Event Date : Wednesday, May 19, 1954
Event Type : Death
Description : Death came with startling suddenness to Kenneth M. Morris, former well-known Bradford man, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, on Wednesday last, May 19, following a stroke.The late Mr. Morris was born in Bradford in 1889, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris of Bradford. He attended Bradford schools and in early life went into the line of business he continued in most successfully during his lifetime, that of restaurant and hotel operation.Known locally as Ken" Morris the deceased built the first Riverview Inn building at Bradford. After building up this business he sold it and bought the site of property formerly owned by his grandfather on which he built The Village Inn. Selling this in 1941 he was in Barrie for a time then Bracebridge where he owned a restaurant and a hotel before going to Hamilton where he was operating a hotel at the time of his death. Mr. Morris is survived by his wife the former Bertha Campbell and two sons Kenneth of Hamilton and Robert attending University of Toronto; also by three brothers Rex, Max and Merle and two sisters Mrs. Thelma McDonald of Beeton and Mrs. Challie Brown of Corpus Christi. Two brothers predeceased him Job and Benson (Pat).The funeral was held in Toronto on Saturday with interment in Alliston.