Captain Allister Grant Morden (retired)

1921 - 2015

 

morden allister newWith heavy hearts, but with loving memories, the family announces the passing of Allister Morden, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather. He was born in Morden, MB, son of John and Bertha Morden. He received his education in Morden, graduating from Morden Collegiate. In 1941 he joined the Royal Canadian Airforce and trained as a navigator. He was sent overseas in 1942. His plane was shot down over France on June 14, 1944, where the French hid him underground for six months until he could return to England. After the war he attended university but rejoined the Airforce as a F.O. in Flying Control. While stationed in Winnipeg, he met and married Dorothy Leonhardt in 1952. The next posting was Zweibrucken, Germany, where their children Pamela and Grant were born. After many enjoyable postings Allister requested early retirement and took a job in the Post Office in Morden until 1985 when he retired. Allister was a member of the St. Thomas Anglican Church and a lay reader for many years. He was a Canadian Legion member for over 60 years, participated in Little Theatre and served on the Museum and Concert Series Committees. His hobbies were growing flowers (roses) music, playing his saxophone and reading. His family was most important to him. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Allister was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy in 2009. He leaves to mourn his passing, daughter, Pamela Zenk (Rod), their children, Derek Harvey Zenk (Karleigh) great grandchildren, Ryan and Mac and Jordan Zenk, his son, Grant (Bev), their children, Ashley Wood (Ben) and Tyler Morden.

A Celebration of Life service was held at the St. Thomas Anglican Church Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with a family interment at Hillside Cemetery in Morden. Allister's family is extremely appreciative for the exceptional care he received during the last few years at the Tabor Home. His last days were comfortable due to the professionalism and dedication of the staff. They treated Allister with respect and dignity and it was a great comfort for his family to receive such tremendous support during this difficult time. We thank you. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish, a donation may be made to the Tabor Home 230 9th St. South Morden, MB R6M 1Y3.

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