Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Betty Morrison
It is with saddened hearts that the family of Anna Elizabeth “Betty” (Driscoll) Morrison announce her passing, which occurred on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Turnbull Nursing Home. Born in Saint John on February 2, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Anna Louise (Carlgren) Driscoll and wife of the late John F. “Chuck” Morrison for 56 years, until his passing in 2006.
Betty attended St. Peter’s Church and schools and graduated from St. Vincent’s Girls’ High School (Class of 1945) and was an active member of the Alumnae Association for many years. Before marriage in June 1950, Betty worked as a teller at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Haymarket Square Branch. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Pius X Church and, at one time, was active in the CWL and St. Pius X Home and School Association.
For many years, Mom and Dad travelled to Clearwater, Florida for winter vacations and enjoyed baseball spring training and long-lasting friendships.
Betty was a lady of great faith and she loved her family very much.
She is survived by her three daughters, Jo-Ann Folkins (Andy), Beth Farrah (Kim) and Nancy Taylor (Arnold); she was a loving Nana who was always proud of her seven grandchildren, Jill and Jeff Folkins, Matthew (Andy), Katherine (Candia) and Meaghan (Femi) Farrah, Laura Carr (Drew) and Sarah Taylor. She is also survived by one great-granddaughter, Kaia; one brother, James Murray Driscoll (Marty); as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Edward Driscoll (Rita) and William Driscoll (Hyordis); two sisters, Mary Daley (Fred) and Helen Lefaive (Walter) and two nephews, Matthew “Buddy” Driscoll and William Lefaive.
Betty’s family would like to thank the staff of Turnbull Nursing Home for their kind and compassionate care and love for Mom, over the last eight years.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) where visiting will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Holy Redeemer Parish (St. Pius X Church), 316 Somerset Street, Saint John on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed and can be viewed by visiting Betty’s obituary on the Brenan’s website. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery and will be immediately followed by a reception in Brenan’s Reception Centre.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Diabetes Canada, the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity of one’s choice.