Dec. 2, 1929-July 3, 2014
Victoria County
Our family is sad to announce the passing of Muriel Joan Morrison on July 3, 2014, at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck.

Born on Dec. 2, 1929, in West Tarbot, Muriel was the daughter of the late John Angus and Alice (MacRae) Smith.

Muriel was a member of the St. Ann’s Bay United Church. She had many occupations throughout her life including her own bakeshop, cook at the Gaelic Collage, bartender at the Legion, selling jewellery, purser at the Englishtown Ferry, mail driver, delivery of Cape Breton Post over Smokey just to name a few.  Muriel will be remembered by her family and friends for being caring and a hard worker.

Muriel is survived by her children, Murdock, Donelda MacAskill (John), Allison, Frank (Nancy) and Kathy Reashore (Clair); sisters, Betty and Murdena; brothers, Andrew (Gerry) and Jackie (Marie); sisters-in-law, Kaye and Angie; daughter-in-law, Barbara and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Muriel was predeceased by brothers, Donnie and Raymond and nephews, Wesley and Kelly.

Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of Muriel Joan Morrison will be held at St. Ann’s Bay United Church, St. Ann’s Bay, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Hazel-Jane Morris officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the church hall following the service. Private family interment will take place at a later date.

Donations in memory of Muriel can be made to a charity of your choice.

Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the hospital, home care, continuing care and anyone else who brightened Muriel’s days to visit, bring her treats or help in anyway.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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We are deeply saddened by Aunt Muriel's passing. She was a very big part of our lives. A tremendous giving person. Her home & kitchen was a family gathering place. We traveled to CB from Ottawa many summers for a family vacation. Aunt Muriel's home was our first stop & last stop before heading back home. Her warm embrace, best hugs ever, and her laughter as she told the best stories and relayed the up to the minutes news and events will be greatly missed. Our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
Love Susan & Bruce Bonner


Kathy, Katie & Family so sorry to hear of your loss – we only met Muriel for a short time but we will never forget her ability to make us laugh and her true devotion to her family – you are in our prayers – Heather & Florence (Tootsie) MacAulay

Please accept our condolences on Muriel's passing. She always had such a great sense of humour. Love & Blessings
From:  Bob & Ann Greer

An icon of the community shall be missed by all who knew her. Deepest condolences to you all.
From:  Raylene (Mac Leod) Nannos

To The Family Of the late Muriel Morrison..Sending deepest Sympathy to All of You. Muriel was a friend of my Mother and Father The late Lester and Effie MacLeod (Grand River Falls CB) Muriel spent many weekends at our home and was a Lovely Lady and an Extremely hard worker. I have many memories of the times she spent with my family when I was only a young boy. She is now Home and again with my Parents to have some Good Times. God Bless Her Family it is such a Great Loss.
From:  Hughie A MacLeod

We are deeply sorry to learn of Muriel's death and our thoughts are with her family at this time. In the 1980s at St Ann's we developed a strong admiration and affection for a wonderful, kind and talented lady. 

From:  Norman and Kenna Macdonald, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland