Morris Burton Elliott

In Memorial

November 27, 1939 Paddockwood Saskatchewan – June 30, 2011 Maple Ridge British Columbia

It is with great sadness that we announced the passing of our loving husband and father.
Morris leaves behind his wife of 47 years Edith, his daughter Lenore (Bryan Deagle) and his grandchildren Braedyn and René Ann. Pre-deceased by his parents Effie and Burt Elliott and his eldest brother Olin Elliott.

Morris loved the great outdoors and was never happier than when out camping, hunting or canoeing. Before he became a professional archer, Morris represented Canada at the 1971 World Archery Championships in York, England. Over the years he won many tournaments and trophies.

After archery Morris became involved in traditional rifles. Summers he spent camping and shooting muzzle loaded long rifles at black powder rendezvous. His daughter Lenore joined him at many of these events.

After retiring from the carpentry trades in 1996 he started his dream job and opened Kanaka Creek Canoes. Here he created beautiful hand crafted wood and canvas canoes. Morris was in high demand as a restorer and builder. Morris’ canoes have been shipped to Japan, Switzerland, the USA and across Canada; several have been used in movies, TV documentaries and print ads over the years.

Edith and Lenore would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. M. Milewski for his care and kindness over the years. Thank you also to, the first floor RNs, LPN’s and Care Staff at the Maple Ridge Seniors Village for all of their compassion, caring and thoughtfulness.

A celebration of Morris’s life will be held at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel, 224th Street, Maple Ridge, on July 23rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers Edith and Lenore would appreciate a donation to the Parkinson’s Society of BC in Morris’ name.

Deeply loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend.

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  1. Dear Edith and family,
    I was saddened to read about your loss of Morris.
    Please accept my deepest condolence.
    Winifred Chow

  2. Dear Edith and family
    We are sorry to hear of Morris passing.
    Our condolence to you and Lenore.
    We will see you at the service on Saturday

    Ron & Megan

  3. I called my son, Martin, to tell him about Morris’ passing. Martin of course had many wonderful memories about a wonderful man, Morris. Morris would, upon being visited, drop everything his very busy hands were doing, to show a young boy the ins-and-outs of woodwork. Morris would show Martin how the wood is heated and bent, how the fabric is applied, and the secret formulas applied to the beautiful canoes he built and repaired. We became friends. We would canoe Harrison Lake, the Fraser River, and other local water-ways. Morris was generous in mind an deed. I remember when his beloved dog, Chief passed away; I’m not sure Morris ever recovered from that. I know Edith and Morris’ family will never recover from their loss, either. It was a privilege knowing Morris. I still treasure the guitar stand, and the seat he built me. We’ll meet again, of course, in a happier place.

  4. Dear Edith and Family, I just learned about Mo’s passing. Morris taught me how to make bowstrings and more importantly how to compete like a gentleman. I am very sorry for your loss and archery has lost one of our great role models in the sport.


    Al Gerard

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