothy was a happy loving mother, maintaining a positive attitude to the very end. She and Lefty raised their 3 sons in Liverpool, Queens County and they were her pride and joy. She was an avid gardener, a great baker and cook, and enjoyed knitting. Dottie was a member of the Zion United Church, the Liverpool Curling Club and a local bridge club. She enjoyed family time at their two cottages in Parrsboro and Greenfield, NS. Dorothy will be sorely missed by her loving family and friends. We would like to thank Dr. Andrew Blackadar, her homecare workers Belinda Delong and Susan Fisher, and the caring staff at Queens Manor, Liverpool, NS.

Visitation will take place Friday, March 8 at Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS from 12:30 to 2 pm, funeral at 2 pm followed by a reception. Private family internment will follow at Zion United Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Zion United Church in Liverpool, NS. Online condolences may be made to


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