Morrisey Mida Marie
It is with great sadness that the family of Mida Marie
(Durette) Morrisey, loving wife of the late Gerald R. Morrisey,
announce her passing on December 9th, 2020 at
the York Care Centre with her children by her side. Born on April
28th, 1926, in Atholville, NB, she was the
daughter of the late Daniel and Ida (Hunt) Durette.
Mida worked at Canex on the base for 27 years and enjoyed the
friends that she made there and the responsibilities of her position.
When she retired, she had the honour of caring for her sister Blanche
for 10 years. At this point, Mida was able to spend much more time
with her family. Family was everything to Mida and her children,
grandchildren and great grandchildren were her most precious
treasures. Sunday dinner gatherings with everyone together were the
highlight of the week and were followed by card games that would fill
the room with laughter.
Being a loving military spouse, Mida travelled with Gerald to
wherever his postings led them. She resided in Kingston, ON, Soest,
Germany, St. John’s NL, Halifax and Debert, NS, then finally
Oromocto, NB, where they settled.
Mida was a very proud and fashionable lady, who loved to
dress for any occasion. Her nails were always beautifully manicured
and she never missed a Friday appointment at the hair
Their family was very sports oriented and Mida was delighted
in joining a broomball league with her daughters. She and Gerald loved
to dance and there were many dinners at the mess hall and events where
you would find them dancing up a storm. They never missed an
opportunity to celebrate New Years Eve together, with a new adventure
each year. They loved to spend time at “Aunt Elva’s
Cottage” at Brule Beach, just outside of
Although Mida had only been at the York Care Centre for 11
months she very quickly won the hearts of the staff and residents with
her quick wit and her firecracker personality. She was never far from
her pal and confidant Barb. Together they were a force to be reckoned
Mida will live on in the hearts of her daughters, Linda
MacDonald and Sharon McInnis (Jay) all of Fredericton, NB; her son,
Rick Morrisey of Calgary, AB; her three granddaughters, Valerie
Poitras (Peter) of Montreal, Jena MacLeod (Todd) and Samantha McInnis
(Kodi) all of Fredericton, NB; great grandchildren, Lauren and Nathan
LaPointe of Montreal as well as Colton and Ali MacLeod of Fredericton,
NB; sisters, Bertha Poley (Bev) of Tide Head, NB, Yvonne
Godin of Montreal and Blondie Black (Everette) of Orangeville, ON;
sisters-in-law Kathleen Durette of Campbellton, NB, Elva Archibald and
Delma Morrisey of Truro, NS; as well as several nieces,
nephews, extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, parents-in-law and cherished
husband of 68 years, Mida was predeceased by her brothers, Marcel
Durette and Danny (Elaine) Durette; her sister Blanche Duquette and
her brother-in-law Roland Godin.
A special thank you to all the staff of the York Care Centre,
in particular the Birch Grove Unit, for their attentive and
compassionate care of Mida.
As Mom would sing to us “You are my Sunshine”,
forever Mom, you are our Sunshine.
A memorial service will be held from Oromocto Funeral Home
Chapel on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 1 pm with Fr. Shawn Daley
officiating. For those unable to attend, a livestream of the Service
will be viewable at vimeo.com/489630297.
Due to the physical distancing restrictions and limited
available seating, we kindly ask that you RSVP for attendance to the
service via email at email@example.com or by phone at
For those who wish, memorial donations in Mida’s
memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or York Care
Foundation Palliative Care Department.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Morrisey Mida Marie 19262020..
Death notice for the town of: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick