Dr. Roger James Foulis Morrison
Dr. Roger James Foulis Morrison died suddenly at his residence in Revelstoke on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at the age of 50 years. A Funeral Service was held at the Revelstoke United Church on Saturday afternoon, November 24th, with Reverend Ken Jones officiating. Pallbearers were Frank Lentini, Neil Jones, Hank Krawczwk, Henri Caulker, Joe Maskell and Darryl Rasmussen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kamloops Wildlife Park, 9077 Dallas Drive, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 6V1
Interment followed beside his parents in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke.
Roger was born in Revelstoke on August 27, 1962 and had been a life-long resident with exception of while he was attending school. He was an accomplished body builder who proudly held the title of “Mr. Teen Canada” in 1981. After four years of education at McMaster University in Ontario, Roger became a chiropractor and he also received his certification as a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist. After several years of Chiropractic practice in Revelstoke, Roger returned to McMaster University where he furthered his studies to become a medical doctor. He graduated with honours in 1995 and returned to Revelstoke to serve his own community. He was “the home-town boy” who had become a much loved and respected local physician. Roger’s private life was full and varied. He enjoyed building benches and bird houses out of driftwood as well as landscaping his yard. He loved to climb mountains and was proud of the fact that he had climbed Mt. Begbie in excess of 45 times – a record that still stands today. Roger loved animals and over a lifetime he gave many animals a kind and loving home.
Roger was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife Stefania of Revelstoke; step children Katrina of Vancouver and Josef of Revelstoke; brother John (Shelly) of Revelstoke; father-in-law Guiseppe (Larni) Iaccino of Revelstoke; his two Irish Wolfhound dogs, Draco and Sadie as well as numerous good friends.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.