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John Herbert Morrison

April 10, 1927 ~ July 23, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Dr. John H. Morrison, age 96, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2023 at his residence after a brief illness.

At heart, John was a focused research scientist and an author of numerous scientific articles.  As a veteran of WWII and a medical corpsman in the Navy, John developed his interest in science.  He received his Bachelor's education at the University of Vermont and earned his PhD at the University of Toronto.  He formulated a textbook on Cytology that was used world-wide during the 1960's and 70's. He will be remembered for his unwavering devotion to education and his important contributions to science and biology.  His last research article was completed shortly before his passing.

Dr. Morrison is preceded in death by his loving parents William and Emily, his sister Virginia, his son's partner Keith Kirby, and the supporting love of his life, his wife Harmie.

He is survived by his daughter, Gail, and her partner Heidi Smallman; his son Mark, and his life partner, Arthur Beatty; his nephew, James MacPherson, and the many nieces and nephews on the Vermont side of the family.

He is now at peace. "My body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours."

A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date, and his ashes scattered with Harmie in Vermont.

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