Cataraqui Conservation joins with the friends, family and former colleagues of Bob Morrison in honouring his extensive legacy of community service on the occasion of his recent passing.
Morrison was a member of Cataraqui Conservation’s Full Authority Board from 2004 to 2016, first as a council member and then as a citizen appointee representing the Township of Front of Yonge, including serving as Chair from 2007-2011 and again from 2015 to 2016. He passed away on May 12, 2022, aged 78.
Through his time as Chair for Cataraqui Conservation and as a Board member, Bob provided steadfast leadership and support for staff and continued to strongly advocate at Council and in the community for continued programs and services being delivered in the watershed. His leadership style was very approachable, positive, calm, and he took the time to guide and coach staff and Board members to make meaningful decisions towards achieving the Conservation Authority’s mandate. Bob was instrumental is steering the organization forward and would take the time to attend events, municipal presentations, be a welcome face within the community, and acknowledge staff for their continued efforts and dedication to conservation.
Always one to be involved in the community, Bob, stepped up his passion for service after his retirement in 1997, successfully running many times for municipal office, including a term as Deputy Mayor, as well as being involved in the Front of Yonge Library Board and being a founding member and driving force behind the Mallory Coach House Museum.
A special Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, June 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mallory Coach House Garden in Mallorytown. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Thousand Islands River Heritage Society or the St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Caintown.