Raymond “Lance” Lancelot Morrison
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Lance on May 31, 2021, at the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg after a short but determined battle against pneumonia. We knew Lance had a still larger fight looming, his third battle with cancer but he was committed to yet another fight and so were we. Sadly, that chance never came.
Lance was born on April 30, 1959, in Toronto, ON but as a toddler, moved with his family to BC where he was raised in North Delta. Then in 1982, following graduation from UBC with a BA in History, Lance moved to Winnipeg to pursue graduate studies at the U of M, successfully achieving his Master’s in Public Affairs in 1984. It was in Winnipeg at the U of W that Lance and Linda met in 1982 and so began a nearly 40-year friendship, partnership, and marriage. These were two distinct personalities that complimented each other in every way, and all of life’s joys, challenges and struggles paled in comparison to the force of nature that Lance and Linda presented to the world. Neither one ever imagined going it alone but now one must. Hold fast to those you cherish most in this world because to lose them is a devastation beyond imagination.
Lance is survived by his steadfast partner in life’s journey, his wife Linda (Trach), mother-in-law Helen Trach both of Roblin, as well as a brother Rod (Susan), sisters Lee and Katrina all of BC. Lance was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Leslie and brother Douglas, as well as father-in-law Orest Trach. Lance was a devoted pet parent all his adult life, and he leaves behind his newest cherished fur babies Whitney, Bobbee and Ace; we see the sadness of our loss reflected in their eyes as well.
Cremation has taken place per Lance’s wishes and Linda will set his spirit free when the perfect moment presents itself (he will be the voice in her ear). Linda would like to thank Roger and Rose Arndt of Roblin for their profound kindness and continuing support during this time, as well as Geraldine Ronellenfitch who has also offered kindness and a steadying hand on the toughest days. A special thank you to Joe Coffey of Sneath-Strilchuk for providing good counsel to Linda and helping to care for Lance on his final journey back to Roblin, a home Lance adopted and loved.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Raymond Lance Morrison may be made to Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Inc. - Box 1047 Yorkton, SK, Canada, SK S3N 2X3 or to Cancer Care Manitoba 675 McDermot Avenue Room 1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Inc.
Box 1047, Yorkton SK S3N 2X3
Canadian Cancer Society - Winnipeg
193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 2B7