Harry Alexander "David" Morrison
Harry Alexander "David" Morrison - 81, of Centreville, Kings County, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Toronto, he was a son of the late J. Alex and Doris (Slater) Morrison. He was well known throughout the Maritime radio broadcasting community. His career in radio began at the age of 16 when he became an announcer at the Evangeline Broadcasting Company. In 1951 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he trained as a Communications Technician. After leaving the Air Force to continue his career in 1956, he joined CBC Television Halifax as an audio engineer and enjoyed mixing audio for several popular programs, including the Don Messer Show. After an accident left him with permanent hearing issues he decided to apply his military Comm Tech training to the broadcast industry. Subsequently he joined CBC Radio in Fredericton and in 1966 he returned to Nova Scotia as the Chief Engineer for Annapolis Valley Radio, Kentville. He retired at the age of 65 and continued to work as a self-employed technician throughout the province. David was passionate about many hobbies including sailing, motorcycling, and riding, the latter leading him to qualify as a level one British Horse Society instructor in 1972. He was a lifelong amateur radio enthusiast and a member of the Kings County Amateur Radio Club. He also dedicated countless hours as an officer with the 2444 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps from 1989 to 1999 and as a volunteer with the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville. He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Gunn); two sons, Ian, Barrie, Ontario; Hugh (Jane), Taymouth, New Brunswick; two daughters, Heather (Alex) Morrison, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Amy (Alan) Morrison Dauphinee, Windsor; a sister, Beryl Fieber, Mirror, Alberta; six grandchildren, Matthew, Lauren, Angus, Liam, Clancy and Davida; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Bruce; a brother, Andrew. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. A combined Royal Canadian Legion tribute service and funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Sterling Gosman officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to the Lung Association (NS). The family would like to thank Dr. Ann Gordon for the excellent care David received.