Thorne & Bryan Genealogy
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Margaret [Peggy] Campbell MORRISON

Birth:    5 Aug 1921    Camrose, Alberta

Death: 24 Feb 1988   New Westminster, British Columbia

Burial    Burnaby, British Columbia


Father: Frank Sifford MORRISON (1887-1976)

Mother: Beulah Foster REED (1889-1948)


Spouse:  Charles Leslie [Les] BRYAN

Birth:27 Dec 1915  Summerberry, Saskatchewan

Father: James Colin BRYAN (1850-1932)

Mother: Wilhelmina [Minnie] Hilda LIESKE (1874-1949)


Marriage:12 Nov 1941  Vancouver, British Columbia 1



Ross Charles (1943-)

Sherrie Patricia (1946-)


Notes for Peggy ...   

  • Seven years younger than her twin sisters, Betty and Molly, Peggy described herself as "an accident" which happened during a short reconciliation period between her mother and father.
  • She was named after her great-grandmother Margaret Campbell (who married Daniel Morrison).


  • Peggy didn't like all the moving she experienced as a young person "it was difficult to say good bye to friends so I got hesitant to make new ones".  But creating new friendships came natural to this attractive, outgoing and positive person.   She did, however, keep her promise not to move her own children around.  After her marriage to Les Bryan they lived for a short time with his mother; then moved to 1362 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver; then in 1957 to 8538 Gilley Avenue, Burnaby; where they lived until her death in 1988.

L-R: unknown, Peggy with sisters Betty and Molly and dad, Frank Morrison.



Peggy with grandmother Mary (Kennedy) Morrison at KenMor Place, Hampton, New Brunswick 

September 1929

Peggy and mother, Beulah (Reed) Morrison ca. 1941



  • Peggy's courtship and wedding:          

Peggy met Les Bryan at a dance in Vancouver.  Their courtship was mostly through letters.  Peggy lived and worked in Victoria.  Les lived and worked in Vancouver.   On her days off Peggy would either stay in Victoria and catch up on laundry etc., go to Salt Spring Island to visit  her mother and sisters, or, on occasion go to Vancouver to visit with Les and his mother (whom he lived with at the time). 


Margaret [Peggy] Campbell  ( Morrison) Bryan Apr 25, 1968 - age 46.   Peggy's daughter, Sherrie [then age 21], asked her to have a portrait taken before she "got old and wrinkly"


1. "Certificate of Marriage, St. Paul's Church, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, Diocese of New Westminster," 12th day of November, 1941, Vancouver, BC, BC License No. 58050B, Church Documentation for Bride & Groom, Estate of Sherrie Bryan.


































Peggy with her first born, Ross, June 26, 1943