John “Wayne” Morrisey - Age 62. It is with heavy hearts that we sadly announce the sudden passing of John “Wayne” Morrisey at his home in Belmont, on Sunday, March 12, 2023. He was born on December 8th, 1960, in Truro.
Wayne was a very dedicated family-man and father who is survived by his son, Benjamin Morrisey, Truro and daughter, Jennifer Morrisey, Belmont. He is also survived by his former wife, Debbie (MacDonald), Crowes Mills, whom he married in 1986 and they remained together for fifteen years; as well as by his only nephew, Colin MacGillivray, Onslow and by his brother-in-law, Carl MacGillivray, Onslow.
He was predeceased by his father, Gordon Morrisey and mother, Phyllis Morrisey (MacLean).
In his younger years, his study of Carpentry at the local Vocational School was cut short to help with the income of his parental household. He began working in factories: an Insulation Plant and Kohler Windows (Debert), he also drove rock trucks for construction sites in Springhill (Latimer's Construction). Beyond fatherhood, his greatest role was his position at the Truro Golf Club. There he worked very hard as the head Groundskeeper, working from 1984 until his early retirement in 2018.
Wayne was a man who loved working with his hands. This led him to build his own home by the age of 21 years, with a crew of family and friends at his side. Wayne had an endless love for antique cars, classic rock music, movies, and his favorite TV shows like, "Swamp People, Gold Rush and Counting Cars". He was always on the go, spending a lot of his time outside and enjoying four wheeling, fishing, and going for long drives to visit friends and family. His love of pets and the special bond with his daughter’s Golden Lab, Alice, will never be forgotten.
Wayne maintained a welcoming home and was quick to offer warm hospitality. This trait was passed down from generations before him. He was a man that wanted those around him to relax with good food, good company and talk of memories gone by. He taught his children the importance of traditions and the significance of holidays with family (along with his legendary bacon-wrapped turkeys!) and his home was always decorated to reflect it. He was a proud and well-known member of the Belmont community his entire life.
We can take solace in knowing that he was able to visit with or speak to many of the people that were so important in his life within the last month before passing. Wayne’s easy-going humour made it effortless to love and connect with him. He will be dearly missed by many family members across Canada and many close, life-long friends.
Dad was an amazing man. Life will never be the same without him.
Donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to CEHHC “We Care About Cancer,” the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
A visitation will take place on Monday, March 27th from 5pm until time of service at 6pm, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS, Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Webcasting will begin at 5:58pm (AST). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com.