RIP: Richard ‘Dick’ Morrice


Richard ‘Dick’ Morrice, founder of Morrice Transportation of Windsor, Ont., passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, at Erie Shores Hospice. He was 83 years old.

Richard launched Morrice Transportation in 1991. He had been in the transportation industry for over 30 years. The company, which is now run by Richard’s son Rob, has since grown from a small operation of 2 company trucks, eight owner operators and 16 trailers in 1991 to several hundred drivers and owner-operators today.

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Richard was the loving husband of 56 years to Lois Morrice (nee Balko). Dear father of Sue (Vito) Saputo and Rob (Janet) Morrice. Grandpa Dick to Erica and Jack Saputo and Rhode and Reese Morrice. Predeceased by his parents Clark and Florence Morrice; siblings Carol Laird (2012) and Tom Morrice (2012). Brother-in-law to the late Johnny Balko (2009), Helen Eaton (late Randy) (2017) and Dianne Verity (John Johnson). Dick will also be remembered by his nieces, nephew, extended family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at Epworth United Church (56 Division St S, Kingsville) Friday, December 22, 2023, at 11 a.m. A private family burial will be held at a later time.

If you wish, memorial donations would be appreciated to Erie Shores Hospice, 197 Talbot St West, Suite 210, Leamington ON N8H 1N8.

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