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Barbara Margaret (nee Angus) Morgan

MORGAN, Barbara Margaret (nee Angus) - On May 24, 2015, peacefully, and bravely on her own terms at KGH. She was born on February 17, 1931 in Missoula, Montana to the late Dr. William and Dr. Margaret Angus, pre-deceased by husband and partner of more than 60 years, Owen Bentham Morgan (1928-2011) of Mussoorie, India. She leaves children David (Linda) of Kingston, Philip (Megan) of Perth, Allison of Kingston, Elspeth of Kingston, and Andrew (Daina) of Toronto, and brother James Angus (Lorna) of Kingston. She was a much loved Nana to William, Robert and Grant Morgan (Jess), Meg Dowd (Jamie) and Duncan Southall (Mary), and Sarah and Tristan Morgan, and Great-Nana to Owen and Emerson. The family background in the performing arts could be heard in her stories of play rehearsals in the living room of her parents' houses, seen in her enthusiasm for Gilbert & Sullivan productions throughout high school and in her passion for traditional church music. She met Owen at the Kingston Tennis Club; tennis remained an enduring passion to her. For decades Mom and Dad were a force to be reckoned with racing sailboats at the Kingston Yacht Club, and they were highly regarded as a race committee team. While raising her family she attained her undergraduate degree in Psychology (1978) and her Master of Arts (1980), both from Queen's, and was at the forefront of research in sleep and visual perception. An avid Bridge player, over many decades, she took pleasure in recounting the games she won. Helping others was central to her life - she was an incredibly generous woman. She was a key volunteer at CORK and the 1976 Sailing Olympics, a strong supporter of food banks and a long time devoted volunteer at KGH Emergency. She was immensely proud of her family and their accomplishments, which were often celebrated over lively, noisy dinners. Her keen wit and terrific sense of humour were appreciated by all of her family. Her family was everything to her. A heartfelt thank you to all who made the last while a bit easier. Flowers are graciously declined. Please consider a donation in Barbara's name to The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. The family will receive friends at the ROBERT J. REID & SONS FUNERAL HOME , "The Chapel on the Corner", 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street), on Wednesday, May 27 for visitation and Thursday, May 28 for a memorial service. Details to be announced.12934282
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Posted by Martha Vosper Fenwick (Friend) On Thursday, May 28, 2015
May your hearts find the grace and ease of loving memories during this time of grief and loss. My memories of 148/149 and the yacht club are fun and rich and full! - your mom was a firecracker with huge energy and love of life! The online obit I read didn't have visitation times so unfortunately I arrived too late last night to give you all a hug. My heart holds you all, with love, Martha
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Posted by David and Donna More (friends) On Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Please accept our condolences and sympathy for the loss of Barbara. She was a very special character and person who brightened our lives at every meeting. We will miss her, too.

So sorry
Posted by Shirl Worley (Bridge friend) On Monday, May 25, 2015
On behalf of the Wednesday bridge players at the Senior Centre, we wish to extend our sincere sympathy to all the family. She did enjoy her bridge and she will be greatly missed.
To all of you.
Posted by John Angus (Great Friend and distant family) On Monday, May 25, 2015
Dear David, Phillip, Elspeth, Andrew and Allison:

I am glad I had a chance to give Elspeth and Allison a hug a couple of days ago.

Your Mum was so very special, fun and generous and I will miss her terribly. No matter how well prepared you are these things are never easy. My love and sincere condolences to you all. John Angus


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