Robert Morse

Obituary of Robert Marshall Parker Morse

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MORSE, Bob Pictou Robert (Bob) Marshall Parker Morse of Pictou died peacefully after a long illness on September 23, 2023. Born December 28, 1935 in Berwick, NS, he was a son of the late Lewis and Edna (Marshall) Morse. His early education was at Millville and Aylesford elementary schools. After graduating from Central Kings District High School he taught briefly in a rural school in Auburn, NS. He then worked as a lab technician for Dearborn Chemicals (Toronto) and National Sea Products (Halifax) before returning to pursue higher education at Acadia University earning a BSc and BEd in 1966. Prior to his university graduation he began his teaching career at Brookfield High School in 1964. He went on to teach at Cobequid Education Centre in Truro, Hantsport High School and finished his career at Westville High School retiring in 1993. His passions were navigating the waters of the Northumberland Strait on his Mirage 24 sailboat and singing. He sang in Barbershop ensembles and quartets in Truro, Kentville, and Pictou County, the Stellarton Men’s Choir, the Gospel Four, the Vocal Chords, and choirs in the Morristown, Brookfield and Wolfville Baptist Churches and Pictou United Church. Music was such an important part of his life. Bob is survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Coldwell) and children, Carla Morse, Janet Leathem (James) and James Morse (Melanie); grandchildren, Lauren and Alex Hisey, Birch and Finch Morse. Funeral to be held Saturday, September 30th at 2pm from Pictou United Church, 47 James St., with the Reverend Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery, Aylesford at a later date. If you so wish, donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife or Pictou United Church. Special thanks are extended to “Bob’s Angels” at the Chemo Clinic in the Aberdeen Hospital and to the nurses and caregivers of the Pictou County VON and Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen, who helped him through his cancer journey with laughter and dignity.